Dermal fillers are typically used to plump up the skin while diminishing facial lines and adding volume and desired fullness to the face. The face is made up of 4 structural parts: skin, fat, muscle and bone. As dermal fillers are injected under the skin, it is possible to alter or induce trauma to the parts that form the face. Although dermal fillers are generally considered safe, dermal fillers are not immune to potential side effects. 

Dermal fillers can be composed of a variety of substances that are both natural and synthetic. Hyaluronic acid is commonly recommended as a dermal filler because it is naturally produced by the body and is therefore unlikely to cause adverse side effects. In the rare event that a person has a negative reaction to the hyaluronic acid injections, or if they are unsatisfied with the appearance, a special solution can be applied to the skin to dissolve the injection.  

Common side effects following dermal filler injections include redness, swelling, pain, bruising, itching and rash. It is rare to experience severe dermal filler side effects, but patients should be aware of any potential issues before moving forward with the procedure. Dermal filler side effects can include infection, leakage of filler at the injection site, development of nodules, movement of the filler to another area, injury to blood vessels, double vision, dry eyes, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and weakening of muscles in the face, head and neck. Ensuring the patient does not have any dermal filler allergies before treatment as well as knowing of any medical conditions or use of medications and supplements are excellent safety precautions. The best way to prevent any dermal filler side effects is trusting your treatment to a board-certified and experienced dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. Dermal fillers are safe and effective in the right hands. 

THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology offers a team of caring and qualified professionals who will offer you dermal filler options that will give you natural, beautiful, and safe results. Call 602-867-7546 or visit online at WEBSITE to see a full list of services that will restore volume, smooth out lines, and rejuvenate your skin.