Hyaluronic acid is a completely safe substance, which can be found naturally in the human body and is responsible for filling the spaces between cells, promoting support and firmness, and is also important for the cellular capacity to transport nutrients.
Male skin is thicker and has less fat and more collagen than female skin. While women’s skin tends to change after significant events such as childbirth or menopause, men’s skin ages linearly with age, this results in a decrease in skin elasticity, increased redness and dryness of the skin. Collagen and elastic fibers are degraded, and the quality of our body’s hyaluronic acid is reduced.
Male specificities are, in this case, also taken into account by our specialist doctors. In man, hyaluronic acid is generally used to give volume and support and improve facial contour.
The material used in the facial harmonization of men is the same as that used in women, what differs are the places that receive the filling with hyaluronic acid, because the intention of facial filling in men is to highlight the male facial characteristics, namely:
- Mento (chin);
- Nose, through rhino modeling;
- Lips, but in minimal quantities.
The application of the substance in men has basically two purposes:
- beautification, replacing hyaluronic acid in strategic areas to highlight aspects such as a square jaw;
- rejuvenation, from the replacement of the substance in areas with depressions and volume loss.
A session of application of hyaluronic acid takes about an hour, according to the amount needed to be applied, and may cause mild swelling, which disappears in a day or two.
The effect can last from 12 to 18 months for a first application and up to 36 months for the following ones.
Contrary to what many people imagine, hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin are complementary. The toxin has a relaxing action on the muscle, working expression lines, while hyaluronic acid has a lifting effect, improving the support and elasticity of the skin.