Dr Tracy Mountford answers your questions on non-surgical cosmetic treatments
Q: How Safe are Dermal Fillers?
I was thinking of having dermal fillers to plump out my nose to mouth lines. With so much negative press regarding potential problems with dermal fillers, I am now having second thoughts. How safe are theses product and procedures?
Dr Tracy Mountford, Medical Director of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic and member of the BACD says;
“We only use FDA approved fillers in our clinics as they have a long term safety record as well as being highly effective. The safety of a treatment depends on two key factors, the product and the skill of the practitioner; Your practitioner should be totally transparent regarding the product (what it is, how it works, safety etc) during the initial consultation and any patient should be clear on the experience of the treating practitioner and their qualifications – only in this way can unnecessary risk be minimised”.