When you’re thinking of your facial wrinkles, creases, and lines, you’re depressed. Well, so are they, literally — depressed downwards! So, why not use some acid to push those wrinkles back up. Huh?
Well, not the corrosive kind of acid, but hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is the basis of some of the world’s most popular fillers, including some of those offered by our team at K Plastic Surgery. You’ve probably heard the names of these fillers, but what do you know of their basic ingredient, hyaluronic acid?
What is hyaluronic acid?
You can find hyaluronic acid in almost every living thing. It occurs naturally. In humans it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the blood to the skin cells. It can be found in high concentrations in soft connective tissue, and in some cartilage and joint fluids. It is injected into joints of people with arthritis.
But it’s the relationship hyaluronic acid has with the skin that makes companies create dermal fillers around it. This is because hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules in the skin to plump, hydrate, and keep the skin firm. Those characteristics are what you would think of with young skin.
Which fillers are based on hyaluronic acid?
There are new fillers coming on the market every year. But chances are you’ve heard of these three: Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane. They are three of the most requested fillers in the world, second only to the neuromodulator Botox. Other newer brand names are Captique, Esthelis, Elevess, Hylaform, and Prevelle.
What skin issues do hyaluronic acid fillers treat?
Different fillers are made to target specific facial issues. For instance, that’s why some are thicker than others, as they are intended to supply volume in specific areas. Here are the items that hyaluronic fillers address.
- Deep smile lines
- Acne scars
- Marionette lines
- Cheek depressions
- Frown line between the eyebrows
- Worry lines on the forehead
- Redefining lip borders
- Scars from acne, burns, or wounds
- Smoker’s lines
The consistency of the gel is the deciding issue where different fillers work best. For instance, Perlane is much thicker than Juvederm, so it is better at filling volume-deficient areas, while Juvederm is better at areas with thinner skin and fo filling wrinkles.
Put hyaluronic acid to work on your aging skin at K Plastic Surgery. Call us today at 518-346-0002 to schedule an appointment.