Facial plast Surg 2009; 25(5): 324-328
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1243081
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Complications of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Michael J. Weinberg1 , Nowell Solish2
  • 1The Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Clinic, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • 2Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, New Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Publication Date:
18 December 2009 (online)


Hyaluronic acid filler use, user groups, and indications have expanded significantly in the past several years. This group of fillers is extremely safe in experienced hands. Complications are infrequent but can be devastating. There can be no substitution for recognized and specific training. Prompt recognition and proper treatment of serious complication can moderate and even prevent serious sequelae. This article describes the most frequent and serious complications, their prevention, and treatment.