Hyaluronic acid is a normal component of skin that is produced by our body’s own fibroblasts throughout our lives.
Hyaluronic acid macromolecules attract water, which is responsible for the suppleness and thickness of young skin. The amount is hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases with age with consequent reduction in suppleness and thickness. As the thickness decreases, the skin appears to collapse on itself making wrinkles and folds more noticeable.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are cosmetic injectables that replace lost hyaluronic acid as we age. Volume and thickness are restored, and wrinkles and folds are diminished.
When performed with precise skill by a board-certified dermatologist, the results with hyaluronic acid fillers are very good. When necessary, however, a naturally-occurring enzyme hyaluronidase can remove hyaluronic acid within 24 hours if the patient is not happy with their results. This makes removal of unwanted hyaluronic acid fillers very easy.
HA fillers are very popular with patients as they are FDA approved, considered safe for most patients, and simply restore lost HA stolen from us by the ravages of time.
If you’re interested in what these dermal fillers can do for you, please setup a consultation with us and we’ll discuss your facial rejuvenation goals, determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment and help you look more youthful.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers at the LASSI
We offer the following hyaluronic acid fillers in our Indiana dermatology practice:
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a monophase double cross-linked hyaluronic acid filler which is very soft and pliable. Belotero is used to treat moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles.
Juvederm Ultra is a cross-linked hyaluronic acid with many facial applications, including lip enhancement and treatment of moderate lines and wrinkles.
Juvederm Ultra Plus is similar to Juvederm Ultra except that it is thicker and more viscous, allowing it to treat deeper facial wrinkles and folds.
Juvederm Voluma is a new, highly-crosslinked hyaluronic acid that is designed to replace aged-related volume loss, thereby adding youthful volume to the face. Voluma is specially formulated for natural-looking cheek enhancement that lasts up to 2 years.
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid gel that binds water in tissue, thereby adding volume and fullness to diminish facial lines and folds.
Restylane Lyft, former known as Perlane, is similar to Restylane except that the hyaluronic acid particle size is smaller, thereby making it a formal implant. This characteristic makes Restylane Lyft ideal for deep folds and deeper places of injection. It’s a popular hyaluronic acid filler for non-surgical cheek enhancement.