Are Dermal Filler Procedures Safe?

People are seeking treatments to smooth smile lines and crow’s feet and plump up their lips, cheeks, and hands.

Injecting dermal fillers into the face and hands can improve the appearance of facial lines and volume loss caused by age or certain medical conditions. In studies of dermal fillers approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, people generally report they are satisfied with their treatment results.

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But are you wondering if they are truly safe? Let’s take a look.

Severe complications from dermal fillers are uncommon. In very rare cases, the filler may accidentally be injected into your blood vessels instead of under your skin. This can block blood flow. What happens if your blood flow is blocked will vary depending on where the block is. If your skin is affected, you might have skin loss or wounds. If your eye is affected, you might lose your eyesight or go blind.

These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent.