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Although HA is a natural component of the dermis, its injection may provoke undesired effects depending on variable factors:
- External: type of product, technique, injected area, number of injections, volume
- Internal: phototype, medical history, skin tolerance and sensitivity
The side effects are generally benign, reversible and temporary*:
|Onset after injection||Side effects||Estimated duration|
(1 – 15 days)
(15 days – 3 months)
||1 – 6 months|
(3 – 24 months)
||1 – 12 months|
(> 3 months – x years)
||X months – permanent|
Non-exhaustive list of side effects associated with the use of injectable wrinkle fillers
Source: ‘‘Topical report – Injectable products to fill wrinkles’’ – The French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM) July 2012.
*If you notice side effects after your injection, please contact your practitioner and/or TEOXANE Laboratories.