Get to Know the Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
- Posted on: Jan 31 2015
The rapid growth of facial cosmetic procedures has been driven by injectables, and hyaluronic acid fillers are among the most popular injectables on the market today. Newer and improved varieties are introduced each year. That can create confusion as to which hyaluronic acid filler will work best for which situation.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body and is abundantly found in the fluid surrounding the eyes, joints, cartilage, and soft connective tissues. It has various functions but its ability to retain moisture is important for maintaining youthful-looking skin. Hyaluronic acid levels dwindle with age. It has been estimated that women over 50 years old have only half the hyaluronic acid they had when they were in their teens.
What are the hyaluronic acid fillers?
Popular hyaluronic acid fillers include Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Hylaform. They mostly differ in their molecular structure and thickness. The thinnest fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are used for fine lines, while thicker fillers are used to improve volume-deficient areas. This group of fillers is ideal for addressing the following:
- Smoker’s lines on the corners of the mouth
- Cheek depressions
- Deep smile lines and folds that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Mild cases of acne scars
- Furrows between the brows
Call 310.375.9595 to schedule a consultation today to learn more about hyaluronic acid fillers.
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