Home    Contact us   

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler

The use of dermal fillers has become an alternative to having the traditional face lift surgery performed. The hyaluronic acid dermal filler can be used for lessening the signs of aging in a more natural way. This dermal filler is used primarily for the reduction of wrinkles and sagging on the face around the nose and mouth. Patients consider this dermal filler an alternative method for the reduction of facial wrinkles and folds. The dermal filler is injected via a syringe into the mid to deep dermal layer of the face.

What is the Hyaluronic Dermal Filler?

Hyaluronic acid contains a natural sugar known as a polysaccharide. It is found naturally in the body tissues, such as the connective tissue. The purpose of the acid within the body is to aid it by providing lubrication and hydration. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler is classified as a temporary filler. The compound is naturally absorbed by the body. It is able to combine with water within the skin causing the skin to swell, which aids the reduction of wrinkles under the skin.

How Effective is the Hyaluronic Dermal Filler?

Several types of dermal fillers containing Hyaluronic acid are available for patients to use. The most commonly used include Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane. These fillers are mainly used for the removal of wrinkles around the nasolabial folds, lips, around the mouth and cheeks routinely. Since it is a natural component there is no allergy testing required. The treatment of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers includes one injection that can last for up to 6-12 months depending on the area treated. There is also a form of the injection that has Lidocaine included called Elevess. The patient will experience less pain if this form of dermal filler is applied. The only difference is that the Elevess lasts for only 2-6 months, and patients who are allergic to Sulfa may not use this filler.

The patient should take into consideration that Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers act differently on various areas of the face. The overall result can vary based on the dermal filler's ingredients and application. The injection of the filler is considered minimally invasive which makes it a popular choice when wrinkles present a problem for the patient.

The Risks of the Hyaluronic Dermal Filler

The side effects of Hyaluronic acid dermal filler are few and do not occur often. The patient may experience bruising, swelling, pain and redness depending on the dermal filler applied. Many patients opt for the Elevess filler since it has Lidocaine anaesthetic included that helps to reduce pain during the procedure. The end result is worth the temporary sacrifice for many people who have the procedure performed. The cost for this procedure is based on the dermal filler used. The patient should know ahead of time what these costs are and how many procedures will be needed to achieve the optimal results.

If you have decided to have the hyaluronic acid dermal filler procedure done, it is very important to have a specialist in the field of dermatology/plastic surgery perform the procedure. Consider the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers available and the possible the benefits of eliminating unwanted wrinkles. It is a decision that will help make the natural aging process a little easier to face.

↑ Back to Top

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler

Dermal Filler  |  Site Map  |  Resources  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us