Dermal fillers at your local dentist
At Stangrove Court Dental Practice we provide more than just dentistry. As part of our cosmetic services, we carry out lip fillers Kent. Lip or dermal fillers are a non-invasive, temporary affordable way of reducing the signs of ageing and enhancing your lips in a subtle and empowering way.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers are the application of hyaluronic acid just beneath the skin. This is a hygroscopic compound which when found naturally in the skin has a gel-like consistency. It can be used to fill wrinkles and return a plump appearance to sagging areas of skin. It is a less disruptive method of reshaping facial features, like emphasising cheekbones or plumping lips.
With that in mind, what are some other facts about the lip fillers in Kent that we offer?
Facts about lip or dermal fillers
They are reversible
Many patients believe that lip fillers Kent are permanent and that if you are unhappy with the final result, nothing can be done.
This is not true, and our team at Stangrove Court can reverse the effects of dermal fillers using an injection of the enzyme hyaluronidase, which breaks down the hyaluronic acid in the filler.
Alternatively, we can apply gentle massage to the injection site, allowing the fillers to move and hopefully achieve the desired look.
They don't like sunlight!
There is a reason why sunbeds and sunbathing are linked to ageing skin.
UV rays break down the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in the skin and so if you use sunbeds, your skin is more prone to wrinkling. If you have lip fillers Kent, the same is true; the acid in the fillers will break down faster if you use tanning beds or sunbathe, so you will need to avoid extensive exposure to UV light, especially in the 48 hours post-injection.
Their lifespan may differ
On average, a person who has dermal fillers applied to their lips is likely to experience the desired effect for between 6-9 months.
But this will vary. If you smoke, drink or frequently sunbathe, your fillers are likely to break down prematurely.
Luckily, our team can reapply them every 6 months but if you want to keep them lasting for their advertised time, you will need to practise different lifestyle choices.
They will swell
In the first 24-48 hours post filler injection, your lips will look swollen and a bit unnatural; this is normal, along with some bruising and tenderness.
It is advised to avoid putting on lipsticks or attending dental check-ups during this time, to prevent unnecessary pressure which can prolong the swelling. But if you notice that the swelling is not reducing and is becoming uncomfortable, you will need to have a follow-up appointment with our team.
Age is a factor
Along with smoking and UV exposure, the age at which you had the injections applied will also impact on their lifespan.
Generally, if you are under the age of 40, the 6-9 month lifespan is an average, but if you are older, an average of 5-6 months is more typical.