Hyaluronic Acid Filler
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations of it are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding the eyes. In fact, this substance is found in almost every single living thing. In humans, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells. Over time, our bodies stop producing high levels of hyaluronic acid and this results in the loss of volume in skin tissue which leads to an increase in lines and wrinkles.
The last several years have seen a number of new soft tissue augmentation products (commonly called “fillers”) emerge into the range of products used by physicians to treat the signs of aging.
In recent decades, various forms of synthetic hyaluronic acid have been developed to treat and correct a number of medical disorders, however, the product is most widely used, is known for its application in face rejuvenation. Hyaluronic acid fillers are used every day by skin care professionals to temporarily restore volume to fine lines and wrinkles, especially those associated in the lower one-half of the face, from the nasolabial folds, to the vertical lip lines of the lips, the marionette lines around the mouth, and in the thinning of the lip itself. It also can be used for volume enhancement of the cheeks. The filler acts like a cushion to support facial structures and tissues that have lost volume or elasticity due to the aging process. Hyaluronic acid fillers also bring water to the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
Tiny amounts of hyaluronic acid gel are injected into the face through very fine needles to correct fine lines and wrinkles. The treatments typically take less than 30 minutes, depending how many lines are treated. Results are immediate and should last anywhere from 6-9 months.
The Future of Fillers and More
Recently, the development of a solid hyaluronic acid – as opposed to flowing gels – promises to make it easier to treat long thin lines.
The new product (to be named Aline HA) is a fine thread of solid hyaluronic acid. The thin strands will be threaded into wrinkles with a fine needle and pulled into place following the path of the needle. Once placed in the body, Aline HA hydrates and softens into a gel. This new, proposed, method ensures that the hyaluronic acid is placed in the right place for a more pleasing result.
Another promising advance in the world of anti-aging treatments is the development of a product by Revance Therapeutics, a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing products that will change the way that drugs are delivered. The company’s lead investigational product is a topically applied botulinum toxin type A – a product that is similar to Botox™ but without a needle. Once approved by the FDA, this topical cream will be rubbed on at the doctor’s office where it goes directly through skin cells to the muscles to tone and tighten the skin.
Until then, try this topical treatment – dubbed ‘Botox in a Bottle’ from New Age Skincare – results are instant and last all day or evening for a toned, tightened and more youthful look.