What is hyaluronic acid?

It is a sugar, found naturally in our skin, eyes and joints. Hualuronic acid holds water and helps keep our skin hydrated and plump.

Why is it used?

In cosmetic medicine, it is used either in a thin fluid form for mesotherapy treatments, to achieve a firm and shiny skin effect, oras a filler (in a thick, gel form) in order to add volume to certain sunken areas.

Where are the fillers applied?

The most common face areas, where we need to add volume, are the lips and cheekbones.

With the introduction of hualuronic acid into the cheekbones, the skin is lifted and naso-labial folds are soothed. So, it is preferable to accentuate the cheekbones before we start plumping naso-labial folds.

Hyaluronic acid can also be used for the correction of scars or other physical deformities.

Is it safe?

Being a natural composite of our body, hyaluronic acid is considered safe and it is not expected to cause any allergic reaction.

However, if you have ever experienced any severe allergic reaction in the past, please let us know in time, so we can run the necessary tests prior to its application.

If you have ever had herpes simplex disease, you must inform the doctor, so that you can get the appropriate preventive medication.

Are there side-effects?

The most common side-effects you may experience, are some slight swelling, which subsides within a few hours and bruising, that can last for up to 2-3 days.

Some more serious side-effects may be caused by inappropriate insertion of hyaluronic acid into an artery, which brings pain or may result in topical necrosis or vision loss.

Both the the possibility and the severity of such rare side-effects are reducedby careful selection of the areas to be treated, and by highly skilled techniques.