Anti-age facial treatments
Latest generation hyaluronic acid-based ﬁllers regale a younger-looking face that is better hydrated and more luminous. Hyaluronic acid is a biodegradable molecule that facilitates the creation of new collagen. It is used to increase the volume of lips and cheeks and to solve the problem of wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, lip contours and angles of the mouth. The result lasts from 6 to 12 months.
The advantages of hyaluronic acid
The main beneﬁts offered by hyaluronic acid-based ﬁllers are: rapidity, safety, effectiveness, ease of application and the possibility to use them on all facial areas. Moreover, they do not alter the facial expressions and mimic muscles (unlike botox) and offer a pleasing sensation when in contact with the skin.
Prior to treatment, a local anaesthetic is applied (in cream or gel form). The ﬁller is injected where required using ﬁne syringes. According to the area being treated and the quantity of ﬁller used, the treatment may last from 45 to 60 minutes. After treatment, a massage is carried out to facilitate a more effective dispersion of the hyaluronic acid.
The patient may notice possible redness, marks, swelling or sensitivity in the injected area but these symptoms will disappear after a few hours or, at the very most, within a couple of days. On the day after treatment, it is necessary to avoid excessive exposure to the sun, saunas or UV lamps. Patients are also advised not to press or massage the facial areas that have undergone treatment.