Hyaluronic acid

Natural hyaluronic acid filler

Hyaluronic acid

At The Body Clinic, we often use fillers based on hyaluronic acid. This is the generic name of this type of filler. There are various brands of hyaluronic acid on the market. We use the following brands at The Body Clinic: Restylane, Princess and Teosyal. These top shelf brands have been available for a very long time and tens of millions of procedures have been carried out with them.

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Why a filler treatment with hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid not only ensures volume, it also improves the skin. Through additional hydration and collagen production, your skin will shine like old times! Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be applied in many different areas, such as the temples, the nasolabial fold, cheeks, cheekbones, below the eyes, but also the area around the mouth, lips, jawline, chin and frown.

The treatment

At The Body Clinic, our first priority is that you are satisfied with our results. For this reason, we always take pictures of the relevant area prior to treatment, so that you and your doctor will be able to accurately judge the results at a free check-up appointment. Make sure to arrive half an hour before your treatment so that we can apply an anaesthetic cream to the relevant area. After you have signed a health attestation and treatment agreement we can start the procedure. A hyaluronic acid treatment takes 15 minutes on average.

Preparation:Arrive 30 minutes before the treatment
Anesthetic:Yes, cream
Duration:15 minutes
Pain (0-10):3
Product:Hyaluronic acid
Safety:Extremely safe
Effect duration:+/- 12 months

Natural result

Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally occurring in the body where it provides a moisturizing and collagen-stimulating effect to our skin. As a result of ageing, the amount of hyaluronic acid inside our skin is depleted, decreasing volume and aging our skin. The doctors at The Body Clinic use hyaluronic acid fillers to counteract this process. They guarantee you a natural result by bearing in mind your natural facial contours and treating you according to the principle ‘Less is more’.

Before and after the treatment

Before the treatment

For all hyaluronic acid (filler) treatments we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes prior to treatment so we can apply a numbing (Emla) cream. As an option, you may also take 1x 10 mg Cetirizine on the day of your treatment to counteract swelling. To prevent bruises, we advise you to refrain from taking any dietary supplements, vitamins or fish oil for five days before the procedure. We also suggest that you do not drink any alcohol for a minimum of 48 hours before procedure. Additionally, please refrain from using Aspirin, Naproxen or Ibuprofen, unless your family doctor advises differently. This is because these medications thin the blood, increasing the chances of bruising. You are, however, allowed to use Arnica drops five days before the procedure up until two days after. The use of Arnica can minimize the appearance of bruises.

After the treatment

Please make sure not to apply any make-up at the treatment site for the first few hours after treatment. During the first week after treatment, avoid direct sunlight to the treated area, including tanning beds, and continue to protect the treatment area for the first few weeks using a strong sunblock. Please also avoid sauna visits for the first week following treatment. In addition, we advise you to not have any beauty treatments (e.g. facials) for two weeks following treatment.

Recovery time

After a treatment with hyaluronic acid, swellings or bruises may arise at any time during the first few days. The swelling takes several days to subside. You can camouflage the bruising. The emergence of swelling or bruising depends on the location of the area treated, the amount of filler used, and, of course, the client him/herself.

Effect duration

Results should be visible directly upon procedure. The final result will appear after two weeks and will last for an average of 12 months. The duration of the effect can vary from client to client, as the body naturally breaks down the hyaluronic acid.

Free intake

During a free consultation, one of our doctors will discuss your wishes with you. We always take the time to answer any of your questions. When you have selected a particular type of treatment, you will be asked to fill out a health attestation and a treatment agreement. If you wish to be treated straight away, please indicate this during your consultation, so that we can take this into account. We ask you to please arrive thirty minutes in advance of any filler treatment so that we have time to apply an anaesthetic cream.

Safety

The fillers used by the doctors of The Body Clinic are extremely safe. We mostly use hyaluronic acid-based fillers that have been available for a very long time and their safety has been proven over the long term. One benefit of hyaluronic acid is that it is naturally found inside your skin. This makes the chances of a xenobiotic or allergic reaction very slim. Hyaluronic acid can also be actively dissolved with the solvent Hyason. Depending on the brand of hyaluronic acid used, the filler will dissolve within a few hours up to a few days. Small irregularities, some asymmetry or a surplus of volume can be easily corrected in this manner. During a free and non-binding intake appointment, your physician at The Body Clinic will discuss any possible side effects with you.

Prices

Treatment hyaluronic acidPrice
€ 300

FAQ

What kind of wrinkles can be treated with hyaluronic acid?

We use fillers for many purposes; to smooth facial lines and wrinkles, reduce tiny lines around the mouth, diminish black circles and puffiness around the eyes, create fuller lips, restore facial contours, add volume to cheeks and cheekbones, etc.

What kind of fillers with hyaluronic acid The Body Clinic use?

We mainly use non-permanent fillers based on hyaluronic acid such as Teosyal, Princess and Restylane. These fillers are fully biodegradable. Also, if necessary, we can actively dissolve them after application. We use a selection of brands instead of a single brand, so we can profit from each brand’s unique characteristics. Princess, for instance, is nice and firm and therefore great for contouring. Teosyal and Restylane on the other hand are perfect for under eyes or in lips. Products such as Radiesse and Sculptra are used on request only. For your treatment, we will select the brand that’s best for you, e.g. Restylane for fine sculpting or Princess for larger volumes. The Body Clinic will never use fillers that have not been scientifically proven safe and durable over time. Safety first. Always.

What is the difference between hyaluronic acid and Sculptra?

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin. It is a substance natural to the human body. It regulates moisture by forming tiny cushions inside the skin or underneath it. Sculptra is a 100% biodegradable polylactic acid. It stimulates the formation of collagen tissue. It is particularly suitable for contouring cheeks and cheekbones.

Why are permanent fillers prohibited?

Permanent fillers consist of substances that are not natural to the human body and cannot be broken down by it. This increases the risk of complications such as infections, noticeable lumps or bumps, or (excessive) capsular contracture around the injected filler. These complications can occur at the time of treatment, but also several years later. Due to ageing or large shifts in body weight, permanent fillers can become visible as lumps or bumps under the skin. With temporary hyaluronic acid fillers, such complications are almost non-existent. If there are any complications the temporary filler can easily be dissolved.

What are the costs of a filler treatment?

We cannot give you a fair estimate on-line. Not all wrinkles are equally deep. Sometimes a filler in the nasolabial fold is all that is needed; sometimes it works better if we lift the corners of the mouth while we’re at it. So the cost of treatment depends on your wishes and your features. We refer you to our price list for volume restoration for an indication of the costs. Please contact us for a free, no obligation first consultation and a tailor-made offer in one of our clinics.

What happens during a hyaluronic acid treatment?

Before treatment, we will take our time to go over the procedure with you. We won’t do anything you don’t want us to. After you’ve filled out an agreement and health form, we’ll take some pictures of the treatment site and apply a topical anaesthetic (Emla cream). The treatment itself consists of a number of small filler injections inside or underneath the skin. This may be done by cannula or needle.

How long does a filler treatment take?

The duration of a treatment depends on your wishes. You’re expected to be present at least 15 -30 minutes before treatment. This allows us to apply the anaesthetic Emla cream, if desired, which takes time to kick in. Treatment time is usually under 30 minutes. We refer you to the page on treatment areas for more information on treatment times.

Is a hyaluronic acid treatment painful?

A filler treatment is generally considered painless. You may feel a small prick at the start, but that only lasts for a moment. Our fillers contain lidocaine, which temporarily numbs the skin tissue.

Will I get an anaesthetic?

Before a filler treatment a topical anaesthetic in the form of a numbing skin cream (Emla) is applied. Our fillers contain lidocaine, which temporarily numbs the skin tissue.

Will I look presentable after a hyaluronic acid treatment?

Usually the skin is a little red and swollen after treatment. The swelling and redness won’t last long – a maximum of two days. There may be a little bruising at the injected area. This remains visible for several days. It does not affect the results of the treatment, however and it’s not too difficult to cover up with make-up. If we take the correct precautions, side effects are limited.

When will I see the results of the treatment?

The results become noticeable immediately after treatment. Please note that the skin may appear a little red and puffed. The definitive effect is noticeable three to five days after treatment. At the follow-up consultation, two weeks after treatment, we’ll go over the results together.

What if I have an allergic reaction to the hyaluronic acid filler?

An allergic reaction to a filler may express itself as a red, swollen spot that can be tender to the touch. A very mild variation of this would be considered a normal response to a filler. Redness subsides within a few days. If, in rare cases, the swelling and redness become worse instead of better and you get the impression things are not right, please contact us. We are available 24/7. A hyaluronic acid filler can always be dissolved using the enzyme hyaluronidase. This removes the filler instantly. Symptoms will then disappear in a matter of days.

How long does a hyaluronic acid filler last?

Fillers treatments are durable. Depending on the kind of filler used, the results may last between 9 months and a year. After this, the effects will slowly diminish. The rate at which the effects wear off is different for everybody.

What if I'm not happy with the result?

In the unlikely case that you are disappointed with the results, we’ll consider the possibilities together to see what options lie within our reach to satisfy what we agreed upon with you. If you want to reverse your treatment, we can easily and without adverse effects dissolve the hyaluronic acid with hyaluronidase.

Can I do sports straight after the procedure?

Yes, you can. There are no known objections to exercising following treatment.

I am pregnant, can I have hyaluronic acid fillers?

In case of pregnancy or suspicion of pregnancy we do not perform treatments. There is no scientific evidence that fillers may harm an unborn child. However, there is also no evidence to the contrary. We’re not willing to take the risk.

Is the procedure always performed by a physician?

All treatments at The Body Clinic are performed by experienced physicians. Our physicians are highly regarded at kliniekervaringen.nl and have over a decade of experience in injectable treatments.

Can I go out into the sun after a filler treatment?

You should avoid direct sunlight for a week after each injectable treatment.

I've had hyaluronic acid fillers before. Is it potentially harmful if the physician uses a different filler?

There are many different fillers available on the market. At The Body Clinic we mainly work with temporary fillers based on hyaluronic acid. If you’ve had previous treatment with a temporary filler, find out exactly what this filler was so we can make a proper estimation of how our filler will react with yours. If you ever had permanent fillers, we advise you to avoid unnecessary risks and not have the same area treated again.

Are there medications that don't go together with a filler treatment?

Before treatment you’ll be asked to fill out a health form with your physician. The physician will decide if you qualify for treatment. There are, however, no known interactions between fillers and prescription medication.

Is it OK to use the sauna or solarium after a filler treatment?

We recommend that you do not use a sauna or solarium for two weeks following filler treatment. After two weeks, you’re free to use the sauna and solarium again.

Can I visit my beautician for a facial, e.g. a deep tissue massage?

We recommend that you wait for one week before having a facial massage of any kind. After this, it is fine to have a facial massage. However, deep tissue massage is not recommendable at this stage. For any intensive treatment, stick to a four-week period safety margin.

Can I get a refund if I don't like the results?

What we try to achieve in our free initial consultation is to get a fair idea of your expectations. We think it is very important that you are happy and satisfied with the result. Our clinic has been rewarded a 94% score based on reviews by over one thousand satisfied customers. Our clinic rarely refunds customers. If you’re clearly dissatisfied with the results, we’ll give you free additional treatment, within reason. Sometimes a little extra filler gets you that much-coveted result. Then again, sometimes we just need to dissolve a little to soften the effect of a filler. Our aim is always to give you results that match your face naturally.

Can I go to work the next day?

Most people go to work the next morning. Fillers tend to give a little more swelling and bruising than Botulinum toxin (Botox). If you bruise easily, you may expect the same from a filler treatment. The same goes for swelling. If you’re quick to react physically, chances are you’ll do the same now, and experience some swelling. So, it’s better to not plan many or serious social engagements immediately following treatment, but to give yourself a rest for the first 3 to 4 days.

Is a filler injection treatment safe?

The Body Clinic’s physicians use temporary hyaluronic acid fillers. The brands we use have been on the market for a long time and have proven their safety in the long term. To further ensure your safety, all hyaluronic acids used by The Body Clinic can be actively dissolved in Hyazon. In addition, all hyaluronic acids are bioactive substances that improve the quality of the skin and naturally hydrate it. These substances have an anti-aging effect in the long term.

Where can I get a filler treatment?

The Body Clinic has a clinic in Duiven (near Arnhem) and one in Amsterdam. You can visit us at our clinics for a free, no obligation first consultation with one of our physicians. You can call us at: 020-4638668 or contact us at info@bodyclinic.nl.

Make an appointment

For a treatment or a free and non-committal consultation you can contact us at our central telephone number or fill in the contact form on our appointments page.

Monday – Friday: 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 09:30 - 16:00 (only through telephone)

Products

  • Azzalure
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Juvederm
  • Princess
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Sculptra
  • Teosyal