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Hyaluronic acid fillers

Hyaluronic acid can be injected into the body to plump the skin and smooth out wrinkles.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Side Effects

The injections can cause redness, stinging, swelling, bruising, and small scabs. These side effects are all temporary.

Who shouldn't use it: The universal presence of hyaluronic acid in human skin makes the likelihood of an allergic reaction to the injections extremely slim. The treatment can be manufactured in two ways: either extracted from rooster combs (a rich natural source of hyaluronic acid) or synthesized in a lab, the latter of which is more popular and less like to cause an allergic reaction. No studies have shown that hyaluronic acid therapy is harmful during pregnancy, however increased levels of acid in the body could be an issue for women who are breast feeding.

After care for hyaluronic acid fillers: It's fine to assume normal activities directly after injection, as long as they don't require any excessive or exaggerated movements that could interfere with the way the solution settles (mainly weight-bearing physical activities, like jogging and tennis.) The desired result might not be achieved with just one treatment, and a minimum of one week should separate a treatment from the next. Injections usually last between three and nine months before the body fully absorbs the acid. To maintain smooth skin, two to three treatments per year may be needed.

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