Lip fillers; FAQs answered by Harley Street Dental Clinic

As we age, our bodies change.


And whilst this might not be an issue for many people as they begin to develop silver hair, others may notice that their skin begins to sag or their lips become thinner. If you wish to rekindle your lips being plump and are fed up with overlining them, then hyaluronic fillers may be the answer you are looking for!

At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we are proud to offer our suitable patients lip fillers Harley Street and would be happy to discuss this as a treatment option for you.

Here, our team at Harley Street Dental Clinic answers some of the most common questions we receive about lip fillers Harley Street. So, enjoy!

How are they applied?

Lip fillers Harley Street are applied via a set of small, thin syringes; typically, during the first application, our team may only use one syringe full of hyaluronic acid.

What can I expect afterwards?

There are minimal risks that come with having lip fillers applied.

However, for many people, there may be an initial sensation of soreness, bruising and minor swelling around the injection site. You may also notice some minor itching, which you should manage with an ice pack; do not scratch the site where your fillers have been injected.

Is aftercare difficult?

There is quite a long list of aftercare tips for having fillers applied, which we will briefly glance through here. For more advice on aftercare tips for lip fillers, please talk to our team.

Firstly, as tempting as it is to rub the area where you have just had the injections, you must refrain from doing this for at least 48 hours. When they are injected under the skin, fillers are very mobile, and applying pressure to them can move them out of position. If you need to manage the tingling sensation that can accompany them, apply a cold flannel.

You will also need to avoid sunbathing or tanning beds; this is because, once again, the fillers can move due to the excessive heat, and UV light rarely works well with hyaluronic acid! If you attend the gym, you will need to miss a few days since physical exertion too can cause fillers to move around. These are some basic tips, and, as suggested earlier, for more information, talk to our team.

When will the results become noticeable?

As there is no downtime and minimal issues with swelling and bruising, you may notice the effects of the fillers as soon as you leave our surgery.

However, for many people, it can take between 2-4 days for the fillers to take full effect.

Can I have them reapplied?

Fillers are a non-surgical method for reducing wrinkles and plumping the skin; therefore, you can have them reapplied more regularly than many of the other cosmetic surgical options.

However, the duration between applications will vary based on your age, lifestyle choices (such as if you smoke) and the amount of filler that was injected.

On average, our team can reapply lip fillers every 4-6 months.