Are dermal fillers safe?

Are dermal fillers safe? Can dermal fillers go wrong? How do I choose the best doctor for dermal fillers? Trust VIVA - experts in safe filler treatments.

Are dermal fillers safe?

With the non-surgical aesthetics industry booming, unfortunately there are inevitable cases of inexperienced practitioners performing botched procedures.

Understandably clients are concerned but the truth of the matter is that whilst it is important to keep in mind the risks involved in filler treatments, when in the right hands, it’s extremely rare for dermal fillers to go wrong.

Choosing the right injector for the job is key and at VIVA, the safety of our clients is our number one priority.



Dr. Rupert Critchley BM MRCGP is Founder, Director and Lead Clinician of VIVA Skin Clinics. He qualified as a medical doctor in 2009 and is also a fully qualified and practicing GP. He developed a passion for non-surgical aesthetics early in his medical career and now has 8 years experience in his field. With a particular interest in the artistry of dermal filler treatments over time he has developed his own techniques and now treats 50-100 filler clients per month. Dr. Alice Britto BDS MFDS RCS is also part of the VIVA team and has been practicing as a leading dentistry and facial aesthetics specialist in the UK for over 10 years. With this experience comes an in-depth anatomical understanding, the ability to carry out treatments effectively and the knowledge to know quickly if something were to go wrong.


Allergan and MD Codes:

Dr. Rupert has also been selected to be one of the top 10 Allergan mentees in the UK, which means he gets the chance to conduct training for other medical professionals as well as trial and train with new products. This opportunity means that he is continuously keeping up to date with the most effective and safest products and methods of practice, making him able to keep VIVA at the forefront of non-surgical aesthetics. This ensures the highest standards are being passed down to the consumer.


Another way we make sure the best and safest standards are maintained is to adhere to the Allergan MD codes when injecting filler. This series of precise injection sites standardizes treatments and make the process safer for clients. We also only ever use products from the Juvederm VYCROSS range, which are high quality hyaluronic acid based fillers. In the range we have VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, VOLIFT and the newly introduced VOLUX, each with unique qualities specifically designed for a different area of the face. View our price list here.


Consultations and Aftercare:

To us, no two clients are the same and therefore no two procedures are the same. That’s why every client receives an in-depth one-to-one consultation – the perfect chance to discuss your desired results, ask questions and air any niggling concerns.  We then develop your own unique treatment plan, designed around the results you want to achieve. When you leave clinic you will also be given a detailed aftercare sheet which is also accessible via our website but if you still have questions, we are always on hand to put your mind at ease.


To discuss your own bespoke treatment plan, you can book a consultation with us today by using our handy online booking feature. You can also give one of our friendly team a call on 02037 332199 or email [email protected]