Hyaluronic Acid

Filler ρυτίδων

Treatment with Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular aesthetic methods applied worldwide. Initially it was used by ophthalmologists to treat various diseases of the eye, then by orthopedic to treat joint problems and in recent years applied to aesthetic medicine with very great success.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the human organism, which is found in the dermis (middle layer of the skin). It is the main component of collagen that exists in the tissues, which is responsible for their elasticity. It also contributes decisively to the rapid healing of wounds. In essence, hyaluronic acid is a protein that keeps the skin hydrated since it can retain large amounts of water molecules.

Why do I need the hyaluronic acid?

When we approach the 4th decade the Hyaluronic acid present in our body decreases. Its production is about half of what the organism needs. This has the effect of losing the elasticity of the epidermis and the fine wrinkles becoming deep and intense. Hyaluronic acid has a beneficial effect on the image of our face. It reduces wrinkles, prevents the appearance of new ones, fights free radicals and helps the skin to maintain its elasticity and luster.

How safe is hyaluronic acid?

The hyaluronic acid produced in the laboratory is completely safe and compatible with the human organism. It is fully integrated into the tissues and a few days after its application it is difficult to distinguish from that which exists naturally in our organism. It is a viscous transparent material packaged in sterile syringes in gel form.

To whom is Hyaluronic acid treatment addressed?

Treatment with Hyaluronic acid is aimed at men and women who have either already started the ageing process (38 – 45 years) or want to prevent the first signs of ageing (28-35 years). Fearlessly can proceed with this treatment if they do not receive anticoagulant treatment, do not experience haematological problems and do not have a pregnancy period.

In which areas is hyaluronic acid applied?

The hyaluronic acid in the face is applied to fine wrinkles around the eyes and lips, deep nasoparial folds, laughter wrinkles, the wrinkles of the waist and forehead, the contours of the face, dark circles, Acne scars, cheekbones and lips in order to increase their volume.

As for other areas it is applied to correct the wrinkles of the neck, the appearance of the neckline, the outer surface of the hands, the contour of the buttocks and the calves in order to increase their volume.

How is hyaluronic acid treated?

The procedure is relatively simple and has a duration of 30 minutes approximate. After an anesthetic cream has been applied to the treated area, the plastic surgeon injects the material through an extremely thin needle.  In the area around the eyes the needle used is round with a hole on the side to completely exclude the possibility of injury. The pain becomes barely noticeable and the result is immediately visible.

Hyaluronic acid: After treatment

Immediately after the application the doctor will make light massage in the area with very careful movements to help the smooth and even distribution of the material so that the result is flawless.

What are the effects of hyaluronic acid therapy?

Hyaluronic Acid rejuvenates The areas of the face, neck and décolleté, reduces dark circles, fills wrinkles, forms cheekbones and lips, increases collagen production, smoothes scars from acne and gives shine and freshness. The face no longer looks dull and tired but healthy and full of freshness.

Hyaluronic acid: What is the duration of the results?

The results from the treatment with Hyaluronic acid have a duration of 12 months unless applied around the lips or in the meso which its duration decreases and is about 8 months due to the intense mobility of the specific areas or when applied to the Zysiotika, where it lasts 18 months due to its most enhanced recommendation.

Hyaluronic acid: After how long you have to repeat the process

Although its lifespan is longer, it would be good to repeat the process after 5 or 6 months. In this way you will need a smaller quantity because the body has not yet fully absorbed the hyaluronic acid, nor will the firmness of the skin be lost.

What should I pay attention to after treatment with hyaluronic acid?

After application should for at least five days to:

  • Avoid rubbing or massaging the area. (The only person responsible for doing it is your doctor)
  • Apply cold chamomile and ice pads to minimize swelling
  • Do not overexpose to solar radiation
  • Do not make intense contractions on the face

Beyond that you can fearlessly perform all the activities of your everyday life without any prohibition.

What side effects can hyaluronic acid treatment have?

Treatment with Hyaluronic acid essentially has no side effects in the sense that there is no potential for serious health hazards. If they can be considered as side effects we could refer to the emergence of edema and the formation of bruising in the signs of the head. Otherwise there is nothing more that should concern you.

Hyaluronic acid: Is there a risk of being deformed?

Fear is justified but not existent.  It makes sense to have this concern with so many deformed faces circulating among us. Both the choice of a reliable and experienced Doctor who uses high quality materials and the sense of measure on your part is everything.

Hyaluronic acid: Are the results irreversible?

If the result is not the desired (poor choice of doctor, cheap material, overdose) it is possible to reverse with the administration of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is an enzyme that breaks down the turning it into in amino acids. Hyaluronic acid is chosen as a solution only in extreme cases because it does not distinguish between synthetic and natural hyaluronic acids and long term can become damaging.