What Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers and How Long Do They Last?

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers San Diego Siti Med Spa

Most of us weren’t born with flawless facial features, but luckily we live in a time when it’s also not necessary to go to extreme lengths to address minor beauty concerns. Whether you’re concerned about sagging cheeks, thin lips, or wrinkles and fine lines, there are ways to improve your problem areas without the invasive hassle of a surgical facelift. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a safe, effective, and long-lasting choice for adding volume, creating contours, and smoothing out the surface of your skin.

Here’s everything you need to know about injectable hyaluronic acid fillers and how they can help you look your very best…

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a natural substance that’s produced by the human body. Clear and gooey, it’s found mainly in your skin, eyes, and connective tissues. With the unique ability to help retain water, it helps to keep your bodily tissues plump and lubricated.

When injected beneath the surface of your skin, HA can help to smooth wrinkles, fill hollows, and create volume in areas that are sunken or sagging. In some cases, these injections can also help your body restore its natural production of HA, leading to long-lasting, continual results.

Types of hyaluronic acid fillers

While there are a variety of different dermal fillers on the market, HA fillers are the most popular ones available. Each one works in a slightly different way, with subtle distinctions in their results. Two of the most commonly used HA fillers are Juvederm and Restylane.

1. Juvederm

Juvederm is the leading collection of dermal fillers, offering several different formulations designed to restore volume and smooth lines in specific areas of the face.

  • Juvederm Voluma XC adds volume to sunken eyes and contours to sagging cheeks.

  • Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC smooth moderate to severe facial lines, including nasolabial folds.

  • Juvederm Volbella XC and Juvederm Ultra XC plump up lips, providing a fuller and firmer pout.

Restylane also offers a suite of products to address different aesthetic concerns surrounding wrinkles, folds, and volume loss.

2. Restylane

  • Restylane Silk creates smoother, softer, natural-looking lips.

  • Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L, adds shape to cheeks and corrects deep nasolabial folds.

  • Restylane Refyne softens laugh lines running from your nose to the corners of your mouth.

  • Restylane Defyne addresses deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines with a soft, natural result.

Your provider can help you decide which HA filler is right for you, depending on your individual goals and your natural facial structure.

What to expect from hyaluronic acid injections

Not only do hyaluronic acid fillers cost far less than surgical solutions, but they are also far less invasive and require little to no downtime. Most HA injection treatments can be completed in less than an hour, with results that are visible almost immediately. Outcomes can vary from person to person and formula to formula, but in general, results can last anywhere from six months to a year – and in some cases, longer.

Enhance or restore your natural beauty with hyaluronic acid fillers at Siti Med Spa in San Diego

Whether you’re looking for subtle changes or more dramatic results, come to Siti Med Spa in San Diego, and let’s talk about which hyaluronic acid fillers are right for you. We’re committed to patient satisfaction and take the time to understand your aesthetic goals before creating a customized treatment plan designed to help you look at feel your best.

And because we’re conveniently located in Bankers Hill, we can treat you on your lunch hour! Call us today at (619) 717-8484 and schedule a consultation.