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Hyaluronic acid is a major component of the skin. When the skin is exposed to environmental factors such as the sun, pollution and the effects of free radicals on the skin cells, the natural substance responsible for maintaining skin hydration, diminishes.
The skin can be directly rehydrated by a series of superficially placed hydrating micro-injections spaced regularly apart within the targeted area. This then binds and better maintains the water level (hydration) of the tissues.
Improvement can be seen after a single treatment but for more lasting results, a series of two to four treatments two-weeks apart is recommended with a single maintenance treatment performed at six months.
After the procedure some bruising and puffiness may be expected with multiple small bumps like hundreds of mosquito bites. This usually settles quickly and is usually less with subsequent treatments as the skin integrity improves.