What is filler injection?

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Filler injection

Filler injection is a cosmetic treatment used to reduce wrinkles and scars in the skin. It is also used to increase the size of the lips and give them fullness by injecting it under the skin with the aim of lifting and inflating a specific area for a certain period of time.

Various types of filler injections are available, including: Acid injection Hyaluronic, collagen injection, and fat cell injection.

How to use

The area to be injected is numbed with a local anesthetic, then the dermatologist or plastic surgeon injects the filler under the skin.

Side effects of filler injections

  • Swelling and redness at the injection site, which is a normal occurrence, and usually disappears after several hours of the session, and if it continues for a longer period, the irritation can be reduced by using cold compresses.
  • Allergic reaction to the skin.
  • infection.
  • Scars or sores on the skin.
  • Numbness of the skin.

Tips when using it

The World Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises health care providers to follow the following guidelines when using it

  • Use of filler injections approved by the World Food and Drug Organization.
  • Receive adequate training and experience before starting filler injections.
  • Avoid injecting the filler into the blood vessels of the skin.
  • Informing the patient about the type of product to be used, and its side effects.
  • Stop the injection if symptoms appear that indicate the substance has been injected into the blood vessels, such as strong pain during the injection, change in vision, or symptoms of a clot.
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