The Dermal Filler Danger Zones
Injecting dermal fillers is a common procedure. However, it doesn’t come with risk. Around 3 million treatments are carried out in the US every year (with the number rising annually).
The Dermal Filler Danger Zones
Injecting dermal fillers is a common procedure. However, it doesn’t come with risk. Around 3 million treatments are carried out in the US every year (with the number rising annually). Sadly, some people do experience unwanted issues, and this is generally when dermal fillers are carried out by inexperienced or unqualified practitioners or when unlicensed products are used.
This is why it’s essential to only allow dermal fillers to be injected by a reliable clinician who has full and up-to-date-knowledge of the potential risks, side effects, and—as they’re commonly known—the dermal filler danger zones.
The following discusses exactly what these are.
Danger Zones, Dermal Fillers & Essential Information
- The relationship between danger zones & dermal fillers
- The risks of having dermal fillers under the eyes
The relationship between danger zones & dermal fillers
Injecting a dermal filler into the wrong area comes with potential implications if they’re
mis-injected or the wrong type of filler is used. Some of these risks are considered minor: others are much more serious. These unwanted side-effects include:
More serious issues that have been known to occur include intravascular necrosis and even blindness. Whilst these are rare, if you’re considering having dermal fillers then it’s vital to know the risks of allowing a person who’s not adequately qualified or experienced to carry out the procedure.
Any professional provider of dermal fillers will be happy to speak to you about the known danger zones of these injectables and how they ensure that their practice fully conforms with safe administration.
The danger zone-dermal filler relationship can be broken down into 5 key areas, as follows:
- The glabella (just above the nose, between the eyebrows): This is a highly vascular region, with the supraorbital and supratrochlear arteries being located here. Your practitioner should know that they must use what’s known as ‘digital pressure’ (pressure from the fingers) to prevent any backflow of the filler should it be accidentally injected into any vein or artery.
- The area around the temples: This is a popular area to have treated as it can achieve outstanding results. However, it’s essential that a proper injecting technique is used, along with the correct type of dermal filler.
- The nasolabial grooves (lines between the corner of the nose & mouth): Another highly vascular area where the facial artery runs very close to the surface. Because of this, the filler must be injected deeply, as inadvertently entering this artery could cause damage to the vessel and/or to the side or top of the nose.
- The nose: The nose itself is highly vascular at a superficial level. This means that, once again, the clinician must inject the filler deeply to avoid hitting these blood vessels.
The risks of having dermal fillers under the eyes
The fifth danger zone of dermal fillers is beneath the eyes. It’s also where the biggest risks occur. Practitioners must avoid deep injections to ensure they don’t hit any blood vessels. Doing so could cause migraines or even blindness.
Seeking the Danger Zone Free Dermal Filler Treatment? Contact Bayou City Dermatology
At Bayou City Dermatology, we only allow experienced, qualified clinicians to carry out dermal filler applications. Our commitment to every customer and their satisfaction with their great looks is unparalleled—one of the reasons so many of our valued clients come back to us again and again.
We know that trusting us with your dermal filler treatment is a privilege. That’s why we ensure that our practitioners carry out regular updates and are fully aware of the latest clinical updates. We’ll happily discuss any aspect of your dermal filler treatment—including how we avoid the danger zones—so feel free to ask as many questions as you like.
Discover more at https://www.bayoucitydermatology.com/cosmetic/dermal-fillers and call us today to book your dermal filler consultation.