Dr. Petit will begin with questioning your medical histories in order to eliminate one of the following contraindications to Hyaluronic Acid:
- An autoimmune disease.
- A previous injection of permanent wrinkle fillers in the planned area of injection.
- A pregnancy or a current breastfeeding.
- Taking some medicines: anticoagulant medicines, corticosteroids.
He will listen to you in order to understand your discomfort and your requests relating to our face.
He will carry out a clinical examination of your face in order to define with you the possible actions according to your anatomy and to your request.
- Dr. Petit will give you information relating to main Hyaluronic Acid injection risks, so as to make an informed decision.
What to expect after hyaluronic acid injections
A redness of the skin, paleness, ecchymosis (bruise), an oedema (swelling), itching, sensitivity disorders and cutaneous irregularities are possible after Hyaluronic Acid injections. The latter are usually moderate and resolvent within a few days.
The discontinuation of medicines which increase bleeding is advocated. It is also recommended to avoid intensive physical activities, and the exposure of the treated areas to intense heat (sun, UV, sauna, hammam).
A socio-professional exclusion is not necessary.
Risks after hyaluronic acid injections
The complications of Hyaluronic Acid injections are rare and will be mentioned by Dr. Petit during the consultation.
Long-term and short-term results
The final result after Hyaluronic Acid injections is obtained within a few days, when the œdema has disappeared. Within a period of ten days, another consultation with Dr. Petit will be systematically planned in order to assess the result and if necessary, he will perform a possible additional injection.
Hyaluronic Acid is a resorbable, and therefore reversible wrinkle filler product. Its effect persists for a length of time varying from 9 to 15 months according to the type of product used.