Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers

December 15, 2021 By Amar Gupta, MD

In today’s post, the focus will be on hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers and what differentiates the different products from one another. You may have heard of many names thrown around for HA fillers including Juvederm, Juvederm ultra, Juvederm vollure, Restylane silk, Restylane refyne, Belotero, etc. What is Hyaluronic Acid and How does it Work? Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of sugar (polysaccharide) that is present in body tissues, such as the skin and ...

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An Overview of Fillers

October 18, 2021 By Amar Gupta, MD

Fillers represent one of the most requested minimally invasive treatment options to re-volumize the aging face. The first filler available in 1981 was bovine collagen but its short duration and potential for allergic reactions limited its widespread usage. The introduction of HA (hyaluronic acid) products in 2003 revolutionized the world of fillers. In fact, the first HA filler available was Restylane, which is still often used today. Juvederm products did not become available until 2006 ...

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