Tips for Reducing Infections Risks with Dermal Fillers

15 October 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog


If you are interested in looking younger, then you may want to try dermal fillers, which help fill in the wrinkles and lines on your face. These products are quite popular and they are often offered by cosmetic professionals as well as aesthetic professionals. While the products are most often provided in a safe manner, there are some risks associated with them. Keep reading to learn about some tips on how to reduce your infection risks.

Ensure a Sterile Environment

First and foremost, you should go to your neighbor's house for a dermal filler party or to your local salon for the treatment. You should always schedule your filler treatment with a medical professional at a licensed medical office. This will ensure that the treatment is performed in a quiet, safe, and sterile environment that will be low risk when it comes to infections.

You should make sure that your doctor is following safety protocols during the entirety of the procedure, including wearing clean gloves that have not been contaminated by objects within the exam room. The packages for the fillers and the syringes should be opened in front of you and the packages themselves should be free of punctures and other kinds of damage. 

You have the right as a patient to always ask about the cleanliness of the equipment and the types of precautions that are taken to ensure that infections are kept at bay. This includes asking the doctor if he washed his hands before the procedure and whether or not a sterile cloth is placed on the table or tray where the filler supplies are placed.

Ask about FDA Approval

The FDA must approve every substance that is used on or in the body, including injectables like Botox and dermal fillers. There are new products coming out all the time, so you may not have heard about the latest filler when you speak with your physician. Due to this, you should make sure that you are inquiring about the product's FDA status and asking for the data sheet provided by the manufacturer whenever a treatment is given. The data sheet has the benefit of informing you of the different side effects and other issues that may arise with the use of the filler, so make sure to read it before the injection.

Also, you want to speak with your medical professional about the different areas where the fillers should not be injected. This is important to keep the filler out of the bloodstream where it can cause an infection or another serious side effect, such as a toxicity issue.