Can Facial Fillers Cause Cancer? An Expert's Perspective

Facial fillers are a popular cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore volume to the face. Juvederm is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven to be safe and effective for people of color. However, it is important for physicians to inform patients of the risks associated with the procedure, such as accidental injection into blood vessels, and have a plan to treat patients if this occurs. Unfortunately, due to the cost of dermal filler procedures, some consumers have turned to the online black market to buy DIY fillers.

This can be extremely dangerous, as inexperienced practitioners may use unregulated fillers that can cause frozen faces, numbness, blindness (worldwide, around 50 cases of blindness have been reported after cosmetic facial injection) and even death. Injecting facial fillers into blood vessels can cause blockages that restrict blood supply to tissues. Additionally, repeated and prolonged use of deep tissue facial fillers can cause permanent damage or damage to the lymphatic system of the face. Vollure XC is the first and only proven filler that lasts up to 18 months on moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

This filler is different from other fillers because its results are gradual; volumization occurs over several months as it stimulates the body to produce collagen.Facial muscles also decrease in volume and elasticity, and the deflation and movement of facial fat further accentuate the signs of aging. Overuse of fillers can result in longer-term damage, including lip wrinkles and impaired attachment of facial fat pads and some degree of skin irregularity and aging.The FDA has asked manufacturers of facial fillers to update their labels to include additional warnings about the risk of accidental injection into blood vessels. It is important for consumers to be aware of these risks before undergoing any dermal filler procedure. See FDA advice for using dermal fillers safely and learn the difference between dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injectable products.

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