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Dermal fillers risks and safety

Dermal fillers risks and safety
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Why we use dermal filler MelbourneDeciding to use dermal fillers is a very personal choice, with many factors involved – your aesthetic goals, finances, availability. Where and how those fillers are applied to your body and face will be unique for each of you, with the help of your trained, experienced cosmetic dermatologist and specialist injector. We talk safety. 

With both piercing the skin and introducing a foreign substance, there is always a risk of a bad reaction or a poor outcome. There are potential complications that you should be aware of and understand before getting dermal fillers, however remember that overall, dermal fillers are considered a low-risk cosmetic treatment.

Understanding your treatments before you get into the clinic

You should have a reasonable understanding of the procedure you are about to undergo, which is largely the responsibility of your cosmetic dermatologist. You don’t need to know all the scientific bits and pieces, but you should do independent research into anything you would like to try to get a broader understanding of the differences between treatments.

It isn’t always financially reasonable to shop around a lot, so you will rely heavily on the internet and word of mouth for recommendations and information. Make sure your information is good. That means relying on reputable websites, and not on forums where uneducated people give you their opinions on treatments. Experiences are great to read about, but avoid advice from unqualified, inexperienced people. Luckily, there are a lot of great resources out there.

Your cosmetic dermatologist is your best resource.  Do your homework online, then write down your list of questions for the doctor, if you have any.

The beauty of dermal fillers is that complications are uncommon. The risk depends on the type of filler being used, the permanence of the dermal filler, and in a major way, your injector.

Some complications that are uncommon with dermal fillers include:

  • Skin eruptions (like pimples)
  • One side is different to the other
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Damage to the skin causing scarring
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Lumps
  • You can feel the filler under the surface of the skin
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Over-correction of wrinkles
  • Under-correction of wrinkles
  • Issues with your eyes due to improper injecting techniques
  • Disruption to blood flow

This list isn’t meant to be scary, but to provide you with the information you need to make an informed choice about dermal fillers.

Things to know about dermal fillers:

  • Best dermal filler results come from reputable clinics where only cosmetic dermatologists inject (like ENRICH in Melbourne)
  • Dermal fillers come in temporary to more permanent varieties
  • The most common dermal filler used is temporary, safe, and effective, found in humans and animals as a natural part of our makeup

At our Melbourne clinic, dermal filler is used to treat:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Deep lines
  • Laugh lines
  • Frown lines
  • Dry skin
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Acne scars
  • Dull skin

Dermal fillers are safer, more effective and easier to apply than ever before, so you can look forward to positive results. Our clinic has the best dermal filler injectors in Melbourne, the best facilities, and we are proud of our outcomes.

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