Hyaluronic Acid Specialist

Lisa Bootstaylor, MD -  - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Lisa Bootstaylor, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Atlanta, GA

Aging and sun exposure lead to lost volume in your facial features and noticeably diminished skin elasticity. A premier plastic surgeon in Atlanta, Lisa Bootstaylor, MD, offers men and women the benefits of hyaluronic acid injections for plumper, smoother skin. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, is one of the most popular ingredients in dermal fillers, and Dr. Bootstaylor injects it in high concentrations to give your face instant volume and natural-looking structure. To learn how hyaluronic acid injections can enhance your appearance, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Hyaluronic Acid

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance your body produces naturally to lubricate your joints, retain water in your skin and connective tissue, and even keep your eyes moist. Hyaluronic acid is a critical part of your skin, as it acts as a natural support structure for your dermis (inner layer of skin), helping it retain moisture and elasticity for a youthful, supple appearance. As you age, or as a result of ultraviolet radiation from the sun, you produce less HA, which leads to wrinkles and dry skin.

Since HA occurs in nature, it can be extracted from plant sources for use as an ingestible supplement, an ingredient in hydrating creams, or as an injectable directly into your skin to restore moisture. In addition to enhancing the appearance of your skin, physicians also use hyaluronic acid injections to lubricate joints in patients with osteoarthritis.

What are the skin rejuvenating benefits of hyaluronic acid injections?

Hyaluronic acid injections hydrate your skin and smooth wrinkles. They plump up sagging skin and help tired skin look more youthful. HA helps to restore your skin’s elasticity, attracts water to skin cells, and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Another benefit of hyaluronic acid injections is that they’re a natural alternative to synthetic fillers and injectables. HA is a natural substance, so in most cases, there are no serious side effects since your body is generally more accepting of natural gel injections as opposed to a man-made material.

Hyaluronic acid injections can improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines around your mouth
  • Folds around your nose
  • Marionette lines
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Earlobes
  • Sagging jowls
  • Aging hands

The positive anti-aging effects of hyaluronic acid are immediately visible after you receive injections, and your skin continues to improve over the next several months as hydration within your cells increases. The results are natural-looking and gradual.

How long do the results of hyaluronic acid injections last?

Depending on your individual skin condition, lifestyle, age, and other factors, the results of HA injections generally last several months. Most of Dr. Bootstaylor’s patients receive follow-up treatments every few months to maintain their desired look.

If you want to diminish the signs of aging, erase sun damage, and add natural volume to your skin, hyaluronic acid injections may be the solution for you. Call the Atlanta office to schedule a consultation or use the convenient online booking tool to request the next available appointment.