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What Is Hyaluronic Acid and How Can It Improve My Appearance?

As the human body ages, the production of certain important substances slows down. One of these substances is hyaluronic acid (HA), which attracts moisture to the skin. When you start to lose HA as you age, your skin loses volume and starts to look dull.

Several brands of dermal filler are composed of synthetic hyaluronic acid and can be injected into different areas of the face to restore volume while still retaining a natural look.

Woman Receiving Facial Injections
JUVÉDERM®

JUVÉDERM® makes several different HA fillers for treating specific cosmetic concerns. JUVÉDERM® XC is used to fill in lines like nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It can also be used to smooth lipstick lines. This product can last for up to 12 months. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is specially formulated to be injected into cheeks that have begun to look hollow due to a loss of volume. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can last for up to two years with optimal treatment.

Restylane®

While there are several formulations of Restylane® available, depending on the area you wish to treat, the brand is probably most known for its use in lip treatments. However, the company also makes products to help smooth facial lines, fill out hollowed cheeks, and even restore volume to the back of hands that have begun to age. The results of your Restylane® treatment can last between six and 18 months, depending on the formulation used and the area treated.

Close Up of Patient Receiving Lip Injections
BELOTERO BALANCE®

This injectable filler is ideal for facial lines and wrinkles that have become more obvious or “etched in.” BELOTERO BALANCE® is best used to smooth lines around the lips, moderate to severe nasolabial folds, smile lines, and chin wrinkles. The results of your treatment can last for up to six months, and the formula is designed to integrate with your skin, providing a naturally youthful look.

How Do I Know Which Filler Is Right?

If you are considering a cosmetic treatment, you have probably done some research. If you have just started your journey, you may want to find out which fillers are best for the area you wish to treat. However, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation so you can benefit from the knowledge of an expert.

To find out more about injectable fillers, contact Iconic Plastic Surgery at 760.637.5288 or schedule a virtual consultation.

Close Up of Patient Receiving Lip Injections

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