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What is Skin Hydration ? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment?(When is the treatment done ?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any Side Effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long doesit take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is Skin Hydration ?

Though dry skin may not be risky, still it frustrates and gives an uncomfortable feeling. Skin ‎dehydration also leads to itching, flakiness, eczema, psoriasis and wrinkles. As we age, our skin loses ‎its capability of maintaining moisture naturally. Skin hydration is essential to achieve a healthy skin ‎tone and elasticity.

Normally, choosing water-based skin care products, applying moisturizer on the ‎damp skin, avoiding long, steamy shower are some of the natural ways of skin hydration. Still, you ‎suffer from dehydrated skin then there are some beneficial skin hydration treatments to keep your ‎skin always hydrated. Derma fillers, skin hydration and plumping injections, Juvederm Hydrate, Restylane Vital, and ‎Radiesse are some of the popular skin hydration treatments.‎ ‎

How is the treatment done?

Skin hydration injection: ‎ Hyaluronic acid is the key component of the skin. When our skin is exposed to the sun, free radicals, ‎pollution, the natural substance which is responsible for maintaining skin hydration starts to ‎diminish.‎

Skin hydration injections are designed to deter premature aging of the skin. It helps in boosting skin ‎radiance. This superficial injection helps to restore the natural loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid ‎which start to diminish as we age. Such injections are used to treat face, hands, neck and also reduces ‎the appearance of acne, scarring. ‎ In this procedure, topical anesthesia is applied to numb the discomfort. Then, a series of superficial ‎injections are injected with a syringe. ‎

Juvederm Hydrate:‎

Juvederm Hydrate contains hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidant, Mannitol. It is not traditional filler and ‎this treatment is used to promote the skin hydration and elasticity by replacing the lost HA through ‎aging process. Small injections are administered about 1-2 cm apart. Soon after the injection, the HA ‎gel flows smoothly and distributes evenly into the skin.‎


This is an injectable cosmetic skin treatment that stimulates natural body collagen. Radiesse is ‎intended for wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, and fat lost area in the face. This ‎injectable filler used to plump folded or wrinkled skin area on the face. Radiesse stimulates the ‎naturally occurring collagen beneath the skin. The injections are administered beneath the skin with a ‎tiny needle. Non-toxic, non-allergenic, ingredients are present in the product. ‎

Who is eligible for the treatment?(When is the treatment done ?)

Skin hydration injections: This treatment is suitable for all people and it is recommended to improve ‎the overall quality and degree of hydration of the skin.‎

Radiesse: Ideal candidates for this treatment are adults between 35-60 years with folds and wrinkles ‎around their mouth and nose. Candidates with plumped skin on their hands, and people who ‎experienced fat loss in their facial area due to HIV infection.‎

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Skin hydration injection is not advisable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.‎ Juvederm Hydrate should not be used to the people who are ‎
  • With skin allergy and inflammation
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding
  • In medications such as chemotherapy and antibiotics
  • Allergic or intolerable to the reactions of hyaluronic acid or mannitol
  • Radiesse: People are who are ‎

  • Allergic to the products of Radiesse
  • Suffering from the bleeding disorder
  • With a history of herpes
  • Having an active skin infection
  • Are there any Side Effects?

    Skin hydration injections: Soon after the procedure puffiness, tenderness, swelling and bruising may ‎be expected with multiple small bumps. It usually settles quickly once the skin integrity starts to ‎improve.‎

    Juvederm Hydrate: Following the treatment, one may experience redness, bruising, slight swelling at ‎the treated area. These side effects may last only for a few days that can be concealed by makeup.‎

    Radiesse: Bruising, itching, pain, redness, loss of sensation, lumps and nodules, redness, and swelling ‎are the noted side effects.‎

    What are the post-treatment guidelines?

    Skin hydration injections: After treatment apply an ice pack. Do not rub, massage, or pick around the ‎injected site. Avoid alcohol, strenuous exercise, tanning, hot tubs or hot wax. You may use sunscreen ‎and a gentle cleanser on the area.‎

    Juvederm Hydrate: You should not do any makeup for 12 hours after the treatment and avoid sun ‎exposure, UV light, steam or sauna bath for the first two weeks following the treatment.‎

    Radiesse: Avoid strenuous exercises; avoid direct sunlight exposure for at least 24 hours after the ‎treatment.‎

    How long doesit take to recover?

    Skin hydration injections recovery will take up to 48 hours ‎

    Juvederm Hydrate recovery takes at maximum 1-2 weeks time

    Radiesse takes less than 2 weeks of recovery time after the treatment and it depends on the treated ‎area.‎

    What is the price of the treatment in India?

    Skin hydration injections: Cost of 1ml fillers ranges from 18.000/- to 27,000/-‎

    Juvederm Hydrate cost approximately starts from 25,000/-‎

    The normal cost of Radiesse treatment in India ranges from 28,414 – 1,06,553 whereas an average ‎cost of 67,484 near India and 69,260 from all locations.‎

    Are the results of the treatment permanent?

    Skin hydration injection: The top most advantage of the treatment is the results usually long lasting. ‎However, it depends on many factors like the individual’s skin type, lifestyle, and age. After the first ‎sitting, the follow-up sessions are normally recommended for every 6-12 months to retain the best ‎results.‎

    Juvederm Hydrate: The results from the treatment last for 4 to 6 months which is less when compared ‎to other injectable treatments. This is because the product is injected superficially into the skin deeper ‎than in derma fillers.‎

    Radiesse: The effect of the treatment lasts up to 12-18 months. ‎

    What are the alternatives to the treatment?

    Skin hydration injection: Most of the people are choosing topical alternatives instead of injections. ‎Some of the topical say GABA, Snap8, Syn-ake have the capability of slowing down the muscular ‎contractions after several weeks of usage.‎

    Juvederm Hydrate: Mostly natural treatments like sunscreen, drinking lots of water, avoiding age ‎accelerators, eating certain foods and fruits, Pullulan are used as alternatives to Juvederm hydrate.‎

    Radiesse: Juvederm hydrate, laser skin treatments, a chemical peel, Microdermabrasion are the most ‎common alternatives for Radiesse.‎

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