What are the possible side effects from facial injections?

There are a range of facial injectables now being used for facial rejuvenation. While most are safe and also FDA approved, there are associated risks. So patients getting these treatments should ask their doctor, – “What are the possible side effects from facial injections?”

In order to reduce the likelihood of any side-effects, all cosmetic injectables should be injected only by expert injectors. Clients get the best results, when they go to providers that have a lot of experience with the various facial injectables.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common facial injections and possible side-effects.

  • Botox for wrinkles
    Botox is used a lot in the cosmetic industry to reduce the appearance of frown lines and forehead lines. It does this by relaxing the muscles responsible for causing these expression lines to form. Botox side-effects include allergies, itching, and rashes. In rare cases, muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing may result.


  • Soft tissue fillers that fill out lines and wrinkles
    There are a variety of soft tissue fillers available, including those made from hyaluronic acid, such as Restylane, Perlane,  and Juvederm. There are also others made of calcium hydroxylapatite and Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). The most common side-effects of these fillers are swelling, redness, bruising, pain, and itching.


  • Soft tissue Fillers that volumize
    Juvederm Voluma XC is a soft tissue filler used to volumize the face. It is specifically formulated to address the problem of age-related volume loss in the cheek area. Common side effects of treatment include swelling, pain, bruising, tenderness, and redness.

Clients in Tupelo, MS, can entrust their face to Mark Craig, MD, of Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Craig is a board certified plastic surgeon, and also a skilled facial injector. Call (662) 377-6290 today and schedule a consultation.

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