Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid

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As we age, our skin loses elasticity, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging. Luckily, many options are available for restoring their youthful appearance. One of the most popular treatments is filler, a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can reduce the signs of aging and enhance natural beauty. This article will explore all the procedures that The Aesthetics Clinic in Geneva can do to help you, including dermal fillers, their risks, and more.

What Are Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to enhance facial features, reduce wrinkles, and restore lost volume in the skin. They are an excellent non-surgical solution for those wanting a more youthful appearance. The most common dermal fillers comprise hyaluronic acid, a naturally present body substance, which works by attracting water to the skin, plumping it up, and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.  Dermal fillers can enhance the lips, cheeks, jawline, and forehead, other than reduce the appearance of deep creases and scars. They are a safe and effective way to improve your appearance without surgery or downtime.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are several types of dermal fillers available in the market, such as those that follow. 

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

These fillers use a natural compound found in the body that adds volume and hydration to the skin. They are suitable for treating wrinkles and fine lines and adding volume to the lips and cheeks.

Calcium Hydroxyapatite Fillers

These fillers contain a mineral compound promoting collagen growth and have longer-lasting effects than hyaluronic acid fillers. They are ideal for treating deeper wrinkles and adding volume to the cheeks and temples.

Poly-L-lactic acid fillers

These fillers stimulate collagen growth and are suitable for treating deeper wrinkles and folds. They require multiple sessions, but their effects can last up to two years.

Polycaprolactone (PCL) Fillers

PCL is a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer that stimulates collagen growth and improves skin elasticity.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Injections

PRP involves using the patient's blood plasma, rich in growth factors, to stimulate collagen growth and improve skin texture and elasticity. It's best for fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.

Common Risks in Dermal Fillers

Here are some common risks of taking dermal fillers
  • Infection

Dermal fillers can cause infection if injected improperly or if the skin is not adequately cleaned before injection.
  • Allergic reactions

Some patients may experience an allergic reaction to the materials used in the dermal fillers. This might result in itching, redness, and swelling.
  • Nerve damage

Too deep injecting fillers can cause nerve damage, leading to muscle weakness, numbness, or even paralysis.
  • Lump formation

Injecting too much filler in one area can lead to the formation of lumps or bumps under the skin.
  • Migration

Fillers can sometimes move away from the injection site, resulting in an uneven or distorted appearance.
  • Discoloration

Some patients may experience discoloration or pigmentation changes at the injection site.
  • Granulomas

Granulomas are small, hard bumps that can form under the skin due to the body's immune response to the filler material.

How Long a Professional Dermal Filler Lasts?

The duration of a professional dermal filler largely depends on the type of filler and the area it was injected into. Generally, fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, can last from 6-12 months. However, fillers of other materials, such as calcium hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic acid, can last up to two years. The filler's longevity also depends on factors such as the individual's metabolism, lifestyle, and the amount of filler injected.

How Long a Professional Dermal Filler Lasts?

The Aesthetics Clinic in Geneva is ideal for a dermal filler operation due to its highly advanced medical facilities and experienced professionals. Dermal fillers, injected into the skin to enhance facial features or reduce signs of aging, are administered by The Aesthetics Clinic certified physicians, who have extensive training and high knowledge in dermatology. In addition, the clinic's reputation as a hub for medical services means that patients can expect the best possible care and personalized treatment during their visit. So whether you're looking to rejuvenate your skin or add volume to your lips, opting for a dermal filler with The Aesthetics Clinic in Geneva can help you achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results.

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