Fillers are typically safe, outstanding FDA approved treatments for treating age-related facial issues and for restoring volume in designated areas. However, it is important to keep in mind that like any other form of cosmetic procedure, there may be side effects and risks involved with these treatments. Additionally, individuals with severe allergies may not be ideal candidates.
Common side effects include, but are not limited to redness, pain, bruising, headaches, irritation around the injection site, and altered hand utility. These reactions are typical following a filler treatment and should subside over time. Any discomfort can usually be managed through over-the-counter medication.
While extremely rare, there is a risk for developing severe infections or complications that could result in serious issues such as blindness and stroke, as well as temporary or even permanent skin scarring. Of course, the West Empire team is here to do everything possible to make sure that procedures are always safe.