Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

What are Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers?

Hyaluronic Acid falls under the category of temporary dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are specialized injections that are used to effectively reduce signs of aging such as facial creases, lines and wrinkles to make the skin look fresh and youthful. Hyaluronic Acid Derm Filler 1Because it is highly compatible with the body, hyaluronic acid offers astounding results without any chances of complications or permanent skin damage. This acid is occurs naturally in our bodies and provides a network or medium for transferring important nutrients to the all the cells of the skin. Primarily found in the fluid around our eyes, fluid between joints, tissues of the skin, cartilages as well as soft connective tissues, Hyaluronic acid can easily be obtained and can be injected into the skin to provide ideal support to the tissues and facial structures thus restoring youthful elasticity and volume.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers also contribute in keeping the skin adequately moisturized and supple to delay the reappearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Some applications of this versatile naturally occurring substance in the field of medicine and surgery include:

–          Rheumatology and treatment of joint diseases such as arthiritis

–          Ophthalmology to correct various conditions of the eyes

–          Rapid wound repair

–          Facial augmentation


What are the risks and complications associated with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers?

Similar to all other highly or minimally invasive medical procedures performed globally, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers also have several potential risks and complications that patients must discuss with their surgeons prior to the procedure. All patients must ensure that their medical histories are assessed beforehand. Leading plastic surgeons around the world first acquire the consent of their patients as part of medical protocol.
Because this procedure is non-surgical and minimally invasive, it does not pose any serious threats to the patient. Complications associated with hyaluronic acid dermal filler procedures are rare, but there are several risks that can occur during or after the procedure including:

–          Swelling

–          Altered sensation of the face

–          Weakening or paralysis of the muscles of the face

–          Post operative bleeding

–          Scarring and bruising

–          Irritation or itching at the site

–          Acne

–          Development of facial rash

–          Loss of facial symmetry

–          Clumping of fillers and gradual formation of nodules

–          Death of skin cells, also known as necrosis

–          Infections

–          Sensitivity reactions

–          Inadequate correction of signs of aging

–          Redness

–          Formation of antibodies against the fillers which may neutralize the effects of the remaining injections


What are the steps involved in hyaluronic acid dermal filler procedures?

  1. Evaluation and assessment of the patient: The surgeon first examines and assesses the patient, performing complete evaluation of the natural facial tone, contour and general appearance prior to augmenting the dermal fillers within the skin.
  2. Creating points: Once the evaluation has been done, the surgeon then marks the areas or points where the dermal fillers will be injected on the skin.
  3. Cleansing the Skin: The skin is them cleansed with a medicated antibacterial agent in order to ensure ideal conditions for surgery and to prevent chances of infection.
  4. Administering anesthesia: These days, dermal filler injections already contain a percentage of anesthetic agents because of which local sedation of the site may not be required. Otherwise, a topical anesthetic agent is first used on the skin, particularly at the sites marked for injection to ensure a painless and comfortable experience for patients.
  5. Dermal Filler injections: Once the anesthesia has become effective, the dermal fillers are then injected into the skin at the points marked by the surgeon prior to the procedure. The duration of the procedure depends upon the extent of skin affected by aging signs that require correction. The entire procedure only takes a several minutes.
  6. Cleansing the Skin: After the dermal fillers have been injected at their target sites, the face is once again cleansed using the antibacterial agent.
  7. Icing: An Icepack is placed on the face, especially at the site of infection to prevent swelling and discomfort after surgery.

Recovery from Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers:

There is no set recovery period for hyaluronic acid dermal fillers as their results become evident immediately after the surgery has been completed. Patients are advised to refrain from applying pressure to the sites of injection. Following all instructions and guidelines provided by the cosmetic surgeon will ensure rapid recovery and better results. Since there are no complications associated with the procedure, patients are allowed to apply makeup to their skin as well after surgery. Because it is a naturally occurring substance, Hyaluronic acid is mild and adequately cushions facial tissues and muscles delaying the signs of aging.

Hyaluronic Acid Derm Filler Diagram

Results from Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers (Click here to view Before & After Photographs):

Considered to be one of the safest forms of dermal fillers, Hyaluronic acid injections are preferred by countless surgeons and patients alike around the globe. Ideal for elimination facial wrinkles, frown lines and prominent creases, these dermal fillers hold the perfect solution for people who do not wish to undergo surgical procedures to improve the appearance of their face.
It is essential to know that though hyaluronic acid dermal fillers immediately remove aging signs, the effects of the procedure are not permanent and the procedure may have to be performed again when the they wear off.