Fillers - Hyaluronic acid
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How do hyaluronic acid fillers work?
In addition to injecting muscle relaxants, the injection of fillers is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. There are different applications of fillers, from the fading of fine wrinkles, to the accentuation of lips to the so-called “liquid facelift”.
Former fillers consisted of animal collagen or even silicone. Because these tissues often reacted under the skin, currently only hyaluronic acid fillers are used.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by your body, which plays an important role in our skin, among other things. It contributes to a good wound-healing process, it hydrates our skin by attracting and retaining moisture, it gives volume and stimulates the connective tissue cells. These cells are responsible for the production of collagen and elastin. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our body decreases and our skin loses volume and elasticity. This causes wrinkles and gives our skin a duller appearance.
By using fillers based on hyaluronic acid, we can visibly rejuvenate and firm the skin again. In addition, the loss of volume can be replenished and the face receives a natural tightening and lifting.
Fillers based on hyaluronic acid can also be dissolved by using hyaluronidase. This enzyme dissolves the hyaluronic acid immediately upon injection, making treatment with hyaluronic acid fillers a very safe treatment.
Where are hyaluronic acid fillers used?
Lip augmentation — lip augmentation is in high demand. We prefer to increase the red of the lips instead of injecting just under the skin of the upper lip to create the famous duck lip. For this procedure, we use a very soft filler.
Smoke lines around the mouth — smoke lines can be filled with a soft filler.
Nasolabial folds — these deep lines next to the nose can also be softened with a filler. To achieve this, we use a slightly firmer product.
Hanging corners of the mouth — the injection of a small amount of filler next to the corners of the mouth can lift the mouth corners.
Cheekbones — a firm filler can be used to add more volume to the cheekbones and consequently create the effect of a facelift.
Tear troughs — this is considered the most difficult area to treat, because the skin there is very thin and often reacts to a filler.
The inconvenience is usually minimal and of short duration. The whole procedure takes about 20 minutes.
Resumption of normal activities — one is expected to resume normal daily activities immediately after the procedure.
Result — the effect of a filler treatment can be seen immediately. Expect possible and temporary swelling. We therefore recommend a period of one week before resuming important social events.
The side effects of filler injections are insignificant, provided that an experienced doctor performs them.
How long will the results last?
Filler typically lasts 10-12 months. Around the filler, some extra collagen tissue will also be added. Typically, less filler will be needed after a number of treatments.
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