What you don’t know about fillers

Fillers have become increasingly popular these days and are now more affordable and common, with celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Katie Price even being regular users of derma fillers. However, amongst all the popularity, there are actually several reasons why fillers should actually be avoided and rather, a non-invasive style of treatment be used.

To begin with, it is important to understand the actual use of fillers. Fillers are typically synthetic substances that are injected into problem areas such as skin folds, lines and tissues to reverse ageing and provide facial fullness. Also known as Dermal Fillers, these can also be used to plump up cheeks, tackle acne scars, smile lines, or be used as implants (for lips, cheeks etc).

But did you know? these fillers can actually leave holes in your biology? Fillers can inflame the nodules in your skin which can lead to excessive bumps and holes on the skin tissue. If this does occur, not only does it change what your skin will look like, these bumps and holes can only be removed through complicated surgical procedures. Surgery to correct bad surgery? is it worth it?

This is of course one of the many other negatives that having fillers has…

     Cheek filler gone wrong

Did you know?

When fillers are used in areas such as the under eye or cheek area; areas where fillers are not typically meant to go, this can lead to the filler producing excessive fluid like water, leading to swelling. Fillers can also lead to infections at both an early or later stage of it being in your body. This can depend on the hygiene of the place the procedure is carried out at, or that your body has reacted negatively to the foreign materials injected within it. More seriously, if a filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, this could transport around your body, blocking the blood vessels relating to your brain, eyes or heart. If this does happen, you could potentially suffer a heart attack, stroke or permanent blindness. Fillers can also get messy and move from one area to the other leading to unwanted bumps and puffiness in areas that you do not want fillers to be in, and if this filler does happen to move around to places where the blood flow is blocked, this can lead to tissue death.

Other extremely common side effects include:

  • redness
  • swelling
  • pain
  • bruising
  • itching
  • rash

So what are the alternatives?

At URimage, we offer several skin treatments however, the most effective to replace the need for fillers are skin peels and Dermabrasion treatment, offering the same results as fillers, whilst being non-surgical, affordable and pain free.

At URimage, we offer a exfoliating Dermabrasion technique, which uses a rotating instrument to remove the outer layers of skin, usually on the face. This can help tackle fine lines, sun damage, acne scars and uneven skin textures without leaving holes or unwanted substances in your skin like fillers do. Our skin peel treatment helps to exfoliate dead skin and refine pores, this treatment stimulates new cell growth and collagen production, helping to reveal clearer, fresher and brighter skin. Our skin peel also removes the top layer of dead skin encouraging fresh, new skin to grow beneath. This in combination with our HIFU facial is a much greater and safer alternative than any filler treatments.

The negatives outweigh the positives that fillers have and with non-surgical solutions available for the same problems, it is safer to choose these as not only will the results be better, but the procedure will be a lot safer.