Lip fillers and dermal fillers are at the centre of a lot of media coverage right now concerning how safe the treatments really are. There are plenty of people who are familiar with the treatments, but don’t quite know the really important factors such as what they’re what of and who can perform them. At Persona Medical, we want to assure you of the safety of our lip fillers and treatments by shedding some light on them.
Are lip fillers, as a material, safe?
It’s important to know what you’re putting into your body, which is why this question is so important. Reputable lip fillers – such as those by Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, and Teosyal – are a gel-like substance that closely mirror hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring skin compound. This means that the actual material used is safe and accepted by the skin after some minor side effects, which we’ll explore shortly. Your hyaluronic acid reserves and collagen naturally dwindle as you age, which is why dermal fillers are designed to mimic them.
Are lip fillers permanent?
This is a very common concern that can thankfully be answered as no, lip fillers are not permanent. They are a temporary treatment used for plumping the lips, cheeks, and softening facial folds, but they only last for a period of time. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are used by most reputable clinics, including our own, are not permanent. Because they are made of this substance that closely mirrors your body’s natural reserves, they are naturally broken down by your body over time. This is done with no complaint from your system, and the only way you’ll notice it happening is your treatment area gradually returning to normal. Dermal fillers have occasionally been given a false reputation because of their perceived association with permanent fillers. These permanent fillers use materials like silicon that are very unpredictable and come accompanied by plenty of risks. This is why many, many clinics forego permanent fillers, instead preferring the far safer and more natural-looking hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
Who should be able to perform lip fillers?
The only professionals you should trust with any injectable treatments, including lip fillers, are medical professionals and independent prescribers. These medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, and nurses, understand your facial anatomy and the inner workings of your skin and body like nobody else and therefore can perform safe and effective treatments. However, as it stands, there is currently no UK legislation against who can technically perform lip fillers. This obviously means that you shouldn’t go to just anybody, but that you should take the time to find a qualified professional to perform your treatments. You wouldn’t only be risking the quality of your results if you went elsewhere, but your safety, because medical professionals will also be trained in how to manage complications and side effects should they arise.
Lip fillers in Dartford
Trust the professional team at Persona Medical if you are considering lip fillers in Dartford. Our skin specialists and medical professionals deliver safe and effective treatments for all of our clients. Book your initial consultation today, get in touch on 0208 302 6937 to speak to a member of staff.