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Are Injectable Fillers Safe?


Beautiful woman getting a filler injected into her face.When most people think about plastic surgery, they imagine invasive surgeries in operating rooms. However, there are a variety of non-surgical procedures, such as injectable fillers, that can also provide patients with satisfying outcomes. If you’ve considered getting injectable fillers, you’ve probably wondered if there are any risks or complications involved with this kind of treatment.

Risks Are Minor and Uncommon

Although highly uncommon, there are some risks associated with injectable fillers. The potential complications with fillers are more bothersome than dangerous, including acne, bruising, itching, redness, swelling, and temporary numbness.

What Are Injectable Fillers?

Injectable fillers are non-invasive cosmetic treatments that revitalize an individual’s facial appearance by eliminating the signs of aging. These treatments literally “fill-in” wrinkles and improve fullness in areas of the face that have lost volume.

The following facial imperfections can be improved with injectable fillers:

  • Fine lines, wrinkles, and creases

  • Loss of volume in cheeks

  • Scarring

  • Thin or wrinkled lips

  • Loss of definition in jawline

Since the tissues beneath the skin are virtually untouched, injectable fillers provide almost instantaneous results with little to no downtime. They also cost much less than invasive surgical procedures while providing very similar results.

Injectable fillers are derived from substances that naturally occur in the body. Approved by the FDA, our San Francisco practice carries several different types of injectable fillers to address almost every condition of the aging face.

Some of our most popular injectable fillers include:

RADIESSE®: Consists of calcium microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel. RADIESSE® adds hydration to the skin and improves fullness in areas of the face that have lost volume.

JUVÉDERM®: Composed of a hyaluronic acid gel, this filler stimulates the production of collagen to noticeably improve volume in the face.

Perlane®: Made of hyaluronic acid, this filler improves folds in the face while also promoting the production of collagen.

Although all fillers can improve the appearance of the face, one type of filler may be better suited for you than another. For this reason, we recommend that you schedule a personalized consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kimberly Henry.

If you would like to learn more information about the injectable fillers we offer, please call (415) 924-1313 or conveniently fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Kimberly Henry and her well-trained staff look forward to meeting you and helping you restore a more youthful appearance.

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