The problem for sensitive skins won’t be the dermal filler itself – it’s the actual injecting process which can cause irritation. The likelihood of irritation is increased when the injections target delicate areas of the face, such as around the lips and the skin around the eyes.
This is where Hyalual’s latest product comes in. H&S is a combination of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid and 1.6 per cent succinic acid and is specifically designed to aid the recovery of sensitive skin and rosacea, while hydrating the skin with minimum risk of trauma or swelling.
According to Hyalual, H&S works particularly well in delicate areas such as the upper lip or under eye area/tear troughs.
Claire Williams, Sales and Marketing Director at Hyalual, said: “I am delighted we have a new addition to the Rederm family. H&S allows our practitioners to treat many different types of skin and offer patients with sensitive or reactive skin a treatment that can calm, soothe and improve the texture and the tone. Rosacea is a particularly difficult problem to treat and H&S is specifically designed for those who suffer.”
Your practitioner should provide you with pre- and after care advice specific to your treatment. However, here are some general guidelines to help your sensitive skin recover following a dermal filler treatment:
- Avoid drinking alcohol before or after your procedure, as any flushing can result in additional bruising
- Keep exercise light for up to ten days after your treatment. Strenuous activity can also lead to extra bruising
- Until the swelling and redness has gone down, avoid intense heat such as sunbathing, tanning salons, saunas, hot tubs or hot wax
- Also avoid extreme cold, such as skiing and other winter sports
- Arnica cream is easy to find in most chemists and natural food stores and can help alleviate bruising
- Use a cleanser developed for sensitive skin to help prevent additional skin irritation.