Introduction

Although most injectable fillers are usually considered to be safe, adverse reactions do occur. These reactions might vary from persistent erythema and edema to granulomatous reactions or even ulcerations (Table 6.1). Although these reactions are rare, patients should be made aware of the possibility of an adverse outcome. It is the responsibility of the doctor to communicate these risks to the patient without exaggerating the potential harm.

Table 6.1 Possible adverse reactions to fillers

Immediate reactions

Transient erythema

(within 72h after

Transient edema

injection)

Transient induration

Transient pruritus

Transient ecchymosis

Subacute reactions

Infections

Discoloration (i.e., bluish)

Persistent local symptoms

(hypersensitivity reactions):

Erythema

Edema

Induration

Pruritus

Hyperpigmentation

Local necrosis

Reactivation of herpes

Local infections

Delayed reactions

Granulomatous formations

Ulcerations

Bovine Collagen Granulomatous Reaction

6 Fig. 6.1 Acute inflammation of injection (a) and testing sites (b) 2 weeks after the injection of bovine collagen and 4 weeks after the 2nd skintest. (Zyderm I und II)

6 Fig. 6.1 Acute inflammation of injection (a) and testing sites (b) 2 weeks after the injection of bovine collagen and 4 weeks after the 2nd skintest. (Zyderm I und II)

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