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FDA warns of serious side effects with wrinkle fillers

Soft tissue fillers, also known as dermal fillers, facial implants or wrinkle fillers, injected into skin on the face to smooth wrinkles can cause rare but serious side effects if unintentionally injected into blood vessels in the face, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. Unintentional injection can block blood vessels and restrict blood supply to tissues which can result in embolization, meaning that the filler material has traveled to other parts of the body. Side effects include vision impairment, blindness, stroke, damage and/or death to the skin (necrosis) and underlying facial structures. While unintended injections into blood vessels may ... Read More