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Dermal Filler Information and Safety Tips

Updated: Mar 5, 2020

The idea of plastic surgery can understandably be quite scary to many people. However, there are alternatives to rejuvenate your skin and facial features without having to go under the knife. One of the most popular treatments today is dermal fillers. This non surgical procedure is designed to solve problems such as ageing and tired skin.

Dermal fillers, as the name suggests, fill in areas under the skin to lift, hydrate and soften deep folds and wrinkles. They can be used in a variety of ways, including:

Filling wrinkles, fine lines and deep folds Scar repair and improvement Plumping thin or wrinkled lips Filling sunken hollowed cheeks Contouring the jaw line Hydrating dull dry skin Preferably dermal fillers should be performed by a trained health professional who has knowledge of skin and face anatomy. They will also be best placed to deal with any complications that may arise. Prior to the procedure your injector should take a full medical history to ascertain if dermal filler is the correct treatment for you. Before the procedure your face may be numbed with an anaesthetic cream, but this is not always necessary. To place the dermal filler, your injector will use either a small needle or a cannula. A cannula is normally used around areas such as the eyes as there is less risk of damaging sensitive structures. You can usually return to your normal routine straight away. Aftercare advice should be given including a contact if you experience problems or have any questions you think of later.

When deciding on a clinic to have your dermal fillers you may want to consider the following points:

Is my injector a health care professional trained in dermal fillers? Where will the injecting take place? (i.e. a clean clinical environment) Is may injector and/or clinic insured to perform dermal filler treatments? Is aftercare provided including a contact number? What type of dermal filler will I be receiving and is the filler sealed prior to injecting? (ask to see the package before it is opened). Above all, make sure when you have dermal fillers that the procedure is carried out as safely as possible and you are aware of any side effect or risks that may be encountered.

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