They can also make you look worse, as Cristino Estinal of Paterson, NJ, knows all too well.
"A couple of days later, he had bumps on his face," Reyes says. He returned to the woman, who said she was a cosmetologist, and she injected more filler. That only made things worse, Reyes says. The bumps persisted, everywhere the injections had been done. He felt he looked so bad, his wife says, that he skipped family reunions and other social events.
A Closer Look at Fillers
Dermal fillers have boomed in popularity. In 2016, more than 2.4 million filler procedures were done with one type alone, hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane), in the U.S. That's a 56% increase over the last decade.
Cite this article: Kathleen Doheny. Dermal Fillers: The Risks to Eliminating Wrinkles - Medscape - Mar 28, 2018.