Injectable hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, a natural component of the human skin, which is an excellent filler material for facial wrinkles and the lips. Under the skin, it retains water molecules and helps with the better bonding of collagen and elastin fibers. It restores the relaxation and lost volume of the face, reduces wrinkles, corrects preexisting scars, improves the shape of the lips, moisturizes and tightens the skin. Injectable hyaluronic acid is absorbable material that does not easily generate granulomas under the skin and is quite pliable to fill any unwanted wrinkles.
How is it applied?
Initially, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated. Modern injectable implants are comprised of lidocaine, a substance with a local anesthetic effect, making the process painless. The injection of hyaluronic acid is in the dermis of the skin, using a very fine needle. The dermis is composed mainly of connective tissue fibers and is responsible for nourishing and supporting the skin. Hyaluronic acid is used for filling lip wrinkles, those around the mouth and any intense facial expressions. It is also ideal for increasing the volume of thin lips or restoring their lost volume due to the natural aging process.
At the end of treatment, mild irritation may occur that lasts a few hours. Rarely there may be some bruising, which disappears in the coming days. The effects are immediate and last for 8-12 months, and in some cases their duration may be shorter or longer. Treatment with injectable hyaluronic acid can be combined with skin-tightening laser or injectable mesotherapy, for maximum effects.