You’ve probably heard about dermal fillers and seen it splashed all over social media. The question is how much do you actually know about dermal fillers, let’s go through the nitty-gritty so you can be well informed before making a decision.
Dermal Fillers are a gel-like substance, which is soft to touch, that can be injected under your skin to add volume and lift problematic areas, these can be done in various parts of your face from the chin, and lips, to your cheekbones and jaw.
Dermal fillers contain several different substances, some of which your body naturally produces and some substances which are synthetic. One of the common ingredients in Hyaluronic Acid, which is a substance that provides hydration and volume to your skin, this is one of the substances your body naturally produces. These fillers can last between 6 months to a year and the variation in time depends on your body because dermal fillers will gradually be absorbed by your body.
The good thing about dermal fillers apart from the aesthetic side is that if you do get dermal fillers and change your mind or decide it’s not the right thing for you, you can always have them dissolved! You’re not stuck with dermal fillers!
When looking for a practitioner to inject you with dermal fillers, make sure you know the following:
- Has the injector had training, and can they show you, their qualifications?
- Has the injector got adequate insurance?
- Has the injector got the emergency kit on the premises just in case anything goes wrong?
- Are the dermal fillers sourced through a reputable company and not from the ‘black market’? Ensuring that you’re not being injected with a product where you nor the injector knows what the actual ingredients are in the product
Do not be afraid to ask about training, qualifications, insurance or if they’re aware of the reputation of the company they use to source their products. You are at the receiving end of the treatments, and you have every right to ask these questions and to see the documents!
Once you’re comfortable knowing you’re in safe hands with the injector and feel assured you know the products are legitimate, enjoy your treatment!
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