Skin Fillers - Q & A

skin fillers

With all the talk about ‘TWEAKING’ (semi permanent) versus permanent fillers, we thought we would ask our resident skin expert Elizabeth Rimmer to give us the lowdown on Hyaluronic Acid, and why we believe it’s the way to go.

Hyaluronic acid - what is it?

Hyaluronic acid may sound scary but it is actually a carbohydrate molecule found naturally in our bodies, mainly in our skin. Many experts refer to it as the ‘fountain of youth’.

 

What does it do?

Hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant to joints, but its main job is to hydrate the skin, which it does by naturally attracting moisture.

 

Where do you find it?

Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body. When we are children, we have great supplies, as we age these supplies diminish

 

Which fillers contains hyaluronic acid?

There are several different types of skin fillers and skin boosting injections which contain hyaluronic acid. These treatments provide the most natural option for lifting, volumising, brightening. It is usually easy to see as it will be listed as a main ingredient - if you are not sure simply ask your practitioner.

For many people knowing that their main ingredient replicates normal body tissue is comforting. Other types of fillers work by stimulating collagen production dn are more permanent in their results.

How do fillers that contain ‘permanent ingredients’ compare with fillers containing hyaluronic acid?

Permanent fillers are not based on hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid fillers by their very nature will not last forever and get broken down by the body. For many people knowing that their main ingredient in temporary hyaluronic acid fillers replicates normal body tissue is comforting. Other types of fillers work by stimulating collagen production and are more permanent in their results

 

Is there any value in skincare products containing hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is too large a molecule for the skin to absorb it and so the best way to increase your stores are either by way of hyaluronic acid skin fillers or with skin boosting injections for hydration and brightness. Creams and products containing hyaluronic acid however will give your skin a temporary fix of appearing plumper as it is able to absorb water to a certain extent at the skin's surface.

 

At London Professional Aesthetics, we only use hyaluronic dermal fillers by Juvederm, who are also cruelty free. Book in your consultation with Elizabeth today.

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