Like many women and men, you may be interested in dermal fillers to smooth wrinkles, restore volume, and rejuvenate skin.

However, before getting started with injections, you likely have a number of questions about treatment safety, including: Are dermal fillers dangerous? What are the possible risks and side effects of fillers? What happens if you experience a complication?

To find out the answers to these questions and learn all about dermal filler safety, read on.

Are Dermal Fillers Dangerous?

When undergoing a cosmetic procedure like injectables, safety is a top concern for most patients. Accordingly, it’s not uncommon for them to ask: Are dermal fillers dangerous?

While there are a number of factors that can affect filler outcome, in the hands of skilled and experienced injector, dermal fillers have an excellent safety profile.

Accordingly, patients should ensure that they are being treated by a board-certified dermatologist who has in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and routinely performs dermal fillers, using advanced techniques.

What Are the Possible Risks Associated with Dermal Fillers?

Most of the risks associated with dermal fillers are mild and temporary and may present as swelling or bruising at the injection site.

More serious, rare adverse effects can include infection, visible lumps under the skin, product migration, scarring, and blocked blood vessels, which can lead to possible necrosis or blindness.

How to Manage Complications from Dermal Fillers?

If you are wondering – Are dermal fillers dangerous? – you can rest assured that most side effects are self-limiting.

In the event that you are unhappy with your results, hyaluronic acid fillers can be completely or partially dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.

When it comes to more serious complications, it’s best to work with a reputable and qualified injector to avoid them in the first place. However, if any of these problems were to occur, a trained medical professional has the ability to swiftly and effectively address the issue and prevent it from worsening.

The same cannot be said about individuals who offer dermal fillers in a non-medical setting like a spa or salon. That’s why you should always insist on a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who operates in a medical practice or certified cosmetic center.

Learn More About Dermal Fillers

If you are considering dermal fillers, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist and leading injector Dr. Marjan Yousefi.

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