When many people want to spruce up their appearance, they might visit their local hairdresser or pop to a salon for a manicure.
But if you are looking for something a bit more personal and longer-lasting, you may be considering having a non-surgical treatment performed. And with more cosmetic and dental surgeries now able to offer these procedures, it can be as quick (if not quicker) than having your hair layered!
One of the most popular treatments sought out are lip based; in short, many people want to have their lips appear firmer, fuller and pinker to create a more youthful look. As this procedure can now be completed in less than 30 minutes, it is a fast and easy way to makeover your look.
And at Harley Street Dental, our team is proud to be able to offer non-surgical facial aesthetics, including lip fillers in Harley Street. Our team will endeavour to make any treatment that you undertake with us as prompt as possible, allowing you to go about your day with that new glow you have been searching for. Fantastic!
But before you contact us to book a consultation, there are a few bits and pieces worth learning about lip fillers in Harley Street. Read on to learn what they are!
What are they?
The lip fillers in Harley Street that we use are made from a synthetic acid that occurs naturally in the body; hyaluronic acid.
Associated with plumper skin and a reduction in wrinkles, hyaluronic acid is used in several cosmetic procedures to reduce the initial signs of ageing. By attracting water to the surface of the skin, this acid allows for an instantaneous rejuvenation on the area it is injected into.
How are they applied?
Some facial creams and masks apply hyaluronic acid directly to the surface of the skin.
When it comes to lip injections however, our team at Harley Street will use a series of small injections to administer the fillers into your lips. As hyaluronic acid also naturally boosts collagen, you will have those plump looking lips for longer!
Is it uncomfortable?
As the injection needles are very thin, and due to our team’s expertise, these injections are rarely uncomfortable. Once you leave our surgery, the injection sites may be a bit tender, but this should resolve itself in a few days.
How long do they last?
Our injectable fillers typically last between 6 months to a year.
Be aware that lifestyle factors such as smoking can shorten the longevity of hyaluronic fillers. Also, if you are older, you are more likely to experience shorter-lived plumping from the injections.
Can I have them redone once the effects have reduced?
Yes, you can!
But our team at Harley Street Dental recommend waiting for at least 8 months to a year between each set of injections, to ensure that the initial hyaluronic acid has broken down fully. If you have any concerns about having your lip injections redone, contact our team for a consultation.