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How to be safe and achieve subtle results when getting face and lip fillers

The demand for dermal fillers shows no sign of slowing down, with Data Bridge Market Research analysis showing that the market is expected to grow to $10.7 billion at a compound annual growth rate of 10.9% during 2022-2029.

Dermal fillers, also referred to as soft tissue fillers, lip and facial fillers, injectable implants or wrinkle fillers, are designed to smooth out and fill out the face, including the nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the edges of the mouth), cheeks, chin, lips and backs of the hands. But how safe are dermal fillers to use?

You can be forgiven for thinking that injecting Botox or dermal fillers entails simply sticking a needle into one’s skin and injecting. However, it is far more complex than just that. The failure to appreciate this is why we are seeing a proliferation of damaging results from ‘injectors’, predominantly from a non-medical background. If you are tempted to have your Botox or dermal filler treatment carried out by a beautician or hairdresser, tattoo artist or medically trained injector but one without the necessary experience or skills, please think carefully.

Human anatomy is more than surface anatomy. Our faces have a layered structure. Think of a face as of an onion or a cabbage, where each layer is different. Therefore, for Botox and dermal filler procedures to be carried out effectively and SAFELY, the injector must have a sound understanding and appreciation of clinical anatomy. Unfortunately, this level of knowledge is what non-medical injectors (and some medical injectors) struggle to comprehend.

Nevertheless, when administered in the right way and by a medical professional dermal filler can provide a real confidence boost and help restore a youthful and fresh glow by smoothing the appearance of fine lines, enhancing the volume of the cheeks, plumping lips, giving structure and restoring volume to the face. Dermal fillers differ from Botox as Botox does not plump and is generally used to stop the muscle movement that results in wrinkles.

Essence Medical’s Dr Bong is a renowned leader in advanced facial sculpting and contouring with facial fillers for a more youthful appearance and is frequently called upon as a guest speaker and trainer to professionals worldwide. His years of training, knowledge and experience in facial anatomy provide Dr Bong with a particular art in the use of subtle fillers to give a youthful and refreshed look, giving his patients confidence.

If you attend the Essence Medical clinic, Dr Bong will advise on the most suitable treatment for the outcome you’d like and discuss in detail what you can expect from the treatment and the results.

When administered correctly, dermal fillers should never cause any damage to the skin. The practitioner, their technique, and the quality of the product they inject are vital to achieving natural results. The most crucial factor is doing your homework and research, so you know who you can trust. They should also have expert knowledge of anatomy and significant experience and use the highest quality filler.  It is vital to ensure your face is in the right hands!

If you are interested in getting Lip Fillers in Glasgow, please contact our clinic for a consultation with Dr Kieren Bong, one of Europe’s most respected experts.


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