Hyaluronic Acid
Liquid Face Lifting

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced substance by the organism and a relevant structural protein of our connective tissue. It belongs to the group of glycosaminoglycans (formerly mucopolysaccharides) with a wide range of biological functions. The quantitative highest concentration of hyaluronic acid can be found in the skin. In addition to that it is part of cartilages, intervertebral discs, synovial fluid, vitreous bodies and umbilical cords. The most important function of hyaluronic acid in the skin is the strong water binding capacity, which is essential as skin moisturizer.

Hyaluronic acid has emerged as miracle product concerning anti-aging procedures. It is an injectable, transparent, viscous and well-tolerated substance due its natural occurrence. Hyaluronic acid promotes regenerative processes in the connective tissue referred to as “Matrix engineering”. It can be applied as “filler” in the dermis and subcutaneously to reconstitute the original elasticity, texture und volume of the skin.

A new definition of “Liquid face lifting” has emerged because of innovative hyaluronic acid products, which made a facial 3D-remodelling in the first place possible. The treatment with these ultra-modern products (Belotero®, Merz) is nearly painless due to the addition of local anesthetics and the use of extra fine needles. Hyaluronic acid treatment is characterized by a very short “down time” and the result can be seen immediately post application.

Aesthetic indications

  1. Glabellar lines
  2. Non-surgical rhinoplasty
  3. Dark eye circles
  4. Reconstitution of facial volume
  5. Nasolabial folds
  6. Top lip lines
  7. Lip augmentation
  8. Hanging corners of the mouth
  9. Marionette lines
  10. Crease folds at the cervical region and décolleté
  11. Back of the hand
The application of hyaluronic acid is contraindicated in the case of:

 

  • Allergy to the used product
  • Pregnancy
  • Familial auto immune disease
  • Allergy to local anesthetics
  • Skin lesions at the injection site
  • Severe heart disease
  • Intake of blood-thinning medication

Hyaluronic acid is well tolerated in general. Swelling, redding and small hematoma can occur around the injection sites, but almost disappear in 48-72 hours post application. If side effects occur against all expectations an antidote can be applied, which contributes to more safety and comfort for patients. On request we are happy to give you the package insert which provides additional information about the used product.