Treatment of wrinkles with hyaluronic acid
As we get older, the signs of aging at the face level become more and more obvious. These are recognized as nasolabial wrinkles or creases. There is a wide variety of injectable cosmetics that help improve face expression, resulting in a much younger expression. These injections give volume and at the same time remove wrinkles. The most well-known substances of this type are collagen and hyaluronic acid (known as commercial hyaluronic acid).
Hyaluronic acid is present in most human organs, providing skin volume. In time, it disappears from the skin due to intrinsic factors (age, sex, extrogenic status), but also extrinsic factors (variations in temperature, wind, sun, medication) that cause wrinkles.
Treatment with hyaluronic acid is recommended for adults of all ages. It can be used for fine wrinkles to restore the face contour, but also to prevent wrinkles and improve the contour of the lips.
Like many other cosmetic fillers, hyaluronic acid is not obtained from the animal kingdom, so there is no danger of transmitting disease or allergic reactions. Hyaluronic acid has proven to be very durable compared to other products such as collagen or fat.
Anesthesia is not necessarily necessary, however, local anesthesia can be performed for the patient’s comfort, especially when injected into the lips. Treatment does not require patient hospitalization. Practically, the surgeon injects small amounts of hyaluronic acid into the skin with a very fine needle with lifting and smoothing effect. For the contours of the face the twists are corrected, and the cheek and cheek skin is high. In this way a more rounded shape, a more sensual line along the cheeks, is obtained.
If the lip augmentation is followed, the product is injected into the lower or upper lip, but also along the lip line. Currently, hyaluronic acid is also used to treat severe or moderate wrinkles, such as nasolabial. This treatment can be used in conjunction with surgical treatment (facial lifting) to relieve wrinkles that can not be removed by surgery. The results of treatment can be noticed immediately. Surfaces may be inflamed, but this phenomenon disappears within 2 days.
To avoid the risk of developing hematomas, it is recommended to massage the place where an ointment containing vitamin K was injected. It is also recommended to discontinue treatment with anticoagulants, anti-inflammatory drugs or vitamin C one week before injection.
In the first days after injection, the patient will avoid exaggerated facial movements, sun exposure, sauna, and aggressive massage at the injection site. The usual makeup can be applied the day after treatment. The results obtained last 6 months or more depending on skin type, lifestyle, age. Most patients opt for a new treatment after one year for wrinkles or after 6 months for lip injection.