The discovery of hyaluronic acid (HA) injections has revolutionized the cosmetic industry like no other recent advancement. At our office, a medical center dedicated to excellence in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, hyaluronic acid injections are available for our patients. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, our facility serves residents of Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and nearby areas in Georgia.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance that occurs naturally in the human body. High concentrations of HA are found in soft connective tissues, such as ligaments and tendons, and in the fluid surrounding the eyes. It’s also a key element in healthy skin cells. HA gel is extracted from plant sources and has now become the most popular ingredient in injectable fillers. HA is so effective at restoring suppleness and imparting a cushioning effect, that it’s actually the same substance that doctors inject into aching joints to treat osteoarthritis.
What is Hyaluronic Acid used for?
Hyaluronic injections impart extra volume and fullness to skin cells. HA injections effectively reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines, and the substance is safely compatible with the human body. In fact, HA is found in almost every single living thing. In humans, HA serves to transfer essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells, and helps cells to attract and retain moisture.
How do Hyaluronic Acid injections work?
When HA gel is injected into skin tissue, it acts much like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity as a result of the normal aging process or excessive sun exposure. HA also attracts water to skin cells and helps those cells retain moisture, keeping the skin smooth and supple. HA injections typically produce immediate visible results, but the results continue to improve over a period of several months, as increased hydration in skin cells continues to improve the skin’s appearance gradually and naturally. Typically, most patients receive follow-up HA injections every few months.
How can I learn more about Hyaluronic Acid?
If you’d like to learn more about how HA can be of benefit to your skin, contact our office and request more information, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to discuss the condition of your skin and your most suitable treatment options.
Hyaluronic acid injections have become widely popular among doctors and patients alike because of their effectiveness at eliminating the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Our office is proud to provide HA injections and other Injectable treatments for our patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and nearby areas in Georgia. Contact us today for a consultation!