night mesotherapy for wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
with cross-linked hyaluronic acid
What causes wrinkles
Aging of the skin is part of the overall aging of the body. On the one hand, aging of the skin is caused by factors that we cannot influence, such as our age or genetic predisposition. On the other hand, aging of the skin is affected by the way of life, everyday stress, smoking, exposure to sun, etc. (1)
Aging of the skin is mainly due to the decrease of elasticity and the appearance of the first wrinkles. With age, the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen diminishes resulting in reduction of the skin’s elasticity. (2) Skin and epidermis thus lose the ability to bind and retain water which keeps the skin tense. (3) Belathena Fill us Patch pads improve skin hydration, skin elasticity and its lifting, from the comfort of your home.
The sooner you start with a regular rejuvenation of your face, the better and longer-lasting effect you achieve.
what you may not know
I have been studying hyaluronic acid for many years. From a pharmacological point of view, I can say that it is one of the most biocompatible (body-like) substance used by contemporary aesthetics and medicine. Each person has hyaluronic acid in the body since birth, a body of an adult has approximately 15 grams of hyaluronic acid throughout half of which is in the skin. (3; 4)
The human body works very intensively with hyaluronic acid. Daily, it breaks down and re-creates approximately 1/3 (30%) (5) of the total amount of hyaluronic acid, which is a lot! The formation of new hyaluronic acid slows down with age (like many other processes in the body). If the formation of a new hyaluronic acid slows down, its total amount in the body begins to decline. (6) The rate of loss of hyaluronic acid from the skin is relatively high, every 10 years approximately 6% of the total amount of hyaluronic acid. (2)
Nowadays, physicians usually compensate for the natural loss, for example in the form of dermal (skin) fillings used in face wrinkle corrections, or inject orthopedics into large joints (most commonly knees) to alleviate the effects of damaged articular cartilage.
In skin and epidermis, hyaluronic acid has two important functions:
- Filling the intercellular spaces of the skin (the so-called matrix)
- Binding large amounts of water (hyaluronic acid naturally “locks” itself).
Hyaluronic acid does not affect the function of mimic nerves (4) (as opposed to, for example, botulinum toxin).
After increasing the amount of hyaluronic acid, the skin is tightened and looks natural and fresh.
Comparison with injection of dermal fillers
Injection application of dermal fillers is a relatively invasive method of wrinkle treatment, when usually 1-2 milliliters of hyaluronic gel is injected into the skin depth with a needle. This method is effective for deep wrinkles (for example in nasal and labial wrinkles) where the missing volume needs to be refilled. Unfortunately, dermal fillings do not work well for fine wrinkles (especially around the eyes and mouth). In contrast, Belathena Fill us Patch Cosmetic Cushion treatment is non-invasive and painless, because hyaluronic acid pads are only applied to the skin and gently pressed.
Interesting is also the comparison of the amount of hyaluronic acid and the price:
- In 1 milliliter of dermal filling, there is maximum of 28 milligrams of hyaluronic acid (the price at the doctor for 1 milliliter is about 6,000 CZK.
- While one pad of Belathena Fill us Patch contains 35 milligrams of hyaluronic acid (1 pack of Belathena Fill us Patch contains 8 pads and the price for all 8 pads is up to 3.200 CZK).
Comparison with botulinum toxin
Although botulinum toxin is usually effective for wrinkles caused by facial expressions (such as smiles) – it is (from the pharmaceutical point of view) “nerve poison”. Botulinum must be applied by educated, experienced physician, who can provide right dose of botulinum and expected aesthetic effect. Unprofessional application of botulotoxin may cause side effects, such as loss of natural appearance (for example stiff facial expression), or headache. (7)
Hyaluronic acid does not affect the function of facial nerves. So, it could be beneficial to combine both rejuvenation methods: botulotoxin applied by experienced physician and cosmetic product Belathena as home care.
- Remove the transparent casing (containing the pads) from the paper bag and open it
- Remove the pad and hold it only at the edges. Rotate it to remove the transparent cover film, then place the pad on the selected application place.
- After applying the pads to your skin, gently press your fingers against the center. This will improve the penetration of hyaluronic acid via micro-needles.
- Leave the pads overnight. Application is possible even during the day. It is recommended to leave the pad on for at least 5 hours so that the active substances have enough time to penetrate the skin.
- If there is little residue left on the skin after removing the pads, wash your face gently with water and wipe with a cotton swab. After washing your face, treat the skin with micellar water.
- If you want to achieve faster effect, use the pads once a week for more than 4 weeks.
For a detailed description, see the brochure that is part of every Belathena Fill us Patch package.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural, biocompatible (body-own) substance that is present in every person’s body. However, it can happen that this product will not be suitable for you so do not use it if it is not suitable for your skin.
Do not use it in areas of acne, open wounds, or inflammation sites.
Be careful if your skin is sensitive to patches or tiles. Signs of irritation may occur during the first application
Do not be afraid, they should disappear within 5-10 minutes.
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(2) Neradová M.: Možnosti korekce stárnutí pleti. Dermatol. praxi 2016; 10(3): 148–151.
(4) Necas J. et al.: Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan): a review. Veterinarni Medicina, 53, 2008 (8): 397–411
(5) Fraser JRE, Laurent TC, Laurent UBG. Hyaluronan: its nature, distribution, functions and turnover. J Intern Med (1997) 242:27–33.10.1046/j.1365-2796.1997.00170.x
(7) SPC Botox: www.sukl.cz; nahlíženo 5.10.2017