Skin plumping and other facial aesthetics treatments might seem a bit unusual for a dentist, but with an excellent mix of medical training and appreciation of aesthetics, you can really get the most out of your treatment with us using dermal fillers W1 at Harley Street Dental Clinic.
Hyaluronic acid is the primary ingredient in almost all dermal fillers W1. Sometimes called an active ingredient (that would be a bit of a misnomer as it’s truly active at all) it’s an extremely passive tissue filling. It naturally occurs in almost all mammals and many other creatures, making up 20% of healthy human skin tissue. It’s very hydrophilic, which means it interacts with and is affected by water, and will actually suck up water from the air if crystals of hyaluronic acid are not properly stored. When fully hydrated it is pH neutral and a slightly viscous gel like fluid.
The difference between good and bad treatment comes down to injection technique. There are a wide range of filler manufacturers, and assuming non-counterfeit goods (a problem among less established vendors) are being used they are all largely the same, some containing numbing agents or further hydrating compounds.
What makes the difference between a ‘botched’ treatment and hitting aesthetic goals is the skill of the practitioner who has to decide which injection techniques to use, where to place them and have the competency and steady hand for carrying out those injections. This is one of those moments when dental skills really come into a league of their own. Our dentists often have to predict the outcome of a set of treatments based on symptoms and not only come to the correct conclusion of the best way forward, but also have the techniques and talents required to carry them out. It transfers over very well to dermal fillers!
Maximising treatment impact
As a naturally occurring protein in the skin tissue, your body has all the mechanisms required to build up and break down dermal fillers W1. There is a natural reduction in the overall quantity of hyaluronic acid as we age. It’s what contributes to wrinkles, a general sagging along with the loss of elastin and its replacement with keratin. The hyaluronic acid added during treatment will eventually be reabsorbed by your body; this becomes apparent within 6 months and is likely to be entirely absorbed in 12 months.
Many of our patients attend top up sessions at that 6 month mark. They are cheaper than previous treatment, are quicker and are the best considered for maintenance. They can often be fitted into a lunch break and around a packed business schedule. After treatment you’ll still be able to operate a vehicle and will not require an escort.
If you would like to find out more information about how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please feel free to contact the clinic. We are currently accepting new patients into the surgery and if you are curious about joining please feel free to fill out the online application, or call our reception team.