What is hyaluronic acid and why is it used by so many plastic surgeons? Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. High concentrations can often be found in the soft connective tissues of the body, as well as in cartilage, skin tissues and joint fluids.
Where can this acid be found in the body?
This type of acid is one of the most common forms of transfer between the bloodstream and skin cells, moving essential nutrients from one area to another with ease. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, once injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that have lost volume or elasticity.
What are some of its benefits?
It also brings water to the surface of the skin, causing the face to appear fresh and supple even in older age.
“It acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures.”
There are many benefits associated with hyaluronic acid including moisturizing the skin, adding fullness to the injection area and creating a more rejuvenated appearance.
How does it work?
Although this form of injection can slow down the aging process temporarily, it is not a permanent solution. Most patients receive more than one injection over a period of time in order to achieve desired results.
Hyaluronic acid is most often found in a range of dermal fillers such as Juvederm.
The procedure will begin with an assessment of your face and desired outcome. During your scheduled consultations, your desires will be discussed, as well as which areas of the face will be best augmented through this kind of change. The face will then be marked at the injection site and the area will be cleaned. The injection itself will only take a few seconds at each site.
If you’re interested in making a change that is both safe and noninvasive, a dermal filler may be the best choice.