Glowing, youthful skin is everyone’s goal but it’s inevitable that our skin loses some of that radiance and bounce as we age. It’s normal to notice a loss in volume, plumpness, and firmness, but there are some procedures available that counteract these effects if you’re interested.
Hyaluronic acid fillers, also known as HA fillers, have increased significantly in popularity in recent years. They achieve instant results in restoring the skin’s youthful appearance by adding volume to sunken under-eyes, lips, cheeks, and more. Curious about HA treatments and what’s involved in the procedure? Follow along as we break down everything you need to know.
What Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
According to dermatologist Dr. Michelle Henry, hyaluronic acid fillers are “a type of temporary dermal fillers designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” Unlike other fillers, hyaluronic acid actually exists naturally in the skin and is key to the skin’s plump, hydrated appearance.
Once the HA fillers are injected into the skin, the filler attracts more water, which ultimately leads to the appearance of youthful, plump skin. In fact, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.