Things to ask your practitioner

Things to ask your practitioner

Dermal filler treatments may feel like a relatively minor procedure, but in reality, these products are long lasting implants. Just because they are delivered to the face via a needle, it is still important that they are done in a clinical environment, with sterile needles and performed by trained healthcare practitioner.

Always ask a practitioner about their qualifications and experience. It helps to know how long they have been practicing and what product they intend to use on you. Discuss whether you’re going to go for a natural look or an exaggerated look, so these things are clear at to you both from the time of consultation.

Makes sure your practitioner explains the possible side effects of treatment, including the common ones like pain on injection, swelling and bruising. Ask who the injector how they deal with unexpected outcomes or occasional complications. Not all practitioners are trained to administer remedial treatment, and it is important to ask if they have the correct expertise themselves, or if they rely on supporting colleagues to give access to the right medicines and techniques, should there be any complications. Ideally the injector will have all the correct equipment and expertise themselves to be able to handle any issues themselves, on site.

Fillers badly injected don’t just affect your appearance, they can cause long term health issues, so make sure you are confident in your practitioner before you say yes.

Dr. Tahera Bhojani-Lynch

Oculoplastic Surgeon


Dr. Bhojani-Lynch is an internationally acclaimed Oculoplastic Surgeon. With over 25 years of experience, she is committed to promoting safety, natural beauty, and delivering exceptional results in Aesthetic Medicine.