What does the treatment of removing wrinkles with hyaluronic acid look like? The hyaluronic acid treatment is not complicated, but for your safety, we always precede it with a thorough medical consultation. In the first stage, a preparation with anesthesia - usually in the form of a cream - is applied to the treated skin. Sometimes, in patients with a low pain threshold, the doctor decides to use a stronger agent similar to anesthesia used in dentistry.
The treatment of filling with hyaluronic acid consists in injecting a preparation with hyaluronic acid into the epidermis in the place in need of renewal. Hyaluronic acid has an elastic, very plastic and crystalline form of a gel that replenishes the places where there are wrinkles or furrows or where there is no volume. Hyaluronic acid can be administered with a needle or a microcannula depending on the area and indications of the therapy. The microcannula is a blunt needle that slides in the tissue, which reduces the risk of bruising, hematomas and minimizes blood vessel damage. Hyaluronic acid can be administered in many different ways - linearly along the lines of wrinkles, in the form of deposits that fill sunken tissue or as hyaluronic threads to tighten and lift the skin. What is hyaluronic acid and how does it help eliminate wrinkles? Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that is naturally found in our body. By far the greatest amount is found in our skin. With time, hyaluronic acid in our body decreases, which is why aesthetic medicine makes it possible to supplement its deficiency by filling it with hyaluronic acid . Hyaluronic acid is a glucosaminoglycan that binds water in the skin and is responsible for its proper hydration. In aesthetic medicine, two main types of hyaluronic acid are used - cross-linked and non-cross-linked. Uncross-linked hyaluronic acid is used to moisturize the skin. It stays in tissue from a few days to about a month. It is administered deep into the skin with a thin and short needle in the form of point punctures after applying local anesthesia with an anesthetic cream. Cross-linked hyaluronic acid is a typical filler. The time it lasts in the tissue depends on the degree of its cross-linking, the site of administration and the individual characteristics of the patient. The more cross-linked hyaluronic acid, the longer it retains in the tissue, while the effects of the filling with hyaluronic acid last on average from 6 to 18 months. Hyaluronic acid can be administered to virtually any area of the body, but the most common treatments apply to the face, especially the cheeks, lips and nasolabial furrows. The effects of using hyaluronic acid The effect of filling with hyaluronic acid is the elimination of its deficiency. The process of water binding in cells is improved, and thus the skin volume in places where sagging has occurred is improved. Filling the lips with hyaluronic acid brings excellent moisturizing and modeling effects . In the case of using non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid, the effect is primarily skin hydration. Cross-linked hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, brings excellent results in modeling the face, nose and cheekbones . Indications for the use of hyaluronic acid Treatments with hyaluronic acid primarily restore the skin's elasticity, firmness, moisturize it and visibly reduce wrinkles. The presence of hyaluronic acid is extremely important because it is responsible for the proper water management of our skin. Hyaluronic acid therapy also aims to replenish its deficiency. The use of hyaluronic acid in therapy is justified in the case of shallowing of scars (e.g. post-production scars) and filling cavities in the skin. Time of filling and modeling treatment with hyaluronic acid The treatment lasts from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on whether we fill the lips with hyaluronic acid, model the nose or model the cheeks, or fill wrinkles or smooth scars. The recovery period after the treatment with hyaluronic acid The hyaluronic acid filling procedure , especially when performed with a microcannula, is so safe and minimally invasive that it does not require convalescence. In principle, the patient can return to normal activity immediately, and the effects of the treatment are visible immediately. Occasionally, there may be a slight local swelling that lasts no longer than 2 days. The final effect of the hyaluronic acid filling treatment is visible after 2 weeks, when the gel binds water and settles in the tissues. During this time, the patient should drink more fluids and avoid sauces and solariums. The duration of the effects after the treatment with hyaluronic acid The durability of the effects of filling or modeling with hyaluronic acid depends on several factors. Hyaluronic acid - as a natural substance, it is automatically removed by the body. Therefore, the obtained results usually last from 6 to 12 months, and in some cases even up to 18 months. The duration of the effects of the treatment with hyaluronic acid depends, among others, on from genetic conditions, lifestyle, diet or the place on the body where the deficiencies have been supplemented. Hyaluronic acid treatment - contraindications As we mentioned before, hyaluronic acid treatments are safe and available to a wide range of patients, however, as with any aesthetic medicine treatment, there are certain contraindications:
tendency to develop hypertrophic scars,
skin inflammation (herpes, acne),
hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid.
The presented description of the modeling procedure or filling with hyaluronic acid is of a general nature and does not constitute medical information. The basis for the treatment with hyaluronic acid for the maximum safety of the patient is always an individual medical consultation.