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Are permanent fillers better value in the long run?

Thank you for your very good question!

Very often patients request permanent dermal fillers because they believe that, in the long run, it will be more cost effective. However, there is potentially a very heavy price to pay for this decision. With permanent fillers, any problem becomes a permanent problem.

If the result is not to your liking (i.e. not a look you expected or one that compliments you very well), your permanent dermal filler cannot be reversed without an invasive surgical procedure. This can leave you with scars that can be unsightly or disfiguring. This type of experience can be a psychologically traumatic process to go through.

Temporary dermal fillers naturally degrade. Over time, they are broken down in the body before being excreted. If your result is unsatisfactory or you don’t like it, you have the option to allow your filler to break down naturally and adjust the way the treatment is administered in future to achieve the look you want. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be broken down rapidly with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This is also useful in emergency situations, such as allergic response to fillers, in the event of a vascular occlusion (blockage of an artery) or any other type of threat to tissue health when we need to get rid of filler quickly to minimise harm or damage.

Although these events are not every day occurrences they do happen and are very much a reality. So why risk your health and good looks when harm can be minimised by avoiding the use of permanent fillers?

As we age, our facial features change and so do our treatment needs. With the use of temporary fillers your treatments can be refined to meet your changing needs over time.

To discuss which type of dermal filler might be best suited for your nose, cheeks, tear trough or lips, kindly contact us and we will be delighted to organise a free consultation for you.

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