Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, and everyone has some in their body. Its function is to stimulate the production of connective tissue materials, such as collagen, which plumps the skin. As you age, your body’s hyaluronic acid production slows, meaning that less collagen is produced. The result is sagging skin and the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The skin loses its elasticity as you age, although there are ways to intervene to make sure that you keep your facial skin looking younger.
One of the best-known hyaluronic acid injectable fillers is the Juvederm range. There are five Juvederm products, and the one you use depends on your needs. Juvederm Voluma XC works on the cheek area, plumping the cheeks. This added volume smooths out wrinkles. Both Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC get to work on the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose, commonly referred to as smile lines. Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC work as lip fillers, plumping the lips and eliminating lines and wrinkles around them.
Ensure that your injectable fillers are administered by a licensed professional. At Bella Sana, you can have them done on the same day as the consultation, as the procedure is quick and non-invasive. However, it might be delayed if you have been taking aspirin or ibuprofen in the weeks leading up to the consultation. Doctors also advise patients to avoid drinking alcohol for at least two weeks before the treatment, and smoking is discouraged. These precautions help to reduce the chances of bruising after the injections.
There is little recovery time needed after having injectable fillers administered. However, strenuous activity, makeup, alcohol, and sun exposure should be avoided for at least 24 hours after the procedure. There might be some slight swelling, but it goes down quickly, and then the effects become visible. They last for between six months and two years.