What are fillers?
With lip fillers growing in popularity in recent years and most of us having known someone that has had them, we are delving into what fillers actually are.
According to Grand View Research* In 2019, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers held the largest revenue share of lip enhancement treatments.
So, what is hyaluronic acid (HA)?
Hyaluronic acid is natural substance produced by the body, it forms the building blocks of the skin, helping to keep skin and lips supple and hydrated with its ability to attract and hold water molecules. It can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water!
Our bodies natural production of hyaluronic acid slows down with age, typically after the ages of 25. After this time we can start to see signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and volume to facial contours.
What are hyaluronic acid fillers
Natural Hyaluronic acid has been created in an injectable form, easily broken down by the body over time as not to be too harsh or permanent. It helps to create volume, smooths out wrinkles and adds structure to the skin.
What areas can HA fillers be used in?
Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used in areas such as the nose, to change the shape and create a different facial silhouette. The lip area creating volume and a more defined lip line. They are being used to create a stronger and more defined jawline. They can also create higher and more defined cheekbones, lifting the face. Commonly used around the nasolabial folds (smile lines) to soften the area and fill in any deeper lines and the tear trough area (lines under the eyes) to create a less tired, fresher and rested eye area.
How long do hyaluronic acid fillers last?
Hyaluronic acid fillers aren’t permanent, they typically last anything from 4 to 9 months depending on the individual.
If you want more information about fillers, you can contact Bold Street Slimming and Cosmetics or book a free consultation.
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