Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

A common misconception about dermal fillers is that they aren't safe for the patient. We are going to bust some myths and outline the truths around dermal filler injections.

Before we get into it, here’s some key information and what you need to know about dermal fillers that not many people know…

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are used for aesthetic treatments and are designed to be injected into the skin to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin. Dermal fillers are made up of Hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in your body, so works by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, to revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This will give an overall natural softer, younger look.


What can dermal fillers do?

Largely used as an anti ageing injectable treatment, they help to restore lost volume to the face and hands as well as accelerating the production of collagen in the skin where collagen and elastin production has begun to deplete due to the normal process of ageing.

Dermal fillers are commonly used to treat: lines & wrinkles, marionette lines, thin lips, lip lines, nasolabial folds, jowls and sagging skin. Using fillers  to restructure facial features such as the nose and jawline are also popular option for patients.

Benefits of the treatment include:


Are dermal fillers safe?

Dermal fillers are safe when administered by trained and certified professionals. As dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in your body, the product is perfectly safe to inject into the body.

If the wrong technique us used, severe complications that lead to infection, nodule formation, or vascular occlusions can occur, therefore it is important to seek a medical professional when wanting dermal filler treatment, like us at VIVA.


What you need to know about dermal fillers:

If you’re thinking about having this treatment, be clear about why you want them and be sure about your practitioner.

Dermal filler treatment is perfectly safe if it’s performed by an experienced and suitably qualified nurse or doctor, so before booking in, research the person doing your dermal fillers is on a register to show they meet set standards in training, skill and insurance and always avoid practitioners who have only completed a short training course.


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