Wrinkle Correction With Injections of Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers
The signs of aging occur due to various causes: advancing age, exposure to sun, and unhealthy lifestyle habits. Over time, the amount of natural hyaluronic acid in the body diminishes; therefore, the skin looses its moisture, elasticity, and firmness. Treatment with hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers offers a possibility to restore your beauty and prevent the unwanted signs of aging: reduced thickness of the skin, lost facial volume, and appearance of wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid in the skin acts as a space filler that binds water molecules; this particular ability serves to moisturize and preserve the elasticity of the skin. The skin becomes rejuvenated and more elastic. Injectable hyaluronic acid-based fillers are commonly used to smooth out or remove the wrinkles between the eyes (glabellar region), around the nose, lips, and corners of the eyes. The preparation can improve facial symmetry: add volume to the cheeks and the lips, and restore and define their contours. After injections, the skin of the face smoothes out as well as the natural facial expression is retained.
The preparation used for injections is a sterile biogel containing stabilized hyaluronic acid, which exists naturally in the body of every human. The main purpose of the use of hyaluronic acid is to bind and retain water in the body, tone the skin, and preserve its elasticity.
The effect of hyaluronic acid lasts for 6–12 months, and this depends on individual characteristics of the body and on the product used.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
A hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler is injected using a fine needle. The filler contains a local anesthetic. For more sensitive areas, a pain-relieving ointment is additionally applied.
The procedure takes about 20 minutes.
What Should Be Known After Procedure?
- Some swelling may occur at the injection site, which subsides after a few days;
- The effect is visible immediately after the procedure, and the final result is seen after 10 days;
- The procedure should be repeated after 6–12 months to achieve long-lasting results.