Hyaluronic Acid Injection is one of the most popular treatments in non-surgical procedures. It is a substance that is naturally present throughout the body with no intolerance issue and resorbable. Hyaluronic acid injections are safe and produce immediate and dramatic improvements. It is perfect to treat defects due to aging and to plump the skin to create a natural and more youthful appearance.
This information sheet is issued by Dr Vincent Nguyen plastic surgeon in Paris, familiar with esthetic medicine and experienced in Hyaluronic Acid injections.
It provides all the information about the procedure, before and after comparison photographs and the costs of Hyaluronic Acid injections.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid or Hyaluronane is a molecule associating a uronic acid and an aminoglycan present in the human body. It’s a molecule that holds water and helps keep the skin hydrated and plump. Since it’s a totally natural substance, it is safe to use without fear of rejection by the body.
How is Hyaluronic Acid injected?
Hyaluronic Acid is injected directly into the dermis, beneath the skin or deeper to increase a volume or to fill a hollow.
Hyaluronic Acid is injected in many layers for an optimal treatment.
It may be injected with a very fine needle or a micro cannula.
What are the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is widely used in esthetic medicine and is well known for its skin benefits:
Evolution of the use of Hyaluronic Acid
Discovered in 1934 in a cow’s vitreous body, it has since been used in many medical fields. Its use in esthetic medicine began in the 1990s and has experienced a significant boom since, due to many improvements and innovations.
Nowadays, Hyaluronic Acid is the most widely known and popular filler in cosmetic medicine.
What’s the goal of a Hyaluronic Acid injection?
If you suffer from age-related skin issues, Hyaluronic Acid may be right for you as it adds volume and structures parts of the face or body and quickly achieves a natural and fresh younger look.
Why inject Hyaluronic Acid?
As time goes by, skin becomes thinner and less hydrated. Hyaluronic Acid is naturally present in the human body but its amount decreases with age. Injectable Hyaluronic Acid is a natural way to create volume and structure to the face and to rejuvenate and rehydrate the skin.
BEFORE HYALURONIC ACID INJECTION:
HYALURONIC ACID INJECTION PROCEDURE
Whether it is for filling wrinkles or increase volume, the result is visible at the end of the session and it will continue to improve as the Hyaluronic acid is absorbed by the tissues (7 to 10 days) and as the swelling disappears. The defects are corrected naturally in a discreet way. As it is a resorbable substance, it will be necessary to renew the injections every 6 to 12 months (sometimes 2 years) depending on the patient, the areas, and the skin, to maintain the results.
AFTER HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS
Can Hyaluronic Acid be injected in breasts?
No, it can’t. Breast augmentation with HA Macrolane type is absolutely forbidden in France as there is no proof of safety as far as breast cancer is concerned.
Is there an issue concerning mobility of the muscles of the face?
No, there isn’t. Contrary to Botox, the substance doesn’t affect the mobility of the muscles of the face.
What are the indications for Hyaluronic Acid injections?
There are many indications in face cosmetic medicine for women and men:
Hyaluronic Acid is also used in esthetic medicine in body shaping and volume restoration:
Indications for Hyaluronic Acid injections in other fields
Due to its incredible properties, Hyaluronic Acid is used in numerous medical specialties: in ophthalmology (cataract), in ENT (vocal cords), in rheumatology (joint pains), in urology, wound healing, …
What are the alternatives to Hyaluronic Acid?
The alternatives to Hyaluronic Acid are other fillers:
What other treatment may be combined with Hyaluronic Acid injections?
Botox and Hyaluronic Acid injections may be combined to increase their effects and obtain better results (Botox inactivates the muscle responsible for the wrinkle and Hyaluronic Acid plumps up the wrinkle).
It may also be combined with other esthetic techniques such as laser type, dermabrasion, peeling or PRP Therapy.
It may also be combined with any other plastic face surgery: lifting, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, chin or cheekbone implants, …
What are the limits to the effects of hyaluronic acid?
To obtain an immediate, natural-looking rejuvenated appearance, it is wise to treat all the areas showing signs of aging at the same time.
What are the different types of Hyaluronic Acid injectable products?
There are many Hyaluronic Acid fillers. Each has unique characteristics and is used to treat a specific condition.
Some are used to improve the lines, add volume and structure in a natural way.
Others keep the skin hydrated or have a rejuvenating effect.
An anesthetic is commonly associated into most brands of Hyaluronic Acid fillers for further comfort measures.
Among the most popular there is Juvederm, Surgiderm, Restylane, Perlane, Stylage, Teosial, Voluma, Emervel, …
What are the limits to Hyaluronic Acid effects?
When the wrinkles are too deep, when there is too much sagging, when the defects are too considerable, only surgery can correct them.
How many areas to treat for an optimum outcome?
When many areas of the face are treated in the same session, the outcome will be: