Can Injectable Filler Mistakes Be Corrected?

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With any facial plastic surgery or procedure, whether it is invasive or non-invasive, there are risks to be aware of. Although the science behind facial cosmetic procedures is continually improving, thereby minimizing repercussions, it is wise to educate yourself prior to any treatment. There is a wealth of information available in books, magazines, and on the Internet regarding any plastic surgery topic. We all like to read success stories about how the aging process can be reversed and the “miracles” that people have experienced, but there is very little written about the mistakes that can occur. In this article, we will deal with dermal fillers and their potential problems.

Some clients complain that there is not much difference after being injected.  Often doctors prefer to under-fill if it is the client’s first treatment to ensure  that there is no adverse reaction to the new product as the person adjusts to the new results. It is much better to make a return visit a week or two later to top up the amount of filler, rather than have the problem of over-filling and being surprised by the result you receive.

Initially, there may be a tendency to think that too much filler was injected. Swelling is a normal occurrence after the procedure, and it will take 1 to 2 weeks for this to settle down. Bruising under the injection site causes this puffiness. If you still feel that your face was over-filled, an enzyme called hyaluronidase can be injected to speed up the breakdown of the hyaluronic acid.

Red dots or bruising where the needle penetrated the skin is often a concern, but should be expected. Just think back to the sore shoulder you experienced after receiving your shots when you were a child! The bruising can be covered easily with makeup and should dissipate within a week. Bruising can be significantly diminished by choosing an experienced injector as well.

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Occasionally, the client will feel a small bump under the injection site.  This lump is actually slowly dissolving, and the only thing you can do is wait!  If the bump doesn’t go away after 2 weeks and you are concerned, the best thing to do is to pay your doctor another visit. Some people heal at a slower rate than others, and after examination, the professional may advise you that everything is fine or use hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler. If the bruise turns to a dark purple colour, it could be a blocked blood vessel, and the doctor should be called right away. Reputable filler companies advise that this problem occurs in only one of every 10,000 cases.

Beauty is all about symmetry, and very few people have symmetrical faces.  Most of us have one side of the face that is larger than the other side. This is called asymmetry. A proficient injector who has an eye for artistry is able to balance or correct smaller features so that every part of the face is brought into harmony.  An inexperienced  injector can make mistakes with the result being uneven or crooked features. It is extremely important to choose a professional who is not only certified, but who also has before and after photos of previous injectable filler clients that you can review.

By booking a consultation with Dr. Cory Torgerson, you will be able to see pictures of his expertise and feel confident that your next injectable filler appointment is in the hands of an expert.

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