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Quelles parties du corps et du visage peuvent être traitées grâce aux injections d’acide hyaluronique ?

Which parts of the body and face can be treated with hyaluronic acid injections?

Reminders about the characteristics of hyaluronic acid injections.

Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic molecule that has the ability to retain up to a thousand times its weight in water. Responsible for the skin's natural hydration, it is present in the dermis, the deep layer of the skin. Over the years, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, which promotes the appearance and establishment of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin's surface.

To delay this natural process, hyaluronic acid injections are offered in aesthetic surgery clinics or directly by dermatologists. As the name suggests, this method involves injecting hyaluronic acid into sagging areas of the skin using a syringe or cannula. An injection session lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, the results are immediate, and the patient can resume their activities immediately after the procedure.

On which parts of the body can these injections be administered?

Hyaluronic acid injections are primarily performed to plump the skin and fill in wrinkles; it is often referred to as a anti-aging filler product. The body parts that can be targeted by these injections are as follows.

  • The face

    Hyaluronic acid injections are most commonly administered in the cheekbones, lips, temples, and nasolabial folds (the lines running from the nose to the corners of the mouth). Hyaluronic acid can also be injected at the corners of the eyes to erase crow's feet, on the forehead to smooth surprise lines, or between the eyebrows to address frown lines.

  • The hands

    Performed with an extremely fine needle, these injections last between 20 to 30 minutes depending on the patient. They visibly rejuvenate the hands, which are often marked due to their constant exposure to UV rays.

Hyaluronic acid injections can also have a volumizing effect. Hyaluronic acid is a hydrogel bound and cross-linked by a safe ether network, the 1,4 butanediol diglycidyl ether or BDDE. Its fixed rate determines the degree of cross-linking of the injectable product. The higher the molecular weight of a hyaluronic acid macromolecule, the greater the volumizing effect and the longer the duration of the effects. Hyaluronic acid injections allow for the reshaping of certain body areas without surgery or anesthesia, for a fairly natural result.

  • The buttocks, to provide shape without buttock implants or fat grafting;

  • The pectoral muscles, to reshape the chest without resorting to pectoral implants ;

  • The calves, to make them more sculpted;

  • The nose, to make it thinner and smooth out any potential bumps. However, the result is temporary (twelve to eighteen months on average).

It should be noted that hyaluronic acid breast injections are prohibited as a precautionary principle because they could cause artifacts in medical imaging that would result in a false positive in preventive breast cancer diagnosis.

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