Hyaluronic acid or HA has been the buzzword of the beauty industry for the past few years. HA is a naturally-occurring compound in the body that keeps our skin looking fresh, young and supple.
Over time, as the skin ages, it loses collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and volume, causing deep lines and wrinkles to appear.
Approved by the FDA as a non-permanent skin filler, hyaluronic acid works by binding to water and adding volume to the skin, filling skin folds as well as reducing unwanted lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to reduce nasolabial folds (deep lines that run the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth), redefine and augment lips, rebuild nose bridges and chins, plump up sunken cheeks and more.
Each treatment takes about 30 minutes and is minimally-invasive with minimal downtime. The effects are immediate and last for a year. There has also been research which suggests that repeated injections help stimulate the body’s collagen production.