Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Hyaluron Treatments:
What do Wrinkles tell you About a Face?
Wrinkles are individual for each person, these visible marks are normal and are caused by facial expressions, for example laugh lines or thought lines on the forehead.
Several times a day a person raises their brows forcing the forehead up causing wrinkles. First lines appear, they can widen to deep furrows in the course of time.
What Promotes the Ageing of the Skin?
Everyone’s skin ages, wrinkles, lines or regular furrows are inevitable. The aging process varies from person to person and is influenced not only by genes, but also by lifestyle such as smoking and if nicotine consumption is combined with alcohol, the skin can look older much quicker.
If it is frequently and intensively exposed to the sun, it will also age more quickly due to pigment deposits increasing resulting in age spots.
How can we Stop the Formation of Wrinkles and Slow the Aging of the Skin?
Unfortunately, no one can stop the ageing process completely but there are some steps you can take to slow the process down. The first step is to check your own lifestyle and take a look at those factors that have an unfavorable effect on the skin, these include:
- Avoiding extensive exposure to the sun: A large part of premature skin aging is due to the damaging influence of UV rays. Sunscreen products reduce the negative effects of UV radiation. It is helpful to incorporate products with an appropriate sun protection factor (SPF) into daily skin care.
- Paying attention to your diet: a balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables, ensures that you take in sufficient antioxidants. This helps to limit the effects of free radicals on the skin and a diet high in fat and carbohydrates should be avoided and don’t forget to drink plenty.
- Avoid excessive stress and ensure you get enough sleep.
- Protect your skin: little alcohol, no nicotine.
- Do some sport: it gets the metabolism going.
What can Help Smooth Deep Wrinkles in the Face?
Starting from the age of 30, the skin loses more and more elasticity and resilience which causes the first lines and wrinkles appear. If these wrinkles have deepened, a gentle wrinkle treatment by injection with hyaluronic acid is an effective method to fight them.
These fillers are medical materials and are available in liquid to gel form and are injected into the skin. The skin is filled from below or “lifted”, the skin is smoothed, other than hyaluronic acid, autologous fat can also be used for therapy.
How Dangerous is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is an interesting active ingredient for cosmetics and medicine and offers numerous advantages. Even though hyaluronic is generally well tolerated by the body, there can always be a possibility of side effects, these side effects usually arise from the additives which the substance stabilizes and keeps in solution.
In the 1990s, a process was developed that allows the product to be manufactured biotechnologically. For this purpose, special bacteria were cultivated in fermentation plants which produced the hyaluronic acid.
Compared to other types of material, which can be obtained from animal source material, the biotechnological hyaluron is much purer and the risks of the following allergic reactions are reduced to a minimum.
The affected person does not react to the active substance, but to tiny amounts of protein that adhere to the substance.
Whether hyaluronic acid treatment causes side effects depends on several factors. In particular the
- The purity of the substance
- The person carrying out the treatment
It is therefore important that the attending physician has experience in handling the preparations.
When is Hyaluronic Acid Used?
In the context of anti-aging therapies, applications and treatments with hyaluron have been standard for a long time.
Modern aesthetic medicine knows different methods to effectively reduce or even eliminate the signs of skin aging.
In particular, minimally invasive treatments are becoming more popular and show the desired results. Wrinkle treatments with hyaluronic acid have been used for many years and are ideal for all those who want a younger and fresher appearance without having to “go under the knife” right away.
Hyaluronic acid is not only used for cosmetic applications, but also in human medicine. Specialists rely on the positive effects of the gel-like hyaluron for the treatment of joint damage such as arthrosis.
Which Parts of the Body Can be Treated Against Skin Imperfections?
Hyaluronic acid is wonderfully suited to give the facial features a more youthful and fresh appearance but it can also be used on other parts of the body often with good results. The most frequent indications are:
- Rejuvenating hands, concealing veins
- Alleviation of the watery pathway
- Décolleté (tighten, hydrate)
- Lips: smooth out fine lip wrinkles, enlarge lips
Does a Hyaluron Filler also help Against Deep Wrinkles?
Deep wrinkles, such as those that appear between the corner of the mouth and the chin, are one of the tell tale signs of skin aging and amongst the least popular.
In order to free this area from the serious skin unevenness, there are various treatment options within the scope of hyaluronic acid treatment. However, a single treatment is usually not sufficient to achieve a beautiful and natural result. It is therefore recommended to carry out the wrinkle treatment in several sessions, depending on the depth of the wrinkles.
Does a Hyaluron Injection also work on Nasolabial Folds?
The wrinkles and depressions between the nose and the corner of the mouth are called nasolabial folds. They usually run symmetrically and are the result of the sagging of the cheek tissue. Like puppet wrinkles, they are among the most formative types of wrinkles and have a considerable influence on the appearance of the face.
Depending on the extent and depth of the wrinkles, different treatment options are used. In most cases, wrinkle injections are the therapy that promises the best results.
Can Hyaluron Treatment Really Replace Surgery?
Hyaluronic acid is considered a “miracle weapon” against the signs of progressive skin aging, iIt is a very gentle method to give the skin a fresh and natural appearance again.
Nevertheless, there are limits to these therapies and Hyaluron is by no means a magic cure. As specialists in the beauty sector, we know the limits of our therapies, which range from wrinkle treatment with injections to facelifts, very well. In a personal consultation you will learn exactly what is realistically possible and what is not.
When can a Hyaluron Injection be Useful?
The first signs of skin aging are usually visible in the facial features and décolleté and hyaluron not only achieve its effects in the mechanical lifting of this zone but also supports and promotes the natural regeneration process of the skin
Furthermore, it balances an existing moisture deficit, in order to effectively prevent premature skin aging, it makes sense to help the skin at an early stage by actively supporting it. Regular injections with hyaluron ensure a constant moisture content of the tissue. Although the aging process cannot be stopped, it is possible to delay the formation of pronounced furrows, to reduce existing ones and to improve the skin quality.
Are Different Products used for one Hyaluron Injection?
Hyaluron is suitable for the reduction of superficial and deep skin wrinkles, they are smoothed out by a large-area injection. If the filler is applied to the upper layers of the skin, it has a similar effect as a moisturizing mask – but from the inside and with a significantly longer effectiveness.
Deep nasolabial folds require more support. Therefore, they should be injected with a coarsely structured and highly stabilized gel in order to achieve a greater lifting effect.
What do Hyaluron Capsules do?
Since hyaluronic acid is completely broken down when ingested orally, they don’t do anything.
Does Hyaluronic Acid Cream Help Against Wrinkle Formation?
hyaluronic acid, in its many shapes, has been proven to be effective in the prevention of wrinkles. When choosing a cream containing hyaluronic acid, the quality of the respective product plays a decisive role.
It provides the skin with a small amount of moisture from the outside and with regular use the skin’s own water reservoir can be replenished. The skin becomes a little more elastic and more resilient.
Is Hyaluron Tissue Filling Painful?
The pain threshold varies from person to person but pain from hyaluron tissue filling should be minimal. For particularly sensitive or anxious patients, an anaesthetic ointment can be applied in advance.
How Often Can I Have Tissue Replenishment with Hyaluron?
From a medical point of view, there are no restrictions as to how often a treatment with hyaluron can be carried out.
How often injections are administered depends on individual circumstances, the material and the product. Depending on the consistency, the organism needs up to two years to break down hyaluronic acid.
How Long does a Hyaluron Treatment Last?
Once the decision for the appropriate preparation has been made, the actual treatment begins after the application of an anaesthetic cream. Depending on the extent, the entire procedure takes between five and 15 minutes.
When is the Result of a Hyaluron Treatment Visible?
The result of the treatment can be seen immediately. It should be noted that the tissue swells slightly afterwards but this swelling usually disappears after one to three days.
How Long does the Effect of a Hyaluron Injection Last?
The duration of the effect depends on various factors, the consistency of the preparation used, the quantity used and personal circumstances.
The connective tissue often forms additional collagen fibres, as a result, a volume increase usually remains visible for a long time. Less cross-linked or low-viscosity hyaluronic acids have a shorter duration of action than products with larger particles or stronger cross-linking.
What do I Have to Consider after a Hyaluron Treatment?
Treatment with hyaluron fillers will not cause any time off, shortly after the treatment, the patient will be ready to go about their day. If redness or small bruises have occurred at the injection sites, they can be covered with make-up after one hour.
Why am I not Allowed to go into Sunlight after a Hyaluron Treatment?
The treatment affects the skin, for this reason, it is important to limit direct sun contact after the treatment.
The exact duration depends on which preparation is used but It is generally necessary to avoid direct sunlight for two to three days. Usually 48 hours are sufficient but for larger treatments it is safer to avoid UV radiation for up to 72 hours.
In addition to natural sunlight, a visit to a solarium is also not a good idea, the same applies to artificial light that emits UV radiation.
UV radiation promotes the formation of wrinkles, it is therefore sensible to give the skin sufficient time to regenerate and not to put additional strain on it during this phase. Choose an appropriate sun protection for the immediate time after the treatment, this way the skin depressions cannot develop in the first place.
Why Should no Treatment be Applied if the Patient has an Autoimmune Disease?
In people who are affected by an autoimmune disease, the risk of an allergic reaction seems to be higher in case of a repeat treatment.
Why is Hyaluronic Acid so Expensive?
The production of hyaluronic acid is expensive due to modern manufacturing processes such as fermentation. Liquid hyaluronic acid is obtained from special bacteria (streptococci) and before it can be used in aesthetic medicine, it must be stabilized.
Manufacturers use patented and secret processes for this with the aim to stabilise the gels so that the body can break them down more difficult and to achieve a longer durability.
Who is Allowed to Inject Hyaluron Filler in Germany?
In Germany, doctors and alternative practitioners are allowed to inject hyaluronic acid under the skin. Dentists are exempt from this regulation, they are not allowed to perform these therapies.
How Important is the Experience of the Doctor?
Medical experience plays an essential role in this treatment, only with specialist knowledge and a high level of experience is the practitioner able to select not only the optimal treatment method for each individual patient, but also exactly the right amount of fillers in the right consistency.