Question about Dermal Fillers: i have excessive swelling each time i have tried dermal q2212

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Question:

I have excessive swelling each time I have tried dermal fillers in the cheek and eye area. even though i do everything suggested by the dr. This is putting me off trying them again. Is there some type of medication that can be prescribes to lessen or prevent swelling?

Answer:

This is usually a matter of how it is injected, where it is injected, and what is used to inject the filler.

I would recommend under treating the area, especially the eye area. Also using a cannula rather than a needle for the procedure makes  a big difference in the amount of swelling caused.

Finally, in some cases, usually in older people with looser skin, it may be a difficult area to fill, as the skin is loose and thin around the eyes, which makes any swelling less easily hidden.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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