Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are made from a variety of different materials and the effects are usually temporary although some permanent and semi permanent dermal fillers are available

All dermal fillers on the market are medical devices and must meet the requirements of the Medical Devices Directive. Materials must be CE-marked, which indicates that the manufacturer has verified that the product will not compromise the clinical condition or the safety of patients when used under the conditions and for the purposes intended, and that any risks are acceptable when weighed against the benefits anticipated from the clinical use intended by the manufacturer.

Dermal fillers are created from various sources, some from collagen, and other from a bovine source or and some from porcine. Other dermal fillers are synthetically produced in laboratory and are derived from hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers derived from both collagen and hyaluronic acid are temporary biodegradeable products which last 3-12 months depending on the product , the amount used and patients lifestyle. Collagen based dermal fillers normally require a skin test whereas dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid do not. Some of the brand names include Restylane®, Surgiderm XP®, Belotero and Juvederm Ultra ®. For more information on cosmetic clinics in your area providing dermal fillers visit the Beauty Advice Find a Clinician

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Dermal filler treatments should be provided by medically qualified clinicians who have received recognised training dermal fillers.