Following complaints by patients who had experienced bad reactions or side-effects to “Expression”, an unapproved dermal filler product in the USA, the FDA issued a warning and advised cosmetic treatment practitioners to stop using the product.
The case underlines the importance of choosing a reputable injectable substance for dermal fillers procedures.
“Expression” had not been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA for use as a dermal filler, but due to the low cost, some practices had been using it for anti-ageing injections. The problem came to light via reports of unpleasant side-effects and complications including swelling, lumps, discolouration and bruising.
The UK has a far less rigorous control of injectable substances, which makes it all the more important for patients to be informed about the choices they are making.
Advice on Choosing Fillers
- Choose a trusted brand of reputable filler
- It may cost a little more, but it is definitely a sensible option
- Never risk an untested, unapproved substance
- Never buy DIY or online kits
- Always seek a medical professional who has had training and is experienced in cosmetic injections
- Take advantage of a free consultation and don’t go ahead if not completely confident in the company and practitioner
Juvederm is a top brand dermal filler in the UK which has been approved by the FDA in the States, an excellent indication of quality. It is available at top cosmetic treatment centres such as Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre based in Northamptonshire.
Mulberry House Clinic
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre was established in 2003 and offers a range of skin treatments for aesthetic improvement as well as tackling skin conditions.
Founder and doctor Dr Tanqueray himself has been carrying out professional skin treatments since 1999 and carries out all cosmetic injections. As an experienced doctor, he has the knowledge to recommend the most appropriate treatment.
For those interested in non-invasive facial rejuvenation, Mulberry House Clinic offer a free consultation with experienced practitioner Dr John Tanqueray, who will give individual advice based on consultation and review of medical history and any previous treatments.
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