Dermal fillers are generally considered to be an extremely safe and effective treatment. For the unlucky people that do experience any unwanted side effects, they are generally minor and short lasting. Dermal fillers are consequently considered to be one of the safest anti-aging treatments around and this is reflected in their increasing popularity over the past few years.
There are several types of dermal fillers and each has its own side effects. Side effects may show up at various stages. This will mostly depend on the type of dermal filler used and the length of time one is exposed to the product. The most common dermal fillers side effects are:
Bruising: This will affect just about everyone who has the procedure although the extent varies between individuals. The bruising is caused by the needle piercing the skin and is the same for any type of injection. This typically lasts for around 2-3 days and the healing time can be shortened by using a warm compress.
Allergic Reaction: Although uncommon, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to the dermal filler material. If you have a reaction, you can expect some swelling and redness to the treated area. Symptoms usually only last 2-3 days.
Tenderness: You can expect some tenderness around the treated area for a day or so.
Poor Results: Occasionally people do not respond to the treatment as expected and the effects may not be as good as was hoped.
Most patients find dermal fillers to be a painless, effective and safe treatment. Choosing an experienced practitioner can help reduce the chances of experiencing unwanted side effects because they will be able to choose the dermal filler product best suited for you. Contact The Center for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or mddermsolutions.com to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holy.