HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS
- The injection of hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane®, Juvederm®, Genefill®…) is used to restore a youthful effect adding volume and hydrating the tissues of some areas of the face (cheek area, nasolabial folds). The objective is to smooth out the wrinkle and to create lift.
- The hyaluronic acid fillers are also used for increasing volume in the lips. The objective is to add volume to the lips but always maintaining an even and natural result. In addition to the volume we can enhance the edge of the lips, profiling them and improving the smaller “bar-code” wrinkles.
- It is a minimally invasive treatment, safe, well tolerated and with few side effects. It is carried out at the clinic and takes approximately 20 minutes. In order to help minimize discomfort an anesthetic cream can be applied before treatment. It does not leave scars but some swelling can appear, especially in patients with very sensitive skin. In order to avoid or reduce bruising we apply cold compress to the injection areas during the procedure. Just after the technique you can resume normal activities.
- If needed this technique can be combined with other procedures like botulinum toxin injection. In fact, we generally recommend it as the anti-aging effect is greater and more natural.
What to do before fillers
- Select a doctor who knows what he/she is doing. Good results with fillers depend on the skill and technique of the injector and in patient’s facial anatomy. Make sure fillers are the right treatment for you. A reputable and experienced filler injector will know what they can do for your skin and what they can’t and will give you realistic expectations.
- Don´t be afraid to ask questions. It´s better to have answers before than after.
- A week before you get fillers stop taking medication that can thin blood (aspirin, sintrom, plavix…). This will minimize any potential post-filler bruising.
- Take into account that the effects of hyaluronic acyd fillers are not permanent and last for up to 6 to 12 months. After that time you can repeat the treatment.
- Trust on me and together we will fight aging achieving a natural, youthful look.