WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID:
Injections containing hyaluronic acid are one of the most popular anti-ageing facial procedures in modern aesthetic medicine. That’s because hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body, playing vital important cushioning and hydration functions in different areas. Hyaluronic acid injections restore the skin’s fullness and elasticity by copying the skin’s lifting effect of its own natural hyaluronic acid.
HA is a natural gel-like water holding molecule in the body. In the skin, scientific studies have shown that HA improves moisture, stimulates collagen production, maintains elasticity and also works as an antioxidant.
However, as we age, skin gets thinner. Our levels of hyaluronic acid also decrease. By the time we reach our mid-40’s, HA production probably decreases by about 50% of what our bodies need.
An HA injection effectively volumizes facial areas by filling wrinkles, increasing the volume of the lips and cheeks and reducing upper eyelid hollowness.
HOW IT WORKS:
Our doctors will evaluate each patient individually to assess where the greatest enhancement and facial volumizing is required. A numbing cream may be applied before injecting an area to enhance patient comfort.
Using an ultra-fine needle, a specially formulated gel containing hyaluronic acid is injected under the skin in the treatment areas. Once injected, the HA inside the gel attracts and retains moisture to add subtle volume.
Hyaluronic acid is found in virtually every part of the body. It has multiple functions and is considered equally important, if not more important, than collagen.
WHY IT CAN HELP YOU:
Hyaluronic acid injections are an easy, quick way to effectively reduce or smooth facial lines, wrinkles and creases for a fresher, more radiant appearance. It achieves very natural looking results in more mature patients and the effects can last up to a year.
Some facts about Hyaluronic Acid:
• Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a gel-like water holding molecule that cushions joints, nerves, hydrates skin and hair, and fills the eye.
• HA is able to retain over a 1000 times its weight in water within the skin cells, so it moisturizes, increases smoothness and softens wrinkles.
• It also removes waste matter from cells including those with little blood circulation.
• Hyaluronic acid was originally discovered in 1934 by Karl Meyer.
RESULTS: WHAT TO EXPECT:
Results are immediate. You can expect your skin to look much smoother and more youthful, with reduced wrinkling. HA injections deliver natural and long-lasting results. However, because the body destroys hyaluronic acid, Hyaluronic acid injections may need to be repeated every six to 12 months depending on your age and skin type.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Quick, easy and safe procedure
• Minimal discomfort and side effects
• Little to no down time – patients can resume their normal daily routine immediately afterwards
• Natural looking results that can last up to one year
• Clinically proven facial volumizing technique
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Following a hyaluronic acid filler injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling, or bruising at the injected area. These effects should not last for more than a week.
You can use make up to cover any skin discoloration 12 hours after Remember, 12 hours after your procedure.
Our doctors use only the most advanced hyaluronic acid volumization products in The Juvéderm range. Juvéderm is developed by global healthcare company Allergan, a pioneer in the field of medical aesthetic treatments for more than 35 years.