Risks and Complications
During the treatment you may get some bleeding at the injection sites. If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
After the injection you may experience swelling, redness, pain, itching, discolouration and tenderness at the implant site. They symptoms typically resolve within 24– 48 hours.
Other types of reactions are very rare, but about one in every 2,000 treated patients have experienced localised reactions thought to be of a hypersensitivity nature. These have usually consisted of swelling at the implant site, sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues.
Redness, tenderness and rarely acne-like formations have also been reported. These reactions have either started a few days after injection or after a delay of two to four weeks and have generally been described as mild to moderate and self-limiting, with an average duration of two weeks.
Very rarely one in every 15,000 treated patients may get a granuloma formation, this is where the skin becomes lumpy and inflamed. Some may even experience ulceration or urticaria.
Necrosis (death) of overlying skin can occur on rare occasions.