I understand that there are FOUR major risks to be aware of:
1. The treatment may not work as well as you would like. For example, the volume achieved by the filler may not be as much as you were hoping for. We will follow-up with you two weeks after your treatment to see how you are feeling about the effects.
2. You may experience itching at the site of treatment, which usually resolves in a few days. Occasionally, you may notice some bumps underneath your skin, some redness, or some pimples. Again, these usually resolve after a few days.
3. Bleeding, bruising, or infection, while unexpected, may develop at the injection site. Rarely, an infection may become complicated. If you suspect an infection has occurred, please let your doctor know by contacting your clinic.
4. A rare but serious complication may occur if the filler blocks a blood vessel. This can cause a lack of blood flow to the areas 'downstream' of the blockage. Consequences of this can include skin discolouration or skin death. In a few cases worldwide, the blood vessels affecting the eye have been affected, causing blindness. Your nurse has special training, medication, and equipment to minimise the risk of blood vessel occlusion occurring.