Is there a way I can find out if I'm allergic to facial fillers before I get them ?
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Allergic Reactions to Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
It is extremely rare to have an allergic reaction to an HA fillers. I have never seen it in my 15 plus years of using HA fillers. If you are a healthy person with no medical history that contradicts HA treatment and no history of allergies than you are a candidate for HA fillers.Having said that, I have done HA skin tests several times on patients who have special circumstances. For example, I hae a patient who had a history of one anaphylactic shock during her usual run outdoor. It was never discovered why she had this allergic reaction and she carried with her an epi pen the last 10 years without a recurrence. I did 2 skin tests one month apart for this patient which both turned out to be negative before deciding that HA treatment would be safe for her.
HA fillers are exactly the same as the HA in your own body and so are very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Needless to say, however, that anaphylaxis is a serious concern. I agree that a small test patch on the arm in a proper medical facility is the way to go. If there are no problems then you can try a treatment dose.Hope that helps.
Test patch on the arm
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