A filler is hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds. Hylaronic acid is a naturally occurring compound that is found in the human body, which serves to deliver nutrients to the skin, hydrate the skin by holding water and act as a cushioning agent.
Fillers can be injected into areas of the facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur.
Every procedure involves a certain amount of risk so it is important you understand these and then make your choice. Should you wish to book an appointment, our aesthetic physician will go through all risks with you in detail. Base your choice to undergo a procedure on a comparison of the risk versus potential benefit. Although few patients experience the complications listed below, discuss each of them with our aesthetic physician to make sure you understand the potential risks and potential consequences of anti-wrinkle and filler injections.
- Within the first 24 hours after injections
- avoid strenuous exercise,
- extensive sun or heat exposure
- Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling and/or itching at the injection site
- Some patients may experience headaches – inform your treating aesthetic physician if you develop headaches that are severe