Are Dermal Fillers For Wrinkles Safe?


Book a 45 minute consultation securely with us though our Phorest system.

by | Feb 17, 2022

The question of whether or not fillers for wrinkles are safe has been one that people have asked since dermal fillers first became a well-known feature in the world of aesthetics. I have no doubt that it ranks very highly on Google searches too!

When it comes to answering this question in the simplest terms, the answer is a resounding yes! There’s a lot of evidence to show that dermal fillers for wrinkles (and several other purposes) are a safe and effective treatment option. However, there’s much more to this question than you might think at first glance. Even the safest treatment can become problematic in the wrong hands.


Finding A Practitioner You Trust To Perform Dermal Fillers For Wrinkles


It is my belief that the wrong practitioner performing any kind of injectable treatment, such as dermal fillers for wrinkles, cannot be trusted. When it comes to choosing a clinic and practitioner you can trust, you may have to do some snooping. Based on a clinic’s Instagram or website, you should be able to quickly ascertain what qualifications they hold. Sadly, when it comes to some places, even Sherlock Holmes would be at a loss. However, if you can find what you’re looking for, you should soon be able to look a practitioner up on a professional database. Anyone with qualifications, whether they’re a doctor, nurse or dentist, should be on a professional register, as this holds them accountable for the treatment they provide.

The next step is to dig a little deeper. In order for someone to be able to provide fillers for wrinkles safely, they should have a Level 7 qualification, or an equivalent Master’s degree. This level of practical training ensures that an individual has the knowledge they need in order to perform dermal fillers for wrinkles safely. These qualifications take years to obtain, but they provide practitioners with invaluable knowledge.


Why Choose No4 Clinic?


The last thing to check is the premises in which you’ll be treated. Anyone who claims to be a practitioner, but continues to operate from a location that is primarily meant for another purpose is unlikely to be legitimate. In my professional opinion, these places will not meet your treatment needs. Aesthetic procedures, whether we’re discussing fillers for wrinkles or chemical face peels, need to be performed in safe and clean conditions. Many locations simply don’t meet the standards necessary, which other practices pride themselves on. 

If you’re based in Scotland, you can check the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website (HIS) prior to booking an appointment. HIS’ standards are incredibly high and all registered clinics have to undergo a thorough, independent inspection process before they can become part of their register. If you’re wondering whether or not my own clinic is registered, I’m pleased to say that it is! Click here to read the details of our inspection. See, I’ve made it a little bit easier for you to become an aesthetic detective too! After all, it’s only fair that I practice what I preach!

My staff and I value nothing more than safe, reliable treatments that are guaranteed to give our patients the results they deserve. When you’re considering dermal fillers for wrinkles, fine lines or simply to enhance your natural features, I invite you to visit me and my wonderful team.


Contact Us


When you choose my clinic, you can be sure that my staff and I have the qualifications, skills and knowledge necessary to ensure you feel happier and more confident in your skin. My true passion is helping my patients and you could be one of them!

You can contact me, or a member of my team, by filling out a form on our website, calling us on 07595221484 or emailing today.

To keep in touch with us, don’t forget to follow our Instagram and Facebook accounts.

See you soon!


“I highly recommend Nicola and her lovely clinic. I went to get mole removal off my face and felt in good professional hands. Everything was explained to me in great detail about the procedure and after care advice to follow. I felt very relaxed during the procedure, didn’t find it painful and left with a big smile. Thank you so much”

Angela McPherson

“Always welcoming, taking time ensure my needs are met.
Excellent Covid protocol, so always feel in safe and professional hands from the point i ring the doorbell.”

Helen Bromehead

“For anyone who feels nervous about getting procedures done
One word “don’t” from the moment you enter the clinic you are made to feel at ease a truly great experience and the results are amazing
The best possible advice is given with only you in mind
Both Nikki and Gael are exceptionally welcoming and friendly “

Alison O’ Donnell

“I had a very good experience at the clinic, i got lots of good advice and feel much more positive about the ageing process and things that were beginning to bother me.
The clinic was very covid aware and have measures in place to keep everyone safe.”

Carol Wison

“Nicci & Gael are always so welcoming and totally professional. I love visiting the clinic as I know I am in very safe hands and Nicci actually takes time to discuss your needs and gives you honest advice. I totally trust her judgement and alway are more than happy with the service I receive. I would highly recommend the clinic and the treatments are superb.“

Simone Martin

"Visiting the clinic is always a fantastic experience. Expert care, advice and First Class treatment options. I feel so lucky to have this on my doorstep, a Harley Street Clinic in Moray"

Chloe K

"Visiting the clinic is always a fantastic experience. Expert care, advice and First Class treatment options. I feel so lucky to have this on my doorstep, a Harley Street Clinic in Moray"

Chloe K

“Hi Nichola, I don’t know if you remember but I had tear trough treatment back in November. I just wanted to say a huge thank you! I was initially fairly pleased with the results but now am delighted! The darkness has all but gone even without make-up. I am so much more confident than before.”


“My wrinkled lined face caused me great distress for many years! An opportunity arose to attend an open day with Dr Nichola Maasdorp. I was introduced to different treatments to reduce these lines. Following treatment my lines are smoother and I am very pleased with the results.
I would recommend facial enhancement treatment with Dr Nichola Maasdorp.”


“I am so happy with the scar revision procedure Nichola did on my lips. It has helped me with my confidence and the results are amazing. Definitely would recommend”

Nicola P


Choose either a face-to-face or online video consultation. 

No 4 Clinic Elgin Nichola Maasdorp

Submit your email address to keep up to date with all that's happening at the clinic:

T:+44 (0) 7595221484

Nichola Maasdorp No4 Clinic
Anti-ageing & Skincare Treatments
4 Mayne Road
IV30 1NY