Simply put, of all the cosmetic or beauty trends that are taking the world by storm, dermal fillers are by far one of – if not the – most popular procedures available.
Applied to multiple areas of the face, neck, hands and lips, these small injections can reverse the signs of ageing and allow your skin to look younger and less wrinkled without the need for extensive surgeries. And while the idea of attending a dental surgery to have facial aesthetics performed may seem counterintuitive, it is actually one of the best ways to ensure that the results look natural and attractive.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we are proud to be able to offer our patients non-surgical facial aesthetics, including lips fillers Harley Street. Our team is trained in the muscular anatomy of the human face, and will know exactly where in your lips the injections need to be applied to yield the best results for your face.
But what are lip fillers Harley Street and how do they work? Read on for our brief guide to this procedure and how it might work for you.
What are fillers?
In short, the main ingredient in the fillers we use at Harley Street is hyaluronic acid.
This is a naturally occurring protein which begins to wane in the skin when we get to the age of 30, causing fine lines and wrinkles.
And so, by injecting it back into areas which have wrinkles or need a bit of plumping, we can help the skin look more youthful and revitalised.
Does the application hurt?
In short, no, the application of lip fillers Harley Street should not be painful.
You may feel something akin to a slight sting where the needle enters the skin, but this should not be overly uncomfortable. If you are worried about flinching, talk to our team and we can apply a numbing agent to the site of the injection.
How long do the results last?
When applied to your lips, dermal fillers last an average of 9 months.
But, as with most things, this is variable and depends on multiple factors, such as if you smoke. If you are older when you have fillers applied to your lips, they may not last this long either and of course, if you frequently use sunbeds or sunbathe, this can cause the hyaluronic acid in the fillers to break down prematurely. In fact, this is why sunbathing can actually age your skin in the first place, so it may be worth losing the tan to keep your skin smooth.
Are there any side-effects?
Yes; once you have had the injections, you may notice some swelling or bruising around the area. There will also be some redness.
If the site feels hot, painful or there is excessive redness, contact us right away.
Are fillers permanent?
No; as mentioned earlier, the acid should break down over 9 months.
And so, if you are unhappy with the results of the procedure, we can reverse it by injecting an enzyme. Simple!