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Are dermal fillers safe?

Glen Eden Medical | Grantham

We know that if you haven’t received treatment before, there are a lot of questions surrounding dermal fillers. They appear everywhere in the media and even in conversation and deliver fantastic results. If you’ve not come across them before, however, or are starting to consider them for yourself, you may not be aware of how they work. Here at Glen Eden Medical Aesthetics in Grantham, we understand that feeling safe before treatment is absolutely vital, so we’d like to shed some light on dermal fillers.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Dermal fillers are perfectly safe for use in aesthetic and facial treatments, and this is largely due to what they’re made from. Dermal fillers are made of a gel-like substance that closely mimics a natural bodily sugar known as hyaluronic acid. This sugar is essential to skin laxity, firmness, and volume, which dermal fillers achieve.


Are dermal fillers permanent?

No, don’t worry, dermal fillers aren’t permanent. Because they closely resemble this naturally occurring sugar, they are readily accepted by the body. This means that they are also naturally broken down by the body, recycling the substance away with no complaint from your system.


Will dermal fillers stretch my skin?

This is a common misconception of dermal fillers. We understand the supposed logic behind this, but they actually don’t stretch your skin. As the filler is broken down over time, your treatment area will gradually return to its original shape. There is no disfigurement or shape retention after dermal fillers, so you will only see the changes that treatment brings while the substance is still present.


Do I have to wait until my dermal fillers dissolve to receive more treatment?

No, not at all. The great thing about dermal fillers is that the results are entirely adjustable to you and your desires. If you have noticed your results are starting to lessen and you’d like to maintain them, you can arrange a ‘top up’ appointment. It’s perfectly safe to build on these results before their dissolution, so you can maintain what is best for you.


Can I reverse my results?

If you decide that, after treatment, dermal fillers aren’t for you then you can essentially reverse your results. We do this by using another injectable substance that dissolves the hyaluronic acid at an accelerated yet still safe rate. This means we can ‘undo’ your results should you decide they aren’t for you.


Are dermal fillers different to wrinkle reduction treatment?

You’ve probably heard of dermal fillers mentioned in conjunction with wrinkle reduction injections, but what’s the difference? Well, dermal fillers focus on the soft tissue of the face to replenish volume. They target fleshy areas that have lost volume like the cheeks, lips, and nose-to-mouth lines. Wrinkle reduction injections, on the other hand, target the muscles beneath the skin. They smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing overly animated muscles that force the skin to crinkle when they contract.


Injectable aesthetics can be intimidating if you don’t know a lot about them, but they’re harmless and very effective in professional hands. At Glen Eden Medical Aesthetics, you can receive exceptional treatment from a qualified medical professional.


Enquire online or speak to a member staff today on 01476 550056.