We have already written quite a bit about hyaluronic acid on our website. This is not surprising, because hyaluronic acid is the basis of our daily work in the clinic and therefore also the reason why many of our patients go home highly satisfied after their treatment. In order to finally have all the important info at a glance, this article collects 11 things you need to know about hyaluron. After that, you should have a good overview of the most important things about hyaluron. If you still have any questions, you can of course contact us at any time. Contact we will be happy to help you.
1. what is hyaluronic (acid) anyway?
Hyaluronic acid (short: hyaluron) is a substance produced naturally in the body, known primarily for its ability to bind large amounts of water (up to 6 liters per gram). It is also the main component of synovial fluid and ensures that our joints operate "like lubricated" and remain healthy. Thanks to it, our skin shines full of freshness and fullness in our younger years. After the age of 25, however, our hyaluron reserves slowly begin to diminish. And this becomes visible over time: the skin stores less fluid, its elasticity diminishes and the first wrinkles appear. However, with regular injections (also called filler treatment), this can be counteracted and various types of wrinkles can be combated. Hyaluron can also be used to Lips "injection , giving them new volume and a natural fullness, or the contour of the "Jawline", i.e. the chin area.
2. where is hyaluron used?
In aesthetic medicine, hyaluron is basically used for three purposes: Wrinkle treatment, volume building and shaping. In wrinkle treatment, hyaluron can help with both deep and finer wrinkles. The volume-enhancing effect is particularly evident in the Lip contouring, while at the Liquid rhinoplasty and the Cheek augmentation the shaping effect of hyaluron is used.
3. what are the side effects of filler treatment?
Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that the body produces itself, it is very well tolerated. Possible side effects are therefore minimal. However, injections are an intervention in the body and therefore minor effects such as slight swelling or hematoma may still occur. Thanks to the cannulas we use in our treatments, our patients complain about hematomas only in extremely rare cases. Essential questions, such as those regarding the side effects of injections, are of course always discussed in detail during our free consultation sessions.
4. what is the difference between hyaluron and botulinum toxin?
The crucial difference between a filler treatment and a Botox treatment is that with botulinum toxin the musculature is calmed down, while with hyaluron the supplies of an endogenous substance are replenished. Calmed muscles result in less pronounced wrinkles and "softening" of the face. For this reason, botulinum toxin is used primarily for "dynamic" wrinkles caused by facial expressions, e.g., the Frown line or at Crow's feet. In contrast, hyaluron is used for more static wrinkles caused by increasing age, such as the Nasolabial fold or wrinkles at the corners of the mouth. Here you will find a detailed article on the differences between hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin.
5. the danger of the hyaluron pens
In recent years, so-called "hyaluron pens" have become increasingly popular. This is not very surprising, because the promises sound tempting: compared to a normal hyaluron injection by a specialist, it is supposed to be less painful, less complicated and cheaper. In addition, one can go to a cosmetic studio for the treatment or have the pen delivered directly to one's home. What sounds tempting, however, brings many dangers with it. In this article we explain in detail why some of the promises are too good to be true. At Beauty2Go we expressly advise against the pens. The reasons for this range from the potential side effects to treatment by non-qualified persons. Education about the dangers is urgently needed. In the same spirit, we also recommend this contribution of the Swiss television.
6. how well do hyaluronic creams work?
Hyaluron creams are often sold in advertising as real anti-aging miracle cures. Now and then it is also claimed that with the right cream a hyaluron injection becomes unnecessary. But these claims are only superficially true - literally. A hyaluronic cream works only on the upper skin layers and cannot penetrate into the deeper skin layers. So it can indeed combat minor wrinkles. But there it can often lead to a vicious circle: The more cream is applied to the skin, the more the horny layer swells. This leads to drying of the skin, which in turn gives one the feeling that one can counteract this with the moisturizing hyaluronic cream... So for short-term, small results, the creams are definitely recommended. However, if you want long-term results and/or to avoid the dangers of the vicious circle, the filler treatment is the safe way to go.
7. how long does a filler treatment last?
How long the effect of the injection lasts depends on several factors. The treated area, the amount of injected hyaluronic acid, the patient's disposition and the preparation itself all have a significant influence. The freshness effect can generally last between three and twelve months before the hyaluronic acid is completely biodegraded by the body. After that, the effect can easily be refreshed by another treatment.
8. how expensive is a filler treatment?
Of course, there is no fixed price for a filler treatment. It all depends on the patient's wishes, which in turn determine the amount of hyaluron. At Beauty2Go we offer lip injections and nose corrections from CHF 280.-, filler treatments on the nasolabial fold and marionette wrinkles from CHF 350.-. You can get more information about the prices here or also gladly in our free consultation.
9. are there also filler treatments for men?
Of course! Even if the advertising leaves a different impression, hyaluronic injections have long since ceased to be a women-only matter. The men among us are also attaching more and more importance to a clean and fresh appearance. The wishes of our male patients are just as varied as those of the female patients. Here, age usually determines the direction in which the treatment should go. Namely, while older patients long for a youthful, fresh look, many younger patients desire a more prominent chin. More information about filler treatments for men can be found at here.
10. hyaluronidase - the antagonist of hyaluron
In our clinics we also offer treatments with Hyaluronidase on. However, this is not a special type of hyaluron, but just the opposite: hyaluronidase degrades hyaluron. This can be quite desirable in some cases. Often patients come to us who are undergoing treatment in a cosmetic studio. Since these are often carried out by unqualified persons, botched treatments in which the wrong amount of hyaluron is injected in the wrong places are not uncommon. In such cases, Hyaluronidase provides a remedy. In addition, in extremely rare cases it can also happen to a specialist that a little too much hyaluron is injected. In this case, the error can also be smoothed out directly on the spot with hyaluronidase.
11. aftercare after filler treatment
In order for a filler treatment to develop its full effect, careful aftercare is particularly important. There are a few points that should be observed in the days and weeks following treatment. These include constant cooling of the treated area, refraining from eating salty food, prohibiting intensive sports and much more. But don't worry: we go over the aftercare instructions carefully with each patient before and after treatment. However, if you want to know more about this right now, you can learn about here read more.
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