1) Although a very thin needle is used, common injection-related reactions could occur. These could include: some initial swelling, pain, itching, discoloration, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. You could experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site if you are using substances that reduce blood clotting such as aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil®.
2) Allergic reaction
3) Reactivation of Herpes (cold sores)
4) Lumpiness, visible yellow or white patches in approximately 20% of cases
5) Granuloma formations
6) Localized Necrosis and/or sloughing, with scab and/or without scab if blood vessel occlusion occurs.
7) As with all injections, this procedure carries the risk of infection. The syringe is sterile and standard precautions associated with injectable materials have been taken.
8) If you are considering laser treatment, chemical skin peeling or any other procedure based on a skin response after dermal filler treatment, or you have recently had such treatments and the skin has not healed completely, there is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the implant site.
9) Most patients are pleased with the results of dermal fillers use. However, like any cosmetic procedure, there is no guarantee that you will be completely satisfied. There is no guarantee that wrinkles and folds will disappear completely, or that you will not require additional treatment to achieve the results you seek. While the effects of dermal fillers use can last longer than other comparable treatments, the procedure is still temporary. Additional treatments will be required periodically, generally within 4-6 months to one year, involving additional injections for the effect to continue.