The Controversy Around Fillers – Dr Tracy Mountford & Alice Hart-Davis


Are fillers controversial? 

Dr Tracy Mountford had the opportunity to speak with one of the leading experts in the aesthetics industry, Alice Hart-Davis – the author behind the Tweakments Guide – to answer this very question.

Fillers are becoming more and more common and are one of the most popular treatments in the aesthetics industry, especially with celebrities and younger patients. 

However, fillers do have a controversial reputation with the public. From hearing about fillers gone wrong to seeing overdone treatments, many people are afraid of fillers and are not sure how they can be used effectively.

Alice spoke about how people always see these stories and it creates an image of improper use that doesn’t accurately represent how useful fillers can be. She says: “People are quite confused about fillers. They’re not quite sure what they do in the face but they have also seen a lot of bad work with fillers and that scares them.” 

As Dr Mountford points out, what people don’t understand is that fillers do so much more than just fill lines and wrinkles. As we age, our bone structure and fat begin to shrink the face and gums begin to recede. Fillers, when used expertly, are fantastic at bringing back structure to the face, making you look younger and more symmetrical to combat the loss of structure due to age. 

In fact, Dr Mountford said that if she were to choose one treatment to make people look younger above all others, “fillers would be [her] choice.”

Watch the video below to see Alice and Dr Mountford discuss filler treatments:

Fillers at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic:

The best thing about fillers is that they are versatile, and can be used to treat a number of different concerns.

Dermal fillers smooth fine lines and wrinkles as well as restore volume in the face. They also replenish the hyaluronic acid in your body, keeping your skin looking youthful and fresh. A combination of dermal fillers and a collagen-boosting treatment can even be used as an alternative to a facelift

Lip fillers are another popular treatment that can subtly plump the limp and define the Cupid’s Bow. Tear Trough fillers refresh ageing and tired eyes, softening bags and dark circles. We can also do subtle brow lifts with fillers as well as non-surgical rhinoplasty.

Fillers are a great tool for bringing back shape to the face and restoring that youthful look. They bring out the cheekbones and jawline, giving a contoured look that is so popular today.

The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is renowned for its natural-looking results. With over 28 years of experience, Dr Mountford is now one of the most highly respected and trailblazing doctors in the aesthetics industry. She has personally handpicked and mentored all of our medical practitioners to the highest level who follow her ‘less is more’ approach to strategically beautify and enhance the natural features in an age appropriate way. 

With an experienced, highly visual doctor, there should be no ‘over-filled’ or ‘over-plumped’ look. In fact, no one should be able to detect that treatment has taken place at all.

If you are interested in finding out more about filler treatments, then call us on 0203 319 3637 (London clinic) or 01753 646 660 (Buckinghamshire clinic) or email us at 

*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.

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