Botox has become a household name but many of our first-time visitors often ask us about hyaluronic acid fillers because they aren’t as well known. These amazing injectables are a great choice for deeper wrinkles and loss of facial volume. Here’s what you need to know about how hyaluronic acid fillers work and how you can benefit.
Hyaluronic acid is actually a sugar molecule that is naturally produced in the body. It lubricates the joints, skin, and tissues, and is responsible for the plumpness and suppleness of youthful-looking skin.
Have you ever noticed how a newborn’s skin seems to be dewy, plump, and extremely supple? This is because we are all born with an abundant supply of hyaluronic acid. As we age, the body’s supply of this naturally occurring substance dwindles, making your skin appear dull, dry, and wrinkled. It has been estimated that women over 50 have only half of the natural hyaluronic acid they had in their childhood.
Juvederm is the most popular brand of hyaluronic acid fillers. When these fillers are injected, they fill in facial tissues that have lost volume and draw moisture to the treated area for a more radiant complexion. Different types of filler with different consistencies are used for different cosmetic purposes. For example, Juvederm Voluma has a cohesive, thick texture that is perfect for adding volume to hollow cheeks and augmenting the cheekbones. Juvederm Volbella is best for lip augmentation because it has a thinner consistency with more flexibility, making it a great choice for thin skin on and around the lips.
We offer Juvederm fillers for the following cosmetic concerns:
- Nasolabial folds (laugh lines): extending from the corners of the mouth to the nose
- Marionette lines: radiating down from the mouth onto the chin
- Perioral lines: fine lines above and around the mouth
- Wrinkles on the cheeks or lower face
- Hollow cheeks or a gaunt appearance
- Thin lips or asymmetrical lips
Different fillers and injectables can be combined into one treatment for comprehensive facial rejuvenation that targets each of your concerns.
If you are considering dermal fillers in Albany or Latham, NY, schedule a consultation today with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kayastha. He will discuss all your treatment options and your unique aesthetic goals with you to determine the best treatment plan that meets your needs.