Hyaluronic acid – substance that is known to human body very well and is not alien. Its largest amounts are found in our soft tissues, also cartilages, joint and eye socket fluids. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for moisturising of the skin. It retains water and helps to distribute nutrients throughout the skin, also protects it from mechanical and chemical damage.
Consequences when the level of hyaluronic acid drops
Not for nothing hyaluronic acid is called the source of youth of our body. As the body gets older, the levels of this substance gradually drop, and together with it the skin moisture level drops as well. This becomes a great pretence for the occurrence of first wrinkles, we also notice the deteriorating skin texture and elasticity right away.
Why does level of hyaluronic acid in the body drops?
Level of hyaluronic acid drops in the body due to such factors as:
- Ageing process;
- Stress, fatigue;
- Hormonal changes in the body;
- Solar effects;
- Air pollution.
With the use of modern measures, facial hyaluron level can be easily increased. For this purpose, hyaluron injections are used for many years.
What problems can be solved by hyaluron injections?
It is common to think that injections of hyaluronic acid are used only for wrinkle smoothing, but that is only one way to employ it. Hyaluronic fillers can perform various functions depending on complaints of a patient. In some cases, these tissue fillers help to avoid small scale plastic surgery, when a patient does not want it, but still wants the results. Hyaluron injections perform the following functions:
- Wrinkle filling (around eyes, in the lip area, nasal-lip fold);
- Provision of fullness to the cheeks;
- Enlargement of the chin;
- Lip outline modelling, increase of volume;
- Formation of face outline;
- Small corrections of nose form/ tip.
Procedure and results
Hyaluronic injections – relatively short and simple procedure, however, it must be performed by an experienced specialist, with a required qualification. Procedure takes about 30 minutes. During it hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin through a tiny needle. At that moment a very slight pain is felt, therefore the patient easily endures it.
The results are visible right away, therefore you will be able to see nicer face outline, softer features and reduced wrinkles.
In those spots, where the injections were performed, the skin can redden and slightly swell. These effects are temporary, they disappear after 2–3 days, and till that they can be masked with make-up.
The results of hyaluronic acid injections may be visible for up to 1.5 year. Later formula fully resorbs into tissues and injections must be repeated.
The price of hyaluron injection depends on the area that is being corrected and purpose of the correction. Often several different procedures are performed at the same time. Only a physician will be able to tell you the actual price of the hyaluron injection, after discussing your problem and offering solutions during a consultation.