What is hyaluronic acid and can I start using it at 19 years old?

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Hyaluronic Acid and Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is contained in injectables like Restylane, Juvederm, Volbella, and Voluma.  As we age, we lose collagen and benefit from dermal fillers to replace lost volume.  Please consult an expert for the best cosmetic results.  Best, Dr. Green

New York Dermatologist
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Hyaluronic acid is a protein found in our connective tissue, joints, and eyes.  It has also become the primary ingredient in our most popular fillers (restylane, juvederm, belotero, voluma...).  As a filler, it is used to efface lines and wrinkles, and is very useful for facial shaping, for example to augment cheek bones or the projection of the chin.  It is also a common ingredient in skin care products, though its effects on aging are debated.  Consider making a consultation with a Board Certified practitioner to discuss your goals and assess your candidacy for its use.  Best of luck!

Larry Lickstein, MD
Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
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