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Whether you’re looking to restore facial volume, define and contour the cheeks or jawline, or add balance and symmetry to your facial features, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be used. Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid to revitalize and add volume back to the skin.
Hyaluronic acid, a clear, pure, non-animal based gel that is injected into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our bodies. It binds and retains water molecules in order to lubricate movable parts of the body and keep the skin moisturized. Thanks to its unique consistency and benefits, it has become a popular ingredient in topical skincare serums.
Because HA is one of the most hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules with numerous benefits for the human body, it can be described as ”nature’s moisturizer”. When injected into the skin, such as with dermal fillers, it will plump up lost volume and can even help stimulate the production of collagen.
On average dermal filler is expected to last 9-12 months in most cases, however this depends on the individual patient’s metabolism and the area injected. Your injector will advise you on the best time to return for maintenance.
Swelling and bruising vary by each individual. It is normal to have some degree of swelling and an overall “tight” feeling, partially because once injected, the hyaluronic acid molecules are drawing in 1000x its weight in water. Bruising is always a possibility, and can vary in severity and duration. It is best to plan your treatments accordingly should you have any upcoming events. We recommend not consuming Aspirin, anti-inflammatories, fish oils, alcohol, and other blood-thinning agents to help mitigate bruising.
You will begin to see results with your first treatment, but additional treatments may be needed to improve results. On average we recommend 2-4 treatments for correction of your concern, and then annual maintenance.
Opus Plasma was developed to be a versatile tool to address a wide demographic of patients of different age groups, skin types and skin concerns. Your practitioner can dial the energy up or down to personalize the right treatment plan for your needs, meaning that anyone can be a candidate for this innovative treatment.
The results that you see will vary based on the individual patient, the area treated, and the volume used to achieve your goals. With our advanced injection techniques we can create results like list and re-contour the cheekbones and lift skin laterally, define structure to the jawline, improve projection of the chin for side profile balancing, or adding volume to the lips to improve symmetry.