What should I avoid after dermal fillers? A brief aftercare guide from Harley Street Dental Clinic

With cosmetic procedures becoming more commonplace in today’s society, it is no surprise that the use of non-surgical options is becoming more popular.


They require no time off from work, do not involve operating rooms and of course, they leave your skin looking plumped and refreshed without any scars. What’s not to like?

One of the most common of all the non-surgical procedures that are now offered in dental surgeries is the hyaluronic filler. Injected into skin, these fillers plump the area and restore elasticity, thus allowing the skin to look more youthful.

At Harley Street Dental, our team has been helping our patients restore their vitality with the use of non-surgical aesthetics for over a decade. We are happy to offer our patients dermal fillers W1, helping them to feel more confident in their appearance without the need for operations or surgeries.

But once you have had dermal fillers W1, how can you ensure that they work for the intended timespan without any problems? Read on for our list of things to avoid, to keep your fillers in place and enhance your more youthful appearance.

Sunbeds or sunbathing

There is a reason why sunbeds and sunbathing in general have been linked to ageing skin.

In short, the UV rays break down the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid underneath your skin, causing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And, should you have recently had dermal fillers W1, the same thing can occur, as the fillers we use are composed of a synthetic variant of this acid.

So, refrain from attending a tanning booth and keep your skin away from excessive UV light.


It can be so tempting when you have had a set of injections to rub the site to relieve soreness.

However, as fillers take time to set in place, this can inadvertently cause them to move away from their intended area, causing the wrinkles to reform and an uneven appearance to occur.

So, for the 48 hours following the injection of fillers, do not rub the injection site or the surrounding area; if it hurts, take pain relief and apply a cold compress.


Smoking ages the skin generally and so, if you have had fillers, you should refrain from this habit.

Much like UV exposure, the nicotine in cigarettes prematurely breaks down hyaluronic acid and can allow those wrinkles to reform quickly. If you want to give up smoking, talk to our team about smoking cessation.


As tempting as it is to put make-up on following the injection of fillers, it can cause them to move out of place.

It is surprising how much pressure is applied when applying make-up, so for 48 hours post-injection, avoid it!


There are many medications which can interact with hyaluronic acid or can thin the blood and are best avoided following these injections. The most common ones include aspirin, ibuprofen, garlic, vitamin E and St. John’s Wort. If you have any concerns about contraindicated medications, talk to our team.