What Are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers?

The word “acid” might make certain treatments sound harsh, but when it comes to hyaluronic acid, the opposite is true. Hyaluronic acid (or HA) is commonly found in many skincare creams and serums, and is actually one of the best ingredients you can use to maintain healthy and radiant skin. The molecule occurs naturally throughout your body and provides a wide range of benefits, such as regulating skin hydration, supporting tissue regeneration, and helping wound-healing processes. It’s also considered to be one of the best moisturizing ingredients to use on your skin because of its ability to pull in moisture from the air or from the underlying layers and trap it in the top layers of skin to give the surface a supple and glowing appearance. In fact, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. When used in dermal fillers and added beneath the skin in areas like the cheeks and lips, HA can provide noticeable volume and reduce the depth of wrinkles. Want to know more? Hyaluronic acid fillers at our Los Angeles-based practice have the following benefits:

They Volumize the Skin

When fillers are injected beneath the surface, they add volume to areas where collagen, fat, or moisture may be depleted. This can make a rapid improvement in the appearance of signs of aging such as nasolabial folds, gaunt cheeks, marionette lines, or thinning lips. The filler also helps to maintain firm and youthful-looking skin.

They Minimize Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Many of the wrinkles and lines on your face are static wrinkles, which become increasingly pronounced due to damage to the skin fibers or decreased production of collagen and elastin. HA fillers smooth out wrinkles that form around the nose, mouth, and cheeks by making the skin plumper.

They Can Be Reversed

If a patient isn’t completely happy with their results, hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed with the injection an enzyme.

They Provide Long-Lasting Results

The effects from hyaluronic acid facial fillers typically last anywhere from six months to one year on average, with some formulations providing contouring benefits that last for two years.

Get more advice about the benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers from our team at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. Submit a contact form online or call us at 310-246-0495 to set up an appointment if you’re curious about aesthetic skin treatments.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.


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