Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring chemical found in our bodies. HA provides elasticity and volume to the skin, but with age, the levels of HA in the body decline. The decrease in HA can cause wrinkles, sagging and lack of suppleness in the skin.
A dermal filler replaces lost HA whilst stimulating the skin to create new collagen and elastin. After the first treatment, the amount of HA needed to gain the same effect is reduced. I only use products that have been rigorously tested to guarantee their safe and effective use.
The product is resorbed over time, but HA fillers generally last for 6-18 months, depending on the particular product, and Ellansé™ can last for up to 4 years. Different fillers are used for different procedures, and the choice will depend on what is most suitable for you.