Treatments with Hyaluronic acid

Treatmentswith Hyaluronic acid

Treatments with Hyaluronic acid are injections that plump up wrinkles and smooth lines on your face. An Oculoplastic specialist usually injects Hyaluronic acid in the areas around your eyes, mouth and nose. This common cosmetic procedure typically produces results right away, and can last many months.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid — also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate — is a gooey, slippery substance that your body produces naturally. Scientists have found hyaluronic acid throughout the body, especially in eyes, joints and skin.

Hyaluronic acid is often produced by fermenting certain types of bacteria. Rooster combs (the red, Mohawk-like growth on top of a rooster’s head and face) are also a common source.

Treatment with Hyaluronic acid is a type of non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Hyaluronic acid plumps up wrinkles, smooth lines and restore volume in your face. The Oculoplastic specialist injects these substances just under your skin.

People choose to get treatment with Hyaluronic acid to enhance their facial features or gain a more youthful appearance. This elective treatment usually takes less than half an hour, and recovery time is minimal. Results are seen right away and last months.

As you age, your body starts to lose collagen. Collagen is an important substance that exists all over your body, including in your skin, muscles, bones and connective tissues. Decreased amounts of collagen in your skin causes skin laxity (loose) and loss of volume. Skin becomes thinner, loses its elasticity and starts to sag.

You may choose to get Hyaluronic acid to:

  • Add volume to sagging skin.
  • Make your facial features more symmetrical.
  • Plump up lips and cheeks.
  • Smooth wrinkles and creases in your face.
  • To restore the lost volume in the cheekbones
  • Treatment for acne scars
  • Treatment for dark circles under the eyes (tear trough)

Before you get the treatment with Hyaluronic acid, you’ll have a consultation with your Oculoplastic specialist. Your face will be examined and questions will be asked about your goals and what areas you’d like to enhance.

Your Oculoplastic specialist may mark your face with a pen or marker to show where the injections will be. May also take pictures of your face. During this consultation, your Oculoplastic specialist will also ask about your medical history. It’s important to tell them if you’re taking any medications, as some drugs can increase the risk of complications after getting the treatment with Hyaluronic acid. Tell your Oculoplastic specialist if you have:

  • Allergies.
  • History of bruising or bleeding after similar procedures.
  • Neurological problems.
  • Skin conditions.

You can get Hyaluronic acid in Athens EyeCare clinic. Your Oculoplastic specialist cleans your skin and may apply a lotion or cream with an anaesthetic. The anaesthetic numbs the area so the treatment will be more comfortable.

Using a thin needle, your Oculoplastic specialist injects small amounts of Hyaluronic acid under your skin. The needle will pinch or sting, but most people don’t experience much pain during these injections. Your Oculoplastic specialist may inject the Hyaluronic acid in several areas. The whole process can take a few minutes or up to an hour.

Many people see results of Hyaluronic acid right away. The injections usually take less than an hour, and you can get them right in Athens EyeCare Clinic. Because it’s a non-surgical treatment, recovery time is minimal.Results can last many months.

A note from Athens EyeCare Clinic

Hyaluronic acid (fillers) smooth wrinkles and restore volume to sagging skin. Many people choose to get these injections because results are noticeable right away and recovery time is minimal.

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