12.06.19

Are Lip Fillers Safe?

This is a question that is circulating the media and the public at the moment, so we think it’s important to explore this issue in its entirety and shed some light on safe practice. Lip fillers can be and are safe when they are performed under certain carefully controlled circumstances. Let’s explore the safety of lip fillers in Inverness and what you should look out for.

Are lip fillers, as a material, safe?

Lip fillers and almost all injectable dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are in part made of hyaluronic acid (or HA). Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin, tissue, and joints, so the body readily accepts the fillers after some minor side effects. Some people have been put off by the mention of ‘acid’, but it isn’t the sort of corrosive acid you’re thinking of, don’t worry.

Are lip fillers permanent?

No, lip fillers that use hyaluronic acid are not permanent. Because they use a naturally occurring bodily substance, they too are naturally broken down by the body over the proceeding months following treatment. The only permanent fillers available are made of silicon and other such materials that come accompanied by risks and unpredictability. There aren’t many practitioners in the UK who offer these permanent fillers, as temporary hyaluronic acid fillers are much preferred and much safer.

Can lip fillers be ‘undone’?

Lip fillers can, when necessary, be undone. This should only be performed under circumstances, for example when an unforeseen complication occurs. This means that you don’t have to jeopardise your safety should anything occur.

Who can perform lip fillers?

As it currently stands in the UK, anyone can perform this treatment, but this does not mean that anyone should. A non-medical professional does not understand your facial anatomy, the inner workings of your skin, and the risks associated better than a medical professional. You risk not only the quality of your results, but the risks of complications are also heightened. What’s more, your injector might not be aware of what these complications look like or how to deal with them. A medical professional understands how to manage complications and side effects and are best placed to perform your lip fillers, so please always choose a medical practitioner.

If you’re seeking lip fillers in Inverness, only trust a medical professional like those of Emma J Aesthetics. We will deliver safe and beautiful treatments our dedicated Inverness skin clinic. Contact us to book your initial consultation today!