Want to know more about lip fillers? 5 FAQ’s answered by our team at Harley Street Dental

It is a somewhat unfortunate truth that as we age, our skin loses its elasticity.

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Caused by a natural drop in collagen and hyaluronic acid, many people begin to notice that their skin is more prone to wrinkles, fine lines, and drooping. Of course, for some people, getting old gracefully is acceptable and nothing to worry about, but if you begin to feel your confidence dropping, there are options available.

As one of the most noticeable features of the face, the skin on your lips is not free from this process. An area that was once plump and smooth, may start to sag slightly, giving a thinner appearance, along with the deepening of lines on the surface. In the past, cosmetic options to resolve this involved collagen injections, but in modern minor facial procedures, there is a faster, safer, and cheaper alternative.

While it may seem odd to attend a dental surgery for facial procedures, all dentists have advanced training in working with facial muscles and so, they are the perfect medical practitioner for the job! When you come to us for lip fillers in Harley Street you can rest assured that you will have a straightforward, non-surgical procedure that will add natural fullness to your lips, without costing a fortune. Brilliant!

Have some questions about undertaking lip fillers in Harley Street? Read on for answers to the most frequently searched questions.

What kind of filler do you use?

Simply put, the type of fillers we use for plumping lips are called dermal fillers; in other words, hyaluronic acid.

Don’t be alarmed! The lips fillers in Harley Street that we use are sterile and are derived from non-animal sources.

Are the injections uncomfortable?

In our experience, many patients report a stinging sensation when the fillers are injected. If you are worried about discomfort, our team will be more than happy to inject an anesthetic to your lips beforehand, to numb any unpleasant sensations.

How long will they last?

As we all use our lips to talk, and due to the minor muscle contractions that this area goes through on an average day, you can expect the dermal fillers to last between 6-12 months. Once the effects of the fillers begin to fade, you can come in for a top-up session to keep your lips plump.

Can the fillers be removed if I change my mind?

Of course!

If after the injections are complete you decide that the fillers are not for you, our team will inject an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which will dissolve the filler by speeding up its natural breakdown.

Are dermal fillers the same as collagen fillers?

In a word, no but both are organic compounds that are found in the sub-surface of the skin.

This is a common myth but, similar to hyaluronic acid, collagen does boost your skin’s plumpness. However, if you decide to undertake dermal filler injections, collagen around the injection site will increase, creating a longer-lasting, smoother, and plumper look.