Cosmetic Injectables: What you need to know.
Posted on June 24 2020
This graphic explains the complex and intricate arterial and venous (vein) system within the face.
When considering where to go for your cosmetic injectable treatments, we implore you to consider the risks involved, especially when presenting to an injector/clinic without the proper training and medical protocol.
Vascular complications are not uncommon during the administration of anti-wrinkle and filler injections. If dermal filler gets injected directly into an artery it can either act as a direct blockage, or travel upstream and cause further blockages within the arterial system.
Blocking arterial blood supply leads to inadequate oxygenation to the tissue, such as the skin or in worse case scenario the retina of the eye or the brain. Lack of oxygen means the tissue cannot survive leading to tissue death or necrosis.
Necrosis of the skin and blindness are two most feared complications with dermal filler injections. The risk is very real but can be mitigated through correct injection techniques, anatomical knowledge, product choice, use of certain tools (needle v cannula) in high risk areas, knowing the symptoms and signs as well as thorough emergency protocols and training.
The complexity when it comes to administrating these types of treatments is clear, and not something we take lightly at Luminosity. We have a Doctor on premises who will ensure health and safety levels are upheld, as well as our nurse injectors who have a profound understanding of anatomy and product their using. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's not uncommon for a new client to present to us, asking to repair damage done from an injectable treatment gone wrong. Cut out the risk and come seek advice and treatment from the authority in cosmetic-injectables in Geelong.
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