Injectable Hyaluronic Acid: Everything You Need to Know

hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid has long been lauded for its hero hydrating effects. In serums, in face masks and in moisturising creams, it’s the go-to ingredient for plumping parched pores. But, as more of us look to non-invasive needles to nourish skin from within, it’s not just topical HA that’s getting praise; injectable hyaluronic acid is gaining in popularity too.

So, what does it actually do for your skin, and how can you book in for a HA boost? Here’s everything you need to know about enhancing your complexion to perfection…

What are the different types of injectable hyaluronic acid?

Not all hyaluronic acid injectables are made the same. For example, HA-infused dermal fillers are very different to glow-enhancing treatments such as Profhilo. Here’s why:

Dermal fillers explained

In dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid is supported by other skin-kind ingredients to reshape, refresh and revitalise features by adding subtle volume. We offer a range of Juvederm injectable fillers to sculpt and contour your features, and your practitioner will choose the right one for you, whether you want to fill deep lines, elevate hydration or contour your features.

Injectable hyaluronic acid gel is also found in lip fillers, which lend believable fullness that can be tailored to the final lip look you want. In the hands of our qualified plastic surgeon, HA can be used to plump volume, balance out unevenness, or simply lift and enhance the Cupid’s bow while maintaining a natural effect.

Profhilo explained

For enhanced radiance, you can also choose a supercharged treatment like Profhilo. With this, you’ll get a boost of HA alongside other nourishing ingredients that dial up elastin and collagen production. Unlike in dermal fillers, the hyaluronic acid is not cross linked, meaning it doesn’t volumise but instead dissipates into your skin, resulting in an exceptional glow. The injectable also improves skin laxity and lends a smoother look; perfect for both men and women who hope to fade the appearance of wrinkles instantly.

Plus, your Mallucci doctor can switch up their injection techniques to treat parts of the body, such as the décolletage, the backs of hands or the knees. So, it’s not just facial wrinkles that benefit from injectable HA or Profhilo; from head to toe, you can lift, tighten and firm your skin in seconds flat.

What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid injections?

First, let’s talk about the benefits of hyaluronic acid. This molecule is naturally occurring in your body, meaning it already exists within your skin, giving it the stretch and flex it needs to keep wrinkles at bay. Over time, your natural levels of HA deplete – along with other skin components such as elastin and collagen – resulting in a drier complexion with reduced elasticity.

An injection of hyaluronic acid will give you an instantly more youthful appearance, as it tops up your natural HA levels to help soften and smooth facial lines. The gel particles are skilfully injected into the soft tissue of the skin, where they fill out lines and wrinkles with bumped-up hydration and volume.

One of the big benefits of injectable hyaluronic acid is its efficiency. It plumps pores from within to give you fast results from a single appointment. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in your body, it’s also a safe solution to treat skin laxity, making it suitable for almost all patients and all skin types.

Plus, unlike face lift surgery and other invasive aesthetic treatments, a hyaluronic acid filler injection comes with minimal discomfort and minimal downtime. It’s important you book in with a qualified practitioner to reap the full rewards of injectable HA. At Mallucci you’re in safe hands; we tailor your treatment to your unique needs for flawless results.

Where can hyaluronic acid be injected?

From head to toe, a broad range of areas can be treated with dermal fillers or Profhilo. Here are just some of the key skin concerns we can help you target at our Mallucci clinics:
Dryness, dullness and dehydration
Marionette lines
Frown lines
Nasolabial folds
Crow’s feet
Smile lines
Backs of hands
Elbows and knees
Neck and décolletage

So, what do I ask for at Mallucci?

For volumising injectable fillers that sculpt and reshape your features, talk to your Mallucci doctor about the range of Juvederm formulas we offer. Packed with a hyaluronic acid gel, these dermal fillers can be used to sculpt cheekbones, contour your jawline, enhance the shape of your lips, or eradicate even deep wrinkles.

For a burst of moisture and radiance, ask your Mallucci doctor for Profhilo. Like a hyaluronic acid filler, it’s known as the ‘injectable moisturiser’, plumping pores with deep hydration while acting as a collagen stimulator. This means, as well as softening facial lines, the non-invasive needle treatment triggers collagen production to give your complexion extra strength and support in the weeks after your visit.

When you book in for injectable hyaluronic acid at Mallucci, you’ll enjoy our luxurious clinical experience and bespoke insights from our experts, who can advise you on the perfect course of treatment for your skin concerns. We’ll kick off your consultation with a VISIA Skin Analysis, during which we’ll measure your complexion’s pigmentation, pore size, skin texture and wrinkles.

The results of your skin analysis allow us to advise on the right number of Profhilo or Juvederm treatment sessions to suit your skin goals, so you can achieve the results you really want. Think healthy, glowing, smooth and youthful.

3 hyaluronic acid products to use at home

While an injection of hyaluronic acid is the most efficient way of getting the molecule into your skin, applying it topically will help to enhance your results at home. At the Mallucci Shop, we offer a range of medical-grade products that harness HA, you can rehydrate fatigued skin on demand.

1. SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier

A cult-classic serum – and for good reason – SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier amplifies moisture levels to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin texture. Its light, water-like feel makes it perfect for layering with face creams, adding weightless hydration morning and night. Apply directly onto clean skin or mix it with your moisturiser.

2. iS Clinical Super Serum Advanced

Teaming HA with another skincare superstar, vitamin C, the iS Clinical Super Serum Advanced is a brightening must-try for dull complexions. It’s also turbo boosted with Copper Tripeptide growth factors and powerful botanical antioxidants to give you exceptional anti-ageing and reparative benefits. Apply it in the AM, patting it into pores just after cleansing.

3. iS Clinical Reparative Moisture Emulsion

For a smooth, healthy and youthful complexion, use the iS Clinical Reparative Moisture Emulsion day and night. It’s brimming with restorative botanicals and plumping hyaluronic acid for line-smoothing effects that come skin doctor approved. You can smooth it on top of one of the serums above, giving skin a one-two hit of HA that guarantees more nourished, radiant skin.

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