Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
When we are young, our bodies contain a great deal of collagen and hyaluronic acid. These are two naturally forming substances which help our skin remain supple and smooth. Collagen, a protein, gives our skin its structural support. Hyaluronic acid, a sugar which is naturally found in living cells aids our skin by attracting and binding water to it. It hydrates the skin and gives it volume. As we begin to age, both collagen and hyaluronic acid begin to break down and this is what causes the appearance of sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. Lines and wrinkles can also be exacerbated by sun exposure.
Until very recently, as women began to experience the ravages of the aging process there were few remedies for relieving it. New advances in skin care have focused on ways to replenish the hyaluronic acid in our skin. This is best done through the injection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
How Do Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers Work?
All hyaluronic acid dermal fillers work because they are synthetic gels. These gels are injected into the subcutaneous areas of the skin through the use of extremely fine needles. They can be injected into the lips, the brows and the nasolabial folds to add volume and smooth out existing facial imperfections.
What Kind Of Wrinkles Can Be Treated With Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers?
The most common areas treated with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the lines found between the eyebrows, the laugh lines at the sides of the mouth otherwise known as nasolabial folds and wrinkles adjacent to the lips. Wrinkles around the eyes are also commonly treated.
What Will The Treatment Entail?
Most women, when they realise that in just under an hour, they can kiss the unwanted wrinkles on their face goodbye are beyond happy. They are ecstatic. Treatments are very simple office procedures. No pre-testing is required and results are visible instantly.
Does Having A Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler Treatment Hurt?
Whether or not your treatment will hurt depends on many different factors such as how sensitive you are to pain. But hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are injected under local anaesthetic and the needles are very fine so there is generally no pain associated with this treatment.
How Long Will My Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers Last?
All dermal fillers are made from substances very similar to human skin. Therefore, the same processes that change your skin's substance will also change the dermal filler. After time, the dermal filler eventually breaks down and is reabsorbed into the body. How long that process will take varies depending on each individual. But, generally speaking, most hyaluronic acid dermal fillers will last from anywhere between six to twelve months. Lip augmentation usually needs to be repeated every four to eight months. If you decide not to have touch-ups done, the dermal filler will eventually completely disappear and your appearances will return to their pre-treatment looks.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are certainly not for everyone. But women who wish to rid themselves of the aging process without having to go under a scalpel are almost always very happy with their post-treatment appearance.
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