Hyaluronic acid is not a foreign substance to the body. The gel-like substance is a natural moisture retainer that is found, for example, in your joints and eyes and especially in your skin. Injectable (non-animal) hyaluronic acid is produced biotechnologically and is almost identical to the substance produced in the body. The small difference prevents the body from quickly breaking it down again. Nevertheless, hyaluronic acid is exceptionally well tolerated and is therefore excellently suited to treat faces and wrinkles.
An increase in volume is, in principle, also possible using your own fat. This must therefore first of all be removed from another place in the body. An allergy test must be carried out for sub-injections with collagen. That is why I have become convinced hyaluronic acid is the best solution and why I favor Restylane and Teoxane products. In the several thousand treatments that I have carried out in my practices in Cologne and Zug, both products have shown reliable, safe and predictable results. Thanks to consistently using a selection of more and more tissue-specific materials, from both Resylane and Teoxine, my experience in handling hyaluronic acid has grown, helping me achieve ever better and more natural results and, of course, also develop new indications for the face.
The long-term effect is another advantage. By injecting hyaluronic acid, the body produces its own collagen in the tissue, a good part of which will last for years. On average, a top-up treatment is only required after six to fifteen months. Some areas can often be left out for an even longer amount of time and the principle “less is more” comes into play over the course of the ageing process! Targeted, efficient, natural and long-lasting.