Published: April 19, 2023
Category: Blog

To get that youthful, plump facial appearance, you need two things: hydration and volume. However, as you age, your body loses its ability to produce hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen, and elastin, resulting in dry skin and hollowed areas of the face. To prevent this, replenishing your skin and lost volume with HA can help give you that glowing, healthy aesthetic you’ve been longing for.

With fillers, you no longer have to make peace with wrinkles and volume loss. During a treatment with a medical aesthetic provider using HA filler, you can feel immediately refreshed and rejuvenated. But what exactly is a hyaluronic acid filler and how can it help you? Let’s find out!

What Is an HA Filler?

Hyaluronic fillers are gel-like injectables that are used for plumping up the skin and reducing fine lines. As their name suggests, these fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in your skin, eyes, and joints. As a result, the effects of these injections are relatively natural.

HA fillers can make it easier for you to retain water in your skin because they can bind water molecules at 1,000 times their own volume, making these injectables one of the best options for reducing wrinkles on your face.

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Now, let’s take a look at the benefits of HA fillers so that you can decide for yourself if they’re right for you or not. Here is what hyaluronic acid fillers can do for you:

  • They stimulate your body’s natural collagen production
  • They boost the hydration properties of your skin
  • They may be used for lip and skin augmentation
  • They reduce aging signs, such as wrinkles and fine lines, especially in the lower part of your face
  • They offer long-lasting results that will often last for up to one year

If you are looking for a rejuvenation effect with immediate results, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler may be the right choice for you.

Types of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

All hyaluronic acid fillers contain the same molecule, but each manufacturer may change the product’s chemical and physical properties to serve different purposes. That being said, here are the most common HA fillers on the market today:

  • JUVÉDERM®: It is mainly used to add volume to your cheeks and to treat the wrinkles in your lower face area (around your mouth). Some formulas such as JUVÉDERM® Volbella XC can be used for lip augmentation.
  • Restylane®: It is used for moderate to deep wrinkles around the mouth area, and it can also be used for lip augmentation. The Restylane®-L version contains lidocaine, making it a good option for those patients who have a lower pain threshold. 
  • BELOTERO BALANCE®: If you have fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, this HA filler can help you reduce them. This product has a significant lifting capacity, making it great for anyone who wishes to add volume back into their temples and cheeks.

Each HA filler may be a good option for different candidates, even if their main effect is the same. For the most part, it depends on the desired results and the skin issues you are dealing with, but one of our experienced injectors can help you determine which hyaluronic acid dermal filler is right for you.

So, Are They Right for You?

HA fillers are a good choice if you feel like your face is lacking volume. This versatile filler can be used to treat anything from wrinkle filling to tissue augmentation, offering immediate results and giving you that boost of self-confidence you’re looking for.

If you want more information on HA fillers, you can give Dermacare Laser & Skin Care a call. We have offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, which you may reach at 858-943-2443 and 760-472-5088 respectively. You can also use our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you very soon.