Channel 5’s ‘Botched Up Bodies’ has over the last few weeks shocked viewers. Last week featured a bride who had struggled with side effects from permanent lip fillers, raising discussion about the ongoing use of the product when there are much safer alternatives.
Beauty tutor Deborah Kelly was intending to have non-permanent lip fillers to add volume to her lips in readiness for her wedding, but the surgeon persuaded her to have permanent lip filler product instead. She suffered an almost instant reaction with dramatic swelling, which then gave way to painful, solid and hard lumps. Years later the sores have not disappeared and still cause severe discomfort as well as embarrassment.
With dramatic growth in patients seeking surgical and non-surgical procedures in the UK, it is perhaps a timely reminder about the importance of choosing both practitioner and treatment well.
Permanent Lip Filler
The problems with permanent lip filler have been well documented in recent years, with high profile cases such as Leslie Ash and Pete Burns showing the public just how devastating the consequences can be when they go wrong. Some patients have problems from the outset while others can experience issues years later when the lips break out in pus filled sores which can spread through the fatty tissue.
Statistics have been quoted that nearly half – 49% – of patients experienced problems with permanent filler treatment. Steroid injections might help in the early stages, but 89% needed surgery to fix them and remove the filler.
Surprisingly, permanent fillers have not been banned in the UK, but temporary fillers which last less than a year are generally considered the better option.
By contrast, the latest temporary lip filler and dermal fillers are much safer to use than traditional permanent fillers.
They offer soft and natural results and are based on hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance which retains water and therefore volume in the skin, but which depletes with the ageing process. If necessary, temporary fillers can be reversed using special injections. However, better practice is to use a relatively small amount which can be topped up if necessary. Moreover, the safety record of products such as Juvederm is streets ahead of the old fashioned permanent fillers.
Again, there is little or no regulation of dermal fillers in the UK at the moment, but patients choosing skilled and experienced aesthetic doctors and top brand products are in safe hands.
Northamptonshire Lip Enhancement Doctor
Dr John Tanqueray at Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre based in Hardingstone near Northampton has an excellent reputation for providing natural-looking yet beautiful lip enhancement treatments using the very latest dermal and lip fillers.
He personally carries out detailed consultations prior to treatment and administers all injections himself. He also offers training for other medical professionals and has an excellent reputation as a practising GP.
Unlike many competitors, Mulberry House Clinic offer a free consultation with their doctor. There is no pressure to have a treatment, so for a professional opinion on your skin and discussion about what treatments could help, why not contact the team. For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please complete our contact form, call 01604 702630 or email: email@example.com.