As with any product that is used on or in the skin, there can be side-effects. One person may have none at all, while the next person could have a serious reaction. Much depends on what the product is and what the person’s genetic make-up or health history is. Some side effects are very rare, but they do exist so should be mentioned, while others are more common, but less likely to be severe. Here are some of the side effects of dermal fillers using Juvederm.
Severe or milder allergic reaction to either lidocaine or the bacterial proteins that comprise part of the product. This can be anaphylaxis at its severest, a form of toxic shock that is life-threatening.
If you have a history of allergies it is wise to avoid using dermal fillers, or at least have a test to see if you are allergic to it.
Milder reactions can still be uncomfortable but are generally not life threatening.
- Infection from the injection
A risk rather than a reaction is if the injection accidentally goes into a blood vessel. This can cause problems that may be permanent such as –
- Blurred vision
- Permanent scarring
- Temporary scabs
This is why it is important to only have a fully qualified and experienced doctor do the injections. It should always be done in a reputable medical setting so that if anything goes wrong there will be experienced doctors and nurses at hand to treat it quickly. With the popularity of overseas trips to get this type of treatment more cheaply, you have to stop and consider just how much your life is worth.
The treatment can make all the difference to your life as seeing your face lose that aging look can make you feel younger and even more energetic as well. With your new lease on life you will be able to cheat Mother Nature for a little while longer and enjoy doing it.
It is also a good idea to take care of your skin in other ways as well. Having a good diet, cutting out smoking and alcohol, getting fresh air and exercise all contribute to good health and healthy skin. Using the right kinds of products to moisturise your skin and protect it from harmful UV rays will also help your skin to stay looking young and glowing. Then there are the many other skin care treatments available; microdermabrasion, facials, facelifts and so on are all good for you and your skin as having them gives you time for rest and relaxation which everyone needs to be healthy.