What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Most people would consider any kind of acid to be detrimental to your skin, especially facial skin; however, hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body. The highest concentration of this substance can be found in the eyes and joints. Skin cells make hyaluronic aid in order to maintain moisture levels. It has an incredible ability to hold water, and it regulates moisture within cells, so that the cells do not become waterlogged.
Used as a facial filler, hyaluronic acid in the form of Juvéderm® or Restylane®, is injected underneath the folds in the skin or at the site of wrinkles and fine lines. The volume once missing in the area is replenished. This increase in volume smooths out wrinkles, fills in sagging skin and helps you look years younger.
Types of Injectable Hyaluronic Acid
At Creative Facial Aesthetic, we use Juvéderm® and Restylane® products for hyaluronic acid injections. Even though they both contain hyaluronic acid as a main ingredient, there ar still subtle differences between the two. Juvéderm® provides a smoother consistency due to its higher content of hyaluronic acid. Five products are part of the Juvéderm® family, Juvéderm Ultra, Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Vollure, Volbella and Voluma. Each has its’ own special characteristics to target specific needs and give a soft natural look. Restylane and Restylane Lyft, while slightly stiffer also offer long-lasting results that are natural.
Thinning lips can be made to look naturally voluptuous and more appealing with hyaluronic acid injections from both the Juvederm and Restylane products. Find out more about the procedure by contacting Creative Facial Aesthetics in NYC. Schedule an appointment for a consultation and let us help you look and feel refreshed.