What Risks Are Associated With Dermal Fillers?

dermal fillersDermal fillers are generally a safe choice for those who are looking for a more youthful look, but as with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks. At Dr. Esta Kronber’s Houston, TX, office, our team is here to help you look and feel your best. Whether you’ve had fillers before or you’re exploring the idea of fillers for the first time, we’re here to answer all of your questions.

What Are Fillers For?

Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are gel-like substances that can fill deflated or wrinkled spaces under the skin. Typically, most of these fillers break down over time and are absorbed by the body.

What Are the Risks Associated With Fillers?

Despite many fillers gaining FDA approval for cosmetic treatment, there are some risks that can be associated with them, including:

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Raised bumps (nodules) on top of or under the skin
  • Infection, potentially with open or draining wounds
  • Tissue death (also known as necrosis) at the injection site

Most of these effects dissipate within the first few days following your procedure. Dr. Kronberg will talk with you about what you can expect as far as the side effects of your procedure are concerned, as well as which side potential effects are a more serious cause for concern.

Dr. Kronberg will also talk with you about any allergies that you may have prior to administering fillers. In some cases, it may be recommended to undergo an allergy test to ensure that you won’t have a negative reaction to fillers.

Esta Kronberg M.D.: Here to Meet All of Your Dermatology Needs

It’s important to work with a qualified care provider in order to get high-quality, professional treatment from dermal fillers. Dr. Esta Kronberg, along with our team, is here to help you look and feel your best. Whether you’re looking for dermal fillers or you have an acute skin concern, we’re here to help. Reach out to Dr. Kronberg and the rest of our dermatology team today at 713-771-8941. We look forward to meeting you!

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