What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural constituent of the body and is found primarily in the dermis. Its function is to give structure, volume, support and hydration to the tissues.
After the age of 25 its production slows down especially in exposed areas: face, neck, neckline and back of hands.
On the face, one of the most affected areas are the lips, which with the passing of the years wither, thin, flatten and appear the hated bar code. Additionally, the lips lose their function, causing saliva to escape from the mouth, injuring the skin, giving an unhygienic appearance to the corners of the lips.
What are the results on the lips?
Hyaluronic acid is the Gold standard treatment for:
- Increase volume
- Correct imperfections or asymmetries
- Restore and maintain lip structure
The treatment consists of the application of hyaluronic acid in small quantities, which can vary between 0.55 ml – 1ml per session with immediate results.
The hyaluronic acid is applied with cannulas which greatly minimizes the risk of inflammation and bruising.
There are different techniques to apply hyaluronic acid to the lips. The ideal one will be the one that suits the age and physiognomy of the patient as well as the shape and type of lip. With 100% natural results based on the knowledge, skill and art of the doctor who applies the technique.
How long does the effect last?
Thanks to the incorporation of new technologies we have hyaluronic acids with lasting results of more than 18 months.
What type of patients resort to this procedure?
According to the statistics, more than 98% of the patients are female, who came for consultation because of:
- Wrinkles around the lips: 60.2%.
- Very thin lips: 20.3%.
- Lip augmentation: 14.6%.
- Asymmetry: 5.2%.
What risks or side effects can occur?
The application of hyaluronic acid to the lips is a very low risk procedure in expert hands. The most frequent side effects are bruising and edema.
What is the post-treatment care?
The patient is advised to avoid during the first 12 hours:
- The use of creams
- Hot water baths
In the case of edema, any common anti-inflammatory can be taken. And in the case of the appearance of a bruise, the use of some type of heparinoid 24 hours after the procedure is suggested.