Fillers: Contraindications, Side Effects, and Precautions

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If you’ve ever heard the word “filler,” you probably know what it is and what it does. Fillers are substances injected into the skin to fill wrinkles, lines, and other flaws. You can also use them to add volume to parts of the face that have become thinner over time. 

Fillers are a common way to improve the way someone looks, but just like any other medical procedure, they can have risks and side effects. In this blog post, Movel Medical Aesthetics will discuss when fillers shouldn’t be used, what side effects they can cause, and how to avoid them, so you can decide if they’re right for you. Check out more details below. 

What Are Fillers?

Fillers are a cosmetic treatment that can make wrinkles, lines, and other skin flaws look less noticeable. They are usually made of substances like hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid injected into the skin to add volume and smooth out wrinkles. Fillers can treat the cheeks, lips, forehead, hands, and other body parts. 

Depending on the type of fillers, the effects can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. Fillers can be a safe and effective way to improve the look of the skin. 

Still, it’s essential to know about the different types of fillers and injection sites and any risks or complications that might come with the procedure. Aside from these factors, what else should you know about fillers themselves? Let’s see its contraindications.

The Kinds of Fillers

There are many different fillers, each with unique properties and benefits. For instance, hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are popular because they work well with the body and can be easily broken down if needed. Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers, like Radiesse, last longer and can help your body make more collagen. 

Fillers of poly-L-lactic acid, like Sculptra, can gradually add volume and smooth the skin over time. Before getting fillers, you should talk to your injector about your goals and preferences to determine which type will work best for you.

Areas For Treatment

Another thing to consider when getting fillers is where the injection will go. Fillers can work in many parts of the face to look better, but some features may be more sensitive or likely to cause problems. 

For instance, fillers near the eyes or mouth may cause more swelling or bruises. Your injector should be able to tell you where the best places to give yourself injections are based on your needs and body.


Contraindications are situations in which getting a specific treatment is dangerous or not a good idea. When it comes to fillers, there are several reasons why you should wait to get the procedure done. For example, you might not be a good filler candidate if you have had severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis. 

Also, you should wait until an infection or inflammation on your skin has disappeared before getting fillers. You shouldn’t use it because of bleeding disorders, autoimmune diseases, and some medications that can make bleeding or bruising more likely.

Side Effects

Fillers can cause side effects, just like any other medical procedure. Most side effects are mild and only last briefly, but some can be more serious. Redness, swelling, bruising, and pain at the injection site are the most common side effects of fillers. 

These side effects often go away a few days to a week after the procedure. But more severe side effects like infections, allergic reactions, and nerve damage can happen, though they are rare.


You can do a few things before and after the procedure to lower the risk of filler problems. First and foremost, choosing a trained injector with a lot of experience is essential. Look for a licensed healthcare professional who has worked with fillers before, like a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. 

At Movel Medical Aesthetics, we can help you add to your natural beauty with dermal fillers. Our trained and licensed professionals only use the best products to help you reach your aesthetic goals. 

Taking Medications

You should also stop taking blood-thinning drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen at least a week before the procedure to reduce the chance of bleeding or bruising. Doing what your injector tells you to do after the process is essential. 

After the procedure, your provider may tell you to stay away from strenuous activities, extreme heat or cold, and certain skin care products for a while. Also, if you have strange or worrying symptoms, like severe pain, swelling, or fever, you should immediately call your injector.

In the end, fillers can be a safe and effective way to make wrinkles, lines, and other flaws look less noticeable. But it’s important to know what you shouldn’t do, the side effects, and the precautions accompanying the procedure. 

By choosing a qualified injector, following their instructions, and taking the proper precautions before and after the procedure, you can reduce the risk of complications and enjoy the benefits of fillers. So, if you’re thinking about fillers, research, ask questions, and choose what’s right for you based on what you’ve learned.

Filler Cost

Fillers’ cost varies from your needs. These treatments are usually considered cosmetic, so insurance does not cover them. Prices can vary based on the type of filler and the area being treated. You should be ready to pay out of pocket for the treatment and any follow-up care that might be needed.

Here at Movel Medical Aesthetics, we have Gift Cards that you can send your family and friends for your self-care methods like fillers! Check out how you can avail yourself more on our page. 

Schedule a Filler Session Today!

Our Movel Medical Aesthetics team makes setting up your filler appointment easy and clear, putting your needs and preferences first. A skilled and friendly professional will work with you to understand your goals and give you personalized advice on the best treatment options for your needs. 

During your appointment, we’ll take the time to answer any questions you might have and make sure you’re always comfortable and well-informed. At Movel Medical Aesthetics, we will help you look and feel your best because we care about quality, safety, and customer service.

You can also check out our other services and treatments on our page. We hope to see you visit our clinic soon! 

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