Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar (polysaccharide) that is naturally occurring in body tissues, such as skin and cartilage. It is able to combine with water and swell causing a smoothing/filling effect. When we are born, we have huge stocks of hyaluronic acid in our bodies and thanks to that our skin is elastic and plump. As we age, its levels decrease meaning that our skin is less well supported and hydrated, allowing lines and wrinkles to develop. Injected hyaluronic acid is non-toxic and biocompatible and it does not interfere with natural body processes. As it is gradually reabsorbed, it stimulates the creation of collagen. Which means that even when its completely gone, the skin is considerably more hydrated and has more elasticity that before the treatment.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a type of mineral that is commonly found in human teeth and bones. It causes the increase of skin density and improves its structure without leading to considerable increase in its volume.
Top Medical Clinic uses dermal fillers of the following brands: Belotero, Juvaderm, Revanesse (with hyaluronic acid) and Radiesse (with calcium hydroxylapatite).
Dermal fillers are most often used for:
Prior to the treatment being carried out, a topical local anaesthetic cream may be applied to ensure the treatment is pain free. Then after cleansing the area to be treated, the doctor injects small amounts of dermal filler directly into the skin using an ultrafine needle. The treatment can take up to 30 minutes and its results can be observed instantly.
For two weeks after the treatment, the patient should avoid strong sun exposure as well as heat exposure (sauna).
The effect is instant and it lasts between 9-12 months.
You may experience some slight swelling or bruising to the area being injected but it typically doesn’t last longer than 72 hours. In case of allergic reactions observed, please contact the doctor immediately.