Care after the procedure
As it is a simple aesthetic procedure, care is minimal. Small swelling may appear in more sensitive regions after the filling with hyaluronic acid, and this is minimized with hourly cold compresses. To expose yourself to the sun it is necessary to use sunscreen, which must be reapplied throughout the day.
After the application, after 15 days, the patient must return to the office for evaluation of the result and reapplication of hyaluronic acid at certain points, if necessary. Otherwise, it’s normal life! The patient can exercise, maintain the daily skin care routine — for women, makeup can be used — and for men, shaving is also possible without causing complications.
Treatment duration time
The only counterpoint regarding the facial filling with hyaluronic acid is that it is not permanent. As already informed, the acid is produced naturally by the body, that is, even being a synthetic product (made in the laboratory) it will be 100% reabsorbed by the body. Thus, the effect varies between 18 and 24 months, on average, being necessary to redo the procedure after this period to maintain the results.
Many patients even take longer, because depending on the region where hyaluronic acid was applied, its effect can be prolonged. Doctors estimate that this is directly related to home care, especially with the use of treatment creams that contain the active ingredient.