What is Lip Filler?
Lip filler is a hydrating hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that is injected under the skin to hydrate and volumise the lips to replace lost plumpness and increase the size of your lips.
In suitably qualified and experienced hands the results can be excellent.
There is almost no regulation. Anybody can buy lip filler gel and inject it into others without breaking any laws!
This means it is being offered in places that are not clean enough for injectable procedure, and even in peoples homes.
In the wrong hands fillers can cause permanent damage. Handled appropriately they are safe. Until dermal fillers are regulated, the only way to be sure you’re safe is to stick with professionally qualified clinicians like dentists.
In the Sunday Times a consultant in Liverpool reports that local nail technicians are visiting clients in their homes and injecting facial fillers in their kitchens. These practitioners might have one or two days of training under their belts, and have no concern for the sterility of the environment they work in, hence the infections…
People buying cheap dermal fillers are ending up in A&E with filler leaking out of their skin or blocked vessels near their eyes nearly blinding them according to a consultant plastic surgeon.This is nothing new. There’s been a steady stream of similar stories for years — here’s one MailOnline did recently about “lip filler cowboys” targeting schoolgirls.
If you have read these horror stories and are looking for someone you can trust with your facial aesthetics then come and see us. Greg, Lucy and Sam are all professionally qualified and indemnified and can make filler safe and effective for you. See our Lip Filler page for more information.