There are various reasons why vertical wrinkles can appear in the cleavage area. The main reason is natural ageing of the skin and the connective tissue that causes a continuous loss of the collagen structures and the reduced ability to store water in the connective tissue. Women with larger breasts, for example, can also suffer from cleavage winkles because they frequently sleep on their side. Another factor is reduced elasticity of the skin as a result of frequent and unprotected exposure to the sun or excessive use of sun beds. Other risk factors for cleavage wrinkles include smoking and regularly consuming alcohol. Regardless of the reason, wrinkles on the chest can be treated gently at the Klinik am Rhein using hyaluronic acid.
The treatment of cleavage wrinkles involves the cosmetic surgeon injecting hyaluronic acid into various layers of the skin and connective tissue. The hyaluronic acid ensures that water is stored in the skin. The immense water-binding ability of hyaluronic acid can be seen in the human eye. The vitreous body is comprised of two parts hyaluronic acid and 98 parts water. Water storage leads to a considerable growth in volume, which smooths out the connective tissue and the skin. This significantly reduces the depth of the wrinkles in the cleavage area. If an experienced surgeon injects the optimum dose of the active ingredient, it may cause the cleavage wrinkles to disappear altogether.
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, which is also produced naturally in the human body. In addition to the vitreous body in the eye, it can also be found in synovial fluid, connective tissue and the gelatinous core of the intervertebral discs. Intolerance reactions as a result of treatment of cleavage wrinkles with hyaluronic acid are practically excluded. The only side effect is redness, which is caused by mechanical irritations that are triggered by inserting the cannulas into the skin and the connective tissue. It generally disappears after a few hours. Patients also notice a slight feeling of pressure in the treated area. This is a positive sign, as it proves that the water is being stored to achieve the intended volume effect.
Normally, treating cleavage wrinkles with hyaluronic acid does not cause any impairments. Cosmetic surgeons recommend that patients avoid exercise and physical exertion for the first three days. There are no restrictions for social activities or work because of hyaluronic acid injections. The injection sites from the fine cannulas are so small that no wound care is required. Patients should simply avoid using scented creams and lotions for a few days as a precaution to prevent inflammation.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that the human body naturally breaks down. A permanent result can only be achieved if the patient continues with follow-up treatments. The effects of the hyaluronic acid usually last six to twelve months. More precise estimates cannot be made because the speed at which the body breaks it down depends on the individual’s metabolism. Follow-up treatment can be performed even before the cleavage wrinkles have fully returned. The quality of the long-term results also depends greatly on the experience of the cosmetic surgeons to provide the optimum dose.