By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM
Have you heard the buzz about hyaluronic acid? Of course, you have!
Once deemed a refreshing skin treatment that only the richest in our society could afford, injections with hyaluronic acid are now being used to assist in everything, from the reduction of fine lines to straightening slightly off-centre noses. As the name of the treatment suggests (dermal fillers), this naturally occurring acid is injected into the sub-surface of the skin, plumping it and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But in a subtle way.
At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we know all about hyaluronic acid and how it is an amazing tool to refresh your appearance. As the number one clinic in the UK for treatments with dermal fillers in London and CoolSculpting, our team is experienced in using fillers, to smooth out uneven skin and provide a rejuvenated appearance.
But how exactly can dermal fillers in London be used to straighten a slightly off-centre nose or help in a non-surgical facelift? Read on to find out!
But, before we talk about how dermal fillers in London can be used in different aesthetic techniques, we shall answer a pressing question; what exactly is hyaluronic acid? And why should anyone want an acid injected under their skin?
Don’t worry! Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps skin to stay plump in appearance and, as a result, reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
As we age, our bodies naturally produce less and less of this acid, allowing the skin to sag and develop wrinkles. Injecting hyaluronic acid into the sub-surface of the skin allows for a plumping effect, sending those fine lines and wrinkles packing!
So, how does this acid work to straighten a crooked nose?
At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we are proud to be able to offer non-surgical rhinoplasties; in other words, a nose job without surgery.
Our team of cosmetic experts will use hyaluronic acid filler injections to help sculpt your nose into the desired shape; plumping the skin surrounding the nose with this method creates instantaneous results that require no downtime or recovery.
It is worth bearing in mind that through this method, you cannot achieve the same level of straightening that you could with the surgical option, so it may not be suitable for all of our clients.
The results, while striking, can last up to 12 months but don’t fret; you can always have this treatment repeated once the effects wear off!
Restoring volume without the surgery, this option is perfect if you have stubborn fine lines!
Injecting hyaluronic acid into targeted areas of your face, our team will help smooth out any wrinkles and, while this may sound time-consuming, this procedure has been nicknamed the ‘lunch-time facelift’, as it is completed in a few minutes; perfect for our clients who have busy lifestyles and cannot afford extensive recovery times!
Want to know more about hyaluronic acid treatments? Contact a member of our friendly team at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic.