The cosmetic world is rapidly changing. New and new remedies and devices appear on the market to help people look younger and more beautiful: dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, mesotherapy, lasers, thread lifting, acculift, microneedling, peelings with plastic surgery as heavy artillery in the fight for youth and beauty. Today, we are going to speak about the hyaluron pen, one of the most innovative beauty gadgets that has suddenly shaken the beauty world and is rapidly gaining popularity. Why? Because it is believed to be less painful and more comfortable than more traditional dermal fillers injections. Is it true? Let us figure it out!
Hyaluron pen is an innovative gadget that looks like a pen for the non-invasive introduction of hyaluronic acid into the dermal tissues. There are many people who are afraid of injections, and this fact makes them postpone the procedure for an undefined time. The invention of this magic tool will allow so many patients to achieve the appearance of their dream with no pain and suffering.
You may ask how it works if there are no needles. The device uses pressure that pushes hyaluronic acid filler deeper into the skin tissues. Of course, this technique is totally different from the traditional method of dermal fillers application, but we will dwell on how these two procedures differ later on.
As this device does not have needles, no needles – no injection. And this is the main benefit for all people scared of injections. The whole procedure is less painful (almost not painful at all) and much more comfortable.
Another point of the hyaluronic pen is that applying hyaluronic acid without needles considerably reduces possible side effects. Thus, after regular dermal fillers injections, there may be the following reactions of the organism:
With hyaluron pen filler, half of these symptoms will be minimized, and the second half will not be present at all. Why does it happen? The thing is that the main ingredient in dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid, is of synthetic origin and does not cause allergies or body rejection. All these side effects are provoked by the act of injection. Redness, swelling, bruising, and so on are mere irritations from the needle. The hyaluronic pen does not have a needle and does not cause these irritations.
Except for the evident difference that the first implies using a hyaluronic pen, while the second – syringes, are there any other advantages or disadvantages? Well, yes, there are, and essential. I will begin by saying that the hyaluronic device provides subtle results as dermal filler is not able to penetrate the skin tissues so deeply as when using syringes. So, if the patient is interested in a considerable increase in volume in the lips, cheeks, cheekbones, chin, jawline, or filling in deeper lines and folds, the hyaluronic pen is helpless. However, it is a perfect choice for people looking for slight plumping of the tissues and facial features with no pain and side effects.
This fact also limits the age group suitable for the rejuvenating and face modeling with the hyaluronic pen as it is not able to feel deep furrows on the forehead, nasolabial folds, volume insufficiencies in the areas under the eyes and cheeks. For patients older than 30, there are great possibilities that injections with hyaluronic acid will be the only effective solution.
Also, dermal fillers have different gel structure and consistency from light to very dense, and not all of them are suitable for introduction via the hyaluronic pen. Mainly, such dense structures are designed to fight severe aging imperfections and restore sufficient lack of volume in the skin tissues. The hyaluronic pen is simply not able to push larger molecules of hyaluronic acid through the skin surface. You would have to use exclusively light filler for hyaluron pen.
Another crucial point is the duration of effect. Thus, for example, hyaluron pen lip filler lasts in the skin for approximately 2-3 months. If we look at the results of lip fillers introduced by the traditional injectable method, they last up to 6-8 months. It is 3 times longer.
The hyaluronic pen is definitely a breakthrough in the sphere of aesthetic medicine, especially for patients afraid of injections. However, it is not an equivalent replacement of dermal fillers injections, having a few drawbacks. The first one is that hyaluronic acid lasts in the skin tissues much shorter when introduced with a hyaluronic pen than with a syringe. The second point is that it provides subtle changes and is not able to significantly plump lips or cheeks. For this reason, using a hyaluron pen for lips or fine wrinkles correction is the most widespread. On the other hand, this device makes the procedure much comfortable and less painful.