Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, like Juvederm, Restylane and Revanesse, are injectable water-based gels that can fill in areas of volume loss, fill in deep lines, and help contour the face. Hyaluronic acid is a substance our bodies make naturally that helps hydrate and plump the skin. It also naturally breaks down over time and is a very safe injectable to use.
After the age of 20, the body’s natural production of collagen decreases by 1% each year. This means a 40 year old has 20% less collagen than a 20 year old, and a 55 year old has 35% less collagen than a 20 year old. Collagen is a protein that gives skin elasticity and provides underlying structural support. The cumulative loss of collagen over time, along with sun damage and other factors, leads to facial volume loss and the appearance of aging skin.