“Hyaluronic Acid treatment has gained its own fanatic audience in recent years and not without a reason. It is a non-invasive anti-aging method in which Hyaluronic Acid is injected under the facial skin, into the lips and cheeks, filling and hydrating, painlessly and naturally. It is the most effective method of eliminating wrinkles” says Dermatologist – Venereologist Dr. Amalia Tsiatoura.
Hyaluronic Acid is a glucosaminoglycan that is naturally produced in our body and is, among other things, the predominant component of hydration thanks to its ability to retain up to 1000 times its weight in water, promoting better binding of collagen and elastin fibers. Over time, its natural production decreases, resulting in wrinkles formation and in reduction in the volume of cheekbones.
At Cosmetic Derma Medicine, Hyaluronic Acid treatment is performed by exclusively using EU and FDA approved, laboratory-prepared Hyaluronic Acid, reversing the appearance of a tired and depressed face and giving youthful and firm skin.
Areas Of Application
The facial areas where hyaluronic acid is injected are:
- Lip Volume Increase
- Facial Contouring – redefining the facial contour (improving the oval of the face)
- Filling of the cheekbones
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette lines
- Nose shape correction (Non-Invasive Rhinoplasty)
- Forehead Wrinkles
- Eye or Unibrow wrinkles (after neurotoxin treatment)
- Black circles under the eyes (tear trough – hyaluronic injection with cannula)
- Lip wrinkles – Mouth
- Neck Wrinkles
- Acne Scars
Hyaluronic acid is also applied to the body:
- Hyaluronic acid for buttocks lifting and volume increase
- Breast augmentation with hyaluronic acid
- Atrophic acne scars on breasts or back
- Scars after surgery anywhere on the torso and limbs
- Labial Hypertrophy
The hyaluronic acid injections are applied either with a very fine needle provided in the sterile package of hyaluronic acid injection or with an atraumatic cannula. The technique of injecting hyaluronic acid with a cannula is the latest development today and has found very good results in cases where hyaluronic acid is injected below the eyes (tear trough). Therefore, hyaluronic acid injection in the eyes and temples is ideally performed with the cannula and leads to excellent and completely natural results with zero tissue injury.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Are there any side effects after the treatment with Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
The hyaluronic acid that is marketed by major companies in our country is certified by European and American bodies that guarantee its for medical use. In addition, it is imperative that the treatment is carried out exclusively by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who are the only scientifically trained physicians for its correct and safe application.
Any complications of hyaluronic acid are therefore extremely rare when it is applied by qualified physicians and all are fully reversible and include:
- Allergic reaction (extremely rare), manifested by swelling and redness at the application site and treated with corticosteroid administration.
- Inflammation, if hygiene rules are not properly observed, which is treated with antibiotics.
- Bruising or swelling at the application site, which quickly disappears with the application of ice therapy.
- Excessive effect which may be due to excessive demand from the patient and is treated by injecting hyaluronidase topically (hyaluronic acid antidote).
What should I expect after the application of Hyaluronic Acid?
At Cosmetic Derma Medicine, as a specialized Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Clinic, the Hyaluronic Acid Treatment is applied solely by a specialized physician and by using only branded Hyaluronic Acid, certified by European and American institutions.
Unlike in the past, modern hyaluronic acid fillers are not of animal origin but are laboratory produced, which eliminates the risk of allergies or inflammation, making the procedure completely safe and predictable.
However, immediately after the treatment there is a slight possibility of local sensitivity, ecchymosis, erythema and swelling which gradually subside over the next hours or days with the help of gentle massage.
What are the instructions after the injection of Hyaluronic Acid?
Immediately after the application of hyaluronic acid the result is usually already visible. But because it is not the final one, the patient should pay attention to the following instructions:
- Mild massage at regular intervals in the next 48 hours.
- Application of ice locally during the first few hours optionally.
- Avoiding the use of hot water.
- Touching the area only with clean hands.
- Avoid heavy make-up for 24 hours and use hyaluronic acid moisturizer.
What can I do if I am not satisfied with the result of Hyaluronic Acid?
When the effect of hyaluronic acid before and after is not satisfactory, we can remove it with its antidote which is hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme (protein) that destroys hyaluronic acid and has been used for years in medicine as a means to help absorb some drugs.
It is a substance that if injected at the site of hyaluronic acid dissolves it immediately in just a few minutes. Hyaluronidase is safe and only affects synthetic hyaluronic acid and not the one that is naturally present in our body.
What is the price of Hyaluronic Acid – why is it an expensive material?
Injectable hyaluronic acid is not a cheap material, as the conditions and the way it is prepared in the laboratory are such that it perfectly simulates the natural molecule.
The quality and duration of the treatment result is directly proportional to the cost of hyaluronic acid and one should refer to specialized clinics and physicians who are certified for its use.
Why should I choose Cosmetic Derma Medicine for my Hyaluronic Acid treatment?
Cosmetic Derma Medicine Medical Group is the largest and most modern group of experienced and specialized doctors in Greece and Cyprus. It holds certifications from international organizations and has been honored with several awards in Greece and abroad for the quality of services, contribution to employment as well as to medical tourism.
Its doctors have been invited as speakers in many national and international conferences and every year it organizes workshops in its premises for the training of young doctors with great participation from Greece and abroad. It pays great attention and it is of high importance for us to use the best equipment and materials, in order to guarantee excellent application and results in the treatments we offer.