Hyaluronic fillers are injections that help fight the effects of aging. This treatment is done with the use of needles or cannulas. It can smooth furrows, wrinkles, and lines. They also have a rejuvenating effect. Cheeks, chins, lips, and other areas of the face can grow plumper with this treatment.
These injections use hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring sugar that already exists within the body. You can find it within skin, joints, and connective tissue. It helps keep the body hydrated, lubricates joints, assists immune response, and aids in tissue repair. As a major component of the skin barrier, it keeps your epidermis connected and functioning properly.
If you want to ward off the outward signs of aging, here are some of the benefits of choosing hyaluronic fillers.
Benefit #1: You Will Look Younger
As previously mentioned, hyaluronic fillers restore a skin’s youthful quality. It can treat lines crow’s feet, wrinkled brows, smile lines, and more. The overall effect is making skin appear more youthful and vibrant. It makes the face fleshier without the appearance of weight gain.
The secret lies in its ability to retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid binds its volume in water up to 1,000 times. Compared to a dermal filler, it enhances the overall volumizing effect while adding hydration to the skin.
Benefit #2: Side Effects are Usually Mild
As a sugar that already exists in your system, hyaluronic acid does not typically have a bad reaction. Normally, the reaction is akin to the way your body reacts to anything foreign injected into it. You can experience minor tissue trauma such as swelling, redness, and bruising. This goes away within a week or less. Any discomfort can be reduced when hyaluronic acid is used in tandem with lidocaine or a topical anesthetic.
Most of the more serious side effects come from injections that were poorly executed or improperly sterilized. In very rare cases, someone may have a local tissue reaction.
Before attempting any cosmetic enhancements, make sure to properly vet your doctor. Make sure they run a professional office with trained, skilled workers. After ensuring that you’ll receive proper care, make sure to consult with them thoroughly before moving forward. Your doctor should be able to deduce if you are one of the few who could suffer a tissue reaction.
Benefit #3: Treatment is Versatile
Hyaluronic fillers can be used across multiple locations of the face and body. For example, it can be added to the cheeks and lips for fullness, or it can help contour your jawline. It can soften lines located by the mouth, forehead, and eyes. You can use it to loosen nasolabial folds or even on your chin. Depressions in the skin under your eyes can be pulled out with this treatment. Moving beyond the face, hyaluronic acid can be used around earlobes. It can treat volume loss in the back of your hands, too.
Trust the Board-Certified Experts
West Coast Plastic Surgery Center, our board-certified surgeon can help guide your hyaluronic filler treatment. She has years of experience working with people who want a more youthful, vibrant look, and she can help you as well.
If you are considering hyaluronic filler treatment, reach out to our office for an appointment. You can call us at (805) 978-8545 or schedule online.