Filling with hyaluronic acid
Aesthetic doctors specialists in filling with hyaluronic acid in Málaga
The transition from perfect baby skin as a child to older, wrinkled, blotchy skin of the elderly is a progressive process. This process involves all skin layers (epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous tissue) as well as the muscles which are directly under the skin. The skin becomes thinner and dehydrated as it gradually loses more and more collagen and hyaluronic acid. What is more, the hands are exposed to UV radiation and other irritant substances we come in contact with on a daily basis which contributes to numerous skin pigmentation problems. Another fact that contributes to aging processes is the atrophy of subcutaneous tissue and muscles which are directly under the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient of human skin. It is produced by fibroblasts which form the structural framework for human tissues. Hyaluronic acid fills intercellular areas and makes perfect environment for skin cells. It is also responsible for stimulating the production of collagen and protecting all skin elements from exposure to free radicals. Hyaluronic acid also contributes to tissue hydrodynamics; it is responsible for the amount of water tied in the skin which makes it an ideal moisturizing factor. However, over time human skin begins to lose its natural resources of hyaluronic acid which affects the work of fibroblasts. Consequently, the amount of collagen decreases which contributes to the loss in its volume. This process can be stopped with a single injection of hyaluronic acid to help your skin regain its youthful look.
There are many products rich in hyaluronic acid. Brands available on the Polish market include: Restylane, Juvederm, Succeev, Stylage, Teosyal. Each of the brands offers a wide variety of different texture, such as Restylane Vital (light texture), or Juvederm Voluma (rich texture).
Products rich in natural hyaluronic acid (Juvederm Hydrate) are mainly used for mezotherapy which instantly improves hydration and rejuvenation of skin. Other similar products are additionally supplemented with glycerine, glicerol and mannitol which make the product perfect moisturizers.
There is a variety of different dermal fillers depending on the area to be treated, ranging from hydrating fillers which are perfect for the décolletage, smooth fillers ideal for the lips or denser fillers for volumising which are most suitable for the cheeks. Sometimes a combination of fillers are used on a particular area to achieve the perfect result.
Products which are used at Ekoderm as dermal fillers all have a proven track record for safety and so you can be assured that they are perfectly safe. We use world’s best known brands such as Restylane, Juvederm and Succeev. Every client is unique so at Ekoderm our practitioners make sure that the best possible treatment is chosen for each individual client. To enhance the hand skin we choose from a wide variety of treatments: Restylane Vital, Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Juvederm Hydrate, Juvederm Ultra 3, Juvederm Ultra 4, Juvederm Voluma, Succeev Two.
The product rich in hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the area of the hands which need enhancement. It is distributed evenly all over the hands with special attention given to fingers and side edges. The treatment is performed with a cannula which injects proper amount of the product with a single puncture made in the patient’s wrist. This technique allows the doctor to cover a relatively large area with a fan of threads which provides support for the whole area of the hands. During the treatment the practitioner usually injects 1 ml to 2 ml of the product into each hand. After the injection, the product is evenly distributed and massaged properly by the practitioner.
Our usual practice is to apply an anaesthetic cream (Emla) 30-40 minutes before the injection. We can also inject the puncture sites with local anaesthetic which is normally used in dental surgery so that the area feels numb and discomfort is kept to minimum. In any case, however, the practitioner needs to be informed about possible allergic reactions.
The treatment is designed for any woman who is unhappy with her wrinkled, blotchy hands. This usually happens at the age of 50, especially among slim women.
After the treatment the skin on the hands becomes firmer and all collapsed areas are smooth again. The general condition of the skin improves significantly – perfectly hydrated, the skin regains its youthful glow and helps to cover vascular changes. The natural property of hyaluronic acid is to gradually absorb water and increase its volume so the volumising result of the injection is even more distinct many weeks after the treatment. Hyaluronic acid is also responsible for the production of collagen so the final result is replenished volume, firmer and younger looking skin.
How many treatments do I need to see satisfactory results?
Younger patients, under 45 years of age, are usually satisfied with a single injection of 2 ml to 3 ml of hyaluronic acid. To see satisfactory results, older patients whose skin is more wrinkled and dehydrated, usually require another treatment done every 3 to 4 weeks after the first injection.
Satisfactory results, which have been achieved after 1 or 2 treatments, can usually be enjoyed for up to 10 -12 months. This period of time depends on the patient’s age, the power of the muscle and its work, the kind of the filler as well as the patient’s general physical condition and lifestyle. It must be emphasized that smoking and sun exposure can both significantly diminish the results of the treatment
The treatment should be repeated every 6 to 10 months, depending on how long the patient can enjoy the results. Further treatments usually require less product as the increased amount of collagen in the skin strengthens its structure and helps it look younger. Such treatments are usually called “maintenance therapy”.
- Oversensitivity to any of the ingredients, especially hyaluronic acid,
- Autoimmune disease,
- Susceptibility to keloids,
- Skin bacterial infection,
- Herpes virus,
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding,
- Teenagers under 18,
- Other dermal filling treatments performed on the same area.
After the treatment you should expect the area to be a little swollen, red and tender which is caused by the filler and swelling. Puncture sites are still visible these but will disappear soon. The treated area can be swollen and tender which is caused by the filler. Shortly after the treatment hematoma and bruising may occur but these usually disappear within a few days. Bruising sometimes takes a couple of days to develop and 10-14 days to change colour and resolve with no further damage to the final result.
There is no need for any preliminary medical preparation, but patients have to be in good physical condition. One week before the treatment patients should not take aspirin or any other medication that decrease blood coagulability. We advise our patients to take aescin (Aescin 3x2tabl, Reparil 3×2 tabl), a few days before the treatment as it decreases the risk of hematoma. Patients who tend to suffer from herpes should prophylactically take acyclovir (Heviran tablets 400 mg twice a day) two days before the treatment.
At Ekoderm we believe the aftercare is just as important as the treatment itself which is why we advise patients to look after their skin properly on a daily basis. You can do it by using a high factor sun protection that will protect against both UVA and UVB radiation (SPF 30-50), as well as products which contain antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E or flavonoid and feruic acid. We also advise our patients to take diet supplements which contain vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and flvonoid. It is important to refrain from smoking which is responsible for accelerating ageing processes and greatly diminishes all results of aesthetic treatments which have been achieved so far. The whole range of skin rejuvenating treatments such as medical skin peels and mezotherapy are also highly recommended.
We recommend that our patients who have been given treatment with hyaluronic acid should follow skin rejuvenating therapy. This will help to stimulate skin for better production of collagen. The therapy includes a series of medical skin peels (pyruvic acid, glycolic salicylic acid), mezotherapy with hyaluronic acid (Juvederm Hydrate) or products rich in multiple ingredients (NCTF HA, NEWEST, UP GRADE). Peels and mezotherapy should be repeated a few times every 2 to 4 weeks. Another therapy we recommend is an intensive regenerating treatment REGENERIS.
Patients who are planning the treatment should also consider resurfacing performed with the use of a fractional laser Palomar StarLux500 Lux 1540 or photorejuvenating treatment with laser handpiece MagG.
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The information contained in this page in no case can, nor does it pretend, to replace the information provided individually by your plastic surgeon. In case of doubt, your plastic surgeon will provide you with the necessary clarifications. If you are thinking of undergoing a Plastic or Aesthetic Surgery, go to a Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
Hyaluronic acid fillers have become popular soft tissue filler augmentation agents over the past several years.