Although dermal fillers are generally safe, there are risks associated with them. Injections may cause swelling or bruising, and if not treated promptly, can lead to infection. Allergic reactions are rare, but can be more serious. If you have an allergic reaction to a dermal filler, you should consult Glow Theory physician immediately.
Some of the most common side effects are bruising. Arnika Forte, an herbal supplement, can prevent bruising after filler treatment. In addition, it is essential to stop taking any blood thinners before undergoing a dermal filler treatment. As a precaution, patients should not take aspirin or blood thinners for two weeks before the procedure.
Dermal fillers are safe for most people, but not recommended for those with severe medical conditions or bleeding disorders. Also, pregnant or nursing women should delay the treatment. Dermal filler can help reduce skin laxity and lift a patient’s face, but they cannot replace the results of surgery. In addition, older patients may want to consider combining dermal filler treatment with a brow lift or another surgical procedure.