Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in various parts of the human body, including the joints, eyes, and skin. Its primary function in the skin is to retain water, ensuring our skin remains hydrated. However, as we age, our skin loses volume and elasticity, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and a sagging appearance. Injectable hyaluronic acid offers a solution to this, providing immediate enhancement by restoring volume and reducing the prominence of wrinkles.
Which areas is/ are suitable for hyaluronic acid injection?
Injectable HA fillers are versatile and can be used for:
Fine lines around the mouth
Eye area rejuvenation
Back of hands volume restoration
Available Hyaluronic Acid Products
Which hyaluronic acid fillers are common in Hong Kong?
Each of these products possesses unique attributes that determine their ideal application area, depth of injection, and duration of effect.
For shallow, fine lines: Belotero soft and Juvederm Volbella are preferred.
Lip volume and structure enhancement: Juvederm Volbella or Volift are common choices.
Nasolabial folds and marionette lines reduction: Juvederm Volift, Belotero Balance are recommended.
Cheek and nose augmentation: Juvederm Voluma can restore a youthful cheek appearance.
Jawline augmentation: Juvederm Volux is a good choice for augmentation at this area.
Tear trough or dark circle improvement: Teosyal redensity I or Juvederm Volbella are particularly designed for this area.
For facial rejuvenation and rehydration: Belotero Revive, Teosyal Redensity I and Juvederm Volite are common skin boosters for this purpose.
The longevity of the results varies. While lip treatments may last up to 6 months, nasolabial fold corrections can persist for 9-12 months. Voluma or Volux, when used for cheek or jaw augmentation, can last up to 18 months.
What are the preparation before getting the filler?
Before considering injectable hyaluronic acid treatment, our doctor will:
Check the patient’s medical history.
Conduct a thorough examination of the areas to be treated.
Advise discontinuation of blood thinners (like aspirin, ibuprofen, certain herbal medications) few days prior to injection.
Who Should and Shouldn’t Consider HA Fillers?
Injectable HA is contraindicated for individuals with:
Active facial or oral herpes infection.
Infection in the treatment area.
Allergies to any component of injectable HA.
Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Current immunosuppressive therapy.
What is the potential risks for hyaluronic acid filler injection?
While injectable HA is generally considered safe, potential side effects include:
Common Side Effects would include swelling, bruising, bleeding, lumps and bumps and redness.
Is the Procedure Painful?
While injectable HA treatment might sound daunting, measures are taken to ensure patient comfort. Topical numbing agents or anaesthetic injections are commonly used. Moreover, many brands incorporate lidocaine into their products for additional comfort. Numbing cream or ice may also be provided before and after treatment to minimize discomfort and swelling.
What is the cost for hyaluronic acid injection?
It really depends on the type of filler and number of syringes you require. Please contact us to know more.
Injectable hyaluronic acid offers an effective, non-surgical solution to combat the signs of aging. Please contact us if you want to know more about hyaluronic acid filler injection.