what is hyaluronic acid?
it is a natural molecule responsible for integrating and keeping water in the skin and joints . it also helps in collagen production which also contributes in the skin tone & elasticity .
the production of hyaluronic acid decreases with age which leads to decrease of moisture & volume of the skin . with the use of hyaluronic acid as a dermal filler, the skin regains the lost volume and looks young, smooth and fresh .
which are the advantages of hyaluronic acid?
hyaluronic acid is the most suitable material for filling the lines and wrinkles around the mouth .
hyaluronic acid injections are completely safe since it is a natural molecule physiologically found in the human body & causes no allergies .
the procedure is safe , non-invasive & has immediate effect .
an additional advantage is that hyaluronic acid filler can be dissolved with the use of an “antidote”, called hyaluronidase, in case the patient is not satisfied with the results .
when is it used?
hyaluronic acid is used as a dermal filler to decrease or completely extinguish wrinkles .
it is used to :
- fill the wrinkles around the mouth
- fill the wrinkles on the cheeks
- fill the wrinkles at the corner of the mouth
- to increase the lip volume
- to correct the lip contour
is the procedure painful? how long does the effect last?
the procedure is painless as an anesthetic cream is used for 30 minutes before the procedure
the effect is immediately noticed & it last for about 9-12 months .