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Hyaluronic Acid Injection

Filling applications are one of the most frequently used methods in medical aesthetics. One of the most used fillers in these applications is hyaluronic acid. Injection of hyaluronic acid to the face offers effective solutions to many complaints about our skin. Those who have hyaluronic acid injection will have smoother and more flexible skin. Hyaluronic acid is a vital substance in every tissue of our body. One of its most important tasks is to prevent skin aging.

As a result of aging, the amount of collagen and hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases. Using filler applications, hyaluronic acid, the amount of which reduces, is painlessly injected into the problematic areas under the skin by means of small needles. In this article, you can find detailed information about hyaluronic acid as well as hyaluronic acid injection prices, benefits and possible side effects.

What Are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid with gel consistency increases the water holding capacity of our skin and provides density. Hyaluronic acid has many benefits for our skin:

  • Provides the skin with a flexible, wrinkle-free and smooth structure.
  • Prevents inflammation, irritation and acne scars.
  • Contributes to the repair of tissues. Thus, it prevents skin aging.
  • It has moisturizing properties for the skin. That's why moisturizing creams contain hyaluronic acid as an active ingredient.
  • Contributes to the formation of collagen, which provides the skin with an elastic structure.
  • Relieves inflammation and irritation on the skin.
  • As the cell mitosis rate decreases as we age, the renewal of cells is slower. However, hyaluronic acid acts in the opposite direction.

Considering such benefits, we can understand that hyaluronic acid is very important for our health. As in every part of our skin, the substance in question plays a critical role in our joint health. So, what kind of benefits does hyaluronic acid filler provide to our body when this substance decreases? Hyaluronic acid is used to fill deep and thin wrinkles on the face, to plump the lips and contours, to add volume to the eye - cheek - chin and temples, and to remove acne scars. Injection of hyaluronic acid to the face is very effective in this respect.

In Which Areas Is Hyaluronic Acid Applied?

Injectable hyaluronic acid is a kind of temporary dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body with the highest concentrations in the joints, eyes and skin. Hyaluronic acid absorbs water in the skin, making the skin moister. As we age, the fat, muscle, bone and skin on our face begin to thin. This loss of volume causes the face, fine lines, wrinkles, folds and lips to appear either sunken or drooping. Injectable hyaluronic acid is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, facial folds, and to create structure, frame and volume on the face and lips. Hyaluronic acid application can be applied on the vertical lines between the eyebrows and above the lips, as well as the nasolabial region. However, there are other application areas as well. Hyaluronic acid injection to the face is the most common practice. In addition, knee and intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections can also be made.

Knee hyaluronic acid injection is applied to people who have calcification problems in this area. Since a sharp needle is used and the area can be anesthetized with local anesthesia, the knee hyaluronic acid injection can be done without pain.

Facial Hyaluronic Acid Injection - Holistic Approach

A holistic facial approach is very important in the applications of hyaluronic acid injection to the face. If the factors causing the complaint are in another region, the treatment is started from that region. Filling only the area where the complaint is located will cause the pit in that area to not completely disappear. The mid cheek area plays a key role. Especially the volume losses on the outer part of the cheek, the decrease in the prominence of the cheekbone on the outer part of the cheek can trigger sagging in the lower face area, and even cause the pit under the eyes to become more pronounced. In such cases, first of all, the treatment is started from the middle cheek area. Only surgical intervention can be effective in permanent fillers. For this reason, it is recommended to avoid permanent fillers as much as possible. Injection of hyaluronic acid to the face is one of the safest and most effective methods in this regard.

Hyaluronic acid injection brands include a large number of options. Each has different characteristics that affect which areas of the face they are best injected into, at what level it is injected into the skin, and how long it lasts after injection. The specialist will decide which hyaluronic acid injection brands will be suitable for your application. The price of hyaluronic acid injection to the face may vary according to the brands used, as well as the condition of the patient, the number of sessions required and similar factors.

Does Hyaluronic Acid Injection to the Face Have an Immediate Effect?

Results and permanence for facial hyaluronic acid injection vary from patient to patient. The location of the injection, the structural features of the hyaluronic acid filler, the age of the patient and the patient's skin are important factors at this point. For example, the results on the lips may last for 6 months, but the permanence of the procedures performed on the nasolabial folds can reach a year or even longer. Voluma can last up to 24 months when injected into the cheeks. After this time, additional injections are required to maintain the desired effect.

Your doctor will evaluate the areas of your face and/or lips that need improvement in terms of lines, structure and/or volume. Topical or injectable numbing medication may be used prior to your procedure for added comfort. Lidocaine, an anesthetic, is mixed with most of the available injectable hyaluronic acids for added patient comfort.

Side Effects of Hyaluronic Acid Injection to the Face

Injection of hyaluronic acid to the face takes at least 15 and maximum 30 minutes. Injection of hyaluronic acid to the face does not affect your daily life. You can continue your normal life immediately after the application. Although there is no pain in the area where hyaluronic acid injection is applied to the face, mild redness or swelling may occur. However, these will also completely pass within 2 days at the latest. Side effects of hyaluronic acid injection to the face are rare. Reactions such as bruising, redness or edema may occur temporarily after the injection. The side effects of hyaluronic acid injection to the face disappear over time without causing a permanent effect. If the person has any allergic reaction to the applied filler, medical treatment is administered according to the degree of the allergic reaction. If a very severe reaction has occurred, the applied filler can be dissolved. After the injection of hyaluronic acid to the face, if the filler is applied too much, discomfort may occur due to this. For this, those who have hyaluronic acid injection should consult experts who are experienced in their field.

Hyaluronic acid injection is not suitable for people with active facial or oral herpes infections, people with infections in the treatment area, patients with uncontrolled diabetes, patients with blood clotting problems, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and patients who are allergic to any component of injectable hyaluronic acid. To avoid possible adverse effects, your specialist will review your medical history and examine the condition to be treated. The areas to be treated should be kept clean. If there is a skin infection, treatment should be delayed until it heals. Patients taking anticoagulants (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, some herbal remedies) should stop two weeks before the injection with the approval of the prescribing physician. Such measures are for the successful completion of the application of hyaluronic acid injection to the face.

Dr. Hande Ulusal

Uzm. Dr. Hande Ulusal özellikle estetik ve kozmetik dermatoloji, dermatolojide lazer uygulamaları, sedef hastalığı (psoriasis), akne (ergenlik sivilcesi), rozase, saç hastalıkları ve ürtiker ile ilgilenmektedir.

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