Risks of Dermal Fillers
When considering dermal fillers, it pays to be incredibly cautious about who you let inject you. When your cosmetic injections are administered by a non-doctor or practitioner who lacks extensive qualifications, experience and training, your risk of complications increases.
While severe complications are rare, incorrect filler placement can lead to a potential disastrous complication called vascular occlusion. This occurs when dermal filler is incorrectly or accidentally injected into an artery or around an artery (or similar with a vein), which reduces or blocks blood flow. This usually is extremely painful and requires immediate medical treatment to attempt to reverse the vascular occlusion. Dr Omarjee has over 17 years’ experience in using dermal fillers and has the skillset to dissolve your filler.
“The Clarius LD20 facial ultrasound is a game changer in the cosmetic medicine industry. It will one day become gold-standard for all patients to have as part of their treatment plan for dermal filler injections” states Dr Omarjee.
The Clarius LD20 facial ultrasound allows visualisation of the area of blockage of blood flow and allows precise placement of a needle or cannula to inject the reversing agent medication at the precise sites of the arterial or venous occlusion, and confirmation of reversal of blood flow in the concerned area via colour doppler.
The importance of the above is critical, as if left untreated, a vascular occlusion can lead to tissue death (known as necrosis of the skin) and, in severe cases, irreversible blindness.
As mentioned, the risk of vascular occlusion is incredibly low, however, it is something to take into consideration when choosing a dermal filler practitioner. As we are all unique individuals, we all have unique vascular anatomy. This is the benefit of the Clarius facial ultrasound, as it allows Dr Omarjee to assess your facial anatomy prior, during and after your dermal filler treatment.