Hyaluronic acid is also known as a wrinkle filler, where it can do much more than fill in skin folds. It is a valuable multitasking material, which can provide an effective “liquid” face lift.
What is hyaluronic acid and how does it work?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural hydrophilic component of the skin. It has the ability to attract water and thus gives hydration and volume to the parts of the face that are defining characteristics of youth.
Synthetic hyaluronic acid is a transparent crystalline gel, which can replace the natural one, and in fact with absolute safety. It comes in various forms, giving the possibility to choose the most appropriate one each time depending on the purpose of use. It can easily replenish lost facial volumes, smooth out fine and deeper wrinkles, and improve the oval contour of the face that has been disturbed by sagging skin.
- Treatment Time: 10-30 minutes
- Result: From 18 months to years
- Pain Level: No pain
- Session cost: from €250
- When the result is visible: Immediately
- Technique: Bloodless
- Recovery time: Zero, immediate return to your activities
Hyaluronic acid increases
its volume up to 20 times
The application of fillers step by step
First, there is a discussion with the doctor about your needs and wishes. If you have applied a similar treatment in the past, let him know when it was last, as well as the type of filler and the places where it was applied, as not all fillers interact well with each other. After studying your skin type and the needs of your face, the doctor shows you the fillers that can offer you the desired result and designs your treatment plan.
After applying anesthetic cream, the doctor performs the injections using a syringe or the microcannula technique.
Once the injections are complete, the doctor performs a local massage to spread the material evenly over the treatment area and surrounding tissues. Immediately after, drive to the mirror to enjoy the result, which is immediate!
The doctor records in your file the type of filler and the amount of ml applied per treatment zone. It then informs you of the amount of product left for the “retouch” appointment (supplementary treatment), which is scheduled after approximately 15 days, when the hyaluronic acid will have reached its final volume. The material is stored in the office refrigerator with your name until that day, when the doctor will use it to strengthen specific points and perfect the result.
Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 3-4 days before the treatment.
To minimize the chances of bruising at the injection sites, avoid taking anticoagulants (unless medically necessary) one week before and three days after the application. This category includes aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, as well as vitamin E supplements, ginseng, gingko biloba and St John’s wort.
Do not perform the treatment 1-2 days before an important event, because there may still be bruising or swelling at the injection sites. Better schedule it one week in advance.
Avoid vigorous physical activity for the next 1-2 days after application so that any swelling in the area does not increase.
Do not massage the injection sites unless your doctor recommends it. If you press on the points, it is possible that the hyaluronic inside will feel hard. If you attempt to massage it to soften it, without a doctor’s advice, you run the risk of displacing it, causing unwanted results. It is normal for the material to feel stiff for up to a week.
There is no limit when it comes to applying your makeup.
Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours, as it can cause inflammation.
Instead, it is recommended to drink plenty of water.
To limit any swelling in the area, be sure to keep your head higher while sleeping by using a second pillow.
If you experience bruising at the injection sites, you can apply arnica cream topically or take arnica pills for at least 4 days.
Avoid sun exposure while you have bruises.
If there is swelling at the injection sites, you can relieve it by applying a cold compress to the area up to 4 times a day, for 5 minutes each time.
Avoid intense facial expressions and lip biting for 48 hours.
The benefits of treatment
Safe treatment with FDA approval
Personalized treatment plan
Short procedure without side effects
Immediate return to daily activities
Ideal for static wrinkles and volume replenishment
Areas of application
Where is hyaluronic acid used?
Hyaluronic acid implants can improve the appearance of dark circles and correct the tear trough. This is an anatomical deformity, which combined with excess fat on the lower eyelid (bags) creates a shadow or groove under the eyes, giving a tired look to the look.
Hyaluronic acid fillers replenish lost volume in the cheekbone area, filling sunken temples and enhancing the “apples”, so that the face looks fuller and younger. It is an ideal treatment for the middle part of the face that “empties” due to the relaxation of the skin and the reduction of fat in the area.
Jaw and chin
Hyaluronic acid is an excellent material for contouring treatment, i.e. the strengthening of the jaw and chin line, as well as the improvement of the contour of the face, which is affected by the gradual relaxation of the skin. It can also be used to correct any asymmetry of the jaw by balancing the volumes of the area.
Fillers are the ideal way to add extra volume to your lips, make them fuller and emphasize their outline. Hyaluronic acid has a thin liquid composition ensuring that lips remain soft and supple, and both look and feel completely natural.
Hyaluronic acid lends itself to “wet” rhinoplasty, allowing you to correct nose imperfections such as reshaping or resizing the nose, straightening it if it is crooked or crooked, improving the tip, base or nostrils, as well as make it more symmetrical and proportional compared to the rest of the facial features.
Hyaluronic acid can very effectively fill the scars left behind by teenage acne and furrow the facial skin, as well as treat other atrophic scars. For deeper scars, it is applied in combination with fractional LASER to achieve stimulation of collagen production and to optimize the result.
The neck very often shows the effects of the increased use of technology devices. As the head remains bent over a screen for several hours, horizontal wrinkles, known as “technology wrinkles”, soon form. Hyaluronic is ideal for dealing with the so-called “tech neck”, as it fills wrinkles and gives young skin.
How often do I have to repeat the treatment to maintain the result?
The average duration of a filler is 6-18 months. As soon as you find that the effect begins to decrease, then it is time to repeat the treatment. The duration of the effect depends on three main factors: the type of filler, the area of application and the way each organism functions.
In more detail:
The three key points for the duration of the result
There are many types of fillers that differ in their material, content and composition. Usually thicker fillers tend to last longer. The same applies to fillers that are injected at a greater depth.
Area of application
In areas such as the cheekbones, nasolabial folds and chin, fillers last longer, while on the other hand, in areas with greater mobility, such as the lips, the duration is shorter.
Every organization is different. Age, general state of health, daily lifestyle and metabolic rate in turn affect the duration of the effect.
MYTHS and TRUTHS
Hyaluronic acid works like botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin, which acts on specific muscles of the face, preventing the muscle contractions that are responsible for expression wrinkles, mainly on the forehead, mid-frow and “crow’s feet”. Hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, is an ingredient that has the ability to retain water, and is therefore used to give the skin a fuller, firmer and hydrated look.
It is a treatment for the over 40s.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can be applied at any age, as long as there are wrinkles or lines that bother. Usually, it is a treatment sought by people who have passed their third decade of life, but this does not exclude younger age groups, especially if it is people who smoke and are exposed to the sun a lot, as a result of which they have manifested premature signs of aging
Hyaluronic acid can have an excessive effect.
The correct use of hyaluronic acid requires a very good knowledge of the anatomy of the face, many years of application experience and high aesthetics regarding beauty rules, so that the result looks nice and natural. In short, the technique and aesthetics of the doctor who applies the injections play a decisive role in the result. It is very important to set realistic expectations for the patient, clarify that fillers enhance the natural features of the face and do not create new features, and determine what is the point that should not be exceeded so that the result does not look unnatural or exaggerated. It happens quite often that patients are so excited about the possibilities of hyaluronic acid that they ask for more and more. So at this point, it is very important that they have the right medical guidance on where to stop.
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