Are there any Risks or Complications?
Studies on safety of fillers have reported filler treatments as relatively safe with few side effects when completed by trained specialists. Recorded adverse events are usually minor including temporary injection site redness for less than three days. Patients may occasionally report temporary symptoms of redness, swelling, discomfort, lumps-bumpy changes, bruising, itching or change in colour. Infection is very rare however it is important that the treatment is completed in a CQC registered site (Care Quality Commission) and sterile precautions when having filler treatments. At The Centre all treatments are completed in our specialist Facial Centre on Harley Street. Serious side effects such as damage to skin (termed Necrosis) or damage to vision have very rarely been reported. Dr De Silva has pioneered the teaching of other doctors to avoid these serious issues in both National and International Conferences since 2012. Fillers are currently lacking from regulation, which remains a controversy in the UK. Precautions can be taken with competent practitioners to avoid these serious complications. Dr De Silva has trained his team at The Centre to avoid these unfortunate issues by utilising modern safe and newer techniques.
What treatments are best avoided in the Cheeks?
We use a combination of treatments to focus on a natural rejuvenation that is both safe, long lasting and safe. Over the last 5-years fillers have become more and more popular as both the quality of the filler product has reached new levels of quality and safety, in addition our techniques and skills at using them has matured with experience, Dr De Silva has been using non-surgical treatments for patients for over ten years. At The Centre we believe that it is important to avoid potential issues, we believe that there are certain products that are associate with higher risks of issues, including permanent and semi-permanent fillers, as in some patients this can result in long-term issues. In addition a number of highly marked products have shown to have minimal results, many patients have presented to us disappointed by the lack of results from treatments including Thermage, Ultherapy and thread lifts. At The Centre we do not offer any of these treatments which have minimal results.
Some patients may have facial anatomy which is characterised by marked recession of cheeks and these patients are better suited to a surgical correction including the use of a fat transfer or cheek implants. At The Centre, De Silva a Specialist Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon is able to offer both Surgical and Non-Surgical treatments. Most clinics are only able to offer non-surgical treatment.