What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the skin. With its high-water binding capacity, hyaluronic acid contributes to the hydration of our skin. A filler based on hyaluronic acid is a high-tech product consisting of a gel that is injected into the skin or into the fatty tissue of the face and will absorb it gradually and completely over time.
What is hyaluronic acid filler used for?
There are different types of hyaluronic acid; some are used to correct volume loss and lift; others are more for fine lines or for hydrating the skin. We use JUVEDERM® and PROFHILO®
Is used for skin boosting, deep hydration, improvement of skin texture (& scar treatment) and overal skin firmness of face and neck.
Filling of wrinkles and grooves
- the nasogenial folds (between nose and corner of the mouth)
- the marionette grooves (between corner of mouth and chin)
- the wrinkles of the forehead and crow’s feet
- the wrinkles around the mouth and drooping corners of the mouth.
The lips become thinner with age and their contours start to wrinkle. Hyaluronic acid injections can restore the lip contour and make the lips fuller, smoother and more beautiful again, without excessive volume changes.
Restoring volume loss & facial contour
A very natural rejuvenating effect can be obtained by correcting the volume loss in the face. The lifting effect on the skin areas around the injected area will give the face back curves as well as the oval shape, which is characteristic of beauty and youth.
The areas that are usually treated are the cheeks, temples, chin and jawline for redefining the contours of the face.
Restoring dermal volume in scar treatment
Some depressed scars (acne scars, post surgical scars or traumatic scars) can be corrected by adding filler in the skin. The products resorbs over approximately 12 months and needs to be re-injected to maintain the results.
How does a treatment with hyaluronic acid happen?
The treatment takes an average of 30 to 60 minutes and the effect is immediately visible. The hyaluronic acid fillers used contain a local anaesthetic, which makes the injections less painful. If necessary, a topical anaesthetic cream can be applied before the treatment.
How long does the effects last?
On average, the effect of a hyaluronic acid filler lasts between 8 to 18 months, depending on the type and quantity of product used, and the injection site.