What is it?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance normally contained in the connective tissue of humans and serves the purpose of maintaining its shape and guaranteeing its resistance. Its depletion over time, due to ageing or low initial quantities, can result in the weakening of skin, leading to the formation of blemishes. Injectable hyaluronic acid is used today in “DERMAL FILLERS” to achieve:
increased volume of thin lips
lip contour enhancement
improved appearance of expression wrinkles/ glabellar lines/ “crow’s feet”/ light scarring
filling of small facial dips
relaxed turgidity of cheek bones
Facial profile remodelling
This substance is infiltrated to fill and correct the most evident facial defects and improve overall appearance. The Doctor will use a hyaluronic acid preparation which will be injected beneath the treatment area and once applied, this substance will be slowly reabsorbed by the body.
Is the treatment painful?
Much depends on where it is applied and the patient’s pain threshold (a subjective parameter), but it is usually well tolerated. The lips, for example, are particularly sensitive, more so than other areas, such as the nasolabial folds. Should treatment cause discomfort, local anaesthetic can always be applied.
What should you expect from application?
The result depends on the case at hand. A preliminary meeting with the Clinician is necessary; the Doctor will explain the type of customised result you could obtain through the application of these beauty treatments. In more complex cases, several sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired result.
Here is one example: in the case of lip volume enhancement, in patients with a very thin profile looking to considerably increase volume and projection, an initial “non-aggressive” treatment would be recommended. Typically, two weeks later there would be a re-evaluation with the Doctor, so that the patient can observe achieved results and if desired, progressively improve them with a few readjustments. If the patient simply wishes to highlight the lip contour and increase volume only slightly, after the first session satisfaction will probably be achieved.