Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Hyaluronic Acid is the filler widely used in the world to help treat wrinkles .

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. FDA approved HA fillers include:

  • Restylane
  • Juvederm
  • Belotero

With so many dermal filler products on the market, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you without an experienced cosmetic dermatologist’s guidance. Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern. While your provider will determine what product is best for you

For which purposes and on which regions can fillers be applied?

  • To define the cheekbones
  • Filler nasolabial grooves (lines descending from the nose to the corner of the mouth)
  • To remove the collapses and darkness under the eyes
  • Reduce sagging lines at the corner of mouth
  • Define the jaw and jaw line
  • Removing wrinkles around the lips (barcode lines)
  • Shaping the eyebrow
  • Remove minor deformities in nose and lift the nose tip
  • Reduce the lines between the eyebrows
  • Smooth out lines around nose and mouth (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
  • Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
  • Diminish vertical lip lines
  • Plump & enhance the lips
  • Smooth out a chin crease
  • Improve symmetry among facial features

How to look after the application?

Immediately after application, there may be slight redness and edema at the injection sites, but they disappear within 15-20 minutes. Rarely possible subcutaneous bleeding might occur and hematomas should be covered with a tinted sunscreen SPF 50 if not they might leave pigmentation.

How long does the application?

Hyaluronic acid injection is a quick and easy application if applied in the right hands. The application takes about 10-15 minutes.

Does the application cause pain?

Most people say that injections take place with so little pain. In patients with low pain threshold, the use of a local anesthetic cream before the application may be helpful.

What should be done before the application?

Aspirin, antipyretic drugs and vitamin C and green tea should not be taken from a week before the application. Thus, punctual bleeding risk is reduced.

What are the suggestions for post application?

Massage should not be applied to the applied area. You should protect this area against excessive heat (sauna, sunbathing) or extreme cold until the redness and swelling that occurs after the application is completely gone.

What other applications can be used with hyaluronic acid?

Wrinkle treatment with hyaluronic acid is often used in conjunction with botulinum toxin injection. With botulinum toxin, the movements such as eyebrows, squinting, and puckering lips are softened, and as a result of applying two treatments together, a smoother and younger appearance is obtained.

How about neck, decollete and hands can we help them with HA?

As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases and wrinkles occur. Hyaluronic acid;

  1. By protecting the moisture level in the skin, it provides the skin to be elastic and plumpy.
  2. It supports the production of collagen, protects the skin’s form, tightens it.
  3. It acts as an antioxidant and keeps chemicals away from the skin.

The treatment applied with the mesotherapy technique consists of 3 sessions with an interval of approximately 2 weeks. After the second session, the skin begins to heal. Continuity should be ensured with regular applications every 1 -2 months after the first three treatments.

Why Hyaluronic acid and do we have to inject it?

In the past Collagen used to be a common filler, but these days most fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, use hyaluronic acid. Thanks to its ability to store moisture, hyaluronic acid is responsible for giving skin a plump, hydrated look. It’s used topically to moisturize, but a cream or serum can’t restore lost volume—only injectable hyaluronic acid can. Once injected it can add to the natural plumping action, or replenish your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid, which diminishes as you age.



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