How to reduce the risk of infection in Filler injection?
Despite using an aseptic technique, there is a small risk of infection whenever a needle is inserted into the body. If an infection does happen, it usually takes the form of superficial cellulitis and affects the skin and soft tissues close to the injection site. An oral antibiotic can be used to treat them very easily. While they can happen, abscess formation and infection propagation are considerably less frequent. There may also be a skin biofilm infection.
Thankfully, none of these infectious consequences occur frequently, but there are steps you may take to reduce the risk.
Relevant past medical history: immunocompromised status, prior skin infections, keloids or scarring, surgeries, trauma, herpes simplex virus, or active infections that require antibiotic treatment. Knowing which earlier products the patient has received is also useful.
All makeup in and around the treatment areas will be removed during the procedure. Taking off makeup will speed up your visit. To clean the area before the procedure, a topical antiseptic scrubber, such as hypochlorous acid or chlorhexidine, will be applied.
cosmetics can house bacteria and increase the risk of infection so putting makeup is avoided at least 12 hours after the procedure.
Note these PRE INJECTION tips to your patient:
-Delay treatment if there are any active skin infections in or around the area that has to be addressed.
-Delay treatment for conditions including herpes simplex, sinusitis, dental disease, or ear, nose, and throat infections until they are no longer active viral or bacterial illnesses.
-Avoid getting treated right before or right after normal medical procedures, like getting shots or getting dental work (2 weeks)
Note these POST INJECTION tips to your patient:
-Avoid using skin care products for 24 hours and makeup for 12 hours.
-Avoid vigorous activity, massaging the treated area, or exposure to extreme cold or heat for 48 hours.
-Postpone dental operations for at least 2 weeks after therapy