Hyaluronic Acid Fillers 101

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Hyaluronic acid fillers have been a game-changer in the beauty industry. Many people have found them to be a way to give their faces a subtle lift without any downtime or painful procedures.

For people who might think the only option for facial contouring are expensive, extensive surgeries, it’s worth reviewing the non-surgical options like hyaluronic acid fillers to help you achieve your beauty goals. Glamour Medical Aesthetics offers safe and effective non-surgical face and body contouring to achieve optimal skin. Read on to learn more about our impressive hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers.

What are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are a type of temporary dermal fillers used in non-surgical treatments. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body and has the highest concentrations found in the joints, eyes, and skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts water to the skin, which increases the skin’s hydration and lubrication, as well as volume.

As we age, fat, muscles, bone, and skin start to thin. This aging process often results in a sunken or sagging appearance on the face. It also leads to fine lines, wrinkles, thin lips, and folds.

In our skin, HA is present in large quantities in the extracellular matrix (ECM).  Because of its significant ability to attract and bind water molecules, HA is important for maintaining structure and volume in the skin. Together, collagen, elastin, and HA form the scaffold of the skin, providing structure and texture.

The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

The beneficial functions of HA in skincare and health are wide and varied. Found in our skin, joints, eyes and connective tissue, the most important function of HA is its very high capacity for retaining water.

HA injections are an attractive treatment option to address age-related changes in skin quality and appearance. Hyaluronic acid can be injected into our skin to fill and plump specific areas. Hyaluronic acid injections are applied to:

  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Model cheeks
  • Correct facial lines and lip shape
  • Lessen the appearance of sagging
  • Reduce the appearance of depressions in the skin caused by acne scars or injury
  • Improve elasticity and hydration of facial, hand, neck, and neckline skin


Many people like hyaluronic acid fillers because it’s a non-invasive treatment. The treatment consists of a tiny needle being injected into your skin and has no downtime. Getting hyaluronic acid fillers is far more convenient when compared to surgical facelift procedures, although it’s worth mentioning the results from surgery are far longer-lasting and much more dramatic.

Optimal Hydration

Hyaluronic acid fillers offer optimal hydration to skin that might be drying out with age. Hyaluronic acid acts as a humectant, allowing it to attract water and bind to hydrogen. This impressive molecule will draw in moisture continuously over the course of several months, allowing you to achieve moisture-filled skin and a refreshed-looking face.

Tighten Skin

Thanks to its ability to stimulate collagen production and its excellent capacity to retain water, hyaluronic acid also keeps our skin smooth, plumped, and well hydrated.

Skin Cell Regeneration

Healthy skin cells are essential for optimal skin appearance. Hyaluronic acid fillers aid in the regeneration of skin cells thanks to added hydration and improved skin resilience. As new skin cells develop, your skin will look healthier and more vibrant and will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How Are Hyaluronic Acid Injections Performed?

After cleansing the injection site with an antibacterial agent, a topical anesthetic may be used to prevent pain. In some cases, the HA dermal filler contains an anesthetic. During the injection, small amounts of HA are injected into the superficial or deep layers of our skin. After the HA injection, the practitioner massages the treated areas to achieve an optimum distribution of the injected filler.

The procedure usually lasts less than 30 minutes, depending on the area to be treated.

How Often Are Hyaluronic Acid Injections Needed?

The effects of HA fillers last various lengths of time, depending on the type of the filler and the area where it is administered. However, as HA is eventually broken down and is absorbed by the body, the effects are not permanent. To achieve long-lasting results, injections should be repeated between 6 to 24 months.

Achieve Your Best Skin with Glamour Medical Aesthetics

Glamour Medical Aesthetics is all about the creation of natural beauty with the latest procedures. Hyaluronic acid fillers are an effective, non-surgical treatment that can tighten and smooth your skin, add hydration, and help you restore your confidence.

We offer a variety of non-surgical facelift options, including hyaluronic acid fillers. Are you ready to transform your face? Schedule an appointment with us today by filling out the online contact form.