All About Hyaluronic Acid

Did you know that fillers, like those that use hyaluronic acid, are the second most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, with over 2.6 million performed in 2018 alone? 

Not so different from fashion and pop culture, plastic surgery has its popular trends too, and injectable fillers are pretty hot right now! And for good reason too! Fillers can give you youthful skin without the pain and hassle of a face-lift and other more invasive procedures. 

At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ernest and our team are here to provide you with a wealth of options for all of your cosmetic needs. That’s why they’ve compiled this helpful guide to hyaluronic acid injections, including everything you need to know to decide if they’re the right option for you. 

What hyaluronic acid is

The name might deceive you, as hyaluronic acid is far from the harsh kind of acids that you could be picturing. Hyaluronic acid is a chemical that your body produces naturally. It’s what keeps your skin, eyes, and tissues hydrated and lubricated well. So, you can kind of think of it as your body’s natural moisturizer.

As a testament to its intense hydrating properties, a single gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to an impressive six liters of water. Not only does hyaluronic acid help your skin hold on to hydration, but it also helps regulate your skin’s moisture, working long after it's been injected. And the effects are long-lasting too: Hyaluronic acid keeps working for six months after your treatment.   

How it keeps you young

As we age, our skin loses elasticity because of a lack of elastin and collagen, the proteins that keep our skin flexible, hydrated, strong, and ultimately youthful. Hyaluronic acid restores all of this by endowing your skin with some much needed hydration and regulating the moisture in your cells.. 

Hyaluronic acid restores your skin’s glow, youth, and dewiness. It also helps prevent dry patches, red patches, dullness, and uneven pigmentation. After your injections you’ll notice that you have fewer wrinkles and fine lines as well. Your skin will appear plumper and thicker.    

And, your skin will feel better too! Hyaluronic acid gives your skin a softer, smoother feel that you can actually notice to the touch.  

Don’t wait any longer for youthful skin. Hyaluronic acid injections are a great minimally invasive option that provide you with stunning results. Call us or request an appointment right on our website today.

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