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Hyaluronic Acid Therapy

Posted On: 06-24-2015
Hyaluronic Acid Therapy

What is Hyaluronic Acid Therapy?

A type of plastic surgery, hyaluronic acid therapy involves the injection of synthetic hyaluronic acid underneath the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance found naturally in the body.

Also Known As:

  • Plastic surgery
  • Chemical peel
  • Anti-aging
  • Dermal filler
  • Esthelis®
  • Hylaform®
  • Restylane®
  • Perlane®

Conditions Treated with Hyaluronic Acid Therapy:

Hyaluronic acid therapy may be utilized to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Hyaluronic Acid Therapy:

Anti-aging skin care products are a non-surgical alternative to hyaluronic acid therapy. Surgical alternatives include thread lift, face lift, fat grafting, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, collagen replacement therapy, injection therapy and chemical skin peels.

Anesthesia with Hyaluronic Acid Therapy:

Hyaluronic acid therapy is performed with a topical anesthetic.

Potential Complications from Hyaluronic Acid Therapy:

Possible risks following hyaluronic acid therapy include swelling and tenderness at the injection site. It is also possible for a repeated treatment to be needed.

Prognosis after Hyaluronic Acid Therapy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following hyaluronic acid therapy is good. However, injections are repeated every three to five months in order to maintain the desired effect.

Recovery from Hyaluronic Acid Therapy:

No recovery time is needed for hyaluronic acid therapy.

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