As a savvy laser hair removal connoisseur who is reading our blog, you’re probably also familiar with other aspects of the aesthetic world. If so, you’ve probably already heard of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the basis of “naturally derived” dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane that many of our laser hair removal patients also use. These fillers get that designation because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body. In fact, it occurs in just about every living thing. In humans, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to the skin cells. Hyaluronic acid keeps the skin younger looking.
Here’s some more information on this mainstay of dermal fillers and great looking skin, hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid 101
Hyaluronic acid can be found throughout the human body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in cartilage and joint fluids. Outside the world of aesthetics, you may have heard of hyaluronic acid being used as an injection for people with arthritis to ease the pain in their joints and to provide extra cushioning.
When hyaluronic acid gel is injected for aesthetic reasons, it acts like an inflated cushion supporting facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. For the skin, hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules to plump and hydrate the skin.
Where are hyaluronic acid fillers used?
Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and the other hyaluronic acid fillers all target different areas of the face. There is now an entire family of fillers for both Juvederm and Restylane. These are some specific issues addressed with these fillers:
- Nasolabial lines
- Marionette lines
- Parentheses lines
- Barcode lines
- Acne scars
- Cheek depressions
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Redefining lip borders
- Acne scars
- Wound scars
- Smoker’s lines
- Worry lines
Now you’re an expert at all things hyaluronic acid, mainly dermal fillers.
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