The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) & HA Fillers
- Posted on: Jan 24 2018
Our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that has the ability of holding onto the moisture in our skin. As we age, our hyaluronic acid production slows down drastically and our skin loses the capability to retain moisture. In doing so, our skin loses firmness and plumpness causing us to look aged and tired. Hyaluronic acid has the incredible abilities to attract and store moisture in the skin, helping the skin to look and appear more enhanced and supple.
Fortunately, though we cannot replenish the same amount of HA we once produced, there are options to help restore your body’s need for hyaluronic acid.
The first option is to invest in a medical-grade, pure hyaluronic acid product, which can be found in a nourishing serum and applied directly to your skin to help quench dehydrated skin and promote a supple and smooth complexion.
This universal skin booster contains a nourishing blend of antioxidants and humectants, which help to provide all day moisture and visibly reduce signs of aging. With each drop of pure mineral-based hyaluronic acid, your skin will appear brighter, firmer and more rejuvenated.
I highly recommend hyaluronic acid to nearly all of my patients to not only help reverse signs of aging, but also to be used as a preventative for years to come.
Another great option for restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin and also provide more volume to your skin is by the use of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers.
What Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
Hyaulronic acid fillers are a very popular choice for reducing the appearance of facial lines that result from aging. The fillers we use in my practice, such as Juvederm & Voluma, are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the body’s connective tissues. Once injected, they have the ability to plump facial skin that has lost volume or elasticity throughout the aging process. Hyaluronic acid fillers fill in wrinkles from the inside, making the skin appear younger and rejuvenated. Additionally, fillers made from hyaluronic acid help maintain or restore hydration, volumize the skin, and even help to stimulate new collagen growth.
Are You a Good Candidate? This type of injection is commonly used for the facial folds and wrinkles that come with aging. The most common areas I treat with hyaluronic acid fillers are:
- Nasolabial folds, or your ‘smile lines’
- Crows feet around the eyes
- Lip lines
- Marionette lines, the lines running vertically down the chin from your mouth
What Are the Benefit s of HA Fillers? One of the greatest benefits of HA fillers is that because your body naturally produces HA, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. While it does take up to two weeks to see the full results, hyaluronic acid-based fillers, like Juvederm, Voluma and Belotero, do offer some immediate result. As you leave my office, you may begin to see the filler going to work as your skin may appear more plump and supple.
One of the most attractive features of HA fillers is that the results can last 6-12 months. Additionally, HA fillers are reversible. While my staff and I have a very conservative approach with all of my treatments and procedures, if for any reason you are not satisfied with your results, we do have the capabilities of using a reversal injectable to reverse the effects of HA-based dermal fillers.
Finally, one of the greatest benefits of this type of filler is that you are able to apply a topical numbing cream and ice to the injection area to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment.
What Can I Expect? Filler injections are performed in our office and treatment typically takes an hour or less. Many patients refer to fillers as a ‘lunchtime facelift’ because of the short treatment time. Dermal fillers are very minimally invasive, which means you can expect little to no downtime.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Help To:
- Stimulate new collagen
- Soften fine lines
If you feel like your face has lost volume and elasticity, hyaluronic acid may be your new best friend. I am always so pleased with the results of fillers like Juvederm and Voluma and love the naturally youthful look they offer to my patients.
Interested in restoring your youth? Schedule your complimentary consultation today to see if you may be a candidate for hyaluronic acid fillers.
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