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Are lip fillers safe?

Updated: Feb 26, 2020

Beauty trends can come and go, such as the over plucked eyebrows of the 90’s or the noughties thirst for enormous boob jobs. Well, right now it seems to be the turn of lip fillers.

According to a report by What Clinic last year, from 2012-2017 the number of online searches for lip filler increased tenfold. That just goes to demonstrate how popular this type of treatment has become.

Whereas, in the past, people were choosing to go under the knife to delay the signs of aging, today we’re opting for less invasive, less permanent ways to improve our appearance. Dermal fillers and lip fillers are some of the most popular treatment requests here at True Face, resulting in beautiful, natural looking aesthetic improvements that our clients love.

How safe are lip fillers?

Lip fillers are non-invasive, meaning there is no cutting or major surgery involved. They are administered in a sterile environment by injection, using a brand new needle and flawless hygiene practices. This ensures there is minimal risk of infection from the injection itself.

In terms of the injected substance, the thing that makes your lips look fuller is a type of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body, so there’s very little risk of any sort of allergic reaction. Any swelling or bruising is typically short lived, and the risk of this is lower with HA than with other types of fillers.

Having said all this, jumping out of a plane is perfectly safe if you’re using a great parachute and are under the supervision of a qualified professional. Your choice of clinic and practitioner is a key factor in the safety of your lip filler treatment.

The importance of using a qualified professional

Lips are one of the most vascular parts of the body. They are sensitive, bruise easily and are often the first feature noticed when you meet a stranger. Beautiful subtly plumped lips create a stunning feature, but the opposite could be said of a botched job.

The lack of regulation in the UK means there are a lot of inexperienced, underqualified people offering to do lip fillers at a cut price rate. With something as precious as your face, why would you risk a complication?

The British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) conducted a survey which showed two out of five of its registered members had been asked to correct fillers which had been incorrectly administered.

Sticking to professional, qualified clinicians with a good reputation and solid experience will ensure you don’t end up regretting your decision. As qualified doctors, we at True Face are ideally positioned to look after your lips and to ensure a hassle free, professional treatment.

Top tips for choosing a practitioner to do your lip fillers

We’d love you to come to True Face for your lip filler, but if you decide to look elsewhere, please do keep in mind our top tips to ensure your practitioner is suitably qualified to administer the procedure.

  • Ask lots of questions to give yourself confidence that they know their business

  • Check for reviews of their practice online or ask to see testimonials from past clients

  • Ensure they are medically qualified; ask to see their qualifications if you’re not certain

  • Look for a Save Face registered supplier, which shows they are government approved

  • Expect to have your medical history taken; if they don’t ask about this, they are not doing their job properly

  • Never feel under pressure to go ahead before you feel ready

We would love to offer you lip filler treatment here at True Face and encourage you to come in for a no pressure, no obligation, stress free consultation so you can experience our professionalism for yourself.


When administered in the correct way, by the correct person, lip fillers are perfectly safe. Just as you wouldn’t allow your hairdresser to service your car, why would you allow anyone other than a fully qualified individual work on your face?

Here at True Face, we work hard to stay abreast of the latest developments in tools, techniques and products, so that we can offer you the safest, gentlest and most effective treatment. All our practitioners are fully medically qualified, so you can be confident you’re in safe hands with us.

Why not book your consultation today, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions about lip fillers?

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