Dr.Balti is cosmetic surgeon and aesthetic medicine specialist with more than 12 years of experience with non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments. Hyaluronic based filler products are Dr.Balti’s gold standard when it comes to filling in wrinkles or restore lost volumes for their efficiency, their safety and their natural effect. Non-resorbable products are no longer used because of their potential side effects and complications. In order to smooth out wrinkles, cross-linked or linear hyaluronic acid (different viscosities) injections are preferred. Hyaluronic acid based products are resorbable and of non-animal origin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the dermis that decreases over time. Treating the skin with this acid consists in injecting it in the skin to benefit from its moisturizing and volumizing properties. Filler injections can treat naso-labial folds, hollows around the eyes, wrinkles at the mouth corners, add volume in thinning or naturally thin lips, restore lost volume in the cheekbones and cheeks.
About dark circles and hollows around the eyes
These aging signs require special attention as treatment in this area is a very delicate procedure. Oedemas and lymphatic pockets around the eyes mean that filler injections might not be beneficial for the patient as problems may arise from adding volume. It is also worth noting that significant fat deposits under the eyes and excess skin in the upper eyelids area better addressed by eyelid surgery. The eyes area requires linear hyaluronic acid, which has to be injected close to the bone. The result of hyaluronic acid injections is instantaneous, perfectly natural and lasts 6 to 12 months depending on the type of acid used and the treated area. Around the eyes, the acid’s effect is longer because the area does not contribute to facial expressions and injections are deep, close to the bone, where no enzymes are breaking down the acid. Hyaluronic acid is completely resorbable, which offers more safety and no adverse reactions. Injections are quick, they only cause mild pain and leave no trace of treatment, which are major assets for patients nowadays.