Injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of temporary dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally through out the body, with the highest concentrations in the joints, eyes, and skin. In the skin hyaluronic acid attracts water, which allows the skin to become more hydrated.
As we age, loss of volume leads to either a sunken or sagging appearance of the face, fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and thin lips. Injectable HA is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, facial folds, and to create structure, framework, and volume to the face and lips. The effects of injectable hyaluronic acid are seen immediately.
Smokers lines or Peri-oral lines are the linear wrinkles which radiate out from the border of the mouth. These lines are created through the activity of the underlying muscle and the natural process of ageing with a loss of volume and elasticity in the skin around the mouth.
Dermal filler injections can be used to reduce the appearance of perioral lines and also enhance the projection of the lips. This restores a fuller, smoother and more youthful appearance to the lower face which can be supplemented by Botulinum Toxin injections to the underlying muscle if desired.