Smooth Lines and Folds With Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers
Modern filler treatments use hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar found in the body, to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds. HA fillers are formulated as a clear gel and add natural volume and lift to smooth facial lines, provide lift, and add volume to lips. Some HA fillers, such as Voluma® and Restylane Lyft®, contain larger particles of HA for treatment of deeper folds and facial reshaping, such as cheeks, temples, chin, and jaw line augmentation. Other HA fillers such as Volbella® and Restylane Refyne® have smaller HA particles and are ideal for more delicate areas like lips and the fine lines around the mouth. Results following injection of most HA fillers can be seen immediately after treatment.
These fillers are designed to be temporary, with the results gradually fading over time. Touch-up treatments can be applied to maintain the rejuvenating result and helps each patient receive the treatment best suited for their unique face and individual cosmetic goals. Results last from 6 to 9 months and up to 18 to 24 months, depending on which product is chosen and the location it’s placed.