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#FILLERFRIDAY - Let's talk Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

by Charissa Lau

Hello AE.R family!

With the wealth of online videos or images surrounding beauty and fillers on social media, it is important to get educated on what exactly people are getting injected in their faces! What do people mean when they’re getting “fillers done?”

There are several types of fillers including:

  • hyaluronic acid
  • calcium hydroxylapatite
  • poly-L-lactic acid
  • other non-biodegradable fillers.

A commonly injected dermal filler is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in human tissue layers and fluid; It is a glycosaminoglycan made up of many disaccharide chains which not only binds to water molecules but also has important physiological functions in the human body. With hyaluronic acid or HA dermal filler injections, the aim is to hold more water in facial tissue layers where it is being injected and can result in temporary exaggerated swelling and tissue plumping.

HA is naturally broken down by your body therefore, most HA products out there usually go through a process called “cross-linking”. It is a process in the lab that modifies HA viscosity, elasticity and stress resistance which affects how long the filler will last in your body. Cross-linked HA is able to remain in the human tissues for a longer period of time. Every company will have its own technology to describe the hyaluronic acid’s “G Prime” or G’ .

A product can be described as having High G’ or Low G’ and this refers to how much “lift” in tissues that an HA product can achieve. We are more than happy to discuss with you in a consultation to find a filler that’s fitting for your existing beauty and unique facial features.

We’re here to discuss with you if you have any of the following goals: Lip plumping, softening wrinkles, filling in shallow regions, adjusting recessed facial scars, filling in or softening static wrinkles and increasing volume and rejuvenation overall.

Email, phone or walk-in if you have any questions for our team!

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By Charissa  Lau - Aesthetic Nurse Injector