Dermal fillers are aesthetic procedures used to fill wrinkles, folds, correct volumes, and imperfections. Among all the types of fillers in the market, Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are undoubtedly the most loved and used ones nowadays, and it is not hard to see why:
- They offer outstanding results
- They are versatile and can improve several concerns
- They are made of a natural constituent of the skin
- Therefore, intolerances or allergies are extremely rare
- They are degradable and leave no residues on the skin
- They are 100% reversible in case you did not like the outcome.
If you want to learn more about this excellent and safe rejuvenating tool, this article is for you.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural-occurring substance produced by the body. Indeed, it is, together with collagen and elastin, an essential component of the extracellular matrix that gives support to the skin structure and keeps the skin hydrated, and elastic.
Its high moisturizing capabilities has turned HA into the most-loved skin moisturizing and anti-aging ingredient. It has the ability to attract water particles from the air and keep them, holding extra moisture in the skin and ensuring a healthier, more elastic, and luminous skin. Moreover, HA promotes collagen production which enhances firmness and reduces or prevents wrinkles.
WHAT HA FILLERS ARE AND WHAT CAN THEY DO FOR YOUR SKIN?
Hyaluronic Acid is not the only ingredient that can be used for dermal fillers, but it is the one we recommend for two main reasons: first, because, as mentioned above, HA is a skin component that can very rarely lead to complications; second, because it is degradable.
HA fillers are gel-like substances. They are injected into the dermis to increase dermal density, fill wrinkles and folds, and correct volumes. There are different types of HA fillers to treat specific concerns but, of course, they are all made of HA. What makes them different? Their viscosity and elasticity. According to this, when you ask your doctor for a HA filler, she/he will select the best for you, according to your skin, the purpose of the filler and expectations.
HA fillers are the perfect choice to improve:
- Fine lines
- Facial folds
- Marionette lines
- Lost volumes
- Under eyes
- Lip volume
- Lip definition
- Lipstick lines
HA dermal fillers are injected with a very thin needle at the dermal level. Therefore, they do not involve a long recovery time like other more invasive aesthetic practices. You can go on with your normal activities right away, but not without taking some precautions and using common sense.
- Try not to touch the area during the first 3 or 4 hours.
- Avoid alcoholic drinks 24 hours after the procedure.
- You can apply ice if you feel discomfort during the first hours or if there is a bruise or swelling.
- Stay hydrated. Drink as much water as you can during the first 24 hours.
- Avoid extreme heat or cold until swelling or redness is completely gone.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM HA FILLERS?
Remember that HA fillers naturally degrade in the skin, therefore they do not last forever.
Hyaluronic acid will be gradually absorbed by your skin. The results last from 3 to 9 months, depending on your skin and the filler itself.
One of the highlights of HA fillers is that they offer very natural results.
You will see the effects immediately. However, they usually look better a few days later once the filler has completely settled.
As hyaluronic acid also promotes collagen formation, they have the bonus of making your skin look healthier and fresher.