Want to kick your efforts to plump and smooth your skin up a notch? Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are one of the best ways to hydrate, firm, and boost the volume in your skin, especially around the eyes, lips, and cheeks. DrSkin can help you banish wrinkles and other signs of aging with a safe and effective hyaluronic acid dermal filler.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a type of naturally occurring sugar in the skin that is used to help the skin retain moisture. In fact, hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its weight in water! When used as a dermal filler, hyaluronic acid is a temporary treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging on the face and other parts of the body.
Injectable hyaluronic acid is used in a number of applications, including:
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Under the eyes
- Cheek augmentation
- Volume loss in hands
- Prejowl sulcus
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Work?
One of the best ways to describe how hyaluronic acid works is to also explain how it is different from other popular injectables, such as Botox. Hyaluronic acid and Botox both provide a means to reduce the appearance of aging, but the approach is different. Botox utilizes neurotoxins that effectively freeze muscles in place, while hyaluronic acid dermal fillers increase volume beneath the skin.
In other words, hyaluronic acid fills in the areas that have lost volume over the years. When the skin is fuller, any visible fine lines or wrinkles are diminished. This can also be used to add volume and reshape thinner lips.
What Are The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
There are many advantages to choosing an injectable that uses ingredients that your body already knows. Being that hyaluronic acid is present already, your results will look natural.
Here are some other benefits to consider:
- Naturally stimulate collagen production
- Painless procedure
- Smoother skin texture
- Increased volume
- Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Long-lasting results
Here are some popular hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers:
- Restylane-L: Good for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
- Restylane Silk: Designed for lip augmentation and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth.
- Ideal for treating moderate to severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
- A multi-purpose dermal filler that leverages state of the art production methods, optimal ingredients, and rigorous quality testing.
- A range of injectable dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid designed to treat wrinkles, give volume to the face and improve skin quality.
What to Expect During a Hyaluronic Acid Treatment
At DrSkin, we take special care of each patient that walks through the door. Your aesthetic journey means the world to us, and so we pay close attention to your medical history and goals. We fully educate you on the use of hyaluronic acid, so you know what kind of results to expect.
On the day of your session, you will arrive and get checked in. A friendly specialist will help you get situated. Your face will be cleaned and a topical numbing cream may be used, depending on the targeted area. If you are afraid of needles, do not worry. The injection is virtually painless, as most hyaluronic acid fillers come pre-mixed with lidocaine. Any sensation you feel will be pressure, nothing else.
In total, a hyaluronic acid injection takes no longer than 15-30 minutes in most cases.
Afterwards, the team will provide you with some aftercare instructions, such as icing the area, staying hydrated, and avoiding any alcohol for at least 24 hours post-injection. Otherwise, you can return to your daily life. If you have any questions about aftercare or downtime, feel free to reach out to a DrSkin team member.
Are There Any Side Effects?
One of the positives of using hyaluronic acid is that it is naturally found in your body. In other words, adverse effects are minimal. However, dermal fillers all come with some side effects, including redness at the treatment site, swelling, bruising, and tenderness.
If you have a history of severe allergies or anaphylaxis, please consult with a DrSkin specialist prior to your treatment.
How Long Does Hyaluronic Acid Last?
The longevity of your results depends on where you have the hyaluronic acid fillers applied. Some other factors, such as age and lifestyle, can also impact how long your results last. Generally, hyaluronic acid treatments will last up to a year. Some individuals who receive dermal fillers in their lips or around the mouth may see results fade within 6 months, while those who used dermal fillers for nasolabial folds may last much longer.
Hyaluronic acid is metabolized by the body, so you will need maintenance injections to support your results.
Who Should Get Hyaluronic Acid Treatments?
Most clients who come to DrSkin are candidates for hyaluronic acid injectables. That said, there are some conditions that may prevent you from receiving a hyaluronic acid treatment, including:
- Infection in the treatment area
- Blood-clotting issues
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Facial or oral herpes breakout
- Allergies to hyaluronic acid or other ingredients in the dermal filler or injectable
- Those who are pregnant or breast-feeding
Furthermore, if you are currently undergoing immunosuppressive therapies, it is best to consult with a medical professional first.
Smooth and Volumize Your Skin Naturally with Hyaluronic Acid
If you want to combat volume loss around the eyes and cheeks or plump up your lips, hyaluronic acid is an excellent choice. Being that hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body, side effects are few. The process is safe, nearly painless, and the results are long-lasting. Ready to smooth wrinkles and see a more youthful reflection in the mirror? Then pick up the phone and schedule your consultation with DrSkin Medical Spa today.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Rohit Jaiswal
Dr. Rohit Jaiswal, M.D., is a highly skilled and board-certified cosmetic physician at DrSkin Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona. With his extensive expertise in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Jaiswal is dedicated to helping patients enhance their natural beauty and achieve their desired aesthetic goals. His commitment to patient care is reflected in his personalized approach, ensuring that each individual receives tailored treatments that address their unique needs and concerns.
Dr. Jaiswal’s passion for staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in cosmetic procedures allows him to offer cutting-edge treatments and deliver exceptional results. With his gentle demeanor and meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Jaiswal consistently provides a safe and comfortable environment for his patients, making their experience at DrSkin Med Spa truly exceptional.
Dr. Naomi Placella
Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Dr. Naomi Placella NMD, is a Top Naturopathic Doctor and leader in Integrative Medicine. She blends the best of modern medical science with traditional, natural approaches to not only treat but restore health and maintain optimal wellness.
Dr. Placella has 10 years of experience in medicine and seven years of aesthetic experience performing injections of Neurotoxins, Fillers, Sculptra, Radiesse, and much more. She is also fluent in PDO Threads, PRP/PRF treatments for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration, and treatments that will tighten and tone the skin. Dr. Placella also offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, IV therapy, and weight-loss management.
Dr. Placella’s holistic approach to aesthetic medicine aligns seamlessly to DrSkin Med Spa’s bespoke approach to treatment because human beings are a complex network of interrelated systems, not just a symptom or sum of symptoms, and as a result need custom-designed treatment protocols to address the multi-facets of our entire being.
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