Dermal filler treatment Baden-BadenHyaluronic acid wrinkle treatments
Dermal fillers in Baden-Baden at a glance:
Type of treatment: Minimally invasive
Duration: 10–30 minutes
Anesthetic: Usually not necessary; topical anesthetic creams, sedatives, or local anesthetic available if desired
Length of stay: outpatient
Time before back in public: Usually immediately
Special aftercare: none
Results: Effects usually visible immediately; last 6-18 months
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the human body, and is able to bind large amounts of fluid. It is mainly found in connective tissue, where it holds cells together and thus directly affects the skin’s firmness and elasticity. But hyaluronic acid has important functions in other areas of the body, too. For example, it helps keep eyes moist, lubricates joints to help them move smoothly, and is involved in countless biochemical reactions such as cell division and cell migration.
Hyaluronic acid in medicine
Advantages of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers
One of the most pleasant advantages hyaluronic acid offers is that, as a substance naturally occurring in the body, it practically never causes allergies or intolerance reactions. People who are averse to wrinkle treatments using foreign matter or artificial substances will find that dermal fillers in Baden-Baden are an ideal non-invasive option for natural, youthful results.
Wrinkle treatments in Baden-Baden offer a number of other advantages as well:
- Short treatment times
- Low-risk treatment
- No downtime
- Very brief rest period required
- Low treatment cost (compared to surgery)
- Biodegradable material (get the desired results “bit by bit” – good for people making spontaneous decisions to get treatment, such as before a wedding or another important event)
What dermal fillers in Baden-Baden can do
Here in Baden-Baden, we use dermal fillers to compensate age-related wrinkles and sunken-in areas on the face effectively, using natural materials. Our goal is to give our patients’ faces a radiant, youthful look, and to lift drooping areas (e.g., cheeks). Sleep lines, which can deepen as a result of sleeping on one’s side or stomach, are also good candidates for dermal filler treatments in Baden-Baden.
Since hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, it is broken down over time and transported away via the lymphatic system. As a result, dermal fillers’ effects fade after a few months, though the exact time can vary from person to person. Patients who receive regular dermal filler treatments in Baden-Baden will find that, over time, the effects last longer. In our experience, most patients need touch-up treatments after about four to six months; later on, the effects of each wrinkle treatment may last as long as a year and a half. The degree of cross-linking in the hyaluronic acid formula used can also influence how long the effects hold.
Permanent fillers for long-lasting effects?
Theoretically, we could achieve permanent results using permanent dermal fillers. These fillers contain artificial substances that remain in the tissue, so their wrinkle-smoothing and volume-boosting effects do not wear off. The disadvantage, however, is that they can cause health risks and problematic soft tissue changes, sometimes even years after treatment. Since it is difficult or impossible to assess the dangers of artificial dermal fillers, reputable doctors advise against using permanent fillers and employ only biodegradable ones in wrinkle treatment.
What materials does KASG Ästhetik use?
Preparing for a dermal filler treatment in Baden-Baden
Generally speaking, there are no special precautions to take prior to getting wrinkle treatment with dermal fillers in Baden-Baden. The most important prerequisite is a personal consultation with your plastic and cosmetic surgeon, where you can explain which wrinkles you find bothersome. Our experienced specialist will conduct a thorough analysis of your face and then recommend a suitable wrinkle filler. If another wrinkle treatment, such as Botox®, might be a more effective way of getting the healthy, natural-looking results you want, your plastic and cosmetic surgery specialist will explain those alternatives to you. The two of you will also discuss any potential risks, so that you have a detailed understanding of all the factors involved in dermal filler treatments. That way, you can make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with the procedure or not.
Are there contraindications to injectable wrinkle treatments?
Generally speaking, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are very well tolerated. In order to prevent redness or infection in the treatment area, we do not use dermal fillers in areas already experiencing inflammation or localized infections. These wrinkle treatments are also contraindicated during pregnancy or while nursing, or for anyone with allergies (e.g., to the ingredients in the topical anesthetic). Any potential factors that would make dermal filler treatment in Baden-Baden inadvisable will be discussed in detail at your personal treatment consultation, so that we can rule out any of those risks.
How dermal filler treatments in Baden-Baden work
On the day of your dermal filler session, we will examine you one more time and mark off the area to be treated. Depending on how deep the wrinkles are and how much volume we need to boost, the dermal filler treatment can take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour. Most patients do not need anesthesia, but if we are treating highly sensitive areas of the skin (such as around your mouth or eyes), we can apply a topical anesthetic salve before treatment begins. Localized anesthetic is also available on request.
For the actual process, we use a very fine needle to inject small deposits of hyaluronic acid directly under the skin, which fills in the wrinkle or adds volume as needed. Most patients can see the results immediately after treatment.
Follow-up care after wrinkle treatment in Baden-Baden
Immediately following your hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatment, the area around the injection site may be slightly red and swollen. In our experience, cooling the area regularly will help this subside quickly, so patients can be ready for public life again immediately or after no more than a day. Avoid sun or tanning beds for about a week if possible, to prevent irritating the treated area. Beyond that, no other follow-up measures need to be taken after dermal filler treatment.
Other wrinkle treatment options
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in Baden-Baden are just one of the options KASG Ästhetik offers for helping you look youthful and radiant. Some of the others include:
- Details on Botox® wrinkle treatments in Baden-Baden
- Details on Radiesse® dermal filler treatments in Baden-Baden
- Details on Restylane Skinbooster™ wrinkle treatments in Baden-Baden
We also use hyaluronic acid to plump up lips and help contour the face.
Potential risks and complications involved in hyaluronic acid wrinkle treatment
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in Baden-Baden are a particularly gentle, low-risk method of wrinkle treatment. Highly uncommon side effects include redness, swelling, itching, and discoloration; these symptoms usually go away on their own within a few days. In a few extremely rare cases, patients may experience fever or swelling of the lymph nodes. Improperly mixing or injecting the hyaluronic acid formula can cause allergic reactions or lumps, which is why it is so important that patients only seek out treatment from a certified, experienced wrinkle treatment specialist in Baden-Baden.