Let’s talk …. The 4-1-1 on Injectable HA

Most of us are on a daily quest for facial rejuvenation and achieving that youthful, dewy, rested complexion that we crave. Injectable HA may be something you were thinking about trying. But - what is it? Do I need it? When do I need it? Would it help? Is it safe for me? Will others notice?

It may seem overwhelming but let’s take it one step at a time.

HA is a substance that we all have, naturally, in our skin. It serves to hold water in our skin and keeps it hydrated and plump. It also serves as a molecule to prevent water from evaporating from our skin into the air. However, just like collagen and elastin, ageing and exposure to things like UV radiation from the sun and tobacco smoke can decrease the quantity we have in our skin.

Injectables, such as Juvederm and Restylane, provide HA in a gel form to add volume to the dermal layer of the skin to plump and smooth the skin where it is injected and it then slowly dissolves over time.

But revolumizing is not the only application of HA in facial rejuvenation. It can also be used to shape areas, for example on the chin and jawline in both men and women to create the desired improvement. It can also be used to correct certain nasal deformities, amongst other uses.