It is a normal part of life that as we age our skin loses its elasticity; fine lines and wrinkles are a normal sign of this change. There are increasingly non-surgical, minimally invasive options to reduce the impact of wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers in W1 (often referred to as lip fillers) are one such option. They are a gel-like compound made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the tissue matrix of our skin which becomes less common as we age.
There has been an explosion in those providing transdermal injections of hyaluronic acid in recent times. This is partly because, under UK law, there are no restrictions on those who can provide these minimally invasive procedures, due to the fact that they are safe and it is highly unlikely to cause any permanent damage. Unfortunately, this has caused a wide variety in the quality of transdermal injections. Here in our dental clinic, we are very familiar with providing medical procedures and are fully licensed to do so. The quality of Dermal fillers in W1 that we provide cannot be matched by simple high street vendors or beauty salons.
Our non-invasive injectable treatments are administered through the use of very fine needles. These needles only pass just beneath the third layer of your skin and for most patients are considered tolerable and similar to a bee sting. If you find this uncomfortable, numbing creams are available and can greatly reduce any sensation you may experience from the treatment. If you are worried about sensitivity, please talk to our dentist so a numbing agent can be administered before your first injection.
How long will Dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers in W1 are temporary treatment and the first signs of fading are usually seen within 4 months; they are completely gone within 6 to 12 months. Many of our patients have their dermal fillers reapplied every 5 months but there can be lifestyle changes that extend the effectiveness of the treatment. The use of UV sunbeds and tanning should be avoided, as this breaks down hyaluronic acid in the skin as well as allowing your skin to become dehydrated.
For many patients, the temporary nature of lip fillers is part of their appeal factor as they wish to experience a less drastic cosmetic procedure than permanent surgery.
You should be safe to drive and continue with most of your daily routines after receiving lip fillers. You should avoid facial massages or applying pressure to your face within the first few hours of receiving dermal fillers as the hyaluronic acid beneath the skin will be mobile and could be inadvertently moved creating an asymmetric finish. Due to the natural occurrence of hyaluronic acid and its inert chemical nature, any autoimmune or allergic response would be extremely unusual but if you suffer continued redness or soreness at the injection site after receiving dermal fillers, please contact the clinic immediately.
If you have any further queries please feel free to get in contact with the clinic.