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How a Dentist Uses a Hyaluronic Acid Pen
A hyaluronic acid pen, also called a hyaluron pen, is a way to administer fillers into the lips (and other facial regions) to create more volume. A hyaluronic pen may be an option to achieve cosmetic goals without the need for needles, which are commonly used in the traditional dermal filler injection process.
Hyaluronic acid pen: definition, uses, benefits, and how it works
Since a hyaluronic acid pen is still a relatively new concept, many are still uncertain if it is appropriate for them to use. The following is a detailed guide to a hyaluronic acid pen from a dentist, including what it is, what the uses are, the benefits and potential side effects of treatment, and how the pen works.
What is a hyaluronic acid pen?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is known for its cosmetic benefits. It is used for a variety of purposes within skincare, including to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, alleviate dry skin, add volume to the lips, and more. A hyaluronic acid pen is simply a way of applying the hyaluronic acid to areas of the face. This medical device is relatively new and still being studied for its safety and efficacy.
What are the uses for a hyaluronic acid pen?
There are a number of uses for a hyaluronic acid pen from a dentist. As discussed, hyaluronic is often used to improve the quality of the skin, which is achieved in a variety of ways. The most common uses for a hyaluronic acid pen are:
- Increase the volume in the lips
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Address issues with dry skin
- Reduce the visibility of scars
- Achieve a more youthful appearance
It is encouraged to discuss your specific goals with a professional to determine how a hyaluronic acid pen treatment can benefit you.
What are the benefits of a hyaluronic acid pen?
The benefits of a hyaluronic acid pen are based upon the purpose for treatment, how well the treatment plan is followed, and the patient’s expectations. In addition, the efficacy (and the safety) of a hyaluronic acid pen are still being studied, so determining the final results can be a challenge. With that said, hyaluronic acid has been used to achieve an improved facial appearance.
Is a hyaluronic acid pen safe?
As mentioned, the hyaluronic acid pen has not yet been approved by the FDA, but hyaluronic acid is commonly used by dentists and plastic surgeons and side effects are relatively rare. It is still important, however, to discuss the safety and risk factors with your dentist before beginning treatment.
Schedule a visit to find out if the hyaluronic acid pen is right for you
If you are considering a hyaluronic acid pen to achieve improved skin, more volume, or other cosmetic goals, then reach out to us today. We are more than happy to answer your questions and help you determine if hyaluronic acid, or another form of dermal filler, is right for meeting your cosmetic goals.
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