Everyone’s having their lips ‘done’ with dermal fillers!


Wednesday 21st January 2009

Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, amongst others… they’ve all been known to have had their lips ‘done’, some attempts more successful than others. Lip fillers are today more widely accepted by society and are therefore increasing in popularity not just on the LA scene. But how safe are dermal fillers?

Firstly, and most obviously, you must approach a fully qualified clinic that offers dermal fillers that will be administered by a doctor. At SkinGenesis, not only are we registered with the Healthcare Commission, but we only book our patients in with our expert doctors.

Not many people know this, but the cosmetic world in the UK has quite slack regulation, which is partly why we hear quite a lot of horror stories on Channel 4 and Living TV. In the US, any cosmetic procedure must be FDA approved, which means it had undergone rigorous, stringent tests on thousands of people and has been deemed safe for human use. Here in the UK, anyone in the beauty industry can go on a course and certify themselves as being qualified to administer injectable fillers.

It’s also worth knowing that there are permanent and non-permanent fillers out there. If you choose permanent fillers and something goes wrong, you’ll be left with it for the rest of your life, hence the permanence of it! Non-permanent fillers last about 6-12 months, depending on which brand you opt for, so if anything does go wrong, at least it will be short-lived. Both types are based on collagen and hyaluronic acid, which both occur naturally in the body. The difference is that permanent fillers contain synthetic compounds which cannot be broken down by the body.

Our recommended fillers are Restylane and Radiesse, however it’s always worth having a one-to-one consultation with us, as our advice always differs from person to person.

Tips to avoid a ‘trout pout’ and to avoid looking like Paris Hilton here:

  • Ask for examples of the doctor’s work and ask lots of questions
  • Go away and think about it before jumping into any cosmetic treatments, make sure it’s definitely what you want to do
  • Only accept FDA approved fillers as these have been tested and tested and tested

If you have any questions now, feel free to leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.


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