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Researchers fill in the blanks with hyaluronic acid for fine lines and wrinkles

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Growing older is a fact of life. Although you can age gracefully – like radiant Julianne Moore or the elegant Meryl Streep – moving farther and farther away from youth is something that no one can help. Once you have resigned yourself to this fact, there’s nothing stopping you from deciding to look your absolute best, no matter what decade you’ve entered.

Millions of Americans in their 40s, 50s and 60s are looking into fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, which can help keep them looking as vibrant and energetic as they feel. Wrinkles may be a sign of wisdom and experience, but most people would prefer to exhibit these traits through conversation. As a result, many of them consult their local medical spas to address fine lines and sun damage.

Recently, The Los Angeles Times reported that researchers are currently developing the latest generation of dermal fillers – specifically, a cutting-edge technology called the solid state hyaluronic acid filler, which is as thin as a strand of hair. The compound is placed into a needle and inserted directly into facial lines, where it takes on a gel consistency. This adds fullness to the face, making it appear more youthful and refreshed.

According to Stanford University physician Geoffrey C. Gurtner, who presented the findings to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the process is relatively painless and the filler is easy for doctors to place, allowing them to choose the exact depth and position that is desired for maximum patient satisfaction.

“This means consumers can have their forehead wrinkles removed and maintain forehead expression,” Gurtner told the news source.

Older Americans may not be the only ones who can benefit from facial fillers. Active people in their 30s and 40s can sometimes experience what is known as “runner’s face,” in which facial skin changes due to intense exercise burning off dermal fat, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

“When you’re exercising, you’re straining your face muscles and putting so much effort into jogging up that hill that those lines become more noticeable,” said Lina Latartara, who suffers from the condition, quoted by the media outlet.

She emphasized that people have no control over fine lines and wrinkles, but that they should do something about it if these signs of aging bother them. She opted for a facial filler to help smooth out and boost the elasticity of her skin.

These treatments may be the key to helping them look as young and healthy as they feel, boosting their confidence and self-esteem in the process.