Where do Restylane and other hyaluronic acid fillers go, as they go away?

As Restylane wears off after time where does it go? Is this bad for my body because I do not have any plans on stopping.

There’s good news on this.  Since hyluronic acid is present in the “glue” between our skin cells naturally and in other places like joint fluid, we already have a natural enzyme that organically breaks this down slowly.    The process is non toxic.

All of the hyaluronic acid fillers are made of the hyaluronic acid molecule but they are cross-linked in different ways and sometimes different sized particles (a clump of the molecule) stuck together.   The reason they last different amounts of time is due to those two factors.   The “thinner” gels are more pliable and supple.  The “thicker” ones are used more for lifting, deep support and are stiffer.

For example, you wouldn’t want to use Voluma to treat finer lines or too much around the lips (too stiff looking).    Hope this makes sense.

Dr. I

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