Hyaluronic acid facial dermal fillers are one of the quickest, most effective and cost efficient ways today to rejuvenate facial skin that lacks moisture and started to exhibit fine or deeper lines and wrinkles. In many cases, hylauronic acid dermal fillers can be a good alternative to botox, however, indications may very from person to person, so always consult with your doctor to find the best solution that suits your individual needs.
There are several areas where hyaluronic acid fillers can be used:
- Fine lines at the corner of your eyes (crow’s feet)
- Tear troughs
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines that run from the side of the nose to corners of the mouth)
- Marionett lines (below the corners of the mouth)
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Lines at the corners of the mouth
- Redefining lip border and pump lips
- Scars including acne scars, burns and different wound scars from surgeries or accidents
- Cheek depressions
- Vertical lines on the mouth (they are also called smoker’s lines but doesn’t necessarily mean that they originate from smoking, they are also a sign of aging)
- Frown lines on the forehead
The most often requested hyaluronic filler procedures are the correction of lips, frown lines, nasolabial folds and marionett lines. Generally speaking, soft tissue fillers are very a popular and minimal-invasive cosmetic procedures, the results are immediate, and side effects are extremely rare when using natural hyaluronic acid, as it is a substance that can also be found in and produced by the human body. Dermal fillers are given as injections in the problematic areas of the face and can be given by specialists only.
How are hyaluronic acid injections done?
During the procedure, tiny amounts of hyaluronic acid gel fillers are injected into the designated areas of your face, using very fine needles. Treatments usually take about 30 minutes to an hour depending on how many lines are treated and how long it takes to get the area numb. You should expect very little discomfort during treatment. Injection sites will be cleaned with an antibacterial wipe and a topical anesthetic will be used to numb the area and minimize discomfort. When treating deeper lines, local anesthetics might be offered instead of just the topical creams to make treatment areas desensitized. In some cases, the hyaluronic acid already contains some local anesthetic like Lidocain in the pre-filled gel mix. (If you are allergic to local anesthetics, please let your doctor know prior to treatment).
After treatment you can apply make up and return to your normal daily activities, however, there are certain precautions that you should take for a few days following the procedure.
How do hyaluronic acid fillers work?
When hyaluronic acid is injected into the soft tissues, it acts like a pillow and supports facial structures that have lost volume, moisture and softness, mainly due to the normal aging process. Hyaluronic acid also helps to draw water to the treated tissues to make them look moisturized and soft. Please note though that hyaluronic acid injections cannot restore sagging, loose skin and that hyaluronic acid fillers do not offer a permanent solution, they should be repeated every 6-12 months in order to maintain optimal results.
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