Facial Lifting with Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is an excellent substance for improving wrinkles and folds on the facial skin, as well as for filling areas such as the lips, cheeks and chin that can become thinner with age. They can be both permanent and temporary. They are used in both women and men. We especially pay special attention to men so that the racial characteristics do not change and the male profile of the patient does not change. Temporary injections
The hyaluronic acid is produced in several different types and is the most famous material from the temporary implants. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural component (polysaccharide) of the skin. For the purpose of rejuvenation and filling of facial wrinkles and other areas, it is produced synthetically in the laboratory. It is not produced by animals and does not contain animal excipients, unlike collagen. The most well-known products that circulate in Greece and have in addition to CE (marketing authorization in the European Union as a commercial product) and FDA (marketing authorization in the United States of America as a pharmaceutical / medical product) are Restylane, Juvederm andBelotero. They are very safe and are slowly absorbed by the skin. Their action occurs with the absorption of water locally and lasts from 9-12 months or even 18-24 months depending on their density. There are different types of implants (depending on their density) and they are used for different purposes. The thin implant is suitable for the treatment of fine lines. In contrast, thicker materials are very good for deeper injections to add volume where it is missing.
Permanent implants are not widely used precisely because they are permanent. This means that they can not be removed after use and if they are not suitable for the patient, their action can not be reversed. We are talking about injectable silicone in oily form, which is not licensed for aesthetic purposes. This form of silicone creates reactive nodules and when this happens on the face, there is no way to remove it because the nerves in the area are at risk.
The Process In Brief
The Hyaluronic Acid , is placed under the skin or into the skin, with injection taking place in the clinic. The process usually takes 15-30 minutes. Only local anesthetic will be used occasionally. Some materials already contain local anesthetic to make the whole process more comfortable.
On the face, lips can be strengthened, deep wrinkles smoothed (usually the nasolabial folds or vertical wrinkles in the middle eyebrow), acne scars and areas that have become thinner / atrophic are improved. As we said above, especially for men, we pay special attention to the characteristics of each person individually in order to avoid the change of the male profile. Temporary materials usually need to be repeated in 1-2 years depending on the density and the application site.
Duration of the operation
The process will take about 15 to 30 minutes.
The treated area will be slightly red and slightly swollen for a few hours after surgery. If the lips have been treated they may be slightly swollen for a longer period of time. There will be occasional bruises, but they will disappear quickly.
Time out of work
To apply Hyaluronic Acid, you will not need to make any daily changes. You can cover possible bruises and swelling with make-up.
Time for exercise
It is best to avoid strenuous exercise on the day of treatment.
Patients should avoid driving until they feel completely comfortable if a local anesthetic has been used.
In the treatments with Hyaluronic Acid, you will be able to see some results immediately but the final result will take 3-4 weeks because, as we said before, the result is achieved with the absorption of water that takes some time to complete. Our experience also shows that the appropriate time is needed for the final integration of the material in the surrounding tissues.
Possible Complications With Injectable Implants
It is a routine procedure that is extremely successful for the vast majority of patients. However, as with any procedure, it is very important to understand what can go wrong. Possible complications are listed below.
Skin abnormalities: If the implant material is superficial it can cause bumps on the skin that may take time to disappear. However, this is very rare when used by a trained professional with the right technique.
Minor asymmetry: The same injection will be given on both sides of the face. There is a small chance of a different effect on one side than the other. The existing difference in the underlying anatomy, which exists for each of us, also plays an important role in this. This will be discussed in more detail at the time of application. to understand why we may need to put a different amount of material on both sides of the face.
Bruises: They are minor and go away quickly.
Allergic reactions: Extremely rare due to the excellent quality of materials I use.
Loss of material: This can not happen but incomplete correction may be considered a loss. The process just needs to be repeated because the correction that is achieved is different from person to person but also because we do not know from the beginning how much quantity will be needed in each case.
If you experience side effects that concern you please do not hesitate to contact us.