How Does It Work?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance produced in our body, found in skin, joints and other connective tissue. Its role is to retain moisture in the body and aid collagen production. It can hold 1000 times its weight in water which makes it ideal for binding moisture in the skin. With age hyaluronic acid production slows and the skin looks duller and dehydrated, with fine lines and wrinkles forming.
During the first four weeks after the treatment, the stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of HA. Because it is thermally bonded and not chemically bonded it acts as a hydrator not a filler. It is injected just underneath the surface of the skin where it disperses quickly and reacts with your own tissue to instantly boost hydration. Over the next four weeks phase two kicks in as it goes to work boosting elastin and collagen production. This effectively remodels the skin, giving it a plumper, smoother and firmer appearance.
At Sharp Fix we offer two brands of skin booster, Profhilo and Seventy Hyal. Both extremely good products, and both can be used on the face, chest, hands and neck.
About The Treatment
It is recommended to have two initial treatments 4 weeks apart. Then 6 monthly top ups to maintain the results.
The treatment takes around 20 mins, and consists of a number of injections around the treatment area. Your skin may look and feel a little red and lumpy for up to 24 hours, there is also a possibility of bruising.