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Dermal filler risks to be aware of

Published on: 02/20/24 10:29 AM


As with many things in life, there are risks and benefits to be aware of. There are many beauty treatments on offer for people to consider. In this blog, we’re letting you know the dermal filler risks to be aware of.

Before deciding to have any beauty treatment, you must ensure that you have completed adequate research into it. You must also ensure that you only use qualified practitioners for your dermal filler treatments.

Not using qualified practitioners could put you at risk of more serious side effects or poor results, which is definitely not what you want. At Therapy House, all of our beauty practitioners are highly trained to provide our services. We take pride in the cleanliness of the clinic and ensure that all clients feel confident to ask questions. Check out our aesthetic clinic in Lytham St Annes.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are commonly used to fill areas of the face. They achieve this through the injection of hyaluronic acid into the desired areas. When using dermal fillers, your practitioner should carefully map out where each injection should be used to give you a balanced and natural look. Dermal fillers can sometimes be referred to as soft tissue fillers. Find out more about our dermal fillers in Lancashire.

Dermal fillers can be used in the lips, around the eyes, forehead, around the nose (nasolabial folds) and even in the hands. Most of these injections use hyaluronic acid which is naturally occurring within the body.

Body, lip fillers and facial fillers are not meant to last forever, so you’ll need to attend top-up appointments if you want to maintain your look. You should listen to your practitioner’s guidance on when would be an appropriate time to attend a top-up appointment. Having too much filler in a short space of time may lead to adverse side effects.

The length of time that your filler injections last depends on a range of factors, such as your level of aftercare and where they have been injected. Our practitioners will ensure you have all the information you need for high-quality aftercare after your injectable fillers.

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Why do people have hyaluronic acid fillers (HA fillers)?

There are many dermal filler benefits, which is why they have remained popular over the years. Here are some of the main benefits of injectable dermal fillers.

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • A fast cosmetic treatment with instant results
  • Minimal downtime and recovery time
  • It can reveal a more youthful appearance due to smooth lines and reduced sagging skin
  • Follows a targeted approach

Read our blog on the many dermal filler benefits. As we age, our collagen production greatly reduces, which can lead to volume loss and sagging skin. This means many people might look into a cosmetic procedure to reduce the signs.

Your practitioner will talk you through the injection process and chat with you about the specific filler they use for dermal fillers.

What are the risks of dermal fillers?

Before starting a beauty treatment, you should always look into the potential risks involved. Your beauty practitioner should do what they can to reduce the risk of filler complications.

Prior to your first injection appointment, you should be invited to attend a thorough consultation. This allows you to ask any questions you have about the treatment.

After you have had your dermal filler treatment, you can expect to experience some minor side effects. These may include bruising, swelling and some redness around the injection site. These side effects should have settled within 48 hours of completing the treatment. We encourage all clients to get in touch if they become worried about any of their side effects.

what are the risks of dermal fillers

Infection risk

Needles are used to break the skin’s barrier, which can mean that you are at risk of an infection. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to ensure that the environment is clean and that all dermal filler injections are administered by a practitioner with experience and the correct qualifications.

Our beauty practitioner, Dawn, is registered on the Save Face register, which is a list of medically trained individuals, including nurses, dentists and doctors.

Poor results from dermal filler injections

Unfortunately, many people choose to go to lesser-trained individuals for their fillers, which can often lead to poor results. Remember that if the price looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Those offering dermal fillers for a much lower price are unlikely to have experience and will most likely be using poor products. You’re much better off paying a bit more and having quality products used.

Poor service can include more side effects, unnatural results and even a lumpy texture under the skin.

Further issues with dermal filler procedures

As we mentioned previously, a dermal filler procedure requires a very targeted approach, and placement must be considered carefully. If the dermal filler placement is not considered carefully, you can end up with blocked blood vessels, which can lead to tissue death. This is certainly not what you want, so you have to choose a well-trained practitioner who understands facial anatomy to complete the fillers for you.

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I’m not sure if dermal fillers are for me

There are risks involved with most beauty treatments, and you should be aware of these before you attend an appointment. If you’re unsure whether dermal fillers are the right treatment for you, we recommend booking a consultation.

A consultation is a great time to ask any questions you have and discuss your desired look. A well-trained therapist can work with you to identify the most suitable beauty procedure to help you reach your desired look. Generally, there are minimal risks associated with HA filler, as long as you use a qualified professional. Read our blog on dermal filler aftercare.

We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding dermal filler risks. Our team will be transparent with you and ensure that you fully understand the treatment before we begin. Please feel free to contact us for more information.