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Hyaluronic Acid: The Secret To Youthful Skin

Hyaluronic acid is the secret to youthful, radiant skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring gel that binds 1,000x its weight in water, making your skin look soft, supple, and voluminous. But the hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we age, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume. Dermal fillers contain synthetic hyaluronic acid to add volume and hydration to the skin, effectively rolling back the effects of age with a few painless injections.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments that restore volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial features. These injectables use a variety of substances, such as hyaluronic acid, to add volume and hydration to the skin. They are minimally invasive, with most procedures taking just a few minutes and resulting in little to no downtime. Whether you want to enhance your lips, smooth out smile lines, or restore volume to your cheeks, dermal fillers can help you.

Dermal Fillers Correct:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of volume in cheeks and midface regions
  • Smile lines and marionette lines
  • Thin lips
  • Hollow temples
  • Tear troughs (under-eye circles)
  • Acne scars
  • Asymmetry and facial contour issues

How Dermal Fillers Work

As you grow older, your face goes through numerous changes. The gradual loss of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin leads to the onset of facial wrinkles and creases and the gradual loss of volume from the cheeks. The loss of volume leads to hollow cheeks and sunken tear troughs that make you look older. Dermal fillers contain synthetic hyaluronic acid molecules, which are injected into targeted areas to fill in wrinkles, restore volume, and elevate your facial contours.

Your Dermal Filler Options


Juvéderm is a leading brand of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that enhance the lips, smooth out wrinkles, and restore volume to the face. The smooth consistency of Juvéderm fillers makes them suitable for use in delicate areas such as the lips, where a smooth, natural-looking result is desired. Juvéderm also offers a range of formulations, including Juvéderm Ultra XC for lip enhancement and Juvéderm Voluma XC for cheek augmentation.


Restylane is a line of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers used to enhance the lips, smooth out wrinkles, and restore volume to the face. Its unique formulation makes it suitable for fine lines and wrinkles, providing a natural-looking result with minimal downtime. Restylane offers specialized formulations, such as Restylane Silk for lip enhancement and Restylane Lyft for cheek augmentation. With Restylane, you can achieve a refreshed and youthful appearance that can last up to 18 months or more.

RHA Fillers

RHA fillers are a new generation of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers designed to mimic the elasticity and movement of natural skin. They are suitable for use in dynamic facial areas, such as around the mouth and eyes, where they provide a more natural-looking result than traditional fillers. RHA fillers are versatile and can address many concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to loss of volume in the cheeks and temples.

Benefits Of Dermal Fillers:

  • Immediate and natural-looking results
  • Minimally invasive with little to no downtime
  • Can enhance various facial features, such as the lips, cheeks, and temples
  • Can smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and deep creases
  • Can restore volume and hydration to the skin
  • Long-lasting results ranging from several months to a year or more
  • Can work with other cosmetic procedures for comprehensive rejuvenation

The Treatment Details

Your dermal filler treatment starts with a consultation with Dr. Braunstein, who will evaluate your skin and determine the appropriate dermal filler to meet your needs. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, expectations, and concerns. The session typically takes just a few minutes, during which the chosen filler is expertly injected into the targeted areas using a fine needle. The complete treatment takes 15 to 30 minutes.

Recovery & Aftercare

Recovery from a dermal filler is minimal, and you can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Mild swelling, redness, and tenderness at the injection site may occur, but these side effects resolve within a few days. You must follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Braunstein, including avoiding strenuous activities and direct sun exposure for the first 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.

Results & Longevity

Dermal fillers provide immediate and natural-looking results, which can last anywhere from several months to two years or more, depending on the type of filler used and your skin type. The results can be maintained with touch-up treatments every 6 to 9 months. Most patients opt for maintenance treatments once a year or two. Dr. Braunstein will recommend the appropriate treatment frequency to help you maintain an effortlessly youthful appearance.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Braunstein

Dr. Alexandra Braunstein is a highly-skilled and renowned oculofacial plastic surgeon with a keen understanding of facial anatomy. She supervises all cosmetic treatments at her surgical facility, ensuring her patients receive personalized and naturalized results. Her considered approach to dermal fillers allows you to maintain an effortlessly youthful and elegant look. Please schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a rejuvenated you.

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