Leading aesthetic expert Dr Joney De Souza was asked to comment in a provocative feature on the popular Healthista website that questioned whether dermal fillers – and other non-surgical aesthetic procedures – spell the end for cosmetic surgery.
How can dermal fillers replace cosmetic surgery?
The results achievable with temporary hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have now extended beyond filling a line here or a fold there. It’s now possible to enhance facial features to a degree that was previously only achievable with the cosmetic surgeon’s scalpel.
They have received much interest in the press and wider public as they have become the go-to treatment for celebs on both sides of the Atlantic. Who can forget the furore when Kylie Jenner finally admitted that her plumped up pout was the result of dermal fillers rather than clever make-up tricks.
In the UK, stars from reality TV shows TOWIE and Geordie Shore openly admit that they regularly indulge in non-surgical procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers to achiever fuller lips, more pronounced cheekbones and even a straighter nose.
Dr Joney De Souza has been at the forefront of this new trend for the non-surgical over the surgical. His experience, expertise and artistic eye combine to produce a result that is naturally beautiful rather than overdone.
Keep yourself safe
Even though these procedures are temporary and aren’t surgical, with the accompanying downtime and potential complications, it doesn’t mean they are risk free or that you will be guaranteed the result you want. Dr Joney gave Healthista’s visitors some valuable advice on what to look for when choosing both product and practitioner:
- check the product is a leading brand such as Juvederm or Vycross Juvederm
- ensure they are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers as these are naturally-occurring substances in the body and can be dissolved if you’re not happy with the result
- ask to see the expiry date on the product packaging before it is injected to ensure it’s in date
- check your doctor is registered to practice in the UK with the General Medical Council
If you’re interested in seeing what results could be achieved with dermal fillers, book a consultation with Dr Joney De Souza at his central London clinic.