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Are dermal fillers safe?

This is a very current topic at the moment, the safety of dermal fillers, but we believe this is a good thing. It’s important that clients know about the safety considerations they need to take before opting for treatment and who will be performing that treatment. Here at One Skin Clinic, we want to shed some light on the question ‘are dermal fillers safe?’

Is the material safe?

The material of dermal filler, the filler itself, is a gel-like substance that is injected beneath the skin. It is only understandable to want to know exactly what is being placed in your skin, so let’s take a look at the material. The material of dermal filler, the filler itself, is a gel-like substance that is injected beneath the skin. It uses hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring bodily substance, to add plumpness and hydration to the skin. Because of their biocompatibility, there are only mild side effects before they settle into your full results.

Are they permanent, or temporary?

The dermal fillers that we and other reputable clinics use are temporary. Because dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, they are naturally broken down by your body at no complaint from your system. The only way you will notice this is when your results begin to return to normal. Temporary dermal fillers are nothing akin to permanent dermal fillers, which are made out of unpredictable materials such as silicone. These permanent implants often bring with them a world of complications and risks, so there are very few UK clinics that will still offer them. Temporary dermal fillers are far more preferable because their results can be built upon and crafted to your desired look, whereas the one-time procedure of permanent filler placement offers little natural building.

Who should perform dermal fillers?

Only trained medical professionals who are also trained in aesthetics should perform dermal fillers, but sadly these are not currently the only people who can perform them. In the UK currently, anyone can train in the administering of dermal fillers, including beauticians and hairdressers and non-medical professionals. This is not in the best interest for your safety, as these beauty therapists do not have an adequate understanding of your facial anatomy. If any complications or unexpected side effects arose, they would not be equipped to manage them and advise you. You should only ever trust these treatments to qualified medical professionals.

Are there side effects?

Dermal fillers do incur some side effects, such as minor swelling and bruising at the injection sites. This is normal and almost to be expected, but these should soon subside in the 3 – 5 days following your treatment. Abstaining from alcohol for 24 hours before and after your treatment could help minimise bruising, and a cold compress will help to lessen any swelling. It’s advisable you don’t wear makeup on the treated area for the rest of the day so not to upset the injection sites.

If you’re considering dermal fillers in Marylebone, then visit the medical professionals at One Skin Clinic. Book your initial consultation with us today.