Hyaluronic dermal fillers
The main advantage of hyaluronic dermal fillers is that this method is far less invasive than surgical procedures and gives quicker and instantly visible results, significantly mitigating the signs of ageing that worry the patient. Small doses can be used on different isolated zones of the skin and show incredible results.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) naturally present in the human body. It forms a highly elastic foundation which helps bind and produce collagen, naturally found in our dermis or skin.
Collagen and elastin are the two most important proteins in our skin responsible for its elasticity and strength, but with age, the cell turnover slows down and the cells start to die out. The cells lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid and its levels start to diminish over the years, this being the consequence of ageing, smoking and poor diet. The skin loses its much-needed hydration, wrinkles start to appear and skin begins to sag and fold around the eyes and the mouth.
Fillers made from hyaluronic acid are used for boosting elasticity and plumpness in the skin in a natural way and improving its structure and tonus, thus diminishing skin imperfections. They also neutralize harmful oxygen radicals. They are easily managed, compatible, cause no allergic reactions and are biodegradable. Their estimated duration is 6 months and by increasing the number of treatments, the resorption of hyaluronan is reduced, thus allowing for an extended longevity. Considering that the degradation of hyaluronic acid depends on the enzyme called hyaluronidase, naturally found in our body, the duration of the fillers is individual and can be significantly higher than average in some cases. The difference between fillers is in their thickness and connection, but they’re always based on hyaluronic acid. Fillers nurture and regenerate skin and provide deep hydration. In this sense, they are similar to collagen, but have the advantage of hydrophilic properties, which means they attract water molecules.
Hyaluronan is a glycosaminoglycan, a natural substance found in the connective tissue of the skin, and can bind up to 500 molecules of water. This way during the absorption, the molecules of hyaluronic acid attract those of water, in order to keep their weight, which results in prolonged longevity.
Dermal fillers can smooth out wrinkles around the lips and under the nose, as well as lines on the forehead, both vertical and horizontal ones, small lines above the lips, wrinkles around the eyes, in the eye bags, on the neck, as well as soften different scars.
Fillers restore volume and improve lip contour. Apart from filling the wrinkles, it’s possible to remodel the entire face, increase volume to the cheeks, or fill in shallow areas on the chin or the nose. In order to achieve the best possible effect, it’s recommended to combine hyaluronan and botox.
The treatment is painless and completely safe! Before the injection, an anaesthetic cream is applied to the area, and it’s additionally anaesthetized with ice during the treatment. Total numbness can be achieved through plexus anaesthesia when filling the lips, and it’s entirely pain-free. The filler injection begins with small needles and the whole process lasts from 10 to 30 minutes. The possible side-effects when working with sensitive skin include redness, swelling and bruising, and although these usually disappear after a few days, they can be concealed with a corrector so that they don’t disrupt the patient’s daily activities.
The simplicity and comfort of the procedure make it very popular for people of all ages. There is no age limit when it comes to hyaluronic dermal fillers. It’s optimal to start after the first wrinkles have appeared, because they are easier to correct in the beginning and this way their further deepening can be prevented.