A look at dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are often used to erase wrinkles, correct scars, or simply help remove depressions that form in the skin. In the UK there are more than a hundred different types of fillings and until just recently anyone could receive a dermal filling with or without a prescription or any type of regulated training for the administrator.

The process behind dermal filling is not very complicated and it usually only takes about thirty minutes to be completed. Most patients do not experience any pain whatsoever associated with the procedure.

However, NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh announced last week that the health industry is going to clampdown on any beauty salons that are offering the fillers or injectables given the risks that come associated with allowing just anyone to administer the beauty treatments.

Over the last few years, the alternative to cosmetic surgery has become very popular in many salons, but the problem is that beauty therapists that gave them often had no medical knowledge or qualifications to do so. This places their patrons at a high risk.

Last year the British Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons revealed that about 70% of surgeons had seen patients that had problems that stemmed from dermal feelings prompting regulations to be created for the dermal filling community.

Keogh stated that dermal fillers are a problem that was just waiting to grow into something massive and so they made the appropriate changes to make sure that all clinics and salons that offer these services are properly qualified.

In addition, over the last year new regulations and rules have been put in place at beauty salons to help prevent risks associated with teeth whitening. It was discovered that oral health risks were associated with allowing teeth whitening to be practised at salons where there was no trained dentists.