Cosmetic fillers have become so popular lately that it’s easy to forget they are a serious procedure. Our injector’s, Michele Hunter RN, CANS and Cierra Stewart RN, BSN, are highly trained and qualified experts in their field. They both have gone through rigorous training on how to address adverse events, attend multiple classes and at least one convention every year to stay up to date with the latest and greatest techniques and safety protocols.
With that being said, risks with any injection are always present and you should be aware of them. Bruising and swelling are common with fillers and should be expected/prepared for. Those symptoms are usually mild and typically last a few days. On the other end of the spectrum, the risk of vascular occlusion (which is what occurs after injecting near or in blood vessels) is also a risk. Luckily one of our clients has never had this complication, but we have corrected and treated other offices occlusions. In the unlikely event that it did happen, our injectors are very well trained in vascular occlusions and know how to handle and fix them immediately. Other side effects are possible, and our injectors will make sure you fully understand the treatment, risk and how to take care of yourself after.
Botox/Dysport and the other neuromodulators are such a common and quick procedure, we often forget the risks! Headaches are possible after this treatment and usually subside within 24 hours. When placed incorrectly, or too much is injected, or when post instructions were not followed, Botox/Dysport/Xeomin can cause drooping eyelids. Other side effects are possible, and our injectors will walk you through everything and answer any injection questions you have before they begin.