Injectables, including dermal fillers and neuromodulators, make for some of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States; each year, an average of 3.4 million people acquire wrinkle fillers to help achieve a more youthful look. 

Some of the most trusted of these are those that contain hyaluronic acid (HA), especially among patients trying to create a more contoured look around the cheek area, given that they offer a multitude of benefits.


Hyaluronic acid is a slippery and gooey substance that your body produces naturally. It helps your joints move more smoothly, aiding in the prevention of your bones rubbing against each other. HA helps keep your skin flexible, as well, allowing it to stretch and bounce back to its original place, therefore helping to diminish wrinkles and fine lines. 

Perhaps most importantly, though, is that HA also retains water, which allows it to keep the skin hydrated and fuller-looking, preventing sagging. It is often for that reason that it is so commonly an ingredient in lotions, creams, and other skin applicants. 


As you age, your body’s production of HA slows down, causing the skin to lose its natural flexibility and hydration. As such, it’s common for people who are growing older to notice volume loss in their faces, which itself can lead to drooping skin (particularly in the cheeks) that is more likely to wrinkle, significantly affecting their overall appearance. 

When you turn to wrinkle fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, you’re able to get some of that volume back, given that these fillers plump your skin while hydrating it and enhancing its resilience. With a few injections, you can get the cheeks that you used to have or even those that you’ve always wanted. 


Many people worry about getting unnatural-looking results with wrinkle fillers, but that’s not an issue with those that contain HA microdroplets. They allow for the precise application of the substance and — in turn — the exact look you desire, all while keeping your skin supple and youthful. On top of retaining water, HA also attracts moisture, and it will continuously draw it in to keep your skin hydrated.

The procedure of getting these wrinkle fillers is minimally invasive. With a few simple injections, you can start getting the results you want. The process is also quick; many people choose to get fillers on their lunch break. 

With that said, you also won’t have to worry about a long preparation or recovery period. Aside from a few simple instructions, like avoiding direct sunlight without protection and not touching the injection sites for a few hours, you can go about your day as you normally would. 

One last crucial benefit of hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers is that they can also stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that keeps your skin firm and flexible and offers the chance to prevent future fine lines and wrinkles from forming. 


If you’ve noticed signs of aging, be they wrinkles, sagging skin, or the loss of facial volume, one option to turn to is hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers. With them, you can stimulate the production of your own HA, giving you the chance to get the contoured and more youthful look you deserve. Contact Dr. Apo today to schedule a consultation.