Hyaluron Pen FAQ
What exactly is Hyaluron Pen?
Hyaluron Pen is a rather simplistic device that allows generating enough pressure to launch Hyaluron Acid mixture into human skin. However, by no means, is it a miracle solution that will turn lips of any sort into lush and beautiful or remove all the wrinkles. It is just a device of transferring one liquid that is pretty vital when it comes to anti-aging and beauty into human skin.
What can go wrong?
As with absolutely all beauty treatments, always many things can go wrong. Still compared to injecting the fillers the risks are significantly lower. First the filler mixture - if it’s of the highest quality, noncarcinogenic, nontoxic, of course, persistent, then you are off to a good start. When it comes to using the pen then the pain is really surprisingly minimal - it does not hurt nearly as much as injecting, thus many who have come for the procedure and have been afraid to take a refill to injected Hyaluronic Acid, have been pleasantly surprised. Also compared to injecting fillers, there is no risk for such bruising, swelling or needle marks that can happen if the person providing the treatment does not know what she’s doing with a needle. As well as it would nowadays be pretty hard to cause Necroses with the Hyaluron Pen - actually, quite impossible. Still, the procedure should be avoided (as all the lip related procedures) in the case of Herpes, Hypersensitivity etc.
What to keep in mind when selecting fillers?
Obviously, one has to start with the legal aspects. If you have never done anything medical related before there may also be restrictions on what substances you can you are even allowed to use (depending on the country). Still, in most cases, the selection is quite wide. If you decide to order something from China or other distant places the inc list may not exactly match the actual contents of the product. So-called bad fillers are not bad in the sense that those would actually propose any sort of danger to clients, however, those just do not work. Mainly, we suspect the concentration of actual Hyaluronic Acid is lower (we do not believe, as some suspect that it would be animal based, because it would actually be more complicated in most cases to produce it that way - from roost combs etc - and it’s not even worse as a substance, still, as almost all fillers are not animal based, the producers just love to stress this fact on marketing purposes), bad ones must have lower molecular weight and definitely worse degree of cross-linking (that makes such Hyaluronic fillers degrade too fast), or sometimes the gel may be just too hard when it comes to viscosity and inserting that is pretty impossible :) Thus, in a word, the bad fillers just do not work or in worst case do not provide the elasticity or plasticity you are after when it comes to lips (however, most probably, you would not even be able to insert those into skin properly). In addition to that there is always a very dangerous and luckily improbable event that the person doing the treatment injects something totally toxic into lips that will never dissolve.
Is it semi-permanent? No…
By no means should the procedure even be called semi-permanent, as in the beauty industry fillers category the substance that is inserted into skin should be much longer lasting and stable like Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) to be considered semi-permanent. One has to understand that compared to CaHa (a well-studied filler produced as Radiesse), for example, that gives volume and boosts natural collagen production, Hyaluronic fillers do not stimulate collagen production at all, it just temporarily enters the skin and is then absorbed. Thus fillers used with Hyaluron Pen are always non-permanent. Depending on the technician those can be cross-linked or non-crosslinked.
What is this Hyaluronic Acid?
One of the reasons the procedure is rather simple and the substance inserted into the skin is safe is that the human body produces the exact same acid, that is actually composed of two sugars (Glucuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine). No need to get scared by the chemistry related terms, the point is simple: as the human body makes the exact same chemical substance, it is pretty impossible that one would get any sort of allergic reaction or complication from the substance itself. For fillers, the substance is produced using a bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) that basically makes it rather easy to produce it. Now, obviously one should understand why the Hyaluronic Acid exists in the human body (joints, eyeballs, skin). Hyaluronic Acid produced by the body itself exists in Epidermis and Dermis layers of the skin and one of the main functions of it is to keep water inside the skin tissue (being part of the collagen fiber network in Dermis). Keeping it simple: the more Hyaluronic Acid there is inside the Epidermis and more importantly Dermis layer of the skin, the more water is retained in the skin, the moister it is and the more youthful it looks.
What happens to our own Hyaluronic Acid?
Over the course of the years, two things happen: the body itself produces less Hyaluronic Acid. More specifically the collagen fiber network is stretched and becomes allows less Hyaluronic Acid molecules to bind with water. It results in lesser hydration of the skin that (combined of course with the thinning of fat tissue on forehead and cheeks and thickening of it on the neck and chin and some changes in bone structure over the years), results in deepening wrinkles. However, one should understand that Hyaluronic acid molecule is a pretty tough fighter, as being a polymer and very hydrophilic (meaning it can form an enormous amount of connections and it loves to bind with water molecules, often being able to bind up to hundreds of times its own weight) it still holds the extracellular matrix pretty strong. Just the ability to be able to retain water decreases over time (thus the wrinkles etc) because the amount of collagen and thus also Hyaluronic Acid decreases.
What happens when you add some Hyaluronic Acid into the skin?
Compared to the Hyaluronic Acid found in the body and the Hyaluronic Acid inserted into the skin, as said before, the substance is exactly the same. Actually, it is exactly the same all over the species. However, if you get a good filler, the longevity of this absolutely different. Namely, the Hyaluronic Acid the human body produces has a pretty short lifespan (around 2-4 days), however the Hyaluronic Acid inside the carrier that you are able to treat the Dermis with can last for months (more specifically 4-6 months, usually, when it comes to fillers that can be launched into Demis with Hyaluron Pen). Why would that last so much longer? It depends on the polymeric chains of the substance - namely, it is possible chemically achieve so-called cross-linking, that allows a higher number of connections to be made between the molecules of the Hyaluronic Acid inside the filler, thus slowing down the enzymatic degradation. Basically, it means that the substance still is removed from the body through the absolutely natural degradation process and it just takes more time, allowing the Hyaluronic Acid inserted to retain the water inside the skin all over its longer life-span. And, it also has to be added, that whatever filler you are dealing with, you do not want it to stay inside the skin forever (it may lead to several problems, as we all know, happened with silicone fillers). Thus the fact that you have to come for a refill in 4-6 months, is a good thing.
A sample of Hyaluronic Acid forming binds with water molecules in Epidermis and Dermis.
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