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How common are allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid fillers?

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Allergic reactions are uncommon. Hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found in your body. But if you are allergic to lidocaine used to numb the pain during injections, tell your doctor before your treatment.

From: Lip Augmentation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Lip Augmentation."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Injectable Fillers."

Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery: "Procedures: Face" and "Facial Fillers and Injectables."

The Cleveland Clinic: "Treatment and Procedures: Lip Augmentation."

DermaNetwork: "Perlane."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Dermal Fillers: Hyaluronic Acid."

Alan Gold, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon, Great Neck, N.Y.; member, American Society of Plastic; past president, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Lip Augmentation."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Injectable Fillers."

Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery: "Procedures: Face" and "Facial Fillers and Injectables."

The Cleveland Clinic: "Treatment and Procedures: Lip Augmentation."

DermaNetwork: "Perlane."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Dermal Fillers: Hyaluronic Acid."

Alan Gold, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon, Great Neck, N.Y.; member, American Society of Plastic; past president, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

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