Filler injection – Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid (also called Hyaluronan) has become a leading dermal filler.
It is a substance (complex sugar) naturally found in connective tissue of the dermis and an essential component of its structure.
Due to its high biocompatibility and its common presence in skin tissues, there is no side effects. Over time the body produces less hyaluronan and it degrades, causing an alteration of the skin. Gradually, the volumes are lost and wrinkles appear.
By its nature, hyaluronic acid retains water which helps to hydrate your skin and add volume.
Available in various grades of density and viscosity, hyaluronic acid (Hydrafill® Softline), can treat all kinds of wrinkles and volume loss.
Hyaluronan helps to repair drawn features and to make a tired face appear more lively and fresher, and in some cases, to restructure select areas of the face.
Treated areas include the temporal fossae, glabellar lines (frown lines), cheekbones, rings, cheeks, contour and volume of the lips (lip definition and fullness), naso-labial folds (also called marionette lines), lower cheek areas, chin and deep jaw lines. It is therefore possible to plump up both fine wrinkles and deeper furrows, and also to restore all volumes. The results are stunning and immediate.
Products with uncrosslinked hyaluronic acid are used in the Mesolift procedure for their fluidity property. Other denser products act like fat transfer, though without the inconvenience of an operation.
Hyaluronan is fully absorbable. Two sessions are often necessary to obtain a satisfactory result which lasts 8 months on average.