Unstudied Dermal Filler products are making an international stir

| Jan 9, 2012 | Reply

Recently the FDA in the United States issued a warning to patients using poorly researched Dermal Filler products and/or poorly trained or non-qualified injectors.

In South Africa there is no registration process to import or use Dermal Fillers. This means it is down to the discretion of the doctor to use the safest and most clinically studied product to ensure your safety. This is not always the case in South Africa but the problem exists throughout the world.

At SAI we only use FDA approved Restylane products to ensure we have safety reports and clinical data. The risks of using substandard products are high and can lead to, over time, disfiguration in the face and tissue damage.

Poor Products

In attempt to save costs, some doctors use “cheap” products with no safety documentation. Products consist of Hyaluronic Acid fillers through to implant grade silicone gels and many things in between. Please be aware of sub-par Injectables and always research the product before letting someone inject you.

Poor training

As a trainer of other GP’s, Dr Clark understands the intricacies of facial anatomy and portrays the seriousness of Aesthetic safety to his GP pupils. Specific technique training and anatomy knowledge is required to perform Botox and Dermal Filler treatments safely.

Please note: it is illegal to be injected with Botox or Dermal Fillers by anyone other than a qualified doctor or specialist.

It is important to check the credentials and injecting experience of your doctor.

This might seem like a no-brainer to the clients already at SAI but if the international governing bodies are commenting then it might be worthwhile to pass this article on to friends or family or anyone considering any aesthetic procedures.

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