Synonims: Hyaluronic acid
Fillers are a special type of products that can be used for altering facial features and contouring.
Hyaluronic acid is lately the most sought out type of filler, because it is the most natural substance that can be used for this kind of treatment.
Anyone who thinks they can benefit their looks with a more pronounced cheek bone or chin or a different shape of their nose.
What does the procedure look like?
A filler of choice is injected to the desired region with a needle and a syringe. After applying the product, the doctor massages it into place in order to prevent it from accumulating and forming lumps.
We usually apply an anesthetic cream (EMLA) in order to dispose of any pain.
There is a certain amount of swelling present after the procedure, sometimes with some bruising. They resolve spontaneously within 4 to 7 days, and can be easily concealed by make up from day 3 and on.
Cold pads should be applied for 15 mins after the treatment, you can occasionally apply cold pads at home for 10 mins.
Care and treatment after the procedure
There are no special care and treatment requirements after this procedure.
Possible post op complications
Very rare. Possible formation of hematoma, skin infection, formation of subcutaneous lumps.
Hyaluronic acid is a temporary filler, the effects last for about 2 years.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the substance that makes up most of the temporary fillers. It’s positive side is that it is already a naturally occurring substance in the skin, and doesn’t represent a foreign substance. Taking into account that it originally comes from the skin itself, our body tends to gradually decompose it after injection in the wrinkles of the skin, through it’s own natural metabolism, hence HA’s effects last only for a limited period of time, between 18 and 24 months.
Permanent fillers are those that last for several years. They are gradually being pulled off the market and replaced by hyaluronic acid based products
Frequently asked questions
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure itself lasts for 15 to 30 minutes.
Absence from work is not necessary, but there will be swelling present in the first 3 days. So, it’s in Your best interest to schedule the procedure at the end of the week, and remain at home for the weekend..
Is there a best period of the year for this procedure?
Completely irrelevant, it can be done any time of the year.
Does it hurt after the intervention?