The risks

We’re confident in our services and our results speak for themselves, but it’s important you’re aware of potential side effects. One of the advantages of having a team of highly trained doctors is that we’re able to recognise complications if they occur. Complications are uncommon, and rarely serious, but we’re always on the lookout.

We as doctors assess each person to see if they’re a suitable candidate for treatments, doing our best to avoid any problems before they occur.

Please note we don’t treat women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people who are allergic to the anaesthetic we use.

Anti-wrinkle injections side effects

Temporary side effects may include redness, tenderness, bruising, swelling and twitching in the area, along with pain, numbness and even headache. Many of these disappear within a few hours. None should last more than a few days.

Dermal filler side effects
  • Redness at the injection site
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling

If you have a side effect lasting more than a few days, please call our team to make an appointment. And, along the way keep in touch with us with any worries you have.

Serious and rare side effects

Infection
If you see progressive pain and / or redness at the injection site, please let us know immediately, 24/7.

Vascular complications
Rarely, filler can block a local small blood vessel at the injection site. If this occurs, treatment is urgent. Contact us immediately at any time on 03 7001 3500 if you experience pain, and / or skin discoloration, looking like whiteness, purpling or blackness of the skin in the hours after a filler injection. We will see you urgently and dissolve the filler, the only treatment for this rare complication.

If you have any queries at all, we’re always happy to chat.