The Side Effects of Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler injections are used to fill in wrinkles and lines in the skin. They can also be used to make the lips and cheeks look fuller and more defined. When undertaken by a professional medical practitioner, the benefits are noticeable instantly. Features should look enhanced and his or her plumpness is restored.

How likely am I to encounter side effects?

Dermal fillers are generally well tolerated; however mild side effects can occur on occasion. Side effects normally continue as long as the filler is in the skin, therefore short-acting fillers have short-acting side effects, whereas permanent fillers can have long-acting side effects.

The following common dermal filler side effects, which mainly occur at the injection site, can be immediate, but normally subside within as little as 48 hours but can be up to one-two weeks:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Rash

It’s important to remember that side effects are rare and the best way to ensure your cosmetic treatment runs smoothly and most importantly is safe, is by choosing the right medical practitioner and the right product.


How do I find the right medical practitioner?

Dermal fillers are currently provided by hundreds of medical practitioners across the UK, and it can be tough to figure out how to find a trustworthy, safe, and experienced one simply by scouring the internet.

Here at UTH Aesthetics, we have Dr Martyn King, GMC registered doctor, internationally accredited and award-winning aesthetics expert, ACE Medical Director and Vice Chair of the JCCP who is an expert in the cosmetics field with extensive skills and experience.

To minimise the chances of any side effects:

  • Make sure you use an experienced medical professional by doing your research.
  • Ensure you get booked in for a pre-treatment consultation.
  • Be certain you’re aware of the products that are being used.
  • Make sure you’re in a clinical setting.
  • Ensure you get a follow-up appointment.
  • You ask questions and are 100% sure what the treatment entails and any risks or complications.

How do I find the right dermal filler for me?

The contents of dermal fillers can vary, and each are intended to address certain indicators of ageing or other cosmetic concerns. They differ in terms of how long they take to function and how long they last. Some fillers might only last around six months, while others might last up to two years. You should speak with an aesthetic doctor about your specific needs and expectations to choose which filler is best for you.

Further tips about injectable dermal fillers and avoiding side effects

  1. Always deal with a qualified health care professional that administers treatments in vials that are clearly labelled and sealed. You can also confirm if the filler you’re getting is ACE and JCCP approved. Injectable fillers should never be obtained from unauthorised practitioners or in non-medical settings such as hotels or private homes.
  2. Always ask your certified health care practitioner for the information on the patient labelling information for UK approved injectable wrinkle fillers.
  3. Always be aware of the sort of product being injected as well as any potential negative effects. Understand where each product will be injected. If you have any concerns, speak with a professional health care provider.
  4. Dermal fillers should never be purchased over the internet. They could be false, polluted, and usually dangerous.