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Side Effects of Injectables

Treatment with injectables produces excellent results for many people. However, the skill of the physician, including selection of the proper material, directly affects the quality of the procedure and the risk of side effects. Most complications occur soon after the procedure and disappear in about a week. Others may arise weeks or even years later. Non-absorbable fillers carry the highest risk of problems.

Possible side effects of injectables include:

  • Raised bumps (nodules or granulomas) that may need to be removed with surgery
  • Dead skin resulting from filler being injected into a blood vessel
  • Redness, swelling, tenderness and pain
  • Itchy rash
  • Infection
  • Filler breaks through the skin
  • Wounds open or drain
  • Blurry vision
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Severe allergic reaction to the filler