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Hyaluronic acid filler is a compound that is utilized to provide a temporary filler in lines and wrinkles on the face and neck areas. Considered to be an alternative to cosmetic surgery or the insertion of implants under the skin, the use of products containing this filler as a major ingredient has become popular among both men and women. Most of the time, it is injected into the skin in outpatient treatments, making the process relatively simple and inexpensive when compared to other methods of creating a more youthful appearance.
A healthcare professional may use a hyaluronic acid filler alone or in conjunction with other types of fillers. When the patient wishes to look into a non-surgical procedure to minimize or possibly eliminate facial lines, hyaluronic acid may be used in one area, such as the laugh lines. At the same time, another filler, such as Botox®, may be injected to fill in facial furrows in the area of the eyebrows. A dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who is well versed in the field of facial augmentation can determine when and how each type of filler will benefit the patient’s appearance.
The cost of using this filler is significantly less than going for a surgical face-lift. In addition, there is a reduced risk of infection from the injections and almost no swelling in the majority of cases. This translates into a natural appearance that can be achieved in a very short period of time, without the need for a long recovery period.
Of course, the administration of hyaluronic acid filler is not right for everyone. The injections will not last as long as a standard face lift, and if there is a significant amount of sagging in the skin, the treatments will not produce much in the way of results. However, cosmetic surgeons can evaluate the patient and determine if injections will produce reasonable results that will satisfy the patient without the necessity of plastic surgery.