Healthy, youthful skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid. Over time, exposure to the elements can reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid – resulting in volume loss of the skin and creating wrinkles and folds.
Fillers are an FDA approved medicine made of hyaluronic acid which helps temporarily replace the natural hyaluronic acid that the skin has lost – restoring volume and smoothing facial wrinkles and folds. Because the body naturally makes this compound, there is no need for allergy testing. Results are virtually immediate, and there is little discomfort depending on where the treatment is performed. Some sensitive areas may require topical or local anesthetic. Treatment typically lasts 6 months – 2 years.
Areas often treated with hyaluronic acid fillers include: