Do you want to get rid of furrows? Would you like shape your beard or enlarge your lips? Now is the time for you to undergo the hyaluronic acid filling procedure in Dublin.
Hyaluronic acid is a commonly used raw material used in medicine, pharmacy and cosmetics. One of its uses is as a biodegradable, non-permanent implant.
Depending on the type of preparation used, injection treatments with hyaluronic acid can be divided into three main groups:
- Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid
- Filling lines and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid
- Volumetry using hyaluronic acid.
Products composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid are used for the above indications. The higher the degree of cross-linking, the harder the gel is and the longer it stays in the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is also present in one of the unique Profhilo stimulants, which is thermally cross-linked without the addition of chemical ingredients. In non-cross-linked form, it is present in mesotherapy formulas.
from 210 €
from 210 €
A significant advantage of using hyaluronic acid fillings is the immediate effect in the form of shallowing the folds, enlarging the lips or adding volume to the areas that need it.
In addition, hyaluronic acid is a biocompatible and safe substance that has been used in medicine and cosmetics for a long time. Thanks to this, its impact on health has been thoroughly researched.
Although, at first glance, gradual dissolution by the body may seem as a disadvantage, it is in fact an advantage. With time, the skin ages, sags and, after years, the implant, which was placed once, may not fit any more, whereas the hyaluronic acid may actually be necessary in another area. Therefore, thanks to biodegradability, this acid has gained an advantage over permanent implants. Its location can be monitored on an ongoing basis and administered into places that currently require it.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural polysaccharide found in all organisms and has the same chemical structure in bacteria and mammals. It is a component of the dermal cell matrix and has very good water-binding properties. There is a sufficient amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin of young people, but with age, it begins to decline, which makes the skin to lose its elasticity and so wrinkles appear.
In medicine, its properties are used in orthopedics, ophthalmology, proctology, otolaryngology and gynecology. This proves that it is a safe substance.
Mechanism of action
Due to cross-linking, hyaluronic acid has the form of a gel, which, when injected into selected areas, increases their volume. This allows for the shallowing of wrinkles, cavities and furrows, filling and enlargement of the lips and superstructure in bone points, which nicely outlines the contour of the face.
Indications for the use of hyaluronic acid Dermal Fillers:
- marionette lines
- nasolabial folds
- lion’s wrinkle (vertical wrinkle between the eyebrows)
- smoker’s lines (perioral wrinkles)
- small or asymmetrical lips
- sagging corners of mouths
- faintly scratched cupid’s bow
- valley of tears
- loss of volume in the temporal region
- loss of volume around the cheeks
- receding chin
- loss of jawline definition
- loss of the face oval
- slightly outlined cheeks
- loss of the cheeks fullnes
- slightly outlined lower jaw
- facial asymmetries
Contraindications to the use of hyaluronic acid in the form of fillings can be divided into absolute and relative ones. The first group includes:
- the period of pregnancy and lactation
- taking systemic corticosteroids
- decompensated diabetes
- active inflammation in the treatment area (including herpes)
- purulent changes
- autoimmune diseases
- permanent fillers in the treatment area
- active disease
Relative contraindications are:
- age under 18
- tendency to keloids
- taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- thin, atrophic skin
- taking anticoagulants
- granulomatous inflammation
- connective tissue diseases
- recent dermabrasion, chemical peeling or aesthetic medicine treatment
- recent trauma
- unrealistic expectations
In the case of chronic diseases and taking medications recommended by a doctor, consult with him before the procedure and bring his written consent to the procedure of filling with hyaluronic acid.
Are the effects immediate?
Yes, the effect is visible immediately after the procedure. However, the body reacts to the intervention in the form of punctures and the introduction of the gel with swelling, which lasts from several days to 3 weeks after the procedure, depending on individual predispositions, so the effect may initially seem exaggerated.
A good example of this are the lips – their volume decreases after the swelling descends by an average of ⅓ of the original.
The day after the procedure, the greatest swelling can be most often observed.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the type and amount of the preparation applied.
What does the skin look like right after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, the skin is most often red and swollen. Bruising may appear. You may feel sore (especially in the mouth area) when the anesthetic has stopped working.
How often should the treatment be repeated?
If the effect of one treatment is fully satisfactory, the treatment should be repeated only when the expected progressive loss of hyaluronic acid spoils the expected result. If you are still not satisfied with the procedure and you want to correct it, wait until it heals completely.
Can hyaluronic acid cause allergies?
Due to the fact that hyaluronic acid has an identical structure in all mammals and bacteria, it would seem that its use is completely free from the risk of allergies. A one hundred percent biocompatible substance should not induce it at all. It turns out, however, that after using hyaluronic acid filling, allergic reactions occasionally occur. How to explain it? There may be several reasons why an allergy to a hyaluronic acid preparation appears.
- Allergy to lidocaine contained in the hyaluronic acid preparation.
- Allergy to the cross-linking agent present in the preparation.
- Allergy to donor proteins after insufficient purification of hyaluronic acid and other contaminants of the preparation (high risk occurs in cheap, untested acids).
In our clinic, we use only the highest quality preparations, the safety of which is confirmed by reliable scientific research, such as Toesyal, Belotero, Restylane or Juvederm.
|Volumetry (cheeks, chin, lower jaw and cavities) 1 ml||300|
|1ml deep furrows||220|
|Wrinkles and shallow furrows 1ml||210|
|Juvéderm lips 1ml||280|