How safe are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are the popular injectable treatment for restoring lost volume in targeted areas of your face. Media personalities and celebrities alike have become increasingly more open about their chosen procedures, and dermal fillers are now more accessible than ever. However, there are still some people that doubt the safety of these treatments, especially when considering we are placing an injectable within the skin. How safe are dermal fillers? The short answer is very safe when administered by qualified hands, but let’s explore what they’re made of and what you should know.
What are dermal fillers made of?
Many people are conscious of what they put into or onto their body, whether that be dietary or skincare, which can only be a good thing. It’s only natural that you would be concerned about the substance that is being injected in your soft tissue, so what are the ingredients of dermal fillers? Well, dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that contain a naturally occurring bodily substance called hyaluronic acid. This protein is essential to skin laxity, firmness, and bounce, so using it within dermal filler should achieve these characteristics after treatment safely. Your body readily accepts the filler, after some minor side effects which we’ll explore soon, and dissolves it over a period of time.
Are dermal fillers permanent?
The dermal fillers that our professionals at Nuriss use, which many other clinics also use, are temporary. Before the popularity of these comparatively far safer dermal fillers, permanent facial fillers were commonplace. These permanent fillers use materials such as liquid silicon to plump areas such as the lips, cheeks, and chin, but they are unpredictable and come with plenty of associated risks. One of the many benefits of temporary fillers is that they are adjustable or ‘undoable’, meaning we can add to or take away from your results at any time. They also dissolve within your skin naturally, your body recycling the breakdown without any complain from your system. This means that not only are your results customisable and temporary, but they’re also far more compatible with your skin than temporary fillers. Permanent fillers earned a reputation in complications, whereas temporary dermal fillers continue to be safe, effective, and reliable.
Can dermal fillers be undone or reversed?
Dermal fillers are temporary because the body gradually breaks them down over time, but if you’d like to undo your results sooner, then they can be reversed. Because of the hyaluronic acid in the fillers they are entirely biodegradable, but this process can be accelerated with another simple injectable treatment. This second treatment speeds up the body’s dissolving of the fillers over a period of 1-2 days after completion. You have total control over your dermal filler treatment, choosing to add to or lessen your results whenever it is appropriate and safe.
Side effects of dermal fillers
While these treatments are very safe, they do come with some minor side effects. However, these are only natural and nothing to worry about. You may experience some localised swelling, redness, and sensitivity in the treated area. You may also experience some slight bruising at the injection points. These side effects should only last for 2-3 days after treatment, after which they will recede, and you will have you full results. Swelling can be managed with a cold compress or ice pack, and the risk of bruising can be minimised by avoiding alcohol for 2 days on either side of your treatment.
When considering treatment with dermal fillers, always seek trained and qualified professionals who are able to deliver your desired results safely and successfully. Enquire online or speak to a member of our London team on 0203 971 9031 today.