If you’re reading this blog of Dr. Hetzler, you know about dermal fillers. You may even know about hyaluronic acid. If you don’t, read on, as this basis of some of the world’s most popular dermal fillers is worth knowing about.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body, actually in almost every living thing. In humans it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the blood to the skin cells. It can be found in high concentrations in soft connective tissue, and in some cartilage and joint fluids. It is injected into joints of people with arthritis.
But its relationship with the skin is why it became a dermal filler mainstay. Hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules in the skin to plump, hydrate, and keep the skin firm.
What fillers are hyaluronic acid?
New fillers are introduced to the market each year, but chances are you’ve heard of, or have used, Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane. They are three of the most requested fillers in the world, second only to the neuromodulator Botox. Other newer names are Captique, Esthelis, Elevess, Hylaform, and Prevelle.
What can hyaluronic acid fillers treat?
- Acne scars
- Cheek depressions
- Deep smile lines
- Frown line between the eyebrows
- Marionette lines
- Redefining lip borders
- Scars from acne, burns, or wounds
- Smoker’s lines
- Worry lines on the forehead
The consistency of the gel is the deciding issue where different fillers work best. For instance, Perlane is much thicker than Juvederm, so it is better at filling volume-deficient areas, while Juvederm is better at areas with thinner skin.
Put hyaluronic acid to work on your aging skin. Call Dr. Hetzler at 732-219-0447 to make an appointment.