It is already present in our body but with the advancing of the years its concentration tends to progressively decrease. Hyaluronic acid is considered the main responsible for the long-lasting maintenance of the tone of our skin, before its gradual decrease leading to the onset of wrinkles and sagging due to the progress of the years.
It is a disaccharide, a fundamental molecule in the process of formation of the matrix of elastic fibers and collagen, which allows to keep skin hydration constant. It is found in the so-called extracellular space that is, in the spaces between the cells of the body’s tissues. Its total bio-compatibility is due to the fact that its composition does not change from individual to individual since the chemical structure of this molecule is always the same in animals, bacteria or man.
How are infiltrations carried out?
Its main property, the one that brought hyaluronic acid to be used also in aesthetic treatments is resistance; considered one of the main elements of the skin, precisely because of the fact that its concentration, year after year, tends to shrink, can be re-introduced through an ad hoc aesthetic treatment. In this case it is an infiltration at the dermal level: hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin using very thin needles, in order to go to integrate with the one already present, increasing its overall concentration.
Many wonder if this type of treatment is painful to the point of being unbearable: absolutely no, so much so that when you infiltrate the various areas of the face, with the exception of the lips that contain many nerve endings, very often it is not necessary even the anesthesia or at least it is possible to intervene with a simple anesthetic cream.
The re-entry intracutaneous of hyaluronic acid in addition, does not go to minimally modify the physiognomy of the face but, at the same time, it allows to reduce or even eliminate wrinkles but also different types of ‘cutaneous depressions’, from the wrinkles of the marionette to the nasolabial furrows, up to the annoying wrinkles on the upper contour of the lips. The infiltrations, each of which lasts about 15-30 minutes, are also indicated for periocular wrinkles, better known as crow’s feet, for facial contouring, for glabellar and perioral forehead wrinkles.
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By supplementing it with minerals, nucleic acids and vitamins, it is also possible to undergo bio-revitalization which, in addition to making the face more rested and young, gives elasticity and brightness to the skin. Injecting it into the lips, instead, it will increase the volume in a natural way and, above all, extremely proportioned. It is sufficient to take a look at the images, before and after the injections of hyaluronic acid, of those who have chosen to undergo this type of treatment to touch the results with their own hands.
The advantages of an esthetic treatment with hyaluronic acid
The main advantage of this type of aesthetic treatment is the reduced risk of side effects: it is not necessary to undergo preventive tests, since the bio-compatibility reduces to the minimum terms the possibility of intolerances or allergies. To so-called individuals at risk, from pregnant women to new mothers, from people with bacterial or viral infections in place to those who are carriers of autoimmune diseases, to those who have a proven negative reaction to some substances present in the drug used during treatment , it is also not allowed to undergo the cycle of injections, so as to zero any possible risk.
But it’s not all because its effectiveness is almost immediate: a few hours after the treatment it is possible to return to lead your everyday life without worries or hassles. Even the aesthetic effect is immediately visible even if it is not going to distort the face but giving it a more healthy and youthful appearance.
In addition to the reduced costs compared to surgical procedures, the one with hyaluronic acid is a reversible and non-permanent treatment and can be repeated regularly over the years, to combat cellular aging. This is because it is not a permanent filler: it will be gradually metabolized and then reabsorbed by the body; times vary by virtue of the treated area, usually the effect lasts between 2 and 12 months, after which it will be possible to undergo a new treatment.