Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that is in most of the cells of our body. In the skin cells hyaluronic acids function is to provide nourishment and hydration to the collagen in the skin cells. Collagen keeps our skin firm and supple.
Facial or Dermal fillers are used to fill in wrinkles, deep lines and folds that appear on the face as we age. They are composed of a hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into the area to be treated.
Almost all the cells in the human body contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid helps maintain the collagen in our skin cells by providing moisture and hydration to the collagen in our facial skin. Collagen is what makes are skin firm and healthy.
As the aging process continues, over time the levels of hyaluronic acid in our skin cells decline. This leads to reduced collagen cells in our skin and older looking skin. The lower collagen levels lead to looser skin, wrinkles, and deep lines in the face.
In aesthetic medicine hyaluronic acid is the most popular dermal filler used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles.
Where and how are Dermal – Facial Fillers applied?
The hyaluronic acid dermal filler is usually injected into the nasal labial folds, vertical lines and folds on the face. It is also used to enhance the appearance of the lips.
Prior to injection a numbing cream is put on the area to be injected. A fine 27 gauge needle is used to inject the dermal filler. After the injections the treated areas are gently massaged.
The type of filler used is based on how profound the wrinkles or fold is.
At the Costa Rica Anti Aging Aesthetic clinic we use the brand Perfectha Deep Lines and Ultra Deep lines produced in France and also Tesyal produced in Switzerland.
Facial filler injections will maintain their integrity from 4 months to a year depending on the area of treatment and the volume of the area being treated.
Facial Filler treatments are usually quoted by the cc and the cost depends on how many cc’s are required to treat the areas specified by the patient.
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