Top facts about dermal fillers from Harley Street Dental Clinic

Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance without surgery?


At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we can offer our patients a myriad of different facial cosmetic procedures, including treatments such as dermal fillers W1.

Below are 5 things you may not know about dermal fillers W1, so read on to learn more.

Hyaluronic acid is natural

The key ingredient in dermal fillers W1 that we use is hyaluronic acid.

And whilst this can sound intimidating to those who are unfamiliar with it, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring protein that is being replaced by the injections associated with fillers.

After the age of about 30, the body begins to produce less and less hyaluronic acid along with collagen, and this is the reason why the skin becomes more wrinkled and saggy.

By injecting hyaluronic acid, our team can plump your skin, reduce the occurrence of lines and wrinkles and boost your body’s natural production of collagen. Great stuff!

Fillers are not the same as wrinkle injections

If you have been looking online at wrinkle injections, you may have concluded that hyaluronic acid and wrinkle injections are the same thing.

In short, they aren’t.

Wrinkle injections typically involve a protein being injected into the nerves, allowing the surrounding muscles to relax and thus the wrinkles to lessen over time (usually 3-4 months).

Fillers, however, are just that; an injection that fills the wrinkles with hyaluronic acid, plumping the skin. The two treatments can be used together, but our team will need to determine whether it is required.

The results are not permanent

It is a sad reality that no cosmetic treatment is permanent, and when it comes to dermal fillers, the longevity of the results will depend on where the fillers have been injected, your age at the time of injection and your lifestyle choices.

For instance, if you have fillers injected under your eyes (one of the shorter-lived areas for fillers), you smoke and are in your 50s, the results will not be as long-lived as they would’ve been for a non-smoker in their 30’s having fillers injected in their foreheads.

For better guidance on how long your fillers may last, please talk to our team.

There is no downtime required

As fillers are considered a non-invasive procedure, there is no real downtime involved.

However, you will need to refrain from rubbing the area where you have had the injection for a minimum of 24 hours post-treatment. Pressure directly on top of the fillers within this period can cause them to move under the skin. Similarly, an increase in metabolic activity, such as strenuous exercise, can also cause the fillers to move; therefore, the gym is best avoided too.

But, you can have fillers injected by our team during your lunch break if needed and return to work straight after with no ill effects.

You need a professional!

Whilst it can seem like a simple procedure to have performed, things can go wrong when dermal fillers are injected, and so, you should do your homework when looking for a professional to inject them. Our team at Harley Street Dental Clinic is trained in this procedure and has helped thousands of patients restore their appearance using dermal fillers.