Filling wrinkles and skin folds with hyaluronic acid Gdańsk
What is hyaluronic acid (HA) and how it works?
Endogenous hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan which is naturally present in our skin, where, owing to its ability to bind water, it is responsible for skin hydration
Exogenous hyaluronic acid used in cosmetic treatments as a wrinkle filler is a synthetic substance, identical in structure to endogenous HA. It has the form of a crystal-clear, very plastic and flexible gel, which, when injected into the skin, fills facial wrinkles, softens lines and furrows, augments cheeks and makes the skin look firm and naturally young.
Hyaluronic acid is a safe, biodegradable implant, causing no allergic reactions. Highly convenient, it does not require any earlier sensitization testing.
The hyaluronic acid treatment should be considered for:
• horizontal forehead wrinkles
• glabellar wrinkles
• crow’s feet wrinkles
• nasolabial wrinkles
• perioral wrinkles
• drooping mouth corners
HA therapy effects:
The filler, when injected in the wrinkle lines or cheeks, slightly expands, thereby augmenting the target area volume, softening the wrinkles, modelling the chin and lips contour or the face oval. The effects are immediate and last for 6 to 12 months on the average.
What does the treatment involve?
The procedure involves a local, intradermal injection of hyaluronic acid. The treatment area is lifted and smoothed immediately after filler injection. The injection procedure takes about 15 minutes. If anaesthesia is used, the treatment duration increases by about one hour. Daily activities can be resumed directly after treatment.
The hyaluronic acid treatment is often referred to as the “lunchtime treatment”. Yet, to avoid any undesirable symptoms, it is recommended that medications affecting blood clotting (e.g. Aspirin, Polopiryna, Acard, Polocard), high doses of vitamin E supplements, as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be discontinued about one week before the planned treatment. Alcohol drinking should be eliminated one day before the treatment.
Contraindications to HA treatment:
• pregnancy, breastfeeding
• autoimmune diseases
• history of hypertrophic scarring
• skin inflammations (herpes simplex – “cold sores”, acne)
• hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid
• uncontrolled diabetes
• haemophilia .