Hyaluronic acid: combat aging

Written by: Dra. Elisa Matheus Fernández
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a polysaccharide, ie, sugar, natural formation found in the various tissues of the human body, the greatest amount of hyaluronic acid in skin tissue resides.

Over time, the presence of this substance decreases markedly, being a cause of skin aging, the occurrence of wrinkle s, sagging and loss of firmness.



Advantages of hyaluronic acid


One of the main properties of hyaluronic acid is its great ability to attract and retain water. For this reason, use in medical-aesthetic treatments allowing cross rehydrate the epidermis and dermis of the area so that its appearance is smoother, also increasing its thickness and volume and decrease skin furrows.

Regarding safety, the use of hyaluronic acid is well documented in the fields of eye surgery, orthopedic and of course in Aesthetic Medicine. Over the last two decades they have treated more than 30 million patients with hyaluronic acid products.

Use in aesthetic medicine it has been known since 1996. The most important feature of hyaluronic acid as dermal filler is its ability to retain liquid volume hydrate and immediately in case of being crosslinked. With aging, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin, since skin cells lose their production capacity, which tissue will thinning over time. Furthermore, the molecular weight of hyaluronic acid decreases with age, so that it no longer retains the water as it did before. This volume reduction gives rise to wrinkles.



Objectives facial filler


Hyaluronic acid is a viscous, dense and transparent gel, whose primary function is as an implant to fill and volumizing. Besides eliminating wrinkles and folds of the skin, it stimulates production of collagen.

Crosslinked HA can be in this case is used to recover volumes and fill wrinkles; or it may be uncrosslinked used to moisturize the skin and generate collagen.




Results of treatment with hyaluronic acid


It is used to treat various facial areas, such as:


  • lips
  • cheekbone
  • fillers grooves nasogeneanos
  • perioral wrinkles
  • eye bags
  • labial commissure
  • frown



Facial filler with hyaluronic acid


Depending on the area to be treated, one or another technique is chosen, is injected into the dermis, just where the wrinkle is or may also be injected above the bone (supraperiosteal) as in the case of the cheeks.

No need allergy test and integrates naturally in the tissues without causing fibrosis foreign body reaction and, therefore, without altering the characteristics of the skin.



Discomfort during treatment


Prior to product application, it used some topical or local anesthetic injected to minimize any patient discomfort.


Duration of treatment outcomes with hyaluronic acid


The results are not final, last about 1 year, sometimes more, depending on the brand and product density.



Hyaluronic acid: side effects


Hyaluronic acid is the most innocuous filler that currently exists, sometimes bruising can occur, but it is completely normal, always at the end of treatment are given recommendations to patients.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Elisa Matheus Fernández
Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Matheus is a renowned specialist in Aesthetic Medicine in the city of Valencia. She has a degree in Medicine and General Surgery from the University of Carabobo, in Venezuela and a Master's Degree in Aesthetic Medicine and Rejuvenation from the University of Valencia, Spain, 1st edition 2008-2009. In addition, it has numerous courses and refresher days in different techniques and treatments of Aesthetic Medicine. Currently, he is part of the medical team of the San Martín Clinic. Dr. Matheus is the author of informative articles focused on her specialty, presented at congresses and conferences nationally and internationally.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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