No other minimally invasive cosmetic procedure or injectable can give what a filler can: instant gratification. While patients and providers alike see results almost instantly, fillers do much more than fill in wrinkles. Fillers can be used to achieve a variety of desired end results and most of the time, the potential side effects from injectable fillers are minimal and temporary, with swelling and bruising being the most common.
However, as with every cosmetic procedure, there are some risks. But the best way to mitigate risk is to find an expert, licensed provider who knows how to inject properly based on your aesthetic goals and facial structure. At Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burke Robinson and Michelle Giglio, PA-C, are recognized National Trainers for Galderma Aesthetics and Allergan (the makers of Botox and Dsyport and the most popular facial fillers on today’s market). Ivette Ballara, RN, BSN is also an advanced injector with over a decade of experience in facial rejuvenation using cosmetic fillers. All three are true artists when it comes to facial rejuvenation with cosmetic fillers. Injectables are a combination of art, science, and safety.
Regardless, risks arise with every patient – but the right expert inject knows how to handle them. Here are the top areas doctors agree are the riskiest.
The glabellar lines or as many people say, the “11s” between your brows are a traditional and common spot for neurotoxin injections. While it’s a common place to apply filler, it’s also the most dangerous area of the face. The closer to the eyes you’re injectable, the more likely that a vascular occlusion can cause blindness. In this area, there are two main arteries that supply the arteries around the eyes.
The closer you get to the nose and the dorsal nasal artery – located on the bridge of the noise – the more that risk goes up. When injecting under-eye filler, it tends to be done more in the medial part of the under-eye, rather than the lateral portion which is closer to the side of the face.
The bridge of the nose
This is a tricky area in general, especially depending where in the nose you’re injecting. The bridge of the nose – which is a common spot for a nonsurgical nose job – is especially risky because it’s where the dorsal nasal artery is.
This is a problematic injection site because the thin skin makes it more difficult to incorporate fillers without damaging the arteries close to the skin’s surface in this area.
No matter your aesthetic goals, Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery is here for you. With our vast portfolio of injectables and team of injectable experts, we take patient safety as our highest priority and do everything we can to minimize any risks when it comes to injectable fillers. Contact us to schedule a consultation.