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Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin that helps the skin hold onto water giving volume to the skin.  As we age the fat, muscle, bone, and skin in our face begin to thin.  We lose volume and our skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers are a good option to restore volume loss and hydrate the skin, reducing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds.  The hyaluronic acid in the filler draws water to the area hydrating the skin and adding fullness.  The HA filler is broken down by the body’s natural processes with a positive long-term effect on the skin by stimulating the production of youthful substances such as collagen and HA. Using HA injections in the skin may help prevent some of the signs of aging.

Versa is an FDA-approved Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler indicated for lips and nasolabial folds. When used by a trained professional with an artistic eye combined with skill and experience- Versa can be used to sculpt the face and restore a natural, youthful look. Versa can be used to soften lines and wrinkles, plump the lips, restore volume to the face, and hide scars from acne, surgery, and trauma. Versa does not affect muscle motion or facial expression. 

When HA filler is injected properly, it can provide a very natural and subtle look. Filler injections can be performed quickly and safely with minimal discomfort and instant results. 

HA can be broken down within hours using an injection of hyaluronidase- a naturally occurring enzyme- therefore the results are completely reversible.

You should not plan any important social events for 2 weeks after dermal filler injections due to the risk of bruising or swelling. The risk of bruising can be increased by ibuprofen, aspirin, alcohol and omega 3 fatty acids, green tea, and ginkgo biloba.  One option to help minimize bruising is oral Arnica Montana.  It’s a homeopathic arthritis remedy that helps with inflammation.  Start the oral arnica 2 days before the treatment and continue for up to 1 week after the procedure.  If bruising does occur, it can take 7 days to 2 weeks to resolve. Redness and swelling can occur for 1- 3 days after injections.  On day 1 of the procedure ice can be used for 15 minutes every hour.  On days 2-4, you can alternate between ice and moist heat to the treated area.

Results with the HA fillers generally last 6-9 months. Some studies have shown evidence that the results last longer than 9- 12 months.  It really depends on the area of the face where the filler is injected.  The filler in the lips will break down faster as it’s an area that moves more than the cheeks.  Multiple other factors influence the rate of filler metabolism or break down such as the type of filler used and a person’s metabolism.  

You should not get dermal filler injections if you are allergic to lidocaine or hyaluronic acid, are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a herpes blister in the area to be treated, or if you have a disorder that prevents blood from clotting.  Persons with autoimmune disorders should exercise caution when considering filler.  A consultation to discuss the risks and benefits is always recommended.  

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