Skin Care in Austin – What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Here at Fresh Face Austin, we offer numerous line & wrinkle treatments that our highly trained specialists will select for you, depending on your own cosmetic goals. Today I want to highlight a few of our options that have one thing in common, which is the use of an injectible hyaluronic acid filler. For skin care Austin patients may be put off by the word ‘acid,’ when in fact, the advantage of hyaluronic acid based treaments is that they are based on a substance that is already abundantly found in our bodies (50% of which is found in our skin), though much less so as we age, which causes our skin to sag and lose its elasticity. Hyaluronic acid (HA), therefore, is non-toxic and is taken very well by our bodies, for every skin type.

Hyaluronic acid based treatments that we offer:

  • Juvéderm®
    • Used for the area around the nose & mouth, vertical lines on the lip, and superficial wrinkles. Also great for gentle recon touring of cheek and jaw area.
    • Flowing consistency of the filler makes it work well for the lower eyelid area.
    • A highly cross linked product, allowing for longer lasting results.
  • Perlane
    • Used to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles on the face, makes lips fuller, and can be used to fill in some types of scars.
    • Thick consistency, great for deeper folds.
    • Results may last up to a year.
    • A highly crosslinked product, allowing for longer lasting results.
  • Restylane
    • Restores fullness around the nose and mouth area.
    • Lasts much longer than the standard bovine collagen injection.
    • Occurrence of an allergic reaction is extremely rare due to the product’s non-animal associated basis.
    • A highly crosslinked product, allowing for longer lasting results.

For the best in skin care Austin residents are offered many other treatments which can be used in combination with any of our other treatments or procedures, to get the precise results that you desire. Call today to schedule a consultation, so we can determine the best course of treatment for you!