Why are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers so Popular?

Treating aesthetic issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and sunken cheeks is possible without surgery thanks to the advancements in dermal fillers. One of the most popular types of filler are those that contain hyaluronic acid and for good reason.

At Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, we offer a selection of popular hyaluronic acid fillers including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® to reverse the signs of aging without surgery.

Board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, determines which filler works best for your aesthetic goals and customizes a care plan to treat only the issues you wish to address. Dr. Bushore’s attention to detail ensures your results look natural and are long-lasting.

What to know about hyaluronic acid fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance found naturally in your body that plays an important role in keeping your skin and joints hydrated.

As you age, your body doesn’t maintain the same amounts of hyaluronic acid as it did in your youth. Your bones, muscles, skin, and fat also become thinner, which leads to a sagging or sunken appearance around your cheeks, mouth, and jawline.

Injections of hyaluronic acid can restore volume in your face to enhance the natural contours of your cheekbones and smooth out wrinkles, lines, and creases.

Because your body already contains hyaluronic acid, injectable treatments offer many benefits over other aesthetic therapies.

Five benefits of hyaluronic acid

The hyaluronic acid injectables we offer at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics are popular for a variety of reasons, including:

1. Instant transformation

After receiving injections of hyaluronic acid, you can see your results instantly. Your skin feels firmer and appears smoother and younger-looking.

As the hyaluronic acid gel settles into your face, your results continue to improve in the weeks after your treatment.

2. Lasting results

Popular HA injectables like Juvéderm® and Restylane® offer results that can last several months to several years, depending on the condition of your skin.

This means you won’t have to schedule frequent maintenance injections to keep your skin looking youthful and vibrant.

3. No post-treatment limitations

After receiving your hyaluronic acid injections, you can go back to your usual routine right away without any downtime or limitations.

Many women appreciate that they can wear makeup right away without needing to wait several days for the skin to heal.

4. Adaptability

Hyaluronic acid fillers are adaptable to your unique aesthetic goals. Board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, uses HA fillers to rejuvenate nearly any area of your face.

Dr. Bushore can enhance the volume and shape of your lips, reshape the contours of your jawline, and tighten saggy jowls in the same treatment.

5. Safety

Because your body already makes hyaluronic acid, negative reactions are rare.

The most common side effects are mild swelling or bruising, which resolve quickly after the procedure.

If you’re unhappy with the noticeable age-related changes in your face, schedule a skin evaluation with Dr. Bushore to learn more about the benefits of hyaluronic acid injectables.

Call Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online. 

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