HA Filler Injections: How Hyaluronic Acid Can Make You Look Younger

  • Dermatology
  • August 18, 2021

Read Time: 8 minutes Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler injections can decrease wrinkles, fine lines, and contribute to a more youthful complexion.

Filling The Fountain Of Youth

As people get older, facial tissue naturally thins as people lose collagen and elasticity. As this happens, the result can be fine lines, wrinkles, and thin lips. Hyaluronic acid (HA) can be found naturally throughout the body, particularly in the joints, eyes, and skin. However, as people’s natural production decreases, HA filler injections could be the answer to refilling that fountain of youth.

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What are filler injections?

Many of the unwanted signs of aging can be traced back to the loss of volume. With filler injections, dermatologists can add substances underneath the skin to smooth out complexion, add plumpness, and soften fine lines and creases. Each year, over 1 million men and women choose this treatment option. HA filler injections are cost-effective and require no surgery or downtime.

What to expect

Filler injections work particularly well to smooth out the lines around the nose and mouth, decrease vertical lip lines, plump the lips, and smooth out a chin crease. Before the treatment, the dermatologist will ask about all medical history, including allergies and medications. Even medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can increase risks of bruising.

During the injection

Before treatment, the area to be injected will be thoroughly cleaned. Sometimes, patients are given a topical anesthetic. Many filler treatments also include a small amount of mild anesthetic to help ease discomfort. After the dermatologist injects the filler, patients should notice a difference in the skin right away.

After the treatment

Some patients experience some swelling or mild bruising from injections. However, these symptoms should subside within a day or two after the treatment. HA fillers tend to last from 6-18 months, depending on the patient and the area of injection. To maintain results, the dermatologist can schedule follow-up treatment appointments.

Increasing good outcomes

Fillers are some of the safest cosmetic procedures available. However, to further increase chances of success, make sure always to have fillers done by a licensed professional in a medical setting. After the treatment, use sunscreen daily to help protect against pigment changes and to preserve the injection.

What else can I do to look younger?

HA filler injections are one component of a well-rounded plan that can make skin look younger. Staying hydrated, eating a nutritious diet, and following best skincare practices all contribute to the appearance of a person’s complexion. Some people find that using a retinoid regularly can help to decrease fine lines and add to younger-looking skin. For more information about turning back the clock on complexion, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist.

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