The quality of our skin changes as we age. Collagen and elastin fibers are broken down over time, and the distribution and function of the body’s natural hyaluronic acid change. This makes the skin less elastic and supple, and it becomes increasingly dry. Hydration therapy restores the moisture balance of the skin.
Why use hydration therapy for the hands?
We use our hands every day, exposing them to wind, cold, water and sun. This creates additional stress for the skin beyond the normal aging process and means that it can easily become dry, leading to wrinkles and rough patches. Hydration treatment for the hands counteracts these effects, providing the hands with a moisture boost from within.
How is hydration treatment for the hands carried out?
In hydration treatment, a fine, rounded cannula is used to inject low-viscosity hyaluronic acid, developed specially for this treatment, under a large area of the skin. This initially leads to an accumulation of moisture, which improves skin tone. The connective tissue cells in the body are then stimulated to produce connective tissue fibers (collagen), leading to a lasting improvement in the elasticity and structure of the skin.
How soon after treatment can I resume my everyday activities?
The treatment lasts 30 minutes in total (consultation, information, preparation and administration of treatment) and you can then resume your usual activities with no restrictions on your social life. Any needle-entry points that remain visible for a short time can easily be hidden with make-up.
What do I need to be aware of after treatment with fillers?
The treatment is generally well tolerated. The doctor discusses possible side effects individually with the client before every treatment. They are generally mild and do not last long. Possible side effects include small, temporary bruises and brief redness or swelling at the injection site. Blood-thinning medicines such as aspirin should not be taken during the week before treatment as this may increase the risk of bruising. We also advise against treatment during pregnancy.
What hyaluronic acid is
Hyaluronic acid, sometimes referred to as 'hyaluronan' or 'HA', is an important natural component of connective tissue. It can bind large quantities of water. The hyaluronic acid produced for injection is usually prepared in such a way that it is not flushed out immediately, but slowly broken down by the skin.