Health Tip: Understanding Dermal Fillers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the use of dermal fillers as medical devices. Examples include collagen injections, hyaluronic acid gel or Poly-L-lactic acid.
Use of these products does not come without risks. The most common side effects include: bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, infection, bumps and skin discoloration. More serious complications could include scarring, vision loss and anaphylactic reaction.
The FDA offers these suggestions for people considering the use of these products:
- Alwayswork with a licensed health care provider who uses properly labeled, sealed vials.
- Alwaysread labeling information onFDA-approved injectable wrinkle fillers.
- Become familiar with the type of product to be used and possible side effects.
- Never buy dermal fillers online.
- Neverget any type of filler injected for body contouring.
Posted: April 2018