Hyaluronan Treatments

What is hyaluronan?

Hyaluronan is an important component of the skin’s connective tissue and can bind 6000 times its own weight in water. Even though the majority of the body’s own hyaluronan is found in the skin and serves to hold our cells together, it can be found almost everywhere in the body.

Hyaluronan binds moisture in its optimal form and simultaneously encourages the production of collagen and elastin. This gives the skin new elasticity and freshness.

Treatment areas

  • Injection into nasolabial folds

  • Smoothing out forehead lines

  • Filling in marionette wrinkles at the corners of the mouth

  • Filling in tissue defects in the chin area

  • Smoothing wrinkles in the chin and eye areas

  • Neck und décolleté

  • Back of the hands

  • Increasing volume and balancing asymmetries in the lip area

  • Correction of nose shape

  • Joint disease

Contraindications

  • Blood-thinning medications

  • Known allergy to hyaluronan or lidocaine

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Skin disorders affecting the area to be injected

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • Not to be used in combination with dermabrasion, laser treatment, or deep peeling

Treatment

Wrinkle treatment with hyaluronan takes 20 – 60 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. To reduce the risk of bruising at the injection site, it is advisable to stop taking blood thinning medications prior to treatment.

After the treatment:

  • Gently massage the tissue to speed up the process of tissue adaptation.

  • In the first six hours after the treatment, the areas treated should not be touched unnecessarily. A light application of aseptic makeup is possible.

  • Avoid extreme heat (tanning salon, sunbathing) and extreme cold until the initial skin redness and swelling has subsided.


Benefits

Medical hyaluronan is a biotechnologically produced, gelatine-like substance which is injected with a small needle to compensate for age-related reduction in hyaluronan.

Each molecule of hyaluronan is capable of absorbing many times its own weight in water. This allows hyaluronan to very effectively hydrate the skin.

Results

Treated areas often appear visibly smoother within minutes. Affected areas may initially show some swelling and redness. For this reason, we recommend applying a cooling treatment immediately after the hyaluronan wrinkle treatment to provide relief.

People generally look presentable immediately after a treatment session. However, makeup should be avoided for the first two hours following the treatment in order to avoid contaminating the injection site.

As with all biological fillers, hyaluronan will gradually be reabsorbed by the body and its effect will decrease over time. Its effects typically last for between 6 – 12 months. Repeated wrinkle treatment with hyaluronan is unproblematic.