Hyaluronic Acid naturally occurs in our body. It attracts and holds on to moisture in our cells which naturally gives a more hydrated, healthy and plump appearance. To help give a visual- HA holds up to 1000x its molecular weight in water. No wonder it works magic for our skin! Whether we are suggesting it to our patients in dermal filler form or as a topical it has dramatic results that work for all ages and stages of their skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are options for our patients who need volume replacement from aging that affects the face, lips, hands etc. Volume loss leads to the sunken or sagging appearance of the face, as well as fine lines, wrinkles, folds and thin or “disappearing” lips. Our goal with using HA fillers is to create structure and framework to the treated areas knowing that Hyaluronic Acid will pull water to those areas for a natural fill or lift. Patients like knowing that what we are injecting into their skin is a naturally occurring substance. That provides peace of mind for first time filler users. They also like knowing they will see immediate volume change as they leave our office. It is good to know that swelling and bruising is a possibility and may start pretty quickly after treatment. Once the swelling goes down our patients can see the exact volume change provided. HA Fillers offer different longevity times based on which product we recommend as well as what area we inject it. While the lips last around 6 months due to how much we move that area, the cheeks or other areas may be more like 9-12. Every patient is different though which is why we keep our filler patients on a schedule for their next appointment so their volume loss doesn’t appear back all the way. We do everything we can to keep our patients comfortable and relaxed during treatment. This means offering extra time to numb the area with topical options as well as injectable options. We also offer Pro-Nox if necessary although usually not needed for treatments like Filler.
Our skilled team of injectors are trained specifically to listen to each patient as an individual to determine what treatment plan is best for them and their goals. That also means that we can tell you which filler product we would use vs. another. Each HA filler is unique and has different characteristics such as molecule size, texture/structure and length of durability. You will leave your consult knowing your individualized game plan, pricing and even thoughts for “phase 2” down the road suggestions. This brings you back for your actual treatment appointment feeling prepared and EXCITED for what’s to come!
At Dermablue we are strong believers of using Hyaluronic Acid as a topical skincare product as well. Since HA attracts and holds on tight to moisture in our skin cells that equals our skin looking extremely healthy and hydrated. Think of it like a big drink of water for your skin! It infuses layers of the skin with valuable moisture that we can’t always provide with other sources. The great thing about HA topical products is it doesn’t need many additional ingredients or filler products to be more effective. It delivers real results with limited ingredients which is ideal. Something to think about- hydration of the skin and moisture to the skin are different. Very different! It’s easy to think these two words are one and the same. Thirsty skin (under the surface) needs hydration. Dry skin (on the surface) needs moisture. The combo of these two types of products is idea for happy and healthy skin!
Hyaluronic Acid fillers pair well with Botox and Xeomin. These neurotoxins take care of aging issues in the upper face like forehead lines, crow’s feet and deep creases from frequent movement.
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