Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler is a type of injectable dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the body. HA fillers restore volume and smooth out wrinkles and lines on the face.
When injected into the skin, the gel-like substance of HA filler binds with water molecules, creating a volumizing effect that lifts and firms the skin. The results of HA filler injections can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s body.
HA fillers are a popular choice for cosmetic procedures because they are biocompatible, meaning they are not harmful to the body and are readily absorbed by the skin. They are also reversible, meaning that if the desired results are not achieved, or there are complications, the filler can be dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Some common areas where HA fillers are used include the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. The most popular brands of HA fillers are Juvederm and Restylane. Each brand offers a variety of fillers for injectors to choose from to customize your treatment. Remember, we are here to guide you through your filler journey and keep you looking and feeling great!