Hyaluronic acid – Filling wrinkles

Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the dermis. It is an essential component of the structure of the skin because it helps to moisturise the tissues. As we grow older, the quality of this hyaluronic acid deteriorates, the amount decreases and this leads to an adverse effect on the dermis. The skin dries out and fine wrinkles appear, followed by actual wrinkles. The cheeks, cheekbones and lips lose their substance. Thanks to its volumising and moisturising effect, hyaluronic acid fills wrinkles in and thus restores the face’s volumes. Hyaluronic acid is non-allergenic and is fully absorbable. The aesthetic results are immediate and very natural; they do not require any interruption to your social life and the effect will last for 6 to 12 months. It varies according to age, skin quality and lifestyle. The injections are not very painful; your doctor will be able to offer you a local anaesthetic cream if necessary.

Adverse effects and contra-indications

Red blotches, a slight swelling or haematomas can sometimes appear around the area into which the injection is made. These inconveniences do not last very long and can easily be covered up. Some histories of pathological conditions can be contra-indications to the treatment (autoimmune diseases, allergies, inflammatory or infectious problems, etc.) A consultation with an experienced aesthetic doctor is essential in order to make sure that the treatment is safe.