If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably somewhat versed in the language of the aesthetic world. Along with that line, you probably have heard of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the basic ingredient in the class of dermal fillers known as “naturally derived” fillers. Why “naturally derived”? These fillers get this moniker because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body. In fact, it occurs in just about every living thing. In humans, hyaluronic acid acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to the skin cells. At Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center we use Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane, three of the world’s most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
The ins and outs of hyaluronic acid
While it may have achieved a certain notoriety because of its prevalence in dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid has been around as long as we have. Hyaluronic acid is found throughout the human body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in cartilage and joint fluids. Prior to fillers, you may have heard of hyaluronic acid being used as an injection for people with arthritis to ease the pain in their joints and to provide extra cushioning.
When hyaluronic acid gel is injected for aesthetic reasons, it acts like an inflated cushion supporting facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. Hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules to plump and hydrate the skin.
What issues can hyaluronic acid fillers address?
At Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center, we use Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane to improve the skin’s contour and reduce depressions in the skin due to scars, injury, or simple aging. These are some of the issues we treat with these hyaluronic acid fillers:
- Acne scars
- Cheek depressions
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Marionette lines
- Redefining lip borders
- Acne scars
- Wound scars
- Smoker’s lines
- Worry lines
No-nos after your session
Most of our dermal filler sessions take 30 minutes or less. Afterwards, it’s very important that you do not rub the injection areas, as this can make the filler migrate to an area not intended.
Because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, allergic reactions are very rare. Otherwise, the injection sites may become slightly red, swollen, and have some very minor bruising.
Want to put some volume back in those sunken areas and push back up smiles lines and the like? Call the team at Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center, 239-348-4357, to make an appointment.