Taking care of one’s appearance is a need that is increasingly felt in today’s society, regardless of gender and age.
Whereas until a few years ago, the use of beauty treatments was mostly a woman’s prerogative, today more and more men also feel the need to correct any imperfections in order to feel better about themselves.
In this scenario, we are also witnessing the emergence of a new concept of beauty in the field of aesthetic medicine.
The idea of artificial and ‘plastic’ beauty that has dominated so far is gradually giving way to a concept of natural beauty.
This, in practice, translates into the search for less and less invasive solutions to improve one’s appearance without distorting it and avoiding, as is often the case, looking ridiculous.
In this different context, facial treatments based on hyaluronic acid (HA) are gaining ground.
Fillers, in particular, due to the ability of this molecule, which is naturally present in our bodies, to guarantee visible, safe and long-lasting effects without completely distorting a person’s appearance.
However, hyaluronic acid fillers are not all the same.
Therefore, should you decide to resort to this type of treatment, it is essential to ensure that only the best hyaluronic acid is used.
In this article we will find out what hyaluronic acid fillers are for, how they are used and which one to choose.
In particular, we will look at the following:
What are hyaluronic acid fillers?
Before going on to see what hyaluronic acid is used for and why it is important to choose a quality product, let us briefly define what is meant by a hyaluronic acid filler.
HA, as we have already mentioned, is a substance naturally present in our body and it is the supporting scaffolding of our connective tissues whose job is to keep the skin hydrated, elastic and firm.
However, with advancing age, HA’s concentration in the body decreases and the skin manifests this clearly: it gradually loses tone and elasticity, skin tissue begins to sag, wrinkles form, and the lip and eye contour become more wrinkled.
While for some individuals these changes do not represent a problem, for others they may become a real discomfort and they will seek remedies to combat facial wrinkles, for example.
In these cases, to restore the loss of the HA quota, it is possible to reintegrate it using injections of hyaluronic acid (so-called ‘fillers”), which should only be performed by doctors specialised in aesthetic medicine.
It must be specified that not all fillers are based on hyaluronic acid. Therefore, the first thing to check is that injections based on substances such as botulinum, for example, are not used, which, in addition to a totally unnatural effect, has risks and side effects.
With hyaluronic acid fillers, on the other hand, the components of the dermis structure are regenerated, visibly improving the appearance of the skin, for natural and long-lasting results.
Hyaluronic acid fillers for the face take the form of a transparent gel that will be injected into the areas of the face to be treated and will be characterised by a variable density, depending on the specific area where it will be injected and the type of imperfection to be corrected.
What are hyaluronic acid fillers used for?
Using a hyaluronic acid filler can be an effective solution to solve various aesthetic problems of the face such as:
- Dry, dehydrated skin.
- Wrinkles, preventing their appearance and filling and smoothing even the deepest ones.
- Skin ageing.
- Loss of skin structure and firmness.
- Loss of facial volume leading to an alteration of the oval shape. Lack of volume in certain areas of the face, such as the cheekbones for example, is a problem that can be felt regardless of age.
- Lips that are too thin. Hyaluronic acid fillers for the lips allow visible, but natural enlargement.
- Nose with a hump: with hyaluronic acid, it is possible to correct this blemish in a much less invasive and painful way than with actual cosmetic surgery.
- Sunken eyes that give the gaze that unsightly, tired look.
In order to achieve the desired results that are safe and long-lasting, it is however essential to choose the best hyaluronic acid fillers, such as those produced by Foliage by Phitogen, where technological innovation, sustainability, continuous research and development, and products that are 100% Made in Italy, mean this HA is extremely pure and of the highest quality.
Our hyaluronic acid is obtained through a bacterial biofermentation process with no risk of contamination from antigenic proteins and residual solvents.
The result is an ultra-pure molecule of superior quality, that is biocompatible and completely resorbable, with reduced allergenic risk, to ensure a natural and long-lasting anti-ageing effect.
How is hyaluronic acid filler applied and how long does it last?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are applied by means of injections with very fine needles so that the perceived pain is completely tolerable.
We need to stress that, despite the fact that this is a rather simple treatment, it is advisable to only and exclusively contact specialised doctors to be sure that they know which product to choose according to the area to be treated and how best to apply it.
Only by choosing the best hyaluronic acid facial filler applied by accredited professionals can you be sure that you will not suffer any unwanted reactions, or risk disappointing or even worsening aesthetic results.
If both these conditions are met, the possible side effects of HA injections are reduced to minor ones that tend to disappear on their own within a few days.
We are talking about reactions such as redness, oedema, itching, slight pain to the touch, and discolouration of the skin in the area of the injection that, should they occur, should not cause concern.
The duration of a quality hyaluronic acid filler can vary between 6 and 9 months depending on the type of product used and the individual reaction, which cannot be predicted.
Where can you buy hyaluronic acid fillers?
As we have said, it is not enough just to say hyaluronic acid because there are products with very different characteristics and qualities within this category.
Turning to a professional using Foliage by Phitogen hyaluronic acid fillers means being able to count on a complete range of bio-based revitalising injectables that use only pure hyaluronic acid of superior quality and non-animal origin, and are based on the principle that you should not look unnaturally younger but look as good as you can for your age.
The unique technology 2CORE makes it possible to obtain face and lip fillers that are easy to inject, have a very low risk of allergic reactions and guarantee immediate, natural, and long-lasting results.
Furthermore, our 3 lines of hyaluronic acid fillers, which differ in terms of the degree of hyaluronic acid cross-linking, are designed according to the intended use and the area of the face to be treated, for example:
- Foliage Lips Volume is a specific gel for enlarging and plumping the lips without surgery.
- Foliage Hydrofil is a bio-revitalising gel to restore the level of radiance, firmness and tone lost with age to the face. Thanks to its ability to stimulate collagen production, it is also useful for repairing tissues and alleviating blemishes such as scars and stretch marks.
- Foliage Face is a line of hyaluronic acid fillers to correct various facial blemishes. Depending on the area to be treated and the intensity of the problem, they are available in 3 different intensity levels:
- Foliage Soft to moisturise dry skin and to counteract small wrinkles.
- Foliage Medium for the correction of medium skin sagging, for the reduction of medium-depth wrinkles and to restore facial volume.
- Foliage Intense specifically designed for mature skin, and the natural alternative to cosmetic surgery.
So, if one decides to use hyaluronic acid fillers, it is good to know that each need requires a specific product.
Which hyaluronic acid filler should you choose?
We have seen what is meant by a hyaluronic acid filler, the imperfections it can correct, and the characteristics of the best fillers.
To sum up, should you decide to use hyaluronic acid injections, it is a good idea to ask the doctor who will be applying them for information on:
- The manufacturer, to be sure, first of all, that they are of quality and 100% Made in Italy
- The production processes used by the manufacturer
- The quality and characteristics of the filler used
It is also essential, when choosing the best facial fillers, to make sure that the doctor uses specific products according to the specific needs, the patient’s age, and the area of the face to be treated.
Asking your trusted professional to use Foliage by Phitogen injections is an absolute guarantee of choosing the best hyaluronic acid facial filler capable of ensuring quality, safety and an immediately visible, natural and lasting result.