What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound in human body, whose function is to bind the water in the dermis. It can be used safely without the need for skin testing. Young skin contains plenty of hyaluronic acid, which ensures its elasticity and lack of wrinkles, but with time the amount of acid decreases. As a result of aging human skin loses the ability to bind water and wrinkles are formed.
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid provides a natural way to improve appearance. The treatment outcome can be seen immediately and lasts for more than 12 months. Hyaluronic acid is safe to use and the its effect is fully reversible. Constant medical trials confirm the safety and efficacy of products based on hyaluronic acid.
What areas can be subjected to treatment?
Hyaluronic acid can be used to smooth out wrinkles, lip reshaping, facial contouring and skin revitalization. The areas most frequently subjected to treatment include the nasolabial folds, area between the eyebrows (glabella), mouth (shaping and adding volume), cheeks and chin (shaping and contouring), hands, neck, face (skin revitalization of the whole body).
How does hyaluronic acid work?
Formulas based on hyaluronic acid supports the natural resources of hyaluronic acid in the body and inhibit collagen degradation caused by the enzyme collagenase, thereby contributing to improve the appearance of the skin and stimulate the production of new collagen- with has positive influence on skin volume and firmness.
How long does the treatment outcome last?
The effect of the treatment is maintained for about a year and it is dependent on individual factors like age, metabolism, and sun exposure.
Is the treatment painful?
Depending on the area treated injections usually cause minor discomfort, but the sensation of pain is an individual issue. More sensitive parts of the face like lips before treartment are lubricated with anesthetic ointment.
What are the contraindications for hyaluronic acid injections?
The contraindications are inflammatory changes of the skin and certain immune diseases. Hyaluronic acid was not tested in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. All health issues as well as any medication intake should be discussed during the consultation with the doctor performing the procedure. Hyaluronic acid is not recommended for use directly after laser treatments or chemical peels.