If you want to reduce facial lines and wrinkles using a safe, effective dermal filler that is highly compatible with the human body, hyaluronic acid treatments may be a good choice. Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon with an office conveniently located in Aventura, FL, provides this procedure for patients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding South Florida area.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the human body and is found in almost every single living cell on Earth. Hyaluronic acid delivers essential moisture and nutrients to human skin cells. High concentrations of hyaluronic acid are found in soft connective tissue and in the fluid surrounding the eyes. It’s also abundant in cartilage and the fluid that cushions our joints, as well as in skin cells. Hyaluronic acid has become one of the most popular dermal filler treatments because of its natural compatibility with the human body and its use in helping skin cells retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid injections are also recommended for people with arthritis to relieve pain and provide extra cushioning to joints.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Treatments
Hyaluronic acid injections may be used to improve the skin’s volume and contour, and to reduce depressions in the skin caused by scars, injury, wrinkles, creases, or lines. Hyaluronic acid injections dramatic decrease the appearance of the following facial imperfections:
- Acne and chicken pox scars
- Lack of volume in the cheekbones
- Crow’s feet and smile lines at the corners of your eyes
- Deep furrows from the side of the nose to corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Stress lines between the eyebrows
- Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
- Lack of volume, fullness, and definition in the lips and mouth
- Scars caused by burns, wounds, and injuries
- Smoker’s lines that appear as vertical lines around the mouth
- Worry lines across the forehead
Who Is a Good Candidate for Hyaluronic Acid Treatments?
Anyone interested in improving their skin’s natural capacity for hydration, adding volume and fullness to facial areas, correcting slight facial imperfections and diminishing the visible signs of aging on the face may be an excellent candidate for hyaluronic acid treatments. Hyaluronic acid treatments are often called a “liquid facelift” and many patients use this procedure to see some dramatic improvements in their appearance until they’re ready for a permanent surgical option. For others who want to avoid surgery altogether, a series of hyaluronic acid treatments may be the preferred option.
How Should I Prepare For Hyaluronic Acid Treatments?
Before considering hyaluronic acid treatment, you should know that many patients don’t achieve their desired results after only one treatment. Many patients require additional injections, with most people needing at least three visits before they feel totally satisfied with their results. Little to no preparation is required for this procedure, but Dr. Rubinstein will need to know if you have received any other injections in the past four months, and if you’re taking any medications, such as aspirin and other blood thinners, allergy medications, sleep aids, NSAIDS, or muscle relaxers.
How Are Hyaluronic Acid Treatments Administered?
During a hyaluronic acid skin treatment, Dr. Rubinstein will inject tiny amounts of hyaluronic acid into precisely strategic facial areas via a very fine needle. The treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes depending on how many areas you are treating. Most patients experience little to no discomfort after the treatment, and you’re free to go about your day once treatment is completed.
How Much Do Hyaluronic Acid Treatments Cost In Miami?
Health insurance providers do not generally cover elective cosmetic procedures. Hence, your provider may not cover hyaluronic acid treatments. Dr. Rubinstein’s office offers maximum flexibility in payment options with easy financing
methods, as well as accepting cash, personal checks, and credit cards as forms of payment. If you’re interested in hyaluronic acid treatments in Miami, contact Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein, a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon in Aventura who provides safe, effective hyaluronic acid treatments for patients in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and South Florida vicinity.