Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that is naturally present in our dermis. Depending on the product used, it can hydrate the skin, reduce wrinkles or tear troughs, redefine the lips, and correct subcutaneous loss of volume in the case of sagging skin on the face and neck. The result is almost immediate. The injection may cause some bruising over a week, and you should take this into consideration when making your appointment. Any anticoagulant treatment must be stopped: aspirin one week before the intervention, for other anticoagulants please get advice from your general practitioner. This treatment can be performed throughout the year and does not require an anaesthetic as the syringe of hyaluronic acid contains an anaesthetic with lidocaine. The treatment can last for between six months and two years and is suited to all skin types.
Hyaluronic acid injections can be combined with botulinum toxin injections during the same consultation or at another consultation with other treatments such as picosecond laser, IPL, radiofrequency, microneedling with radiofrequency, HIFU, fractional CO2 laser or a facelift.
Prior consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon is compulsory. Together, you and your doctor will assess which treatment is best suited to your needs and what the possible side effects might be. Based on this discussion, the doctor will also provide a quote.