So, one day I was browsing my Facebook feed and I came across an ad about a Hyaluron Pen. Hmmm. I have had fillers before (Botox and lip filler injections), so of course, this ad was EXTREMELY interesting to me. I love all things that have to do with beauty, so this was certainly down my alley!
The Hyaluron Pen is a device that injects hyaluronic acid into your lips, neck, and face, without a needle, just force. Hmmm again… I was SO curious so of course, I clicked on that ad for more information.
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Upon opening the ad, I learned that the ‘pen‘ was a needle-free way to inject hyaluronic acid into your skin, giving fine lines and thin lips a run for their money. The pressure from the pen forces the hyaluronic acid into your skin, causing the area to ‘plump‘ up. Of course, the results don’t last forever, but they are supposed to last around 6 months which is how long my botox and lip fillers I got, lasted. Hmmm. I was interested to learn more. Plus, it is supposed to be pain free! Yes, please!
This technique is to be done AT HOME, by YOU. It is supposed to be less abrasive than the office procedures because you don’t have that pesky needle injecting stuff into you. This pen does everything by force. However, you will still swell a bit from the force and will have some bruising (not everyone gets the bruising, but some will).
I was pretty much sold on this product at this point but wanted to know if it was safe or not. I learned that the liquid used (hyaluronic acid) is an acid that humans produce naturally. There shouldn’t be any chance of getting an allergic reaction because of that. It is used to retain water in the skin tissue to help ‘plump‘ the area you ‘inject‘ it into.
After doing a bit of research on the Hyaluronic Pen, I decided I must give it a try. So, I quickly purchased it. I bought it from Inoverstock, but I found that they also sell the Hyaluron Pen’s on Amazon.com. I spent around $140 on mine, but Amazon has them for cheaper :/
Of course, ALWAYS buy the Hyaluronic Acid from a trusted dealer and NOT on Amazon. Since the hyaluronic pen I bought only came with the EMPTY ampoule heads ( you fill these with the hyaluronic acid that you buy), and a user manual. You have to buy hyaluronic acid from another site. I did not read things thoroughly and thought that my hyaluronic pen came with the acid, but when I received it in the mail, I quickly realized it did not.
Okay, But What IS A Hyaluron Pen??
Dear me!! Okay, let’s talk more about what the Hyaluron Pen is! The hyaluronic pen is a device that has a piston with a spring that provides a quick administration of hyaluronic acid into your skin.
The microscopic hole it puts in your skin is how the Hyaluron pen administers the acid under the skin. The hyaluronic acid is absorbed and distributed under your skin better then if you were injecting with a needle. It spreads out way better and distributes it more evenly.
Let’s Talk About The Fillers!
So, I went ahead and ordered the hyaluronic acid from this site. I bought the Hyafilia Classic filler. They have three different kinds of fillers. They have the Hyafilia Petite, which is used to correct shallow and superficial wrinkles. It doesn’t do as much as the other two. The Hyafilia Classic (what I bought), goes a bit deeper when ‘injected‘ and is used for the treatment of wrinkles, average severity, to increase lip volume. And, last but not least, the Hyafilia Grand which when ‘injected’ goes deeper into the skin than the other two mentioned above. It is the densest filler in the series to increase the volume of cheekbones, chin, cheeks. I might get that one, next.
It took about a week to finally receive my Hyafilia Classic Filler. It cost me about $57 for ONE syringe filled with the Hyaluronic acid. So, it basically was for one session of injecting it in my fine lines and some was left over for my lips. I should have bought more but wanted to see what it did for me, first, before investing in more.
The Hyaluronic acid is a colorless and transparent gel-like substance that has no scent.
Setting Up And Loading The Hyaluron Pen
I knew basically nothing about how to set up the Hyaluron pen or how to load it so I could use it. So, I watched several Youtube videos on how to do all that before actually trying to do it myself. This stuff is way too expensive to just waste it! After watching tons of youtube videos on the subject, I felt I had the knowledge to try it myself.
Always make sure you have a sterile environment! Wash your hands, wear gloves and then you can prepare your Hyaluron pen for use. I had rubbing alcohol nearby and cotton pads so I could swipe over the areas on my face that I was going to treat. After that, I took the Hyaluron pen and twisted it until it stopped.
Then I took the hyaluronic acid out of its packaging and took one of the empty ampoules and injected the Hyaluronic acid into the empty ampoule. They have needles that come with the Hyaluronic acid so you can inject the acid into the empty ampoules easier, but I did not use the needles because it is easy to squirt the Hyaluronic acid into the ampoules.
Don’t Overfill The Ampoule!!!
ALWAYS make sure when you put the Hyaluron acid into the ampoules that you leave a tiny space or air bubble at the end of it so when you screw the ampoule into the Hyaluron pen, you don’t waste any precious Hyaluron acid!
Once you have your ampoule filled with Hyaluron acid filler, you then put the little plunger thing into the ampoule very carefully and then insert it into the end of your Hyaluron pen, screwing it into the pen slowly and carefully. Once the pen is loaded with the Hyaluronic acid ampoule, you are ready to start!
I highly recommend watching THIS Youtube video, to see how you fill the ampoules with the Hyaluronic acid and how to set up the Hyaluron pen for injection. That video helped me SO much, to understand the whole setup process! Very important!
Once you feel COMFORTABLE with everything and on how to use the Hyaluron Pen, you are ready to start ‘injecting‘. Like, I said, I watched a ton of videos so I could actually feel comfortable with what I was about to do! So, make sure you feel comfortable!
The first time, you may be a bit nervous. I was! After all, watching those Youtubers do this, they always flinched each time they injected the hyaluronic acid. So, of course, I was a bit nervous about the ‘pain‘ I might feel! However, the first time I used it, the first ‘injection‘ it only felt like pressure and maybe a quick snap like from a rubber band. Other than that, nada!
You start off by taking your Hyaluronic pen and pulling up the lever on the side, then putting it back down. This allows air into the pen so that you can ‘inject‘ your fine lines with the hyaluronic acid.
Each time you use the pen, you must lift that lever and get more air inside. There are no needles, just pressure that makes this pen work! And, when you lift the lever and put it back down for the next use, you also need to twist the hyaluronic pen so that you are getting the acid ready for the next injection. It is hard to explain, so watch THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO to understand!!! It will give you a great visual on the whole process!
I started with my eleven lines (you know, the lines between your eyes). I used about half of the syringe for that area because I HATE those deep lines! I started at the top of that fine line and worked my way down. Each time I did an injection, I then rubbed that area for a bit to get the product leveled out. If you don’t rub the area right after you inject the hyaluronic acid, then it might stay in that one area and leave a lump. So, I was taught to rub the area.
After I was done with injecting my eleven lines, I proceeded to my mouth or frown lines. I have a line on either side of my mouth that looks like I am frowning and I HATE them! So, I injected the hyaluronic acid into those two lines on either side of my mouth.
Next, I went for my lips. I started on the side of my lips that I thought were not as ‘full‘ as the other side. I evened my lips out. Sometimes, after injecting, a little spot of blood would come out of that area. That is totally normal. I would just use my cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and swipe the blood off and then just keep going.
When the ampoule is empty or you are finished, you HAVE to throw away ANY unused hyaluronic acid in the ampoule you screwed into the Hyaluron pen. You can’t save it and use it at a later date. That is why I opted to use all of mine in one session. It is too expensive to waste. And, if you have any remaining in the syringe you used to insert into the ampoule, you MUST use that within a week.
What Are My Results?
Day One (After injecting the night before):
Okay, so obviously the night that I used the Hyaluron Pen, I was a bit swollen. I did not bruise at all though. The next day, my lips were pretty swollen and they hurt! The area between my eyes (my eleven lines) were VERY sore too. The lines around my mouth barely hurt at all.
I noticed a very slight difference in my eleven lines. They were not as deep as they had been before using my Hyaluron Pen. I am pleased with my lips and my eleven lines! The lines around my mouth were still there and I noticed no difference at all with those.
My lips are not swollen anymore, or are they? I could tell I did ‘something‘ to my lips, but nothing was overly swollen or funny looking. My lips look natural and are pretty. They are still tender though, but not too bad. My eleven lines still look LESS deep but they still HURT. Ouch! Still no bruising.
A Week After Injection:
My lips are still full-looking! Yay! I am pretty sure the swelling is gone, so these are just my lips now. I am happy with them. They are a little bit fuller than they used to be. That makes me happy. If a friend saw me, they would NEVER know what I did to them because they are subtle. Very subtle. They are also not tender at all anymore.
My eleven lines are still LESS deep then they used to be. I like that! They also are not hurting anymore, yay! I am pleased with how they look but think next time, I will buy the Grand filler and use that to really get those eleven lines good! I want them gone! Gah.
The lines around my mouth are still there and the filler did nothing for them. However, I am sure it is because I barely put much filler in that area. I was more focused on my eleven lines and lips! And they look good! So, next time, I will focus more on those two lines around my mouth and update you all then.
Lips Before And After Pictures:
Here are my lips right before I injected them:
Here is after injection:
So, a tiny difference in lip plumping and I like it!
Eleven Lines Before And After Pictures
Here is my before pic:
A little difference!
Anyway, I just wanted to share my experience and results from using the Hyaluron Pen with you all! I was so curious about it when I saw it in that Facebook ad! It was a great experience and I will be ordering more Hyaluronic Acid in the near future, to try it again!
Of course, this will not replace me getting Botox or lip fillers from a spa, BUT, this is a good alternative for right now when you can’t get out and are under quarantine! I do recommend this product. However, I am not a doctor and you should always do your own research before trying anything like this.
I put a coat of my favorite lip plumper on my lips and voila! My lips are PERFECTLY plump now! I love my lips!
Any Health Risks? What Are The Side Effects From Using Hyaluronic Acid?
Side effects may include:
– Inflammatory reaction in the location of manipulation (swelling, erythema, redness, etc.), which may be accompanied by itching, as well as pain while pressing. Such an inflammatory reaction can last up to 7 days.
– The appearance of bruising.
– The appearance of compaction or nodules at the injection location.
– Coloration or discoloration of the skin in the area of the injection site