Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the body that assists hydration. Today, it is also used as a filler to help restore facial volume and wrinkles. It is absorbent and biocompatible.
With age, the concentration of Hyaluronic acid in skin tissue decreases which, over time, reduces facial volume and causes static wrinkles on the face, the neck and lower neck areas (collar bone).
Hyaluronic acid injections help to eliminate the signs of ageing by restoring lost volume and filling in wrinkles.
What are the indications?
Wrinkles and fine lines that can be filled for the following scenarios:
- To compensate for volume loss associated with ageing.
- To restore lost volumes in cheekbones, lips, cheeks and chin.
- To improve overall quality of the skin.
Prevent ageing by filling in ‘smile and laugh lines’ (nasolabial/nasogenian folds)
These are the wrinkles that create a sad or severe expression. They can start to appear at quite a young age. The hyaluronic acid reduces the groove created by the wrinkle by fixing the skin’s hydration at the point of injection. It is also used to fill wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth.
Restore cheekbone volume
Hyaluronic acid injections restore facial volume lost over time and restore a youthful face. It recreates volume without “puffing out” the cheeks thereby maintaining a natural look.
Redefine and plump up the lips
Lips naturally dry out and become thinner. With the Hyaluronic acid injection treatment they are rehydrated, plumped and smoothed. Using this fluid injection gives a natural look without increasing volume.
What happens during the treatment?
First, a specialist in aesthetics will meet you for a free consultation. At this first meeting, the doctor will perform a detailed clinical examination of your face. Afterwards, they will discuss the results you want to achieve and make recommendations on the types of fillers and suitable combinations to restore your desired look.
Following this, a quotation for the treatment is agreed and a consent form signed.
Once you have made your decision, the consultant will perform subcutaneous injections of hyaluronic acid.
The effects are immediate and will increase over time.
Redness around the area of the injections is quite normal and will disappear in less than an hour. After your treatment, you can put your make-up on and return to work immediately.
The benefits of using this product can last between 12 to 18 months and will increase with further treatment.
What are the contra-indications?
Precautions should be taken if:
- You are pregnant or breast feeding
- You have an auto-immune disease
- You are taking anti-coagulant drugs
- You are allergic to the product
- You are taking an Interferon medication
We recommend that you do not take aspirin for 3 days prior to the procedure.
What are the risks?
This treatment and the products used are safe and carry little risk of an allergic reaction because it occurs naturally in the human body. It is totally absorbable and can be used over a long period according to its density.
The product manufacturer meets all regulatory requirements for the release of these products in the UK market. The products used are safe and FDA Approved. Our consultants are facial experts, professionally trained and competent in the use of hyaluronic acid.