What Is Hyaluronic Acid And Why Is It Used In Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers add volume to specific areas of the face and smoothen out age lines and wrinkles that appear with the onset of ageing. However, many of us aren’t aware that dermal fillers are actually made from a naturally-occurring substance found in the body, known as hyaluronic acid. Read on to learn more about this fascinating property and how it works to restore your youthful features and why it’s a favourable option to surgical procedures.

How hyaluronic acid works in the body

When we are young, your skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid is bounteous and this is what keeps our skin looking wrinkle-free and full of volume. Dia Foley of Indeed Laboratories describes it as working ‘as a magnet for moisture, helping your cells retain as much of it as possible so that your skin feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy’. Around about the age of 30, our body’s stores of the substance begins to decrease and the onset of ageing very gradually begins. Lifestyle factors such as smoking, sun exposure and excessive alcohol consumption will all contribute to faster reduction of hyaluronic acid though at some time in our lives we will inevitably start to show signs of ageing as a result of it depleting.

Dermal fillers vs cosmetic surgery

Non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments are taking the world by storm and here in the UK, Botox and dermal fillers make up 90% of the non-surgical facial aesthetics market, with many of us favouring faster and less invasive treatments. Dermal fillers take around 30 minutes to administer and do not require the patient to take a recovery period afterwards, unlike in the case of surgical procedures. Patients will need to avoid using certain types of make-up in the 24 hours after the fillers being administered (your practitioner will advise you on this) but you will be able to carry on with your normal day-to-day activities as soon as you leave the practice.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers replenish the body’s stores of hyaluronic acid in the skin, restoring a younger-looking version of you. You can be safe in the knowledge that it is a natural way of combatting signs of ageing and will deliver subtle and natural results for your skin.


Here at Cliftonville we offer other non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments including Botox (and Botox for body sweat solutions) and lip fillers. Contact our friendly Northampton team to book your consultation appointment.


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