Permanent injectable fillers have more complications than other fillers, according to a study in the UK. And both U.S. and UK plastic surgeons cite unqualified practitioners as the reason patients experience undesirable results.
It’s no secret that gravity works. In fact, men and women spend millions of dollars a year on creams, treatments, devices and surgery because of this natural law.
So when a patient considers getting permanent injectable fillers, it’s important that the person administering the filler understand how skin ages, and can project what the filled area will look like years down the road.
No one believes that permanent fillers are the perfect solution for looking young forever, but it’s also important that the filler not create a distorted or malformed appearance for the patient, too.
A new survey by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons suggests that patients who choose permanent fillers experience more complications than those who select other types of fillers.
In fact, one in four UK surgeons has seen patients with complications from permanent fillers. And one in five saw a patient who needed surgery to correct the problem.
The UK doctors surveyed said the reason for complications was unqualified practitioners administering fillers incorrectly, and studies by the U.S. FDA confirm that U.S. patients who experienced adverse events are mainly the result of injection by an unqualified provider.
Doctors advise patients to accept only approved fillers, from injections prescribed by a physician. And, they urge consumers to ask the provider to be very specific about his or her qualifications… because, as we already mentioned, gravity works.