I am in my early fifties and about to become a grandmother, and I really need a little work done! I want it to look and be natural. Is it true that hyaluronic acid used in this kind of work promotes more collagen production?
The question of whether injections of hyaluronic acid will promote new collagen formation is a good one. Most importantly, the injection of hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane is extremely natural looking. Recently, one of the non hyaluronic acid filler products was able to show that very small amounts of new collagen did form after injection of this product, Sculptra. What researchers have found is that injection of all dermal filler products appears to stimulate a cell in the skin called a fibroblast. The fibroblast produces some new collagen when stimulated, but, the volume effects are negligible.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld