Fillers FAQ’s

Q: What are fillers and How do they work?

The dermal fillers used at The White House Facial Aesthetics Clinic contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is a natural component of our skin which decreases as we age resulting in a loss of volume & wrinkles to form in the skin. The treatment involves a consultation with Doctor Clark, who will check and advise the best possible treatment and areas that will need treated in order to achieve the desired results. Depending on the areas being treated will depend on which type of filler is best. For fine lines a thin filler is used, whereas lips require a medium bodied filler to give volume but not too thick to prevent unnatural lumps. Cheek fillers need to be fairly thick to give the desired support and structure. The thicker the filler the longer it lasts (6months – 2years)

Q:Will getting fillers make me look like I have had work done?

Dermal fillers are a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not look “fake” when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your specialist about the results you want from treatment. Some people want a more dramatic look while others prefer to look more natural, your clinician will adjust the volume & techniques to suit your requirements.

Q: Does getting fillers hurt?

Some patients report that being injected with dermal fillers feels tender when the tissue expands however this is usually very mild. At the White House Facial Aesthetics Clinic we always use topical numbing cream prior to doing any injections (takes 30 min) and our products contain local anaesthetics to provide the most comfort to our patients.

Q: What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?

Usually you can expect to feel discomfort or pain at the injection site; redness, bruising, swelling and a tightness/tenderness to the skin. This usually resolves within a few days. If you bruise easily then we would recommend taking Arnica supplements 3 days prior to and after treatment.

Q: How long does the treatment take?

Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 – 20 minutes and including consultation usually no more than 1 hour.

Q: What is the average treatment cost?

Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the Dentist who is specially trained and experienced in administering your treatment. Dermal fillers are a technique-sensitive treatment. At the White House Facial Aesthetics Clinic our prices start at £200 for 0.5ml lip fillers. Depending on how thin your lips are or the volume lost in the face and how natural you want your results will depend on many ml of filer are required (most people need 1ml of lip fillers – £300, for very thin lips 3ml over 4 -6 months is usually required).

Q: When will I see results?

You will notice results immediately however about 10 % of this will be swelling, so after 1 week, once this resolves the overall results should be seen. Depending on the filler used your results should last around 1 year.

Q: How many injections will I receive?

This depends entirely on the area treated and the results we are aiming for. Lips are usually at least 3 injections

Q: How long is the recovery time after treatment?

After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist will give you specific aftercare instructions. Most swelling and redness will settle within 1 hour any prolonged swelling and bruising will settle within a week (bruising can usually be masked with dark lipstick and a good concealer).


After Care Instructions

  • Avoid lying down on the area treated for at least 3 nights (travel pillows can help prevent this)
  • Do not do any strenuous exercise and avoid excessive heat today
  • Avoid massaging the area that’s been injected (any lumps can be squeezed as discussed)
  • No facials/massages or sunbeds for two weeks
  • You are likely to get swelling and possibly bruising, please avoid aspirin or any medication which may increase risk of bruising. Ibuprofen and Paracetamol are safe to use. A cold compress can be used to reduce swelling. Remember around 10% of your results today is due to swelling and will reduce within a week
  • You can use make up after 24hrs (please ensure its clean)
  • You results will be visible after 1 week. At this point you should come in for your review so that. After photos can be taken and any top-up injections given if required (at extra cost). If you fail to attend your review appointment please email photos for your records to:


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