More about hyaluronic acid
What is wrinkle injection and how does it work?
How do hyaluron fillers work under the skin?
For which wrinkles is hypodermic injection with hyaluronic acid suitable?
How long does hyaluronic acid work under the skin?
What results can be expected from hyaluron treatment?
Is a wrinkle injection painful and are side effects to be expected?
What are the costs for a wrinkle injection?
Wrinkle injection is a minimally invasive procedure for plastic and cosmetic surgery. This method is used for smoothing and filling wrinkles in the face by injecting so-called dermal fillers.
There are various methods of wrinkle injection, which differ essentially by the substances used. Biological dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid, autologous fat and polylactic acid are used preferably today. These result in a significantly lower risk, but are degraded over time by the body.
Process of a wrinkle injection
The course of this wrinkle treatment is independent of the used dermal filler.
First, the substance is injected with a targeted injection into the appropriate layers of the skin. If necessary, the defined area can be treated with a light anesthetic cream to prevent pain.
After the injection, the doctor massages the treated areas to achieve optimal distribution of the injected substance. To prevent swelling and pain, cold applications are used.
One session lasts about 15-30 minutes and the patient does not need any regeneration time.
Hyaluron is a naturally occurring substance in the human body with a very high water binding capacity. In its natural form, however, it is only short-lived and would be degraded within a few days by the body and completely metabolized. For this reason, it is stabilized in modern cosmetic medicine through certified processes. The hyaluron filler consists to a large extent of water that is mixed with hyaluronic acid. Here, the mixing ratio can vary depending on the location.
The dermal filler initially acts only mechanically. By cushioning the skin, the subcutaneous fatty tissue is discreetly padded.
The hyaluronic acid promotes the storage of moisture in the skin layers and stimulates collagen formation in the connective tissue.
As a dermal filler Hyaluron is used to increase the volume of the tissue, to reduce fine lines of skin and can even be used for chin enlargement and to fill the cheeks.
In addition, hyaluronic acid preparations are not only used in cosmetic medicine, but are also used in orthopedics as lubrication for the joints, in surgery for the treatment of wounds and in urology.
The injection of hyaluronic acid is a very popular form of wrinkle treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of human skin, and its high water-binding capacity ensures that it maintains its elasticity and resilience.
With age, the content of hyaluronic acid in the skin continues to decrease, thereby gradually relaxing the skin. As part of a wrinkle injection with hyaluronic acid skin areas over a large area and individual wrinkles can be treated selectively. It is possible to inject the surrounding skin areas over a large area with hyaluronic acid or to raise the wrinkles directly and linearly. If individual wrinkles are to be stabilized, hyaluronic acid can be used to cushion crow's feet, creases, wrinkles, pleats and nasolabial folds (smile lines).
In addition, a new modeling of the facial contours and rehydration of the skin can be achieved. These methods can also be applied to the décolleté (cleavage) region.
Areas of application of hyaluronic acid
• To maintain elasticity and resilience
• For crow's feet
• For mouth wrinkles
• For general facial wrinkles
• For pleats
• In nasolabial folds (smile lines)
• For modeling facial contours
Hyaluronic acid gel is considered to be degradable in the medium term, but it has a long-lasting efficacy.
The natural, unstabilized hyaluronic acid is broken down in the body after 24 hours. By processing the material, it usually takes three to twelve months until the hyaluron is completely metabolized.
Since the gel causes a new formation of collagen fibers in the connective tissue, the effects of the injection with this filler last longer and even lasting effects are possible. Even after complete breakdown of hyaluronic acid, collagen fiber-rich connective tissue remains, making the skin firmer and younger. The duration depends on the specific hyaluronic acid preparation and the depth of injection.
If a hyaluronic acid wrinkle treatment is performed professionally, side effects are rarely to be expected, and nothing stands in the way of long-term positive results.
The cushioning effect of hyaluronic acid is evident immediately after injection. Since the patients are often impressed with the result directly after the injection, they find it difficult to objectively evaluate the results some time after the treatment.
Patients get used to the result very quickly and, over time, forget the initial condition of their skin before treatment.
However, it must be emphasized that the Hyaluron filler is not a miracle cure, because wrinkles can be smoothed, but will not completely disappear. It is always advisable to consult a specialist in wrinkle treatment, who can respond to the various wishes of the patients and convey a realistic image of the expected results.
Generally, wrinkle injections are painless. If one is very sensitive to pain, the affected skin areas can be anesthetized with an ointment locally.
The effects of hyaluronic acid wrinkle treatment are visible immediately after treatment, but small puffiness, redness and hematomas can affect the perception of results. If such side effects occur, they disappear after a few days.
In case the treatment is being administered to prepare for a specific event, for example for an upcoming wedding, it is recommended that treatment be performed at least 14 days prior to the event. In this way possible swellings can heal and the skin will look fresh and firm on the big day.
Incorrect injection may cause side effects. Improper superficial injection can lead to the formation of bulges or lend the skin a blue tint. For this reason, it is important that the hyaluronic acid is injected at a specific depth. Too small or too large amounts of material can lead to suboptimal results.
The sharp cannula of the needle can injure small blood vessels in the injection, resulting in small bruises. In addition, there is the possibility of displacement the neighboring internal structures, small swellings or temporary circulatory disorders.
In general, wrinkle injections do not pose any great risks, but it is always advisable to consult a specialist in order to obtain the desired results and to exclude unwanted side effects.
The cost of wrinkle injection with a hyaluronic filler depends greatly on the size of the skin area to be treated.
It should also be noted that the treatment must be repeated periodically to maintain the result. This will incur additional costs.