This is a relatively new development in aesthetics and is an extension of some of the hyaluronic acid dermal filler ranges. From Restylane has come Vital and Vital Light and from Juvederm we have recently seen the introduction of Juvederm Hydrate.
Unlike the dermal fillers which work to plump out lines and folds on the face, dermal hydrating treatments or hyaluronic acid micro-injections boost hydration and promote a radiant and dewy complexion. They can also produce great results on the back of the hands or on the décolletage.
Am I suitable?
If you’re not quite ready for Botox or dermal fillers, but wish to add some zing back to your skin then these treatments could be just the thing.
What’s the treatment like?
Restylane Vital is delivered through a specially designed pen which inserts tiny amounts of hyaluronic acid just below the surface of the skin. The treatment area is then massaged to ensure that the product is dispersed evenly. Juvederm Hydrate is injected through a very fine needle.
A topical anaesthetic is applied to ensure that there is no pain and the procedure should take just 30 minutes.
What about after?
There may be some slight redness and swelling but this subsides quickly and can be covered with (mineral) make-up. This is not a one-off treatment – to get the best results a number of sessions is recommended and then top-up treatments to follow.
Are there any risks or side effects?
There are very few side effects with these treatments.
What will it cost me?
Depends on how much product is required his depends on the area treated and how much is required, and the practitioner doing the treatment, but price ranges from £150 to £500.