Hyaluronic acid lives in all living organisms. As we age the contours of our face change as facial volume, hydration and elasticity of the skin decreases and laxity of the skin increases. Lines and wrinkles appear as the volume is lost. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a versatile treatment that smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and restores volume to the face. At Dew Aesthetics, we use the range of hyaluronic acid fillers, TEOSYAL® from Teoxane.
Following the treatment, the lines should have minimalised or disappeared. Depending on what part of your face you have had treated you will notice increased volume.
Your Questions About Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers Answered
HA injections are an attractive treatment option to address age-related changes in skin quality and appearance. Hyaluronic acid can be injected into our skin to fill and plump specific areas. Hyaluronic acid injections are applied to:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Model cheeks
- Correct facial lines and lip shape
- Lessen the appearance of sagging
- Reduce the appearance of depressions in the skin caused by acne scars or injury
- Improve elasticity and hydration of facial, hand, neck and neckline skin
Teoxane products and packaging are totally latex-free.
• After cleansing the injection site with an antibacterial agent, a topical anaesthetic may be used to prevent pain. In some cases, the HA dermal filler contains an anaesthetic.
• During the injection, small amounts of HA are injected into the superficial or deep layers of our skin.
• After the HA injection, the practitioner massages the treated areas to achieve an optimum distribution of the injected filler.
• The procedure usually lasts less than 30 minutes, depending on the area to be treated.
The effects of HA fillers last various lengths of time, depending on the type of the filler and the area where it is administered. However, as HA is eventually broken down and is absorbed by the body, the effects are not permanent. To achieve long-lasting results, injections should be repeated between 6 to 24 months.
Thanks Teoxane's expertise in designing and manufacturing dermal fillers, the TEOSYAL® dermal filler line is an effective, safe way to replace your skin’s lost hyaluronic acid, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. The most recent line of TEOSYAL® dermal fillers has been developed using a new formulation of hyaluronic acid: RHA resilient hyaluronic acid®.
TEOSYAL RHA® dermal fillers differ from traditional hyaluronic fillers as they are able to recoil and spring back to their original shape (what we call resilience) after being altered, stretched, bent or compressed. Resilience is an important quality for fillers placed in dynamic areas of the face such as the cheeks, around the eyes, and around the mouth. This resilience not only provides a more natural result as your face moves, the hyaluronic acid also takes longer to degrade, providing long lasting results.
Compared to resorbable fillers, the effect of permanent fillers is irreversible. Consequently, removing the implant or correcting the result becomes very difficult or even impossible. In addition, permanent fillers can cause delayed hypersensitivity. It is highly recommended to use resorbable fillers for safer results.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and botulinum toxin are both used to treat wrinkles and are injected into the skin using needles. However, their mode of action is completely different. Botulinum toxin reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles, whereas hyaluronic acid dermal fillers restore the volume to your face that has been lost due to the ageing process.
Most people tolerate the injection without irritation or complications and do not require any recovery time. Immediately after treatment, the area may be red, swollen and bruised, but this subsides within a few days.
You should inform us of all your medical and disease history and your current and past drugs and treatments.
Before your injection, it is strongly recommended to avoid taking aspirin, anti-coagulants and anti-inflammatory drugs for a week prior to the procedure. Refer to your prescribing physician before interrupting any chronic treatment. It is advised not to use make-up during the 12 hours following your injection and to avoid extreme temperatures (intense cold, sauna, etc.) during the week following treatment.14-17 After the injection, you should avoid drinking alcohol, taking a plane or doing any kind of sports for a period of 72 hours post-injection. Also, following your treatment, it is highly advisable to avoid dental treatments, aesthetic procedures of any type, sun exposure and extreme temperatures (icy weather, saunas, steam rooms, hot baths, etc.).
Compared to permanent injectable wrinkle fillers, the effect of all HA fillers are reversible and are naturally eliminated from our bodies over time.
Target Areas & Expected Results
EFFECTS OF AGEING
Thin skin, repeated action of muscles in the eye area combined with the loss of skin elasticity
SPECIFIC CONCERN Contour depressions, wrinkles and static lines that give a sad, tired and angry look
EXPECTATIONS FROM AESTHETIC TREATMENT Natural-looking appearance and smoothed lines. Preserved facial dynamism (no frozen look) and an alternative to toxin.
Natural lifting effect & long-lasting results9 with minimum side effects