Hyaluronic acid fillers are an extremely natural way to improve your appearance and counteract signs of aging.

Because they are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in skin, they produce instant volumizing and hydrating effects and pose little to no risk of allergic reaction.

If you are considering undergoing an injectable treatment, continue reading for six things to know about HA fillers.

1. Are There Different Brands of HA Fillers?

Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero are all brand names for hyaluronic acid fillers.

There is a great deal of versatility within the Juvederm and Restylane family of products in order to customize treatment to each patient’s concerns and goals.

2. How Long Do HA Filler Results Last?

Longevity of treatment benefits varies depending on HA filler composition and construction. That being said, some last six-to-12 months, while others can remain for a year or longer.

How quickly each patient metabolizes the HA gel can also impact the length of results.

3. What Concerns Can They Treat and Where Can They Be Injected?

HA fillers are able to enhance facial contours, smooth wrinkles and lines, and restore volume. While the most common FDA-approved treatment areas include the midface, nasolabial folds, lips, lip lines, and hands, HA fillers can also be used off-label on other parts of the face.

4. Are HA Fillers Painful?

Many HA fillers contain the numbing agent lidocaine, which significantly improves patient comfort. Nevertheless, certain nerve-rich areas, such as the lips, nasolabial folds, and tip of the nose, may be more sensitive than others.

5. Why Is It Essential to Seek Treatment from a Board-Certified Injector?

A board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, with extensive injectable experience, has in-depth understanding of facial anatomy and can tailor filler application to each patient.

Additionally, a highly-qualified injector will be able to handle any complications should they arise.

6. Are HA Effects Reversible?

One of the key advantages of HA fillers is that they can be dissolved, with an enzyme called hyaluronidase, in case of unsatisfactory results or an adverse event.

If you are considering HA fillers, please call our The Olney Skin Suite today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.