A leading 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, making it possible to give more curved contours. To sculpt certain areas of your silhouette, hyaluronic acid body injection can sometimes replace other more invasive but more long-lasting procedures, such as lipofilling or implants,
Why should you consider a hyaluronic acid injection for your body?
Naturally, hyaluronic acid (HA) is a major component of the basic substance of the dermis, where it forms a sustaining gel. Our body produces up to 5 grams of it per day.
One of the essential physico-chemical characteristics of this hyaluronic acid is its affinity for water, since it can retain up to 1000 times its own weight in water. This is why many scientists compare it to a molecular sponge.
This affinity for water and its sponge-like volume variations explain its moisturizing and cushioning role, which is found in joint cartilage, also rich in HA.
The mechanism of aging results in a qualitative and quantitative decrease of hyaluronic acid synthesis, which explains why this filler is used to fill in wrinkle furrows. Thanks to its volumizing action, a body hyaluronic acid injection can also be used to reshape contours, for better sculpted lines: the product is perfectly tolerated, since it is physiological and resorbable.
The physico-chemical characteristics of a HA (hydrophilicity, volumizing effect, viscosity...) 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 harmless ether, 1,4 butanediol diglycidyl ether or BDDE. Its rate fixes the degree of cross-linking of the injectable product.
The higher the macromolecule of a hyaluronic acid for the body will have and a high degree of cross-linking and a high molecular weight, the longer its durability in time and its volumizing effect will be important.
To sculpt new body contours without surgery, your doctor at the Clinique des Champs Elysées New York will select a hyaluronic acid such as HYAcorp®.
The practitioner prefers a thick, reticulated and very volumizing HA, anchoring itself well in the dermis, so that it will be little affected by gravity.
Indications: when to choose hyaluronic acid to sculpt your body shape?
To shape contours by giving them new volumes, without lipofilling and without implants, the solution of choice is a body hyaluronic acid injection. It is a remodeling without surgery or anesthesia, for a natural look. However, this increase must remain moderate, on the order of 10 to 15 syringes for the buttocks for example (150/200 ml).
An injection of hyaluronic acid in the body will resculpt new volumes, in a non-invasive and painless way, with the possibility of reshaping :
- Hands, restoring thickness and volume to hands with little pulp or affected by aging (skeletonization of the hands) ;
- Male pectorals, to moderately reshape and virilize a thorax without using pectoral implants;
- Rooster calves, too thin, instead of calf implants;
- The feet, to restore shock absorbers to the plantar pads and make high heels painless (known as foot lift or Loub job);
- The buttocks, to restore volume to flat buttocks with a firm and round shape, without buttock implants or lipofilling;
- Intimate parts, male (medical phalloplasty) or female (medical nymphoplasty).
The benefits of a simple injection are obvious because there is no pain, no anesthesia, no heavy after-effects, no intolerance (natural absorbable product).
Disadvantages may come from the temporary nature of any absorbable product (12 to 24 months) or from the number of syringes (5 to 20 depending on the region treated) which increases the price accordingly.
Breast injection in women is not allowed as a precautionary principle. Injection of HA could indeed leave artifacts in medical imaging, which could lead to a false positive in the preventive diagnosis of breast cancer.
Follow a body hyaluronic acid injection session
This procedure takes place in a sterilized room at Clinique des Champs Elysées New York. A local anesthesia, using an anesthetic cream and/or lidocaine injection may sometimes be necessary, but there is never a hospital stay or general anesthesia.
The procedure is similar to any hyaluronic acid injection session. The only specificity comes from the quantity to be injected, often with several syringes. For an ideal shaping and topping, a foam cannula helps to avoid damaging the tissue while resculpting and remodeling the treated area.
Body Hyaluronic acid injection results
The effect is immediately noticeable, but it is temporary for the first 15 days, as it is modified by the oedemas. On large volumes, the doctor sometimes suggests two appointments spaced about 4 weeks apart.
The second injection uses the support of the first, to perfect the final aesthetic result.
This lasts an average of 1 to 2 years, but it is much shorter for the foot (6 months), which is subject to a lot of mechanical stress.
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