Hyaluronic Acid injections are minimally invasive procedures that can be performed directly in the clinic. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, during which you will meet with your physician to discuss your concerns and goals.
During your consultation, your physician will evaluate your expectations and review your medical history.
As there are some risks associated with dermal fillers, you need to fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment. Some skin allergies and neurological conditions, or medications can jeopardise your safety or results.
During the Treatment
Before conducting the treatment your physician will evaluate your needs and explain where the injections will be carried out using a marking pen.
The treated areas will be sterilised, and you may be given a topical anaesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Some fillers also contain lidocaine, a mild anaesthetic, which is intended to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment.
Your physician will use a pre-filled sterile syringe and a thin needle (or blunt cannula) to inject a precise amount of filler strategically beneath the skin. The depth of the injection will depend on the type of hyaluronic acid gel and the desired results.
Superficial injection will help treating finelines while deeper injection will help restoring volumes.
Following the Treatment
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment.
Several months after the injection, hyaluronic acid naturally degrades and resorbs like any natural skin component. Depending on the patient the duration of the results can vary.
Your physician will provide you with post-treatment recommendations and an aftercare programme to follow to ensure the best possible result.
Jean-Marc FACCHINETTI (Aesthetic physician, Cannes , France)
Application of ice packs to the treated area for several minutes is recommended in order to minimize swelling.
Do not apply make-up for 24 hours following the injection and avoid prolonged exposure to:
UV rays, temperatures below 0°C, saunas and Turkish baths for 2-3 weeks following the injection.
It is recommended to avoid hot bathing and vigorous exercise for 24 hours and to keep the treatment area clean during this period.
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