Hyaluronic acid (also known as Hyaluronan)
is a component of connective tissue whose function is to cushion
and lubricate. It occurs throughout the body in abundant amounts
in many of the places people with hereditary connective tissue
disorders have problems such as joints, heart valves and eyes.
Its main function is to aid in the body's water maintenance
(by binding water molecules to tissue), providing essential
moisture for body processes and molecular transport. As people
age, the HA levels in their bodies decrease, leading to certain
joint problems and provoking the physical features of aging,
such as wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid can be directly
applied to damaged skin, or it can be mixed with commercial
moisturizers or powders for more surface area coverage. HA
powder has enhanced water-binding capabilities that give skin
a natural elasticity, which is why it is used to treat rough
skin surfaces and skin dehydration.
When injected into the skin in the
form of a gel, hyaluronic acid binds to water and provides
volume to easily fill in larger folds of skin around the mouth
and cheeks. Patients notice an immediate plumping of the skin
in the treated regions. One of the main advantages of hyaluronic
acid is that it does not pose an allergy risk for patients
and there is no risk of transmitting animal diseases by injection.
Since a skin check for allergies is usually not required with
hyaluronic acid gel, patients can be treated on their first
visit to the dermatologist.
Some common areas that are treated
using this technique are the glabellar
lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from
the wing of the nose
to the angle of the mouth) and the wrinkles around the lips
and the eyes, but other sites can be treated as well.
Versión Español: Ácido Hialurónico
Almost all people are suitable for
hyaluronic acid therapy. Because hyaluronic acid is chemically
identical within and between species, allergy to it is very
treatment is a very easy and quick process. Since no pre-test
is required, the treatment can be carried out immediately
and takes between 15 and 30 minutes. The results are instant.
Tiny quantities of hyaluronic acid are injected through very
fine needles, boosting the skin's own acid supply. The level
of discomfort experienced during the injection varies from
person to person, but generally, it is a painless. However,
if a patient has very sensitive skin, local anaesthesia can
Immediately or within a few hours
after injection the site may be red and swollen. This usually
disappears within a week. Most patients feel comfortable resuming
their normal activities right away after the treatment.
long the effect of the treatment lasts is varies from patient
to patient. It depends on many factors, such as the structure
of the skin, lifestyle and age as well as on the degree of
perfection demanded by the individual. Most patients choose
to have touch-up treatments done within 6 to 12 months of
the initial treatment. For lip
augmentation, new treatment is normally needed after about
4 to 8 months.
If you choose not to do touch-up treatments,
the correction will gradually disappear until your skin looks
just as it did before the treatment.
acid therapy is generally very well tolerated. At the time
of treatments most patients report minor discomfort. Rarely,
allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid have been reported.
These are generally red and/or thickened nodules arising in
the injected sites and may persist for several weeks or months.
information above is an introductory description of a hyaluronic
acid filler procedure. If you wish to have more information
or have any questions concerning this treatment, please feel
free to contact us directly.
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