Risks and Complications include but are not limited to:
1. Facial Bruising, redness, swelling, itching and pain. These symptoms are usually mild and lastless than a week but can last longer. Patients who are using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, Warfarin, or certain vitamins and supplements, may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
2. Nodules and palpable material. You may be able to feel the filler material in the area where the material has been injected. Any foreign material injected into the body may create the possibility of swelling or other local reaction to a filler material.
3. Migration. Filler may move from the place where it is injected
4. Infection. All transcutaneous procedures carry the risk of infection.
5. History of Herpes Infection. Filler carries the risk of recurrence of an outbreak of herpes and that outbreak could be severe in nature.
6. Allergic Reactions.
7. Keloids/Scarring. Known susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring has not been studied.
8. Accidental Injection into a blood vessel. Filler can accidentally be injected into a blood vessel, which may block the blood vessel and cause local tissue damage or potentially even a heart attack, stroke, or blindness.
9. Duration of Effect. The outcome of the treatment will vary among patients.
10. Concomitant Dermal Therapies. I understand that the safety of dermal fillers with concomitant dermal therapies such as epilation, UV radiation, laser, mechanical or chemical peeling procedures, massage, and use of clarisonic skin cleansing brush has not been evaluated in controlled clinical trials. The use of any of these procedures is not recommended as such treatments may alter the characteristics of the fillers for 2 week following this treatment.
11. It is not recommended that you have dermal fillers injected if you are nursing or pregnant.
12. Sun Exposure. Sun exposure should be minimized for approximately 24 hours after treatment or until any initial swelling or redness goes away.
13. There are very rare times where people can develop delayed swelling or a delayed inflammation nodule that seems to be triggered by some sort of immune system stimulation like an infection somewhere in the body or even after a vaccination.