Radiesse injection can dramatically transform your face as it can also be used in cheek enhancement, chin reshaping, lip augmentation, and hand rejuvenation.\n
A new study published in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
recently had pointed out quite problematic side effects possible
when you get dermal fillers, like the Radiesse injection. The study
involved a look into procedures done from 2014 to 2016 involving
different kinds of dermal fillers, not only Radiesse and here’s what
they found out:
The side effects are very minimal.
They have concluded that the fillers themselves, are safe, and pose
only a few adverse effects – most of them not permanent. Dermal
fillers have been used for several years now for different reasons.
Wrinkle reduction. Lip filler. Cheek filler. Nasal shaping. These are
but a few of the many things that dermal fillers can do.
The most common side effects noted in the study were swelling and
infection, though post treatment pain and lumps were also found.
To add, most of these adverse effects were more commonly
experienced by those who had cheek injections (43%), and lip
One of the scariest side effects though, was blindness.
Getting blind from simply getting a dermal filler is a very rare
occurrence. How rare? Only .0001% who had Radiesse injection
suffered from vision loss. Only 50 patients reported blindness due to
cosmetic fillers all over the world.
This adverse effect is slowly gaining attention though with folks
worried for their eyes, which leaves us asking, what causes the
Most of the cases happened after getting a nasal injection. The
reason is because the blood vessels around the eye and nose area
are very sensitive and are directly connected with the blood vessels
in the retina.
How do you prevent this side effect from happening?
Believe it or not, the main villain in this story is not blindness. The
main culprits are those who provide dermal filler injections without
the needed training and certification. As it turns out, all one needs is
an MD in order to buy dermal fillers. However, not all doctors,
dermatologists, and cosmetic specialists had undergone the special
training needed in order to perform dermal filler injections safely. In
fact, in Instagram alone, only less than 20% of plastic-surgery related
posts come from board-certified practitioners.
This is indeed a very problematic situation since the lives of people
are at stake. Blindness is not the only risk you are exposed to when
getting this treatment from a non-board-certified practitioner. Some
of the more serious side effects include deformity and even death.
But this is not the greatest risk.
Despite how it may sound, this is still not the biggest risk that the
world of dermatology is facing when it comes to dealing with dermal
fillers. So what is the biggest risk, you ask? The proliferation of do-it-
yourself filler kits which are slowly gaining some popularity in other
countries such as United Kingdom and Canada. Once the United
States have caught on with the swelling number of home kit users,
doctors also expect an increased number of people experiencing the
nasty side effects we have discussed earlier.
Dermal filler injections should only be done by board-certified
professionals who have undergone special training in order to
perform this procedure. Getting treatment otherwise will put one at
great health risk. In fact, one should keep this in mind when getting
any cosmetic treatment done. Only get procedures done by those
who have proper training and ample experience. By remembering
this, you are lowering the detrimental risks brought about by
malpractice. Stay beautiful!
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