Introduction of fillers into the vasculature may lead to embolization, occlusion of the vessels, ischemia, or infarction. Rare but serious adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral hemorrhage, leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying facial structures. Certain areas of the face are at high risk and will not be injected.
As with all events that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Do not have any cosmetic injections of if you have a skin inflammation or a skin infection. Wait until the infection is healed.
Neurotoxins such as Xeomin can cause eyelid droop, overarching or the brow, fascial asymmetry (appearance of Bell’s palsy or stroke.) It is important not to rub the face for several hours after injection to avoid moving the Neurotoxin to area you do not want to be treated. Neurotoxins affect the muscle that they are placed in or moved to by massage.
Cosmetic outcomes are not guaranteed. It is important to have reasonable expectations for all cosmetic procedures. With respect to neurotoxins and fillers, it is important to remember that “Less is More”. The best cosmetic result is usually obtained with less product. An enhancement can always be added later to improve or change a result.
Patients may have an injection site reaction. These reactions can include inflammation and usually last less than seven days.
For approximately 24 hours after treatment, avoid: strenuous activity, extensive sun or heat exposure, aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and alcoholic beverages
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have cosmetic injections. We do not inject patients under the age of 18.