When it comes to taking care of your skin and your body, it’s important to know exactly what you’re putting in it and how it works. As two of the most popular fillers that Dr. Daniel Tresley offers, both Juvederm and Restylane have one common thread: hyaluronic acid. So, what is hyaluronic acid and how does it work? Read on to learn more.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
The thing that patients like to hear most about hyaluronic acid is that it is a substance that is found naturally in your body— meaning that when you get these types of fillers, you aren’t adding anything foreign to your body. Found primarily in your skin tissues, the fluid around your eyes, and in some of your joints and cartilage, hyaluronic acid works to fill in the skin and make it appear smoother. As a substance that isn’t derived from animal sources, patients can rest assured that no animals were being harmed in the creation of your filler.
How Does It Work?
No matter how good your genes are, your skin will start to lose elasticity and volume as you age— leaving you with fine lines and wrinkles across your face and forehead. However, hyaluronic acid works to support facial tissues and structures by adding more volume and elasticity to them. Additionally, it also brings water to the surface of the skin which helps to keep your skin constantly hydrated.
Why Hyaluronic Acid?
As mentioned above, because hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in your body, it makes it safe. Not only is hyaluronic acid natural, but it is also effective— giving patients real results that in some instances can last up to a year.
Dr. Daniel Tresley offers patients the best in the business, and that’s why he likes to use hyaluronic based fillers. If you would like to learn more about these fillers or some of our other treatments, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!