Hyaluronic acid versus non-hyaluronic acid fillers have been at the focal point of the cosmetic industry in recent years, with both treatment options having a range of different advantages, benefits and uses. In this blog we will explain what HA and Non-HA filler are, their uses, and the benefits and advantages of both types.
What are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common type of dermal filler treatment, but there are other non-hyaluronic acid fillers, which are popular.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the human body, so dermal fillers are designed to replenish lost hyaluronic acid. 50% of the body’s hyaluronic acid is found in the skin layers, and one third of the total hyaluronic acid in the body is metabolised and regenerated through metabolism.
What are the uses of hyaluronic acid-based fillers?
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can improve the skin’s contour and reduce skin depressions.
There are a range of uses for hyaluronic acid fillers, for example, it can improve the appearance of:
- Acne scars
- Deep smile lines, known as nasolabial folds
- Frown lines between the eyebrows, known as glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes
- Redefining the lip border
- Cheek depressions
- Smoker’s lines (vertical lines on the mouth)
- Some scars, including burns, acne, and wounds
- Worry lines across the forehead
Types of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers:
There are many types of Hyaluronic acid-based fillers available. At Refine, we have a vast range of fillers available to choose from. We have listed products and their uses below.
If you are looking to treat or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines, such as smile lines, lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and marionette lines, try these products:
Juvéderm Ultra is great for a range of different facial lines and can be purchased in varying doses depending on severity of lines and skin depressions.
Aliaxin is another great filler for a range of uses. It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Regenovue is used to treat fine line wrinkles, and is available in Regenovue Deep, Fine, & Sub-Q, depending on the treatment needed and severity of wrinkles and fine lines.
Restylane is suitable for a range of different needs, and we have a variety of products on the site including Restylane Deep, Fine and Sub-Q Plus.
Revolax is designed to target fine lines and create a natural glow. It is also available in Deep, Fine and Sub-Q variations.
If you are looking for chin (or jawline) fillers, many of our products listed above can also be used in other areas. Tale a look at some options below:
- Not only is Aliaxin great for treating glabellar wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines, but it’s also great for providing volume to the cheek and chin zones.
- Similarly, Eloquence Deep is also great for adding extra volume to the cheeks.
We have a wide range of products, which are great for plumping your lips, adding extra volume, hydrating the lips, and removing the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Take a look at some of our best-selling dermal lip fillers below:
Stylage have multiple options, including Stylage Bi-Soft Lips with Lidocaine, and Stylage Special Lips with Lidocaine. Other great options are Juvéderm Ultra Smile and Teosyal Puresense Kiss.
Aliaxin products are also great for cheek fillers. These products are versatile, and you can purchase the extreme volume option, and the global performance option. Eloquence Deep is also great for cheek filler.
What are non-HA Fillers?
There are different kinds of fillers, which do different things. For example, Poly-L-Lactic Acid or PPLA can be used to increase the production of collagen and fibroblast. It dissolves after a few days, and then encourages your body to produce collagen.
The main difference between PPLA fillers and hyaluronic acid-based fillers are that PPLA fillers will not give you instant results. It can take around 6 months to see results. However, once the body is producing new collagen, the effects are natural and can last up to two years. This could be a good option for younger patients trying to prevent the increased appearance of facial lines.
There are other types of non-HA filler, such as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA).
Conclusion – What option is best?
The answer is both options are great. Both hyaluronic acid and non-hyaluronic acid filler are good for different reasons. Different parts of the face require different fillers, and different amounts of filler, depending on the desired results, and other factors like age. There are advantages to both HA-based fillers and non-HA based fillers, so it’s all about knowing what is right for you.
Get advice from a doctor to help you choose the best treatment, and a consultation before any treatment to explain the process. You should also have some ideas or goals in mind about what you would like to get out of the treatment. Share these with your doctor, so they can choose the right treatment, and ensure that you get the best possible results.