Filler: common concerns

Filler: common concerns
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It's normal to feel a bit of apprehension before going ahead with any procedure.

I mean, it is a needle to the face. Let's just call a spade a spade.

Here are some of the more common concerns, which I hope will make you less anxious if you're considering filler!

Will it hurt?

A bit of discomfort is normal, but it’s not usually too painful. You may sometimes have ice applied to your skin, or a local anaesthetic to numb the area. The better the clinic, the more comfortable you will generally be.

Can I get back to normal life after getting filler?

Usually, yeah. You might need some ice to the area for a short period after your treatment, but generally your recovery time is quite fast.

Your doctor will give you more thorough advice to aid your recovery.

Will I look natural?

The blunt answer is: if you go to the right clinic.

The more experienced the doctor, the better your results will be. It’s that simple.

Avoid the dreaded duck face and choose the right clinic.

When should I get another treatment?

When the signs of ageing reappear, it’s best to go back to your doctor and discuss getting another round.

Is filler safe?

Yes. If you go to the right clinic. Are you noticing a theme here?

Filler has been used for years, so provided you have the right doctor using the right products, it’s generally very safe.

Are there unapproved filler products out there?

Unfortunately, yes. This is another good reason to choose the right clinic who should be using reputable, approved products.

Now that you're armed with more knowledge on filler, all that's left is to find a good clinic! Did I emphasise that point enough?