Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the dermis that provides hydration to the skin. Its proportion decreases with age (a 50% decrease by 50 years of age), the skin becomes dehydrated and loses tone.
Marketed in an injectable form (Restylane®, Juvederm®, Fillmed by Filorga®, Teoxane®, ….), hyaluronic acid dermal filler is the safest, most natural and biodegradable (dissolvable) option. As it has been used for several years in aesthetics, its safety has been proven.
The thickness or fluidity of injected Hyaluronic acid depends on the condition to be treated. The thicker the injection the more viscous it is, and the longer the result. Wrinkles will be treated with hyaluronic acid to the depth of the wrinkle.
Highly cross-linked acids make it possible to
restore facial volume.
Hyaluronic acid is frequently used for the following indications:
The hyaluronic acid Injections are administered in Dr Laveaux’s office.
The effect is reversible.The lasting effect of the results varies according to the density of the injected product. The average is between 6 and 18 months. To maintain the desired effect, injections need to be renewed.
The cost of a session varies depending on the amount of product used.
Some mild side effects are possible, including small bruises or redness at the injection site that disappear within a few days.
Granulomas (small palpable Lumps under the skin) are rare with hyaluronic acid. They are spontaneously re-absorbed.
Top-up treatments are sometimes necessary to achieve the desired result. They are done after 2 weeks.
Although hyaluronic acid is spontaneously resorbable, an antidote (hyaluronidase) exists which allows partial or total resorption of the product within 24 hours.
The results are very satisfactory and natural.
A skinbooster is a very fluid hyaluronic acid (not cross-linked) which deeply rehydrates the skin without plumping. The rehydrated skin is thus firmer and more elastic.
Skinboosters are mainly used to treat fine lines of the face, the decollete and/or the back of the hands however other methods can be used.
Normally 1 to 3 sessions, 15-30 days apart, are needed to achieve the desired result. Maintenance sessions are recommended every 6-12 months.
Profhilo® is a new generation hyaluronic acid that is neither a volumizing filler nor a skinbooster.
This hybrid hyaluronic acid combines a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid with a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid.
Profhilo® is therefore a 2-in-1 product: low molecular weight hyaluronic acid allows hydratation of the skin similar to a skinbooster while high molecular weight hyaluronic acid improves the firmness of the skin for a tightening, lifting effect.
Profhilo® is a thermally stabilised, 100% natural product without any chemical elements.
The deep rehydration and tightening effect obtained from Profhilo® improves the luminosity of the skin, whilst reducing the creased appearance, wrinkles and fine lines.
Profhilo® does not plump the skin however can be combined with other treatments like volumising hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin injections which give this effect.
Many areas can benefit from the Profhilo® treatment such as the face, neck, decollete, back of the hands, arms, thighs, knees, and abdomen.
Profhilo® is a safe treatment that does not cause any inflammatory reactions. Both women and men, regardless of their age, are extremely satisfied with the remarkably natural result.