Hyaluronic acid is the most demanded medical-aesthetic treatment in recent years. According to Dr maxillofacial surgeon, and expert in facial aesthetic medicine, “it is a very versatile molecule that is useful for hydrating the skin, preventing wrinkles, and correcting flaccidity”. The expert reveals all the secrets of hyaluronic acid.
What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally in the skin, joints, and cartilage of humans. It can also be synthesized by biological engineering. Hyaluronic acid is very important for the skin because it is part of what is called the extracellular substance, which is made up of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin, and the space between the cells that will give consistency to the skin, for what is essential in the health of the same and its aging. Hyaluronic acid loses its quality as we age.
AESTHETIC USES OF HYALURONIC ACID
Hyaluronic acid can be injected into the entire skin surface o revitalize and hydrate it. It is also used to correct medium, fine, and deep wrinkles; replenish lost volumes, and exert a tightening effect on the descended tissues.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally in the skin, joints, and cartilage of humans.
Also, hyaluronic acid helps shape the eyebrows, temple, cheekbone, chin, or nose; Treat dark circles and tighten the jaw area. Likewise, it is indicated to increase the thickness of the lips, restore their hydration and correct wrinkles; and eliminate frown lines, forehead, crow’s feet, nasolabial fold, bitter crease, and neck.
ADVANTAGES OF TREATMENTS WITH HYALURONIC ACID
-With hyaluronic acid infiltrations, we achieve effective and visible corrections from the first moment, although its results improve with the passage of weeks.
-The injection is not very annoying, since it is carried out with small-caliber needles or fine cannulas at the subcutaneous level or inside the facial fat. It only requires topical anesthesia.
-The procedure is quick and allows the patient to go back to their normal life immediately.
-Hyaluronic acid is a biocompatible and resorbable substance, whose duration can reach 2 years. In addition, even if the product has been reabsorbed, the correction effect lasts longer, due to the regeneration of collagen and the skin’s hyaluronic acid.
-It does not require specific care, except to protect the skin from the sun in the days following the infiltration or apply cold when it is put on muscles with a lot of movement.
-The safety profile is very large.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM BOTULINUM TOXIN?
The differences between them are diverse: hyaluronic acid acts at the level of the skin, especially the dermis; Botox acts at the level of the muscles, relaxing them.
Hyaluronic acid has the function of hydrating when it is punctured more superficially or of filling when it is punctured more deeply, while Botox has the function of relaxing the muscles to prevent this muscle from wrinkling the skin.
With hyaluronic acid we have a restorative treatment of the skin; With Botox, the skin does not improve because it is acted directly on it, but because it relaxes as the muscles are relaxed.
Botox is used on the upper third of the face, crow’s feet, frown, and forehead, while hyaluronic acid can be applied to the entire face.