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Are Dermal Fillers safe?

Dermal fillers have certainly risen in popularity over recent years. Opportunities to augment your facial features and soft tissue with ease are now accessible at a large scale – the likelihood is that you or someone you know is considering dermal fillers. Yet, despite increasing awareness, you may have more questions that you’d like answered.

What are dermal fillers made of?

Naturally, we are conscious of what we put into our bodies and onto our skin, and so it’s only to be expected that we might be curious about what dermal fillers are actually made of. Dermal fillers consist of an injectable gel containing a substance called hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring phenomenon in your skin and body. This ensures that your dermal fillers are compatible with your body and, after some minor side effects, will biodegrade over time.

Are they permanent?

You’ll be pleased to know that, due to their containing hyaluronic acid, the injectable dermal fillers used by Dr Sibthorpe are all temporary. Due to the proliferation of considerably less safe ‘permanent’ dermal fillers, temporary dermal fillers have received an unfairly negative reputation. But while permanent dermal fillers contain materials such as silicon and come with severe risks, temporary dermal fillers are biodegradable, can be dissolved if needed, and bring results that can be built upon in a way that their permanent alternative cannot. If you were to have permanent dermal fillers and then decide you no longer wanted them, they would have to be removed surgically.

Who can perform dermal fillers?

 As it currently stands in the UK, you do not need to be a medical professional to perform dermal fillers. But this does mean that you should not seek a certified practitioner and, in fact, having a non-certified individual perform dermal fillers is highly risky. The rise in ‘Botox parties’ and injectable treatments being carried out by non-medical professionals, such as hairdressers and beauticians, is potentially very dangerous. When selecting someone to perform your treatment, the wisest and most sensible option is always to opt for qualified medical professionals who are also trained in aesthetics. Price and locality may make a visit to a local beautician an appealing one, but it’s simple not worth the risk where compromising your results can lead to serious safety concerns.

Dermal fillers are helping many people by giving them the opportunity to enhance their natural beauty. But it’s paramount that these treatments are carried out under safe supervision. If you’d like to know more or have any questions regarding dermal fillers, then feel to get in touch with Dr Sibthorpe today.

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