Thanks to modern hyaluronic acid products, we are nowadays able to successfully perform subcutaneous anti-wrinkle injections and even large volume fillers in the face. Typical areas for this are the cheekbone and mid-face regions, but also the cheeks and the chin.
Using special atraumatic cannulas, the filler is applied to the previously marked areas. Due to the unique gel structure of these special fillers, we observe a lasting effect of 2 to 3 years.
A topical anaesthetic is applied before the treatment. After an exposure time of approx. 20 minutes, the smooth material can be easily and evenly applied. Immediately afterwards, the patients receive a cooling element to reduce the initial swelling.
Hyaluronic acid is the number one choice for treating many kinds of wrinkles. It is also playing an increasingly important role in non-invasive volume restoration. It is an almost natural way to restore the volume that is lost due to the natural ageing of the skin and connective tissue. This is why hyaluronic acid is now successfully used in cosmetic clinics to contour individual parts of the face. A good prerequisite of this is the good tolerability of the active ingredient.
The biggest advantage of hyaluronic acid by far is that the human metabolism also supplies this so-called glycosaminoglycan. As a result, allergic reactions or other unwanted side effects from volume restoration are rare. Hyaluronic acid can also bind large quantities of water. A good example is the human eye. 98% of the fluid contained in the vitreous body is water, which is bound by only 2% hyaluronic acid. Therefore, the substance is ideal for plumping up certain areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid is injected quickly and precisely in pre-determined areas with fine cannulas.
Hyaluronic acid is often used to contour the face. With rapid weight loss, hollow cheeks often appear that make the face appear old and tired. Injecting hyaluronic acid increases the volume of the connective tissue in the cheeks. The optimum dose can be injected to balance out the loss in volume in the cheeks. This also smooths out wrinkles. The face appears fresh and rejuvenated.
Many people would like prominent cheekbones. To achieve this, it is not always necessary to manipulate the bones or insert implants. The alternative is plumping up the area of the cheekbones with hyaluronic acid – completely without a scalpel. A small or prominent chin is rounded off with hyaluronic acid injections, making it appear softer. Furthermore, hyaluronic acid has been proven to be an effective lip booster. Both the volume of the upper and lower lip can be increased to the desired size. This treatment also removes the wrinkles on the upper lip.
Side effects including redness and a slight feeling of tension occur only occasionally. The cause of the redness is the mechanical irritation of the skin and the connective tissue at the injection sites. The feeling of tension indicates that the hyaluronic acid is beginning to store water. There are no restrictions on work or social activities with volume restoration using hyaluronic acid. Since the human metabolism breaks down hyaluronic acid, follow-up treatments are necessary for consistent results. The necessary interval is different for every individual and, based on many years of experience, ranges from 12 to 24 months.