With advanced aging, loss of muscle volume and muscular hyperactivity, in particular in the face region, are the most common causes of wrinkles formation. Their occurrence depends also on genetic dispositions, lifestyle and environment, at what age and in which part of the body first wrinkles occur. Among other methods, gel-based filling materials are used very successfully in order to remove them. Hyraluronic acid (hereinafter referred as „HA“) based materials gain in popularity and are very well tolerated by the body. This acid is naturally present within the body, it may be found not only inside the skin, but also e.g. in joint cartilages, in the eyes etc. The most important characteristic of HA is capability of retaining great amounts of water and thus keeping the tissue hydrated and elastic. There are several types of gel implants, so it is up to the physician what type he recommends for the specific type of the wrinkles the patient has.
The most frequently treated regions where implants are used are:
- Nasolabial lines
- Saggy corners of the mouth
- Superficial lines around the eyes
- Lips outlines and lips enlargement
- Bumps, facial asymmetry
Wrinkles shall be filled with gel using a syringe and a very thin needle. The procedure is almost painless, it is however possible to apply an anaesthetic cream on the spot of application or use regional anaesthesia in the case of lips shaping or lips augmentation. Moderate swellings may persist for a day or two in this region and will ease off rapidly. Tiny bruises left by punctures might occur as the case maybe.
The application itself lasts from ten to thirty minutes and does not prevent the patient from continuing in his/her daily activities. Effects are visible immediately and last approximately for one year, depending on the type of fillings, the spot of treatment, injection technique and individual absorption of the substance by the skin. In the case of lips, the time during which the effects are visible is slightly shorter due to high blood circulation and frequent movements within this region. Additionally correcting and subsequent maintaining applications (one or three weeks after the first application) help to maintain the required level of correction.
- Blood coagulation disorders and when under treatment with thrombolytics, anticoagulants and thrombocyte aggregation inhibitors in the past two weeks before the treatment
- Tendency to suffer from hypertrophic scars
Repeated use is not limited in any way.