What are the Different Types of Side Effects of Facial Fillers?

side effects of facial fillers


From childhood to adulthood, we grow up cherishing our face. All these years, we have always taken best care of it, and have spent long hours in front of the mirror, adorning it with make-up and colours. But, as we reach mid-thirties and see that cherished face wither away with time, it hurts a lot. Desperately, we rampage from one cosmetic product to another, wondering if one of them would suit perfectly and halt the signs of ageing somehow. Although cosmetic products might not prove so effective, the cosmetic treatments like facial fillers definitely can.

Recently, the anti-ageing treatment with facial fillers is getting wide acceptance in Melbourne society as more and more people are resorting to it. Maybe you also have heard about it and thinking of giving it a try. But, do you know what are the side effects of facial fillers?

There are so many important facts that we need to be aware of before undergoing treatment with facial fillers. So, let us find out more about the concerns and consequences associated with the facial fillers.

What are Facial Fillers/Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers in Melbourne are artificially generated gel-based compound that imitates the structural composition of naturally found collagen in the human body.

The loss of collagen and fat padding creates hollow regions in the face such as the under-eye circles, flat and bony cheeks, etc and also sagged skin and wrinkles. Facial fillers add volume to those depressed areas and thus
improves the overall appeal of the face. When the dermal filler is injected into the skin, the facial fillers interact with the water content available beneath the skin and plumps up slowly. This fills up the hollow region in the face and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines as well.

Along with all that, facial fillers also accelerate the production of collagen, which retains the elasticity of skin and repairs it from within. A wide range of facial fillers are present such as the lip plumper, cheek fillers, etc. The cost, longevity and efficacy of the facial fillers depend on the type of fillers used.

What are the common side effects of facial fillers?

Facial fillers in Melbourne are generally considered innocuous compared to other surgical treatments prevalent in the market. Still, certain subtle side-effects might occur after the completion of the dermal filler treatment.

 Redness at the site of injection,
 Pain,
 Bruising,
 Itching,
 Lump formation and
 Discolouration or subtle pigmentation.

These effects are temporary and surely fades away within a week. However, if the symptoms persist, then it is prudent to pay a visit to your physician.

Is it possible to develop any severe consequence from facial fillers in Melbourne?

Sometimes, if the dermal filler procedure is not performed by an experienced cosmetic doctor or if good quality facial fillers are not used, then, some very rare and stern side effects of facial fillers may occur.

 Inflammation or infection (happens when proper hygiene is not maintained, or animal collagen is used),
 Sudden rupture or leakage at the injection site,
 Small nodules formation around the injection site which might need surgical assistance for complete removal,
 Granulomas, a type of allergic reaction to animal collagen and certain other fillers,
 Slide of dermal fillers from one place to another.
 Rare cases of blindness, which occurs when an artery is injected with the filler, thus, blocking the flow of blood in the eye.
 Death of tissues due to blockage in blood flow,
 Harm to the blood vessels.

The chance of having any of these side effects of facial fillers after the treatment is extremely less, still, at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we always believe a little precaution never hurts anyone.

Precautions/Care to Prevent the Side effects of facial fillers from Occurring:

 The treatment should be performed by an experienced cosmetic doctor only.
 The dermal filler treatment should be done under proper hygienic medical conditions to avoid any kind of allergy or discomfort.
 Prior to the treatment, discover every detail on the quality of facial fillers. Also, have an allergy test done before the treatment to find out if the fillers are secure to be used.
 Ensure that the facial filler to be used is TGA approved and
 Pay attention if the facial fillers or the needles are safely packed or half open before the treatment starts.

Facial fillers may create unwanted repercussions, but when it is done by a professional cosmetic physician, then the chances of any sort of side-effect mitigates largely. So, to spin back the wheels of ageing, you can certainly go for facial fillers but, just make sure to follow all the above-mentioned precautions.

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