Hyaluron: 11 things you should know about it

We have already written a lot about hyaluronic acid on our website. This is hardly surprising, as 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 information at a glance, this article summarizes 11 things you need to know about hyaluronic acid. You should then have a good overview of the most important facts about hyaluronic acid. If you still have any questions, you can of course get in touch with us at any time - we will be happy to help you.

1. what is hyaluronic (acid) anyway?

Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan for short) is a substance produced naturally in the body that is primarily known 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 clockwork" and remain healthy. Thanks to it, our skin glows with freshness and fullness in our younger years. After the age of 25, however, hyaluronic acid reserves slowly begin to diminish. And this becomes visible over time: the skin retains less fluid, its elasticity diminishes and the first wrinkles appear. However, regular injections (also known as filler treatments) can counteract this and combat various types of wrinkles. 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?

Hyaluron is a multi-talent in aesthetic medicine and is mainly used in three areas: to smooth wrinkles, to build up volume and for targeted shaping of certain areas of the face.

  • Wrinkle treatmentHyaluronic acid is an effective remedy against wrinkles of all kinds. It smoothes both deep and fine lines and gives the skin a younger and fresher appearance.
  • Volume build-upOne of the best features of hyaluronic acid is its ability to add volume. This is particularly important in the Contouring the lips where it provides a fuller, more natural-looking result.
  • ShapingHyaluron enables precise shaping and is therefore also used for the Liquid rhinoplasty without surgical intervention and the Structure of the cheek area used. These applications demonstrate the sculpting power of hyaluronic acid, which makes it possible to define and beautify facial contours without the need for invasive surgical procedures.

3. what are the side effects of filler treatment?

Hyaluronic acid, as a natural component of the body, is characterized by high tolerability, which reduces the likelihood of side effects. Nevertheless, as with any medical procedure, slight reactions can also occur during filler treatments with hyaluronic acid:

  • Slight swelling or redness at the injection site are the most common side effects, which usually subside quickly.
  • Hematomas (bruises) can occur, but thanks to the use of special cannulas, they rarely occur during our treatments.

Of course, we always discuss essential questions, such as the side effects of injections, in detail during our free consultations.

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.

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 touted as the solution to all anti-ageing problems, sometimes with the claim that they could eliminate the need for professional filler treatments. However, these claims should be taken with a grain of salt. The truth is that hyaluronic creams work primarily on the surface of the skin and have limited ability to reach deeper layers of the skin.

  • Superficial effect: Hyaluronic creams effectively hydrate the top layers of the epidermis by attracting and binding moisture. This can lead to temporary improvement of fine lines and overall plumping of the skin.
  • Limited depth effect: The molecular size of the hyaluronic acid contained in creams makes it difficult to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, where age-related volume loss and deeper wrinkles need to be treated.
  • Possible skin reactions: Paradoxically, the increased use of hyaluronic creams can lead to overhydration of the top layer of the skin, which in turn can dry out the skin and increase the need for moisture.

For people looking for a short-term improvement in the appearance of their skin, hyaluronic creams can be a useful addition to skin care. However, those seeking more profound changes such as the reduction of pronounced wrinkles or a significant increase in volume will achieve significantly more effective and long-lasting results with professional filler treatments. These not only offer precise application, but also the opportunity to respond specifically to individual needs and wishes.

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 hyaluronic acid injected, the patient's disposition and the preparation itself all have a significant influence on this. The freshness effect can generally last between three and twelve months before the hyaluronic acid is largely biodegraded by the body. After that, the effect can easily be refreshed with a further treatment.

8. how expensive is a filler treatment?

There is of course 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, nasolabial fold filler treatments and Marionette folds from CHF 350. More info about the Prices in our free consultation.

9. are there also filler treatments for men?

Naturally! Even if the advertising gives a different impression, hyaluronic injections are no longer just for women. The men among us are also attaching ever greater importance to a clean and fresh appearance. The wishes of our male patients are just as varied as those of our female patients. Here, age usually determines the direction the treatment should take. While older patients long for a youthful, fresh look, many younger patients want a more prominent chin. More information on the topic "Hyaluronic acid for men" can be found in our blog post.

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

Effective aftercare plays a crucial role in realizing the full potential of your filler treatment and maximizing the duration and quality of results. Here are some essential tips to help you support the healing process and minimize any side effects:

  • Cooling of the treatment zone: The use of cold packs (not directly on the skin) can help to reduce swelling and redness in the first few days after treatment.
  • Avoid intense physical activity: Intense exercise should be avoided for at least 24 to 48 hours after treatment to avoid unnecessarily increasing blood flow to the treated areas.
  • Avoid direct sunlight: Protect the treated areas from strong sunlight and use a high quality sunscreen to protect the skin and support the longevity of the results.
  • Abstain from alcohol: Alcohol consumption should be avoided for at least 24 hours after treatment as it can increase swelling.

But don't worry: we go through the treatment process with every patient before and after treatment. Aftercare tips after hyaluronic acid treatments carefully.

Beauty2Go as your Go-To Beauty Expert

If you still have questions about filler treatments or hyaluron in general after this detailed article, you can always contact us in Contact set. We will be happy to advise you on the various treatments we offer at our locations in Zurich, Bern, Lucerne and St. Gallen - free of charge, of course. You will find plenty of information about our treatments on our website. Treatments and Prices, and our Team you can also already get to know a little. The direct booking of an appointment is also possible via our Online tool possible. And if you found this article interesting, we have many more exciting articles for you - for example about the City of our new location, St. Gallen, or Botulinum toxin.

FAQ - Hyaluron

What is hyaluron?

Hyaluronic acid (hyaluron) is a substance produced naturally in the body and is known for its ability to bind large amounts of water. It is mainly responsible for the health of our joints and ensures fresh, full skin in younger years. However, the body's own production decreases with age.

What treatments is hyaluronic acid used for?

Hyaluron is used in aesthetic medicine for Wrinkle treatmentvolume building and shaping. It can treat deep and fine wrinkles, volumize the lips and define the contours of the face.

Are there any side effects with hyaluronic acid treatment?

As hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, side effects are minimal and may include slight swelling or bruising. However, these are rare thanks to modern techniques.

What is the difference between hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin?

Hyaluron replenishes the skin and improves hydration, while botulinum toxin relaxes muscles and reduces mimic wrinkles.

Are hyaluronic acid pens safe?

Hyaluronic pens are less invasive and less expensive, but carry risks and potential side effects. Experts often advise against their use, as treatment by unqualified people, such as beauticians or non-medical professionals, can lead to complications.

How effective are hyaluronic creams?

Hyaluronic creams have a superficial effect and can combat minor wrinkles. For deeper skin layers and long-term results, professional filler treatments are recommended.

How long do the results of a filler treatment last?

The effect of a filler treatment varies and can last between three and twelve months, depending on various factors such as treatment location and individual disposition.

How expensive is a hyaluronic acid treatment?

The costs vary depending on the desired treatment and the amount of hyaluronic acid used. Lip injections, for example, start from CHF 280.

Are filler treatments also for men?

Yes, filler treatments are just as available and popular for men, although treatment goals may vary depending on age.

What is hyaluronidase?

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that breaks down hyaluron and is used in certain situations, e.g. overcorrections or incorrect treatments. It is used to make corrections after improper treatments in beauty salons by non-qualified persons as well as after rare mistakes by specialists. Hyaluronidase enables the targeted dissolution of excess injected hyaluronic acid directly at the affected area.

What does aftercare look like?

Careful aftercare is crucial for the outcome of the treatment. This includes measures such as cooling the treated area and avoiding intensive sport.

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