Dr. Steinman explains if fillers are safe.
The current fillers are quite safe. The initial fillers were made out of collagen and some patients developed an allergic reaction to the collagens. Those types of fillers are no longer used. The primary side effects with fillers now are bruising. In extremely rare case as you might get swelling or slight infection. In my practice, I have yet have an infection from filler use and in some cases you can get little nodules or knots under the skin if the filler is not placed in the correct location. Again, dermatologists were the prime inventors of fillers so once you know the correct filler to recommend a patient and where to place that filler in their skin the risk of those nodules forming is very low.
About Dr. Howard Steinman, M.D.:
Dr. Howard Steinman is the first and only Dermatologist in South San Diego County fully certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and by the American Board of Dermatology in all aspects of Dermatology. He is one of the very few Board-Certified Dermatologists with formal residency and fellowship training in both Cosmetic Surgery and Advanced Surgical Dermatology. Dr. Steinman is the Medical Director of MD Skin Esthetics and Spa, a comprehensive Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery center located in Chula Vista, California.