Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Austin
Our bodies are marvels of chemistry and that chemistry can change over time. For example, over time, our skin can reduce its production of a naturally occurring hydrating-substance called hyaluronic acid. This loss of hydration results in wrinkles and noticeable facial lines, even when the face is at rest. Hyaluronic acid fillers can help rejuvenate the skin and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the face.
Restylane® will last about six months and has been used in over 1.4 million treatments in the U.S.
Perlane is primarily the same product as Restylane but contains a larger concentration of hyaluronic acid. It is generally used for larger folds while Restylane is better suited for smaller wrinkles or to maintain the results of previous Perlane injections.
Juvederm Ultra is another formulation of hyaluronic acid, optimally formulated for versatility in contouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds.
Juvederm® Ultra Plus
Juvederm Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper wrinkles and folds. It is FDA approved to last for up to one year.
Is a Hyaluronic Acid Filler Right for You?
People with moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose, smile area (think of the parentheses marks that occur when smiling) and mouth have found significant improvement with hyaluronic acid fillers. The procedure is designed to take care of those deeper, always present wrinkles that are the tell-tale signs of aging. If you’re unhappy about facial wrinkles and folds that have occurred with aging, ask your doctor about hyaluronic acid filler options.
Individuals have several options in the hyaluronic acid filler category and the doctor will be happy to help you determine the right option for you. During the procedure, the filler will be administered in a series of tiny injections into specific problems areas of the face, filling lines and wrinkles with small amounts of FDA-approved gel particles. The dermal filler can be injected in the doctor’s office in just a few minutes. The fillers are temporary and, over time, will be broken down and eliminated by the body.
While hyaluronic acid fillers are FDA-approved and widely used, risks should always be understood with any cosmetic procedure. Several kinds of dermal fillers are available and side effects may vary by formulation. Common side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, bleeding and allergic reactions. Certain adverse health conditions may be affected by the injection of a dermal filler, so tell the doctor about your health history. Hyaluronic acid fillers should not be used by pregnant women or anyone under 18.
The effects of a hyaluronic acid filler are immediate and last for up to six months. Under normal circumstances, the procedure requires no noticeable downtime or disruption of normal activity.
Hyaluronic acid fillers vary in their duration, but effects may last up to six months. After that, a follow-up procedure may be necessary to restore the effect. As with any procedure, see your doctor if you experience any adverse side effect.