14th November 2018
Are dermal fillers safe?
It’s understandable and completely right that you should be asking your practitioner or injector ‘is this safe?’ before undergoing a new treatment. Dermal fillers are a popular injectable treatment that continue to have new uses discovered and approved by the FDA, but what are they made of and how safe are they? Concerns like these are common and if your practitioner leaves you with questions unanswered, you should definitely wait until you’re comfortable for treatment. We’re here to shed some light on dermal fillers so that you feel confident when choosing a treatment.
Are dermal fillers safe?
When answering this question, we need to begin with what dermal fillers are made of. If something is being introduced to your face, especially beneath the skin, you naturally want to be assured of its safety and ingredients. Dermal fillers are perfectly safe for use within the skin because they are made from a gel-like substance that closely resembles a natural bodily sugar, hyaluronic acid (HA). This sugar is essential to skin laxity, bounce, and fullness, so it’s only natural to emulate it within dermal filler treatment. Because this sugar is naturally occurring, the body very freely breaks it down at no complaint to your system and is incredibly unlikely to reject it.
Are dermal fillers permanent?
Dermal fillers have been unfairly associated with permanent facial fillers that use silicon or other similar materials. These permanent facial fillers aren’t widely used in the UK anymore due to their unpredictability, risks associated, and permanent nature. One of the huge benefits of temporary dermal fillers, those that our Bexleyheath clinic use, is that because they are temporary their results can be adjusted. This means that we can add to or take away from any results we achieve for you, making them entirely customisable. Permanent dermal fillers, on the other hand, don’t dissolve and are very complicated to alter, which is why we prefer the more reliable temporary dermal fillers.
What if I don’t like my results?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are biodegradable, but this doesn’t mean you have to wait for them to be broken down if you don’t like your results. If you decide dermal fillers aren’t for you after your treatment, they are easily dissolved using another entirely safe injection. The product used speeds up the body’s natural dissolving of the dermal filler, flushing it away and recycling it.
So, dermal fillers really are safe?
Temporary dermal fillers are incredibly safe when performed by trained professionals using reputable products. For example, choose a clinic that has trained aesthetic practitioners with plenty of industry experience. We provide exceptional treatments using dermal filler in Dartford and deliver on the highest quality of client care, so your treatments with us will always be safe.
Dermal filler side effects
There are a few side effects that come hand-in-hand with your dermal filler treatment, but these are entirely natural and nothing to be worried out. You may experience some swelling, slight bruising at the injection sites, and throbbing or tingling. These side effects should only last a few days, but if you have any concerns post-treatment then you are of course welcome to get in touch and book a follow-up appointment with us.