Where do HA fillers attract water from?
Amador City, CA
21 days ago
I understand that HA fillers work (at least in part) by attracting water from surrounding tissues. Since fillers are injected deeply into or under the skin, I'm wondering, where does that attracted water come from, exactly? If it does indeed attract water from surrounding tissues, is it possible those surrounding tissues could end up dehydrated or damaged in the long run? Thanks for satisfying my curiosity. :)
Doctor Answers 1
Great question! HA fillers do attract water to themselves and the water comes from the surrounding tissue. The tissues of your body are constantly supplied with nutrients (including water) by blood and lymphatic systems. The amount of filler used in the face is small and so the water is easily and quickly replaced.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as
a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you
have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute
or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.