Deep wrinkles on the face completely change its image and alter the features.
Hyaluronic acid is the most popular and beloved method of treating wrinkles on the face. It is a natural component of our body.
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic protein, a fundamental substance of the skin and is always used in injectable therapy.
When injected into skin with wrinkles it adds the lost volume and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid also attracts and blocks water, and this also helps maintain the volume at the injection site.
The benefits of hyaluronic acid can last for six to twelve months.
The duration depends on the correct infusion technique and of course on the quality of the material used by the dermatologist.
Essentially, injectable hyaluronic acid implants fill the space between collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, which replenishes the natural volume lost with aging.
There is no risk of infection when the antisepsis rules are followed, as in any medical procedure, but the treatments need to be repeated to maintain the effect of replenishing the skin volume and, therefore, freshness.
At what age can I start Hyaluronic acid treatment?
Hyaluronic acid injections can be taken at any age, when necessary.
Even quite young people can use hyaluronic acid injections to correct areas of their face e.g. to make their lips fuller or to non-surgically enhance their nose or chin.
Most candidates are 30-70 years old and are looking to reverse the signs of aging.
Many candidates choose hyaluronic acid as an alternative to other injectable materials, such as collagen, because there is no risk of an allergic reaction, precisely because it is a natural component of the body.
In which areas does it apply?
Hyaluronic acid is injected to correct the contour, to fill the relaxed skin and to smooth the wrinkles of the face.
Hyaluronic acid is suitable for the treatment of medium and deep wrinkles of the face, such as nasopharyngeal folds that start from the nose and end in the corners of the mouth.
Other uses include superficial filling of the lips, correction of forehead wrinkles and restoration of the jaw contour.
Analytically, hyaluronic acid is used for:
Deep nasopharyngeal folds that appear next to the outer corner of the nose and lips, known as smile wrinkles
Perioral lines that appear around the mouth, usually according to the age
Extended "empty" cavities that appear with age, when the cheek begins to separate from the lower eyelid (where we put eye concealer)
Volume loss of the cheeks
Gap at the bottom of the cheek that appears on both sides of the lips
Outline of chin and face in general
Filling of the lips
Wrinkles of the eyes, forehead, and middle eyebrow in combination with BOTOX, for the wrinkles of the forehead
Do I have an immediate effect?
The effect of hyaluronic acid injections is observed immediately after the infusion. The most important thing here is the duration of the treatment results which is about 12 months.
In some cases, a second infusion is necessary after about six months because the material will have a relative decline, but, then, we adjust the amount of material according to the first infusion.
How safe is it?
As injectable implants are currently structurally close to human hyaluronic acid, very few people develop allergic or other immune reactions to it.
No allergic reaction test is required before treatment.
This is an advantage compared to collagen. Bovine collagen was commonly used, which has a high rate of reactions and requires an allergic reaction test.
Hyaluronic acid can be broken down by a natural enzyme called hyaluronidase.
If a patient develops any abnormalities after the injection, they can be quickly corrected by simply injecting hyaluronidase into the same area, which causes the material to dissolve rapidly.
The only possible side effects are swelling and bruising that have nothing to do with the material itself, but mainly with the injection at the site and last less than a week.
Therefore, the choice of the right doctor for the selection of the correct material, but also for its safe application, is very important to ensure the right procedure, the best possible aesthetic result and the avoidance of infections.
It needs special attention, because many products of poor quality are available at very low prices, being extremely dangerous with the risk of skin necrosis, granulomas, aseptic cysts.