Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections can be used to improve the skin's contour and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, depressions in the skin due to scars or injury. You can see potentially dramatic improvements for:

  • Cheek depressions
  • 'Crow's feet' at the corner of your eyes
  • Deep smile lines that run from the side of the nose to corners of the mouth (also known as nasolabial furrows)
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • 'Worry Lines' that run across your forehead
  • Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Redefining lip border
  • Acne Scars
  • Scars including burns, acne and those caused by wounds
  • Smoker's lines; vertical lines on the mouth

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. Hyaluronic acid fills lines and wrinkles but also adds moisture to the skin making it feel younger and more comfortable. Once injected, HA improves the structure of the skin while attracting water molecules which increases skin volume and hydration. Most patients opt for HA fillers because there is virtually no risk of allergic reaction.

How many treatments are needed?

Typically, a series of 4 treatments at 1 to 2 week intervals for the initial treatment and a maintenance schedule of 1 fill every 2-3 months. However, Dr. Kate Kokoski will assess your skin and create a treatment plan specific to your skin.

Side Effects

HA injections are known as a "lunchtime facelift" because of the minimal amount of swelling, bruising and the short time needed for treatment.

Minor side effects may include: bruising, minor pain, itchiness or pin-point bleeding. After a good night's sleep, hydration and gently massaging the treated areas the puncture spots usually subside.


Most patients experience little to no down time. This is one of the many reasons patients opt for hyaluronic acid fillers over plastic surgery techniques and other fillers.


  • Patients are encouraged to gently massage the treated area to help disperse the injection post treatment.
  • To further increase healing and decrease bruising drink plenty of water
  • Benadryl, Reactine or Claritin can also help decrease excessive swelling if needed
  • Applying a Vitamin C serum and/or topically hyaluronic acid can help soothe post-treatment and continue to improve patients skin


  • Avoid direct pressure and touching the injection sites for 24 hours
  • Avoid makeup, exercise and extreme temperatures for 24 hours post treatment
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
  • Discuss with Dr. Kate Kokoski about the use of prescription and natural blood thinners (such as: Heparin, Lovenox, aspirin, fish oil, Vitamin E, Ginkgo biloba, garlic)

Redness and swelling is normal. Some bruising may be visible. You may experience stinging and/or tenderness at the treatment site during and after treatment that can last up to a few minutes to a few days.


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Chiropractic Center for Health
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