In the last few years, dermal fillers have become an incredibly popular treatment; they are designed to make you look younger by reducing the visibility of lines and wrinkles and creating more definition in the face. Fillers can be an effective means of replacing lost collagen and they help to create more volume in the skin, which leads to a more youthful and vibrant aesthetic.
If you’re a fan of glossy magazines or you read the health sections of the daily papers on a regular basis, you may have noticed articles about dermal fillers and Botox and their impact on health. So, are dermal fillers safe and should you be thinking twice about booking a repeat treatment session in the future?
Are dermal fillers safe?
There are various different types of dermal fillers available. Top clinics tend to offer treatments such as Restylane, which has a proven track record and is made from substances, which are found naturally in the body. This filler treatment was developed in Sweden and contains hyaluronic acid, which gives the skin bounce and firmness.
Some fillers contain substances, which are made from animal sources and skin tests are recommended to check for allergies and adverse reactions. These fillers tend to have a higher incidence of side-effects.
One of the most important things to consider if you are having filler treatment or Botox is the person providing you with treatment. There is no formal regulation I this area as with doctors and dentists, for example, and this means that you can legally provide services without formal dental or medical qualifications. In the event of anything going wrong this means that it is likely that some practitioners would not have the relevant training to act appropriately. The advice from medical experts is to make sure you see a medical or dental professional for filler treatment and check that they have experience in this area. Many Harley Street cosmetic dentistry clinics offer facial rejuvenation, as well as cosmetic dental treatment, and this is considered a safe bet.
What are the alternatives?
Ageing is an inevitable process, but there are so many treatments, therapies and products on offer, which claim to roll back the years. In truth, there is a huge amount of uncertainty as to the efficacy of many products you can buy from supermarkets or pharmacies and non-invasive treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers are regarded as an effective and safe anti-ageing treatment when administered by trained professionals who know what they are doing and have the relevant experience.
Surgery is an increasingly popular option, but there are risks attached to every procedure and it is important to think carefully before putting your body through an unnecessary surgical procedure. It is also worth taking into account that surgery is often followed by a recovery period.