Hyaluronic acid filler is an injectable dermal filler that gently plumps and inflates the skin to support skin and tissue that may have lost elasticity and volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, are a safe, effective option for restoring a youthful complexion and skin texture in a short amount of time with no downtime necessary, unlike with traditional cosmetic dermatology procedures. The skilled cosmetic and medical dermatologist Dr. Melda Isaac has extensive experience administering hyaluronic acid filler treatments for her patients in Washington DC.
How Do Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Work?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that can be safely injected directly into a trouble spot, such as the smile lines or fine wrinkles around the face. It is crucial that a skilled and highly trained dermatologist conducts the procedure as any mistakes or improper injections could have undesirable results. The gel-like dermal filler creates a soft, yet plump appearance in the skin which is ideal for treating problem areas that occur with age, such as sagging skin around the brow, temples, cheeks, and even the hands. The filler can also be used to add volume to thin lips to create a fuller appearance.
Expectations and Results with Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Unlike Botox injections, which neutralize muscles to prevent wrinkling, hyaluronic acid fillers lift and support the skin from underneath, creating volume and a smooth, soft appearance to the skin that may have been lost over time. Initial results are immediate; however, full results should appear within a few days and can last for as long as one to two years! Fortunately, side effects are rare and may include swelling, bruising, or redness around the site of the injection.
To learn more about hyaluronic acid gel fillers and how they may improve your appearance, please get in touch with Dr. Melda Isaac at MI Skin Dermatology Center.