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When you have filler treatment it’s good for your practitioner to tell you the risks!
The safety of my client is my main priority and I will always inform you of these risks.
I don’t tell you to scare you or put you of from having the treatment but you need to understand how serious it is if you get a vascular occlusion, which is a risk of having dermal fillers. It is then your choice to continue.
What is also important is that I am educated and trained to deal with a vascular occlusion ( an emergency) if it happens. I store full emergency kit including Hyaluronidase! These complications are rare but can happen to everyone. Make sure you choose your practitioner wisely.
Vascular occlusion has been cited as the most severe and feared early complication in aesthetic treatment and the incidence appears to be on the increase.
Signs of vascular occlusion can be seen as
3) dusky purple discolouration
4) coolness of skin
A vascular occlusion can result from arterial occlusion by direct injection into an artery or embolization of product, typically presenting immediately with acute pain and blanching. It can also result from venous occlusion from external compression of a vessel by soft tissue filler or subsequent edema and compression, more often with hyaluronic acid fillers. Venous occlusion usually presents later with a less severe, dull pain, or no pain at all, and dark discoloration of the skin.
In some cases, it might be possible to resolve the occlusion with conservative measures, such as massage, tapping, and/or heat applied to the area. However, if conservative methods fail, hyaluronidase should be administered without delay when a hyaluronic acid dermal filler has been used. Its important to contact your practitioner asap if you have any worries after your treatment. Time is gold when it comes to complications.
How vascular occlusion looks like ?
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