HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS
It is a natural component of the body, the highest concentration of which is formed in the skin. This is one of the most important substances of the intercellular structure.
The main property of hyaluronic acid is the ability to retain a large amount of water. It retains as much as a thousand times more water than its own molecular weight.
Due to this property, hyaluronic acid is one of the most important elements ensuring long-term moisturising of the skin.
Indications for hyaluronic acid injections
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What can hyaluronic acid injections be used for?
The main property of hyaluronic acid is its high capacity for retaining water. It can hold up nearly one thousand times its own molecular weight in water. This property makes hyaluronic acid one of the most important elements for long-lasting skin hydration. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into a subcutaneous layer of the skin, to correct wrinkles and lines, fill-in hollows as well as shape the lip and facial contours. Fillers are also used to restore elasticity and moisture to the skin, as well as reduce some skin surface irregularities.
Are hyaluronic acid injections painful?
Before having an aesthetic procedure with hyaluronic acid fillers, the area to be injected is anaesthetised, so that there is a minimal amount or no pain during the treatment.
Do I need to repeat the injections to maintain the effect?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are naturally absorbed by (eliminated from) the body over time. The average duration of the filler effect is 6 to 12 months (about 6 months for the lips), but depending on the client’s skin type, age and lifestyle, the amount of injection and the area of skin where the injection was made, the duration can be both longer and shorter. Injections can be repeated, and there is no limit to the number of repetitions.
Am I the right candidate?
Very likely “yes”! This treatment can be performed at the first sign of facial lines and wrinkles no matter how old you are (even if you are under 30), and it is appropriate for both men and women who would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The only time we advise avoiding the treatment is if you have a blood or vascular disease, take anticoagulants or have allergies. Although the treatment is completely safe, we also recommend postponing it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What is the difference between hyaluronic acid injections and botulinum injections?
For both hyaluronic and botulinum injections, the aim is to eliminate or significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines, and to improve the condition and appearance of your skin. However, the effects of these treatments are quite different, so your specialist will offer advice on which injection is the right choice for you. One of the differences that can help to decide which injection is preferable is the different effects of these substances. Hyaluronic acid injections have an advantage in that they can be used not only for the reduction of wrinkles and lines, but also for facial contouring to improve the shape of the lower jaw, cheeks, nose and lips. Botox doesn’t offer the same benefits, but it’s a great solution for correcting facial wrinkles and lines, as well as combating extensive sweating or teeth grinding at night.
What are hyaluronic acid injections used for?
Hyaluronic acid filler injections have been successfully used for smoothing wrinkles and the non-surgical correction of facial contours. This method allows you to fill in the volume of the lost tissue by filling in microscopic gaps between the collagen fibres, which then stimulates collagen synthesis and the natural production of hyaluronan by the body. What does this mean? Wrinkles are reduced and the skin looks younger and more expressive, without any surgical intervention. While hyaluronic acid is most commonly used for smoothing wrinkles, it can also be used to: restore the shape of the cheeks and shape the contours of the face; keep the skin supple and soft, and reduce the appearance of small scars on the skin; correct the shape of lips for a plumper look; restore youthful radiance and moisture to the skin; combat cold sores by treating the sores that it causes; and more.
What should I know before a hyaluronic injection and how should I prepare for it?
You are already well prepared, by choosing us as your beauty clinic! The experience and skills of our specialists are what will determine the success of your treatment, so all you need to do is talk to your specialist and find out what kind of result you can expect. Another thing you can do to prepare for the treatment is to plan your post-injection period, so that you don’t have to do hard physical work, while avoiding exposure to the sun or celebrations with alcohol for a few days afterward.
Is a hyaluronic acid injection safe for your health?
Yes, it is a completely safe treatment! Hyaluronan is naturally produced in our bodies, so it is perfectly safe to enrich the deeper layers of the skin with it. In addition, only certified products will be used for your treatment and the injections will be carried out by highly experienced specialists, so you can be certain of your safety.
In what cases should I avoid this treatment?
It is best to refrain from injecting hyaluronic acid in the following cases: if you are allergic to the components of the product; if you suffer from a skin, inflammatory or autoimmune disease; after a laser facial treatment or a chemical scrub, we suggest having avoiding a hyaluronic acid injection for two weeks after the treatment; the treatment is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; and the Clinic’s specialists reserve the right to refuse the treatment if the client’s expectations exceed the expected results, or if the client’s vision is to achieve unnatural-looking facial features.
What should I know about hyaluronic acid injections?
Hyaluronic acid injection is a completely safe treatment because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. However, to help you heal faster and to avoid the risk of infection, here are some doctor’s recommendations that we recommend you follow after the treatment: use only sterile make-up for a few days after the injections (you can purchase a sterile cream powder for use after facial treatments in our Clinic); avoid both artificial and natural sunlight, saunas and baths for at least two weeks; avoid extensive exercise or intense contact sports for a few days; and both before and after the treatment we recommend refraining from smoking and consuming alcohol.
What side effects can a hyaluronic acid injection cause?
Hyaluronic acid injections are very safe and the side effects they cause are rare and usually disappear after a few days. You may notice some redness, swelling, bruising and, in some cases, itching after the treatment. In rare cases, the injection site may feel hard, it may bleed, suppurate, or you might notice nodules, dyschromia, local numbness or a migration of the filler. Hyaluronic acid injections usually only cause short-term and mild, easily tolerable side effects, but if the side effects persist and you experience them for more than a few days, don’t hesitate to visit our Clinic, where the doctors will examine you and offer options to resolve the situation.
How can I choose a reliable doctor or clinic?
As with any other health or beauty treatment, we recommend that you to give priority to a high-quality and reputable clinic. We use only top quality fillers, and we are constantly investing in improving the qualifications of our technicians. Our customers are our best ambassadors and we look forward to you joining our ranks of satisfied customers.
Which beauty treatments can be combined with hyaluronic injections?
Hyaluronic acid injections are often combined with Botox and other injectable treatments designed to reduce wrinkles and lines, but your personal specialist can offer you the best advice on whether you need a combination of treatments and which approach would best to improve the condition of your skin after an examination.
Can I have hyaluronic acid injections if I have had previous laser treatments?
All aesthetic treatments can be safely combined with hyaluronic acid injections. However, if you have had a laser, peeling or other aesthetic treatment, we recommend giving your skin 2-3 weeks recover from the effects of the previous treatment before having the hyaluronic injections.
At what age should I have hyaluronic acid injections?
Mimic wrinkles and other facial lines develop very differently in every person, and smoothing them is required for more pronounced facial wrinkles, regardless of the age of the patient. Fortunately, there is no age limit for hyaluronic acid injections, which can also be given to patients under the age of 30.
Are hyaluronic acid injections appropriate for everybody?
Yes, they are perfectly suitable for men and women of all ages who want to enjoy a younger, more beautiful complexion and to get rid of facial wrinkles and lines. The treatment is only contraindicated if you have an autoimmune, inflammatory, blood or vascular disease (as well as if you are taking anticoagulants), or if you are allergic to the products used in the treatment.
What is the cost of a hyaluronic injection?
As the treatments vary greatly in the type and extent, you can learn the cost of your planned treatment by coming in for a check-up, or by contacting us by phone or e-mail.
What happens to my skin if I decide not to repeat the injections?
Nothing unexpected will occur. Since hyaluronic acid is a substance that is familiar to the body, the hyaluronic filler is absorbed and, over time, the skin simply regains its previous appearance. It is up to you to decide whether you wish to repeat the treatment or not.