hyaluronic acid / Fillers/
Hyaluronic Acid, Fillers
Hyaluronic acid and fillers can improve the wrinkles dramatically without having to stay out of work. In time, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and other facial expressions such as smiling, chewing etc, the underlying tissues that keep the skin look youthful and fresh start to break down especially in areas where the movements occur, such as smile lines, crow’s feet etc.
Injectable materials, especially, hyaluronic acid & polygalactic acid can help fill in these lines and creases, restoring a fresher facial look. They can also be used to add fullness to the lips or in conjunction with laser or peeling.
Types of Hyaluronic Acid, Fillers
There is a wide variety of materials used but we prefer to use hyaluronic acid (lasts around 6 months) and polygalactic acid for deeper creases (nasolabial), its effectiveness lasts approximately 18-24 months.
Treatments are performed at our practice and we usually apply anesthetic cream or dentistry type anesthesia.
After the Treatment
After the procedure you can return to work. Bruising may appear but it is temporary and easily covered with facial make-up and direction of the transplanted hairs mimic the natural pattern of hairs growing in those areas.
BTX-A is an injectable material consisting of botulinum toxin, which is used in small doses.
Its first clinical application took place during the 70’s in the field of ophthalmology and in particular for the treatment of blepharospasm and strabismus.
The original BTX-A was produced in 1989 accompanied by its first approval by the FDA in Usa for the treatment of cervical dystonia.
In April 2002, the material was accepted and approved for the application and treatment of wrinkles in the forehead and the frown lines between the eyebrows. At the same time it was approved in France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Australia, Japan and others.
It is injected directly into the muscle and acts exactly where the nerve stimulation reverts to a muscle movement. In this way, there is no muscle motion for the duration of the treatment and as such wrinkles do not appear during the normal muscle functionality.
- Wrinkles in the forehead
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Eyebrow uplift or down lift
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Lack of symmetry
- In specific cases in the upper lip
- In the neck
How long does it last?
You can see the difference after 3-7 days. Its overall effectiveness lasts approximately 6 months and it depends on the dose quantity injected in different muscles.
Each dose depends on the muscle volume, area of treatment & its seriousness and the cosmetic preference of each candidate.
Men or women looking to combat the first signs of ageing temporarily, as well those who are not ready or not wish to undergo a more long-term effective procedure (i.e. face lifting).
It takes place at our practice and lasts around 5-10 minutes
- Some burning sensation during the treatment (temporary)
- Bruising (rare)