How to Choose a Dermal Filler Provider

In recent years the number of women engaging the services of a dermal filler provider has increased significantly.

However, whilst you might have decided that dermal fillers are something you definitely want to have done, the act of choosing the right provider can be quite a difficult task.

So, in this article, to help you decide, we’ll outline some of the factors you should take into account when choosing the best provider of this treatment for you.

What are dermal fillers?

For those who are not familiar with them, dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment that is used for facial enhancement or rejuvenation.

Predominantly used to shape, contour, proportion and volumise the face, the most commonly used type of dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid that is cross-linked.

While the procedure is both reversible and temporary, its effects generally last for between 6 to 18 months.

To achieve the most natural looking results, it is important to use only tiny amounts, and at irregular intervals.

Where can fillers be injected?

When a treatment is performed, it involves dermal fillers being injected beneath the skin. Typically, this is done around the subcutaneous fat layer, although often it can be done deeper.

Some of the areas in which dermal fillers can be treated include foreheads, cheeks, lips, noses, chins, tear troughs, temples and jawlines.

They can also be used between different parts of the face to smooth transitions, for instance between the cheek and the lower eyelid, aka the tear trough.

Foremostly, dermal fillers are used to beautify and enhance the skin and face.

One of the most popular ways this is done is through lip enhancement. Which is often used to provide the borders of your lips with more definition.

To counter signs of ageing, you could even choose to have dermal fillers injected into fine lines or wrinkles.

What to look for in a dermal filler provider

If you have decided on utilising the services of a dermal filler provider, it can be difficult to know which one to choose.

There are plenty of practitioners out there, so you will have to do some thorough research to decide on the most appropriate one for you.

As you will need to find an experienced and qualified professional. Some of the things you should consider include the reputation of the clinic and the medical professional who will administer the treatment. It's also worth checking out what products will be used on you.

Here are some ways to do that, as well as other things to consider. 

Clinic’s reputation

It is important to ascertain how good a reputation the clinic you intend to use has. 

A great way to do this is to peruse online reviews. You should be able to gain valuable insight into the experiences other patients had.

Also be sure to do a general search online to see what has been written – positive and negative - about any clinic you are interested in.

This will give you a fairly accurate indication of how good a standing they have in the community and industry as a whole.

Doctor/medical professional’s reputation

If you are interested in having your dermal filler performed by a doctor, it is worth checking their credentials too.

Again, this can be done through online reviews, but also don’t be afraid to ask for referrals from other patients.

Often, the doctor will have their own website, or at least a page devoted to them on the clinic’s website. From that you should find more information about their experience, as well as their professional qualifications. So, don’t be afraid to double check this as well.

If the treatment will be performed by another medical professional, you are perfectly within your rights to request further information about their skills and qualifications. This includes their suitability to perform the treatment.

Product used

When it comes to dermal fillers, the product which your preferred practitioner chooses to use is very important. For your own peace of mind, it is worth investigating it more thoroughly, so you can make sure that you are 100% happy with it.

Be sure to research these products online, as well as the components within them. If necessary, consult the manufacturer or a relevant industry body or expert.


Whilst cost is a strong determining factor as to which dermal filler provider you choose, this shouldn’t be the main criteria on which your choice is based.

That said, it is important to understand just how much your treatment will cost you, so you can compare it with other practitioners in your area, and not get any nasty surprises when they present you the bill.

Final thoughts

Every treatment comes with potential risks and side effects. However, there are a number of ways to minimise the chances of something going wrong. VCI suggests choosing reputable practitioners, following recommended health advice and taking the proper pre and post-care, to reduce any complications.

If you have set your heart on facial enhancement or rejuvenation treatment, you will need to take the time to think carefully about what you are looking for. You should be able to make a choice you are happy with.