Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a natural substance in the body that delivers volume to the skin. Modified HA is the main ingredient behind JUVÉDERM®. Getting treated with JUVÉDERM® helps add volume to different areas of the face without surgery while also temporarily restoring the volume loss beneath the surface.
The Restylane® line smooths away facial wrinkles and folds (Restylane,5 Restylane Lyft,6 Restylane Refyne,7 Restylane Defyne8), provides subtle lip enhancement (Restylane,5 Restylane Silk9), smooths the lines around the mouth (Restylane Silk9), adds lift and volume to the cheeks (Restylane Lyft6), and helps reverse the signs of volume loss in the back of the hands (Restylane Lyft6).
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. Both Juvederm and Restylane fillers are FDA approved.
This varies with the filler and patient. Most fillers do not cause downtime.
This also varies with the filler and patient. Most fillers fill the skin, so they produce immediate — or close to immediate — results. A filler also can stimulate your body to produce collagen, but this takes time.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can last anywhere from 6-18 months, depending on the area and the patient.