Since it became popular in the mid-nineties, it has become a staple in most cosmetics and skin care products. But… what is hyaluronic acid? It is one of the anti- aging assets favored by doctors and consumers thanks to its natural results.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring ingredient found in joints, cartilage, and skin. Depending on the area in which we find it, it performs different functions:
Helps prevent painful rubbing in our joints.
In cartilage it acts as a repairer.
It acts as a moisturizing and supportive agent on the skin to keep it youthful.
As you can see, hyaluronic acid is a key component to the proper functioning of many of our tissues, but its rise to fame came when it began to be applied as an ingredient in aesthetic treatments for its extraordinary anti- aging properties. Whether in injections, creams or supplements, both professionals and consumers love it. No wonder!
Hyaluronic acid benefits?
Thanks to its ability to absorb, it is a powerful moisturizing ingredient. In addition, it helps to retain water inside the epidermis, which makes its effect even greater. Young skin is hydrated skin!
2. Helps to form collagen
It promotes the formation of collagen that supports and helps support our skin.
3. Rejuvenates the skin
In aging skin, there is a significant loss of hydration, with hyaluronic acid being the main molecule included in it. Therefore, hyaluronic acid helps us provide hydration and elasticity to the skin and thus improve its appearance.
4. Reduces wrinkles
It fills our skin and gives it vitality, which helps reduce wrinkles. Although it is more effective when injected, its effects can also be appreciated when used as a cream.
Where can we find it?
1. As a component of skin creams and serums
Hyaluronic acid improves the condition of the skin, restores hydration and smoothes wrinkles.
2. In nutritional supplements
If we seek to regenerate cartilage and boost collagen production, we can count on hyaluronic acid. When ingested, it helps to improve general aging, not just the aging of the skin to which it is applied.
3. In the form of injection
Whether to treat joint problems or as part of beauty treatments, hyaluronic acid injections create a network that favors the proper functioning of tissues. In filler form, the skin smoothes and fills in the areas where it is injected (lips, dark circles, cheekbones, wrinkles…) and attracts water molecules to enhance hydration. When used as a combined treatment, it speeds up the healing process (for example, one of its most common uses is in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee).
Did you know that hyaluronic acid is also used to restore youth to the intimate area?
When menopause arrives, estrogen production in a woman’s body decreases and collagen quality worsens. This leads to a thinning of the walls of the vagina, a loss of its natural lubrication and a decrease in the size of the labia majora, which can cause discomfort on a daily basis and during intercourse.
More women do not resign! They are looking for solutions to restore comfort in the intimate area and resort to cross- linked hyaluronic acid fillers such as Desirial or Desirial Plus to get rid of these problems on a permanent basis.
By injecting cross- linked hyaluronic acid, it not only fills the subcutaneous folds in the area, it also favors the production of collagen, so its anti- aging effect is greater. Its effects can last between 6 months and a year depending on the woman.