What is Dermal Filler? What is Hyaluronic Acid?

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Have you ever heard of dermal filler? What about hyaluronic acid, or HA? Don’t worry if not – the world of cosmetic treatments often contains an awful lot of jargon, which can be intimidating and off-putting if you’re not down with the lingo. 

However, both terms refer to very simple concepts which could prove instrumental in revitalising tired or worn features and restoring your face to its youthful, brilliant best. Working in reverse, here are simple definitions of the two terms which should clear up any confusion and give you the confidence to identify and discuss the procedure that’s right for you.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Colloquially, hyaluronic acid (or HA) is known as the body’s natural moisturiser. It’s a naturally-occurring compound which forms under our skin and attracts water molecules to it, thus performing an indispensable hydrating function throughout the body. Not only does it help us to stay moisturised and prevent us from drying out, but it also is vital in maintaining full, firm skin.

In our youth, we produce HA in abundance. Unfortunately, as we get older, our bodies become less adept at producing HA, which can lead to the formation of wrinkles and creases (especially around the mouth, nose and eyes), as well as a decrease in elasticity and tired-looking skin. How to counteract this natural phenomenon? With the help of dermal fillers, of course.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are synthetic formulations of HA which are all but identical to the naturally-forming acid found in our bodies. Pharmaceutical-grade and completely biodegradable, dermal fillers are injected into the affected area in order to supply a quick boost of HA and stimulate the production of natural HA in the process. A highly versatile treatment, dermal fillers can be used to:

Dermal fillers are suitable for reducing the effects of ageing in both men and women and are an excellent non-invasive alternative to surgery. With a short procedure and minimal downtime, they’re the perfect solution to anyone who wishes to regain the illustriousness of younger years without going under the knife. They can also be completely dissolved by hyaluronidase if need be, giving you 100% peace of mind.

Get in touch today

If you’re looking to boost your natural supply of hyaluronic acid and return that hydrated glow to your skin, why not arrange a consultation with us today? Our friendly and experienced team are happy to discuss the treatment plan and time that’s right for you, so you can enjoy the radiant skin you deserve with the minimum of fuss.

Dr. Chia Tan
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