A major product in aesthetic medicine, along with botulinum toxin, injectable hyaluronic acid is above all an anti-aging filler or a product with a volumizing effect, allowing to give more curved contours. Hyaluronic acid injection may sometimes replace other more invasive but longer-lasting procedures, such as lipofilling or implants, to sculpt certain areas of your silhouette.
Why consider a hyaluronic acid injection for your body?
Naturally, hyaluronic acid (HA) is a key component of the basic substance of the dermis, where it forms a sustaining gel. Our body makes up to 5 grams per day.
One of the essential physico-chemical features of this hyaluronic acid is its affinity to water, since it can retain up to 1000 times its own weight in water. This is why many researchers compare it to a molecular sponge.
This affinity for water and its sponge-like volume variability explain its hydrating and cushioning role, which is found in joint cartilage, also rich in HA.
The mechanism of aging results in a qualitative and quantitative decrease in hyaluronic acid production, which explains why this filler is used to fill wrinkle furrows. Thanks to its volumizing activity, a body hyaluronic acid injection can also be used to reshape contours, for better sculpted lines: the product is very well tolerated, since it is physiological and resorbable.
The physico-chemical features of HA (hydrophilicity, volumizing effect, viscosity, etc.) depend on different criteria, the first of which is its molecular weight (it is a macromolecule, which links in variable number the same molecule).
As a hydrogel, hyaluronic acid is bound and cross-linked by a system of innocuous ether, 1,4 butanediol diglycidyl ether or BDDE. Its amount fixes the degree of cross-linking of the injectable product.
The higher the body's macromolecule of hyaluronic acid and a high degree of cross-linking and high molecular weight, the longer its longevity in time and its volumizing effect will be important.
To sculpt new body contours without surgery, your doctor at the Clinique des Champs Elysées Dubai will chose a hyaluronic acid such as HYAcorp®.
The doctor prefers a thick, reticulated and very volumizing HA, anchoring itself well in the dermis, so that it will be little impacted by gravity.
Indications: when to pick hyaluronic acid to sculpt your body shape?
To shape contours by giving them new volumes, without lipofilling and without implants, the answer of choice is a body hyaluronic acid injection. It's a remodeling without surgery or anesthesia, for a natural appearance. However, this increase must stay moderate on the order of 10 to 15 syringes for the buttocks for example (150/200 ml).
The injection of hyaluronic acid into the body will reshape new volumes, in a non-invasive and painless manner, with the possibility of reshaping:
- Hands, restoring thickness and volume to hands with little pulp or affected by aging (hand skeletonisation);
- Male pectorals, to moderately reshape and virilize the thorax without the use of pectoral implants;
- Rooster calves, which are too thin, instead of calf implants;
- Feet, to regain shock absorbers to plantar pads and to make high heels painless (known as foot lift or Loub job);
- The buttocks, to regain volume to flat buttocks with a firm and round shape, without buttock implants or lipofilling;
- Intimate parts, men (medical phalloplasty) or women (medical nymphoplasty).
The benefits of simple injection are obvious because there is no pain, no anesthesia, no serious after-effects, no intolerance (natural absorbable product).
Disadvantages may arise from the temporary nature of any absorbable product (12 to 24 months) or from the number of needles (5 to 20 depending on the region treated) which increases the price consequently.
Breast injection in women is not permitted as a precautionary principle. Indeed, injection of HA could leave artefacts in medical imaging, which could result in a false positive in the preventive diagnosis of breast cancer.
A body hyaluronic acid injection session
This procedure takes place in a sterilized block at the Clinique des Champs Elysées in Dubai. Local anesthesia with an anesthetic cream and/or lidocaine injection may sometimes be required, but there is never a hospital stay or general anesthesia.
The procedure is identical to any injection of hyaluronic acid. The only difference is the quantity to be injected, often with several syringes. For an ideal shaping and topping, a foam cannula helps to prevent damaging the tissue while resculpting and remodeling the treated area.
Body Hyaluronic acid injection results
The result is immediately visible but it is temporary for the first 15 days, as it is modified by the oedemas.On large volumes, the doctor sometimes recommend two appointments that are about 4 weeks apart.
The second injection uses the support of the first to improve the final aesthetic result.
This lasts an average of 1 to 2 years, but is much shorter for the foot (6 months), which is prone to a variety of mechanical stress.