As we age the skin naturally loses volume and elasticity, leading to the formation of folds and sagging. Commonly these will be in the most expressive parts of your face; on the mid and lower face and around the mouth. This loss of volume is due to diminishing Hyaluronic acid and collagen.
What is HArmonyCa?
The HArmonyCa treatment combines two active ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) in one injection to support the lower face area. This dual-effect hybrid injectable provides an immediate lift from Hyaluronic Acid, a natural substance found within us which causes us to look plump and youthful when we are young. The Calcium Hydroxyapatite provides a sustained lifting effect from the gradual collagen stimulation and therefore has longer-lasting results.
HArmonyCa is used to treat the mid and lower face. Product is placed in the cheek, midface and jaw areas.
What to expect at your appointment
As with any aesthetic procedure, it is absolutely essential that a full and comprehensive consultation is performed prior to any treatment. The consultation will always include your past medical and surgical history, lifestyle, allergies and medications. Pregnancy and breast feeding is an absolute contraindication to dermal fillers.
HArmonyCa is an injectable but discomfort is minimal, there is very little ‘down-time’ and you can return to your day immediately after your appointment.
What are the results?
HArmonyCa is a hybrid filler, which means that it has two beneficial components. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) spheres. HA: an immediate lifting effect with the longevity of over a year. CaHA: gradually appearing, long-lasting collagen synthesis triggered by the CaHA spheres, which improves the structure and fullness of the skin beyond the longevity of the HA component. The result is smoother skin with fewer wrinkles or dynamic lines at the sides of the face. The new collagen fibres may be present as early as one week following treatment. Results can last up to 2 years.
What are the risks?
HArmonyCa is administered into the skin superficially. So, it is safe and comes with minimal discomfort. Injection site bruising is highly unlikely, but it can happen. Commonly occurring minimal side effects (redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching) are manageable and self-limiting. The product also contains Lidocaine which makes the procedure more comfortable for the patient by immediately numbing the treatment area.