What are hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are a popular option at the Urban Aesthetix Clinic to replenish volume under the skin. They are also used in a non-surgical facelift, for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, lip augmentation and non-surgical reconstruction of certain facial areas.
These commonly used dermal fillers are temporary and contain hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in our skin, from a non-animal source. Hyaluronic acid is vital for the skin’s general moisture and helping maintain its elasticity, tone and appearance. These facial fillers are therefore biocompatible and biodegradable; they are clinically approved and have been safely used for years worldwide.
HA fillers are injected into the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin’s structure that deteriorates over time due to factors such as ageing, sun damage, facial muscle use and hormonal changes, and into the subcutaneous tissue, or directly onto the bone. As the composition of the dermis changes, fewer elastin and collagen fibres are produced within the dermis and skin loses elasticity.
HA filler brands used at the Urban Aesthetix Clinic are Juvéderm® ULTRA,
Juvéderm Vycross® fillers (Juvéderm VOLIFT®, VOLUMA® and VOLBELLA®) and Teosyal® Redensity II Eyes. The type of filler used tends to depend on the area to be treated. For example, a thinner HA filler is required for a non-surgical nose job, while a thicker HA filler would be needed to restore volume in cheeks or for chin augmentation or jaw augmentation.