Act the hyaluronic acid like an elixir of youth ?
People in various ages and cultures were searching for the elixir of youth. Recently the hyaluronic acid seems to be a fountain of the eternal youth. It has so many supporters as opponents. What is it and how it works?
Hyaluronic acid is the most widely used filler. It is a glucosamineglucan (polysaccharide) present in the skin, synovial fluid and the umbilical cordand. Its specific characteristics is a huge absorbence. In nature, perfectly binds water, so that our skin does not dry up avoiding „flabby skin” effect.
Other advantages are prevention of free radicals, and protection against the atmospheric agents. These features caused enormous popularity of hyaluronic acid in aesthetic medicine.
The aesthetic medicine uses hyaluronic acids of various sizes and molecular weights, what allows to use the fillers in almost all body areas and getting very spectacular cosmetic effects. First of all, hyaluronic acid is used to fill the facial wrinkles(eg. "Crow's feet”), around the mouth, to correct nasolabial folds, reduce horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, lip and cheeks enlargement. Very good results are obtained in aesthetic gynaecology e.g. in labia majora augmentation.
The hyaluronic acid is obtained from cockscombs or from bacterial cultures. It is worth noting that the products available on the market do not contain any poultry or bacterial allergens, making them safe and not causing allergy. It means, that any allergy tests before performing of the treatment with hyaluronic acid are not necessary.
Before the treatment, the doctor informs about the expected results, and completes the medical history. Additionally are carried out the pictures of these body areas which have to be filled. The procedure can be performed without anaesthesia, although the most commonly are applied anaesthetic creams 45-60 min before the treatment.
The procedure itself is simple and involves only few injections. The procedure takes from 15 to 45 minutes. The effect of the treatment lasts from 4 to 12 months depends on the amount and type of the used hyaluronic acid.
After the treatment must be applied preparations with vitamin K and for two days after surgery it is prohibited to take pills affecting blood clotting e.g. acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin). It’s also important to avoid exposure to sunlight.
The contraindications to the procedure is pregnancy and lactation, as well as systemic infections or skin infections. Remember, the hyaluronic acid is easily and quickly absorbed. Unfortunately, its effects are not permanent.
If you want to secure a long lasting effect, you have to repeat the procedure. Interestingly, hyaluronic acid is used not only in dermatology. It is used in the treatment of degenerative arthritis, in the gynaecology after an episiotomy or caesarean section to accelerate wound healing, in ophthalmology (e.g. in the treatment of dry eye) and in urology.
It’s a safe agent, with a clinically proven efficacy.
Eternal youth at your fingertips.