Ageing can be such a beautiful process.
As wisdom develops, silver hairs begin to form and it takes less and less effort to smile at the good things in life.
But from the age of around 25, our bodies begin to produce less of certain proteins and chemicals; mainly hyaluronic acid. And as hyaluronic acid is needed to keep our skin plump, firm and wrinkle-free, this inevitably leads to sagging and the formation of wrinkles.
Some people are comfortable with the signs of ageing, but if you feel that your wrinkles are beginning to impact on your confidence, you may be looking for a way to remove them without spending a fortune on facial creams or facelifts.
And this is where we can help.
At Harley Street Dental, we do more than simply offer dental treatments; we are now able to offer our patients non-surgical cosmetic procedures, mainly dermal fillers Harley Street. A simple set of injections into predetermined areas and your skin will appear plumped and more youthful. Filler injections also boost the body’s production of collagen, helping those anti-ageing effects to last for longer.
Curious to learn more? Here, our team answers your top 5 questions about dermal fillers Harley Street.
Do the injections hurt?
The needles used to inject the dermal fillers Harley Street are tiny, but nevertheless, many people worry about them hurting.
While the injections should feel no worse than a slight prick, we can offer you a localised numbing agent if you wish to prevent this sensation.
What should I avoid doing once they have been injected?
Once your fillers have been injected, avoid rubbing or massaging the area at all costs for at least 48 hours.
Similarly, you should not use sunbeds or go sunbathing during this period either; both pressure near the filler site and UV ray exposure can cause the fillers to break down.
How long does it take for them to settle?
On average, it takes around 14 days for fillers to settle, but this will depend on where they were injected and if you have had them before.
So, as hard as it is, you should avoid applying excessive pressure for this time (avoiding all pressure for the first 2 days) and keep your sun exposure to a minimum. If you have had the injections in summer, it’s the perfect time to invest in a glamorous new sun hat!
Are there any side-effects?
There may be some redness and minor bruising where you have had the fillers injected. The area may feel tight for a while too.
If you notice any intense discomfort, contact our team right away for an immediate appointment.
How long do they last?
This will vary depending on your age, where the fillers were injected and whether you have been careful with them. On average, fillers last between 6 to 9 months. If you want to have them reapplied, then our team at Harley Street Dental Clinic would be happy to do this for you, provided that the allotted time has passed.