What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid or HA is a sugar found naturally in the body, HA more hydrating than anything known. It’s main function is to bind to water and keep the skin moist, full and thick. Humans naturally create Hyaluronic Acid, so there is no chance of allergic reactions. As we age, we naturally produce less HA and collagen fibers. So this begins the visual aging process due to loss of moisture and elasticity; as a result wrinkles form and skin sags. Inserting HA into the skin can tell the body to produce more collagen to promote a fresher, vibrant look. HA is the main structural element of connective tissue in our bodies.
How does Hyaluron Pen Work?
The device inserts Hyaluronic Acid into the epidermis and upper dermal parts of the skin. The hyaluronic acid filler will turn into tiny molecules and deposits through the skin with the pressure technology. The diameter of the flow is about twice as small as a needle. Since hyaluronic acid turns into tiny molecules when injected, it remains alot finer and spreads more evenly.
Lip filler (Injection Method)
Using a 4-mm 30-gauge or mesotherapy needle facilitates precise HA placement into the safer subcutaneous plane of the lip and lowers the pressure needed to place the filler, which optimizes comfort during treatment. This technique aims to increase the safety and predictability of lip augmentation with HA fillers. This option is great for those who want a fuller, quicker result than can be achieved with needleless options.
- Non-surgical- Little to no pain
- Little-to-no recovery period, and no downtime
- Fast, simple injection procedure
- Enhanced, more youthful and attractive appearance
- Symmetrical lips
- Fuller, more supple lips
- Tightened skin around the lips
- Reduced wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth
- Longer retention than needle-free lip enhancement
- Extremely rare side effects
How Long Does It Last?
This totally depends on the client and the technique use. Hyaluron Pen can get results lasting 6 weeks to 2 months or longer, depending on several factors. Injected Lip filler lasts 6 months or longer. Having an active metabolism, lifestyle and weight loss can each result in lower retentions rates. Very importantly, being dehydrated and not drinking water also shortens filler retention. Engaging in hot saunas and yoga, or eating salty foods can greatly affect longevity.
Longevity is cumulative. The life of the filler is better if applied in layers over time especially with Hyaluron Pen. With each treatment, while there is still filler in the area, best results can be achieved. Those with base filler in treatment area tend to see much more longer-lasting results. Without any base filler in the target area, expect the product to have a much shorter life span. After the first time getting filler, it is best to schedule a touch up at two weeks.
Please drink plenty of water prior to your appointment and then for two weeks following your appointment. For coffee or alcohol drinkers , please drink 2x as much water.
How to Prepare for your service
To be ready and prepared for success with Lip Filler, please follow the steps below prior to your appointment.
Beginning 1 week prior - Please do not take blood thinners or other dehydrating substances such as Ginko Biloba, fish oil, aspirin, caffeine, alcohol, St. John’s Wart, primrose oil, vitamin E, ibuprofen (includes Advil, Motrin and Aleve). These products, when taken near your service can cause extra bruising and poor overall results.
For 1 week prior & 1 week after - Please avoid peels, glycolic acid, tretinoin, retinal, retinoids, or other products that can cause skin sensitizing.
72 hours prior & 72 hours after - Please avoid highly processed foods as they greatly dehydrat. Consuming kale, spinach and celery the week prior to increase your Vitamin K.
48 hours prior and after treatment - Try your best to drink a 1/2 gallon or more of water daily. This is very important as Hyaluronic Acid needs water to bond to.
24 hours prior and as needed - You canr take arnica montana tablets along with an anti-inflammatory to help with potential swelling and/or bruising.
24 hours prior and after - Please avoid flying or saunas because that can potentially dehydrate the body.
24 hours prior and after - Please avoid rigorous workouts or heavy sweating.