HOW DOES THIS WORK?
This product is a range of dermal skin fillers that a carefully injected beneath the skins surface to diminish the depth of facial folds and wrinkles, to gently restore structure and volume to the skin and lips. It is designed to add natural looking volume and restore the youthful contours of the face. Your clinician will know what product is best for you and the area to be treated.
WHAT IS THIS TREATMENT?
The product is made from a naturally occurring complex sugar called hyaluronic acid. Found within tissues of living cells including the human skin, HA assists in hydration by attracting and holding water. It also combines with collagen and elastin to help provide skin structure and elasticity.
WHERE CAN THIS INJECTABLE GEL BE USED?
It can be used to enhance or rejuvenate both the body and border of the lips. It can be used to create volume with a natural look and feel to the lip body, increase the definition of the lip border, decrease lip lines that can cause lipstick to bleed, restore a more youthful and upturned angle to the corners of the mouth and create a stronger cupids bow.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
The treatment is a non surgical procedure administered through a few injections by a trained medical professional. Your medical professional may also decide to administer a topical or local anaesthetic to help numb the area being treated The procedure usually takes between 15-30 minutes and the majority of people resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT LAST?
The longevity of the treatment varies from person to person depending on how quickly your body naturally metabolises the HA. Generally results should last up to 12 months. However to maintain the benefits your clinician may recommend that you attend a review appointment in 6 months time.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
As HA is a naturally occurring complex sugar it naturally present with the skin tissue, there is no need for an allergy pre test before treatment. HA dermal fillers have been clinically studied for many years and clinical trials have shown that the product is well tolerated. The injection itself should cause minimal discomfort and while you may experience no side effects at all, if you do they are generally temporary and injection site related. there is a chance you may experience treatment area redness, pain, swelling, lumps\bumps, bruising (ask the SKINSATIONAL team how we can help you combat you bruising), itching or discolouration. These effects are generally temporary, however, they may last up to a week. the majority of people resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN USED?
The product has been used in facial rejuvenation and enhancement medicine for 10 years. The treatment has been available in Europe since 2000 and in Australia since 2006.