Preparing for Filler Complications

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, May 20, 2019

Having a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler emergency kit helps providers go into quick and organized action should a filler complication, such as skin necrosis, blindness, partial vision loss, anaphylaxis or angioedema, occur, according to a research article published January 29, 2019, in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.
In the study, Lebanese researchers searched the literature for reports of emergent and urgent complications after soft tissue HA filler injections. They found that while providers can take steps to reduce risk of complications from fillers, they cannot eliminate the risk entirely. Tips for filler complication prevention include having good anatomic knowledge and using preventive methods, such as careful low-pressure and low-volume injection technique.
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