Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is the most popular treatment for filling up facial wrinkles. The products that are most often used are Restylane, Juvederm, Teosyal (brand names for hyaluronic acid).

What exactly can we achieve with fillers – hyaluronic acid?

They are used for filling up wrinkles of the face. In particular:

1. Filling up the nasolabial fold, i.e. the wrinkle extending from the base of the nose to the outer part of the mouth
2. Correcting deep wrinkles of the glabella
3. Lip enhancement
4. Lip contouring
5. Adding volume to cheekbones
6. Face contouring
7. Liquid Face Lifting.

What exactly is the hyaluronic acid?

It is a natural substance found in our body. More specifically, it is a hydrophilic protein, an element of the skin's main layer (dermis). The hyaluronic acid that we use as a filler is prepared in the lab and is biodegradable.

What is its biological activity?

  1. Skin hydration through water binding: Hyaluronic acid can bind water quantities that are 1000 times its weight.
  2. Skin hydration through water binding: Hyaluronic acid can bind water quantities that are 1000 times its weight.
  3. Skin protection: Collagen and new cells production.

Is it used elsewhere?

  1. In mesotherapy
  2. In creams
  3. In ophthalmology
  4. In orthopaedics
  5. In food supplements

How long will the result last?

The result may last from 6 months to 1 year. The more often the treatment is done the longer the result will last.

Are the results immediate?


Before the treatment

A local anaesthetic cream is applied on the area where the injection will be performed.

During treatment

Hyaluronic acid is available in packages of 1 ml. Injection is performed with a very small needle. Treatment lasts 5-10 minutes.

After treatment

You may witness slight redness and minor oedema, which usually subside after 1 hour and, in some cases, 24 hours.

Complications – Side effects

It is among the safest products with almost no reported problems. Rarely the patients may develop allergies or extended oedema.

What does a good result depend on?

The outcome of any aesthetic procedure largely depends on the person who performs it. When it comes to hyaluronic acid, in particular, good results depend on the right dosage. Too much or too little of the product can jeopardise the treatment.

What is the regular dosage?

For nasolabial folds, one or two syringes are necessary in most cases.

What is hyaluronic acid most often combined with?

It is used along with Botox/ Dysport, Mesotherapy, Face Lift and liquid Face Lift.


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