As our skin gets older, their characteristics change. The collagen and elasticity lessen, the amount of hyaluronic acid produced by our body reduces. This results in a diminution of the elasticity in our skin, resulting in an increased rigidness and dryness in our skin.

The cause of this is also due to intrinsic factors such as individual genetics and our biological clocks. However, there are lifestyle changes that we can make in order to slow down the ageing process.

We can´t stop time, however nowadays aesthetic medicine is so advanced that safe solutions are available, and in the hands of experts’ optimum results can be obtained, such as recovering the hydration in our skin, improving the elasticity, filling in wrinkles and increasing facial volume.

Function

The principal function of hyaluronic acid is as a material in esthetic surgery´s for implants, facial and lip fillers. It is injected with a very fine needle on the subsurface of the skin. The results are immediate. As well as tightening the small grooves or folds it stimulates the production of collagen therefore prolonging the resulting rejuvenating treatment. It´s effects are most noticeable in lips and cheekbones, although excellent results can also be seen in the forehead and in cases of very severe acne and other skin problems which result in skin loss.

What is it?

Treatments with hyaluronic acid, consist of injecting the cocktail just below the surface skin, depending on the patient’s requirements different densities will be used

Higher densities are used for

  • Reshaping the facial contours like lips.
  • To dissimulate wrinkles and lines.

Lower densities are used for

  • Improve hydration and the skin´s elasticity.

The effects of the fillers normally last between 8 and 10 months. In 1 or 2 sessions, of no more than 20 minutes, visible results can be noticed. But normally after even the first session the results can be seen.

The treatment does not require hospitalization, and the patient can return to normal life straight away. After treatment we recommend the use of sunscreen, and it is best to avoid all exposure to the sun.

Type of Fillers

  1. Resorbable – the effects last approximately one year and you can repeat the treatment without any risk. In this group we can find hyaluronic acid, collagen, poly-l-lactic and calcium hydroxyapatite.
  2. No resorbable or permanent – this can be divided into
    Biphasic: these are methacrylate microspheres mixed with collagen, the collagen is reabsorbed and the methacrylate remains.
    Homogenous: like polyacrylamide gels, polyalkylimide and silicone gels.

Normally we recommend resorbable as generally speaking there are no side effects.