Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Everyone has heard of them, and everyone knows what they do, but are dermal fillers safe? This question has become some common over the past few years, and of course we think its hugely important that clients feel informed and safe when considering treatments. Face Perfect Clinic are here to shed some light on the safety of dermal fillers in Leeds.


What are dermal fillers made of?

Dermal fillers are an injectable gel-like substance that is injected beneath your skin. This gel contains a substance very closely related to hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring body compound found in your skin, tissue, and joints. This makes dermal fillers, as a material and when injected by trained professionals, safe for use within the skin.


Are they permanent?

No, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers aren’t permanent. These are the injectable fillers that are available at many leading clinics, including Face Perfect, and permanent fillers are not widely used in the UK. This is due to their permanent nature, unpredictability, and risks associated with them, as evidenced by some pretty high-profile celebrity cases. Hyaluronic acid, or HA fillers, are buildable and naturally degrade over time, because the body breaks down the hyaluronic acid as it would with any that is naturally occurring. Permanent fillers, on the other hand, use materials like silicone. This material has many risk factors associated with it, so it is not widely used in the UK, which is why we’d recommend avoiding it.


Can they be ‘undone’?

Yes, dermal fillers can be dissolved under certain circumstances. We can perform a second injectable treatment that simply speeds up the body’s natural breakdown of the product. This isn’t widely recommended because it can also dissolve your natural hyaluronic acid reserves in the treated area, but it is an option should the need become necessary.


Who should perform my dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers and Botox are very different – Botox is a prescription-only medication and treatment, whereas dermal fillers are not. This means that technically anyone can perform dermal fillers, but this doesn’t mean anyone should. Only medical professionals should perform dermal filler treatments in Leeds because they are trained in understanding not only the product, but your skin and your body too. Without proper medical training, your injector might miss uncommon or unforeseen side effects and reactions that a medically trained injector would recognise and be able to manage for you. This could not only provide bad results, but also jeopardise your health. For beautiful results and safe treatment, you should always visit a medically trained professional. Both of our injectors at Face Perfect Clinic in Leeds are qualified nurses, so you can rest assured you are receiving treatments from trained and registered professionals.


When seeking dermal fillers, always find a practitioner that you trust and that answers your questions. At your consultation with us, we’ll tell you all you need to know about your treatment so you can make an informed decision on whether it is right for you. We’ll of course answer all of your questions, too, so you can feel comfortable and confident in our care. Contact Us today on call directly on 0113 4572805 to arrange your dermal filler consultation.