Hyaluronic acid is responsible for the elasticity of the skin. Due to its analgesic and cell regeneration properties, it is used very successfully in the treatment of diseases such as osteoarthritis.
Hyaluronic acid is a great remedy against wrinkles as it increases the volume in creases, furrows and skin depressions. Its regular application makes our face’s own collagen regenerate. The advantage of this product is that it is a substance compatible with all tissues, so it does not require any type of skin test as happens with collagen.
Hyaluronic acid has been used in cosmetics since 1996 and can be of animal origin (hen combs and fish eyeballs) or of biological origin (extracts from bacterial cultures). The following belong to this group: Juvederm, Achyal, Perlane, Restilane, Rofilan and Hylaform.
Hyaluronic acid does not require an allergy test and is superficially injected into the skin and naturally integrates in tissues without producing fibrosis for reaction to a foreign body and, therefore, without altering the characteristics of the skin. Indeed, it has a beneficial effect, as it provides greater hydration and volume to the dermis, as long as the effect lasts. That is to say, it acts by filling and hydrating the tissues.
The infiltration of hyaluronic acid must be done with some degree of overcorrection and repeated every four or eight months. It is applied to shape facial contour, correct folds, wrinkles and add volume to the lips. Also used as mesotherapy.
Hyaluronic acid has revolutionized the cosmetic and medical market in the last decade and, along with botox, it is the main substance used to fill in wrinkles. About 27 million people worldwide have used it. Although many still choose to inject collagen or their own fat obtained with liposuction, these collagen implants of animal origin have lost the battle against the two aforementioned biologically compatible substances.
The difference between hyaluronic acid and Botox is that the latter is applied in areas of movement in order to weaken or paralyze muscles. If that part of the face can not move, it will stop wrinkling. Botox is commonly injected into crow's feet and brow and forehead wrinkles. Instead, we resort to hyaluronic acid in the area lacking muscles. Used only in the area of the nose to the mouth where creases appear, or to increase the volume of the lips. This hydrating substance retains water molecules, improving elasticity and skin complexion.