What Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers and How Do They Work?

Hyaluronic acid is vital in keeping the skin looking supple and hydrated and the visible signs of aging at bay. But with age, our natural hyaluronic acid in the body starts to diminish. That’s where fillers come in. Hyaluronic acid fillers can address a number of skin concerns quickly and easily.

What are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are a type of injectable cosmetic treatment that can improve the appearance of the skin by reducing wrinkles, adding volume, and improving skin moisture. The body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, which is mostly found in the joints, skin, and eyes. It has the capacity to draw in and hold onto water and keeps the skin hydrated and plump. By using synthetic hyaluronic acid that mimics the kind the body naturally produces, the fillers can temporarily add volume and hydrate the skin.

How Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Work

The body produces less hyaluronic acid as you get older, which can cause a number of skin concerns, including dry skin, more pronounced fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, and more.

That being said, there is still hope. All these skin concerns can be addressed with the help of hyaluronic acid fillers. To give your skin a smoother, fuller appearance, the gel-like material will be injected into the skin, adding volume, filling in hollows, and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. 

Hyaluronic acid fillers are broken down and absorbed by the body over time. Because of this, you’ll need maintenance treatment to keep up your results. The effects can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the type and quantity of filler applied.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Types

Hyaluronic acid fillers come in a variety of forms, each with its own unique benefits and qualities. The most popular ones are as follows:

Juvederm: Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Vollure fillers are all members of this family and are ideal for treating a variety of facial areas, including the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. They are more resilient to deterioration because they are cross-linked with Vycross and contain a high concentration of hyaluronic acid.

Restylane: This filler family consists of Restylane, Silk, Restylane-L, Refyne, and Defyne. Granular and flexible, Restylane fillers can be utilized to treat several facial locations, including the lips, cheeks, tear troughs, and nasolabial folds. Restylane fillers are more natural-looking and flexible to the contours of the face.

Book an Appointment with Us!

The first step in exploring hyaluronic acid fillers is to schedule a consultation with us at Elite Aesthetics & Wellness in Newport Beach, and Irvine California. D’Andra Lee MSN, APRN, FNP-C, our board-certified family nurse practitioner, will examine your skin, listen to your goals, and make recommendations regarding the type of fillers that will work best for you. We’re eager to help you achieve your aesthetic goals!

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D’Andra Lee is a board-certified family nurse practitioner recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Science and Nursing from California State University, Fullerton, and California Baptist University, respectively, where she also earned her Master’s in Nursing.
With a background as a neuro-trauma registered nurse at a level 1 trauma center, D’Andra emphasizes the importance of self-care for overall well-being. Her passion for skincare and aesthetics is rooted in a commitment to preventative care and maintaining a natural, youthful look. Passionate about empowering her patients, D’Andra specializes in delivering facial aesthetics that enhance beauty and boost confidence.

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