Synonims: Hyaluronic acid, HA
Any person residing on the thought that their facial wrinkles are strong and exaggerated, and that their look is compromised because of that.
What should be known before making a decision about the treatment?
Before making a decision about utilizing fillers for leveling of wrinkles, a physician should be consulted on the depth of your wrinkles and available options for reducing them.
Other options like Botox, Laser, Fat grafting, Mini Facelift can be used for wrinkle reduction as well, so one should educate themselves about the reaches of all of these procedures.
What does the procedure look like?
Fillers: A product of choice is injected into the frown line or a wrinkle with a needle and syringe. After applying the product, the doctor massages it into place in order to prevent it from accumulating and forming clumps.
We usually apply an anesthetic cream (EMLA) to alleviate any pain.
There is a certain amount of swelling present after the procedure, sometimes slight bruising. They resolve spontaneously, within 7 days, and can be usually concealed by make up from day 3 and on.
Cold pads should be applied to the treated region for `15 mins after the intervention and you can occasionally apply cold pads at home for 10 mins, if needed.
Care and treatment after the procedure
There are no special care and treatment requirements after this procedure.
Possible post op complications
Very rare, possible include hematoma, skin infections, forming of subcutaneous lumps.
Dependant on the type of filler used, there are fillers that last from 9 months to a year and a half.
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 9 and 15 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 intervention take?
The procedure itself lasts for 15- 30 minutes.
How many days of downtime?
It is not necessary to take time off work, but you should consider that there will be a certain amount of swelling in the first 3 days. It is our best advice that you plan the procedure at the end of the week, and rest at home over the weekend.
Is there a best period of the year for the procedure?
It’s not of any significance, it can be done anytime of the year.
Does it hurt after the intervention?
Is it safe to fill out wrinkles with hyaluronic acid?
Yes. It’s a naturally occurring substance and allergic reactions to it are very rare.