Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. Hyaluronic acid injections can be used to improve the skin’s contour and reduce depressions in the skin due to scars, injury or lines.
WHAT DOES IT TREAT?
Wrinkles, saggy skin, pitted scars, hollow cheeks and temples, thin lips. Fillers also allow for nose and chin augmentation and forehead rejuvenation.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
An injectable gel of hyaluronic acid adds volume and smoothness to the treated area. The hyaluronic acid boosts the existing levels in your skin to plump up the treated area immediately when placed deep it can replenish areas of bone resorption giving better support and volumisation to the area.
WILL I FEEL ANY DISCOMFORT?
No. A topical numbing cream is applied before treatment or an injection will be used as anaesthesia.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
It takes up to 30mins.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Redness or mild swelling may occur but will subside quickly. Bruising may occur in some cases. Makeup can be applied and normal activity can be resumed after few hours. For the rest of the day, avoid alcohol to prevent bruising. This procedure can be done at lunchtime or between errands and work appointments.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Reduced lines and wrinkles, a soft and natural pout, a plumped up cheek area that enhances your cheekbones or a sharper jawline.
The effects are immediate and can last from six months to a year plus.