Resorbable fillers are the most used, nowadays. Among them, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the most popular and the safest one. It is a physiologic component of our skin, but as we grow older it progressively reduces.
There are several types of HA, that change on density and resorption time.
Due to its ability to concentrate water it is ideal for mesotherapy where we want to hydrate the skin in the long term. Denser HA can be progressively used to fill lips, wrinkles or give volume to the cheeks and the face, thus restoring all its energy and vitality. It was once possible to perform breast augmentation with HA, but it has been forbidden due to possible interference to detect breast cancer.
All HA resorb between 6 and 12 months but they are replaced by water, so the beautiful filled and hydrated appearance lasts enough between one treatment and the following one.
Injections are usually not very painful, especially when we use Hyaluronic Acids blended with local anaesthetic in the same syringe by the producer.
Adverse effects and contra-indications of Hyaluronic Acid
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.