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Yes You Can Suffer Blindness and Stroke From Filler Treatment.

Rare Risks of Filler Treatments

Yes You Can Suffer Blindness and Stroke From Filler Treatment.

Not many people know that blindness is a rare risk of filler treatment. Even fewer know there is also a risk of stroke.

It is rare these days for patients not to be told of the risk of the risk of vascular occlusion. This uncommon complication (about one in 1,000 treatments) develops when the needle or cannula used to inject filler finds its way into one of the arteries supplying blood to the face.

If filler is injected into part of one of these arteries it can block part of the blood supply to the face.This is usually recognised straight away or within a few hours and able to be treated with a series of filler dissolving injections.

If all the filler is dissolved inside of five days permanent tissue death and scarring can be avoided.

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