Dermal fillers are the ultimate non-surgical treatments that temporarily improve areas of lost volume in your face and enhance your natural beauty. If you’ve heard of dermal filler horror stories, then you’re probably reading about the unqualified beauticians that are performing these treatments because, well, they can. Let’s discuss where you should get dermal fillers in Leamington Spa and how safe they are.
Who can perform dermal fillers?
In the UK, you currently don’t need to hold any formal qualifications to perform dermal fillers, including any medical qualifications! This could be subject to change, but currently absolutely anybody can inject dermal filler. This is not who we’d recommend seeking out for your treatment, though. This is not a safe practice at all, and you should always find yourself a trained professional who is open and honest about their qualifications.
Who should perform your treatments?
You should seek a medical professional qualified in aesthetics training to administer your treatments. This is the safest option for you and your skin, because a qualified professional will not only perform the more effective treatment but also practice the best injection techniques. They’re also better equipped to advise on aftercare, help you with any side effects, and manage complications should they arise.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers themselves, as an injectable material, are incredibly safe. This is because they are a gel-like substance that contain hyaluronic acid, a natural bodily sugar. Because this sugar naturally occurs with the skin and joints, it is accepted by your skin with virtually no complaint other than mild injection side effects. They are also naturally broken down and dissolved by your body over time and with no complaint from your system. Their safe injection or treatment is always in the hands of a qualified medical professional with aesthetics training, however, and just because the actual material is safe doesn’t mean it’s safe for just anyone to administer.
What to look out for when choosing your practitioner
- Qualifications – are they a medical professional, and are they trained in performing this aesthetic treatment?
- Price – if the price seems unnaturally low or far too good to be true, you might be compromising on the quality of the product used, let alone who is performing it.
- Product – ask your practitioner for the brands they use and ask to see the packaging before they perform your treatment. This will ensure they are using a reputable and genuine product rather than a ‘knock-off’ or ‘fake’ product found through disreputable sources.
- Cleanliness – take a look around the clinical room before your appointment. Is it clean? Does it feel sanitary and safe? Is there a medical waste bin? Will your practitioner wear disposable medical gloves and use disposable syringes for your treatment?
Where you should get dermal fillers in Leamington Spa
It bears repeating: find a medical professional trained in facial aesthetics. Our own Caroline Milner, qualified and registered dentist, was trained in facial aesthetics on Harley Street in London and has over 10 years of experience in performing injectable treatments. If you’re looking for an experienced and safe practitioner for dermal fillers in Leamington Spa, then you should definitely consider Clarendon House Dental Centre’s own Caroline!