Wrinkle treatment with hyaluronic acid

What is hyaluronic acid?

 

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin and is responsible for moisture retention and skin elasticity. With increasing age, the body's own production decreases, as well as, the water retention capacity.

Hyaluronic acid is available in different strengths for different treatment needs.

It can be used to fill in both, fine skin lines and larger volume defects. By injecting the wrinkles, the hyaluronic acid raises the skin level, therefore, it evens the surrounding tissue.

 

 

Which hyaluronic acid fillers are there?

 

There are various hyaluronic acid fillers: The crosslinked fillers are particularly stable and have a long-lasting effect. They are good for treating deeper wrinkles and building volume.

The non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, is used for skin rejuvenation - i.e. for surface treatment such as the cheeks, cleavage, eye region and back of the hand - as well as fine creases. The hyaluronic acid is injected superficially into the skin and is distributed smoothly in the tissue due to its non-crosslinked structure. A local anesthetic, which some hyaluronic acid fillers contain, significantly reduces the pain when injecting hyaluronic acid.

 

 

What is treated with hyaluronic acid?

 

Hyaluronic acid is mainly used to treat so-called static wrinkles, that´s why there is no impact on the activity of the facial muscles.

In addition to pure wrinkle treatment, so-called volume augmentation (e.g. cheeks, lips, jaw) can also be carried out.

 

 

Which areas can be treated with hyaluronic acid?

 

  • Superficial and fine wrinkles, e.g. upper lip and forehead wrinkles

  • Medium to deep wrinkles, e.g. nasolabial, marionette folds,

  • Volume of the lips, accentuation of the lip contours, lifting of the corners of the mouth

  • Cheek / chin build-up, temples and lower jaw contour

  • Filling up the tear trough

  • Acne scar filling

 

 

How long is the downtime after the treatment?

 

Immediately after the treatment, you can do your usual everyday activity or work (Lunchtime Treatment).

 

 

What are the possible risks and side effects of treatment with hyaluronic acid?

 

After the treatment, slight reddening, mild swelling may be visible temporarily, and sometimes a small bruise may form. These side effects are usually temporary and can be covered with normal make-up. Rare to very rare side effects are vascular occlusions, inflammatory or allergic reactions, abscesses, blistering and nodule formation, hardening, migration and dislocation of the filling material.

 

What must be considered before and after a treatment with hyaluronic acid?

 

Blood-thinning medications such as aspirin should be discontinued a few days before treatment if possible to minimize the risk of bruising. After the treatment, you should avoid the sauna, steam bath, icy temperatures, sun or solarium for 2 weeks. Sports activities should also be avoided on the first day after treatment.

 

 

When will we not treat with hyaluronic acid?

 

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • Children and young people under 18 years of age

  • Allergy to ingredients

  • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatism or Crohn's disease

  • Taking blood thinners, coagulation disorders

  • Prompt dermabrasion, laser treatment or chemical peels

 

 

How long does hyaluronic acid last?

 

The treatment effect of hyaluronic acid occurs immediately and lasts for 6 to 24 months, depending on the hyaluronic acid used (cross-linked or non-crosslinked), after which the substance is completely broken down by the body.

 

 

What does a treatment with hyaluronic acid cost?

 

Depending on the material used, the treatment costs from 300 euros.