Total Dermatology

When Fillers are Not for You

 

Fillers for wrinkles and volume loss are remarkable for what they can accomplish. But all fillers aren’t okay for everyone.

Take note of these circumstances that might mean you aren’t a good candidate:

  • Severe allergies with a history of anaphylactic shock
  • An allergy to collagen (if you want to use a filler containing collagen)
  • An allergy to lidocaine (many fillers contain lidocaine)
  • A tendency to form excessive scarring or thick scarring
  • A bleeding disorder
  • An active inflammatory condition — such as cysts, pimples, rashes or hives — or an infection. In such cases you should postpone treatment until the condition is controlled.

The safety of dermal fillers is unknown when used in pregnant or breast-feeding women, in people younger than 18 or when used with Botox and other wrinkle treatments.

You should make it a habit to disclose all medical conditions and medications being taken before having filler or toxin injections.

 

By |2017-10-07T03:13:06-07:00November 30th, 2014|Dermal Fillers & Injectables|Comments Off on When Fillers are Not for You

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