Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity—in others words, it gives you that smooth baby face of your youth. Hyaluronic acid diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume, while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.
Hyaluronic acid is often touted on your beauty products as an active ingredient promoting skin health. This claim is only partly true—studies show hyaluronic acid is effective in stimulating collagen production (collagen is what our skin needs to repair itself and stay looking fresh.) But, it has to be injected into the skin, not rubbed on topically, to do its job effectively.
Dermal fillers are injections of a clear gel formulated with biocompatible hyaluronic acid, which is broken down by your body naturally. With no downtime and little cost, they restore your skin’s volume and smooth away lines and facial creases, giving you back that sweet, plump pout you had in high school.
The most common areas treated with Dermal Fillers are the lines around your nose, called nasolabial folds, and marionette lines, the lines around your mouth. They can last four months to two years, depending on the product, injection site and frequency of injections.
If you aren’t getting the results you want with hyaluronic acid fillers, or have deep lines that need a heavier filler, Plaza Aesthetics & Wellness also uses calcium hydroxylapatite fillers such as Radiesse®. Radiesse® is not manufactured using any animal products and it mimics the bones in the human body; there’s little chance you will have an allergic reaction or side effects.
These injections are medical procedures and not without risk. A qualified clinical physician should always perform any medical procedure, as well as take a complete medical history before your treatment.
Please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Botros, as she is happy to discuss the benefits of each product below and the procedure in detail, before you make a decision.
You can also click on our Patient Education section to learn about different procedures and the risks and benefits of each, based on current research.