Hyaluronic acid injections (Revolax®, Juvéderm®, Teosyal®, etc.) are the most effective, safe and effective product to treat facial wrinkles and provide volume to the lips. The treatment consists of injecting small amounts of hyaluronic acid (HA) into the dermis of the area to be corrected or enlarged. It is not necessary to do a patch test, since HA is biocompatible, which means that it does not produce allergic reactions in most cases. After applying local anesthesia, the injections take about 15-30 minutes. The aesthetic results usually last 8 to 10 months for the face area, and 4-6 months on the lip area, although they may vary depending on the individual.
Hyaluronic acid, a glycosaminoglycan, is a molecule present in all organisms. One of the functions of HA in our skin is to provide volume. HA used by Medical Aesthetics physicians is a sterile clear gel that is injected into the dermis to correct facial lines, wrinkles, and to plump the lips. It is a natural product of non-animal origin. Once injected, HA is degraded by the effect of the organism’s own enzymes, it ends up being eliminated without leaving residues or deposits.
Unlike permanent implants, HA degrades over time, which gives you the possibility to choose once the aesthetic effect has worn off. Who knows what the ideal concept of beauty will be in 5, 10 or 20 years? In addition, the face is made of tissues, muscle, and bone that change over time, it is not a static structure, so a periodic evaluation of aesthetic needs by your doctor is the best course of action.
HA has the lowest incidence of allergic reactions, and currently millions of treatments for have been carried out around the world, making it the treatment of choice.
In the hands of an experienced and properly trained physician, HA injections rarely cause problems. However, any medical treatment carries a risk. Patients with clotting problems, infections, nursing and pregnant mothers, among other medical conditions, are not good candidates for treatment.
Possible side effects and complications: bruising in the injected area, inflammation, allergic reactions, infection, embolism and subsequent skin necrosis. This last complication is extremely rare, although it has been described.
The most common after treatment is a small inflammation of the injected area that will gradually disappear in 24-48 hours, and sometimes small bruises that can be effectively disguised with makeup after 12 hours.
Most patients consider the results of HA treatment to be very satisfactory, as it can visibly improve their appearance and have a very positive effect on self-esteem. We recommend that you contact your physician to discuss your individual situation.
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