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If you want to reduce facial wrinkles and lines, hyaluronic acid fillers may be a good choice as dermal fillers because of its compatibility with the human body. In fact, this substance is found in almost every single living thing. In humans, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue.

The Dermal Fillers We Use

It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers we use. In my practice, Juvaderm® and Restylane® are  the dermal fillers we use most often. And, we are now pleased to offer Volbella®.

Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animal sources. When this gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It also brings water to the surface of skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.

Are Dermal Fillers Right for You?

Hyaluronic acid treatments will help to improve your appearance temporarily, but it’s not a permanent solution and it won’t stop the aging process.

Some of my patients opt to have Hyaluronic acid injections to delay the time when a surgical facelift is more appropriate. It’s a great way to see some impressive changes and improvements in your appearance until you’re ready for a permanent surgical option.

Before you consider having Hyaluronic acid treatment, be aware that you might not achieve the results you want with just one treatment. Depending on how your body reacts to the injections, you might need treatments.

It’s key to know that the injections typically last 9–24 months, depending on the product, your life style, body chemistry and the rate at which you are naturally aging. To maintain your youthful appearance, most patients have new Hyaluronic injections two to three times a year.

If you decide not to re-treat, your appearance will return to its original condition. Wrinkles and scars will return, and plumped lips will lose volume.


My goal is always to have my patients’ outside appearance match how you  feel on the inside, to be the physical expression of your inner self.

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Lawrence Iteld, MD