Unlike Botox™, Hyaluronic Acid is a filler. It is used to fill visible wrinkles found mainly at the lower part of the face including the nasal labial folds, the peri oral wrinkles, jowls, cheekbones and the lips.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present within the body that assists with hydration. Today, it is also injected as a filler to help restore facial volume and wrinkles. It is also biocompatible with the body.
With age, the concentration of Hyaluronic acid present in the skin’s tissue decreases which, over time, reduces facial volume and causes static wrinkles on the face, the neck and the décolletage.
Hyaluronic acid injections help to eliminate the signs of ageing by restoring lost volume.
Why do we use Hyaluronic Acid?
- To compensate for volume loss associated with skin ageing
- To restore lost volume at the cheekbones, lips, cheeks and chin
- To improve the overall quality of the skin
- To prevent visible ageing by filling the ‘laughter lines’ (nasolabial/nasogenian folds)
Hyaluronic acid injections restore facial volume lost over time through the ageing process.
What happens during the treatment?
First, a specialist will meet you for a 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 help you obtain your desired look.
Following this, a quotation for the treatment is agreed and a consent form is signed.
Once you have made the decision to go ahead with the treatment, the consultant will perform subcutaneous injections of the hyaluronic acid.
The effects are immediate and will continue to develop over the coming weeks.
Redness around the area of the injections is quite normal and will disappear in less than an hour.
The results of using this product can last between 12 to 18 months and will only increase with further treatment.
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 up to 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 the substance itself occurs naturally in the human body. It can, if necessary, be reversed by using an antidote.
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 are competent in the use of hyaluronic acid fillers.
All our products have a serial number and can be traced.