Hyaluronic acid is one of the most commonly used products in plastic surgery. More and more people come to consultation, with the sole purpose of having aesthetic improvements by means of hyaluronic acid, that will contribute to a more youthful and natural appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the human body. It is found mainly in the uppermost layers of the skin and other tissues. Over time the skin reduces its natural production which causes the appearance of the first signs of age: wrinkles, lines of expression, sagging skin, and so on.
The main characteristic and function of hyaluronic acid is hydration, due to its ability to retain water, allowing the body cells to remain elastic and firm; for this reason it is a product widely used in clinical and cosmetic treatments.
The main uses of hyaluronic acid are:
- In plastic surgery:
Hyaluronic acid is extensively used to increase the volume of lips, as a cosmetic filling, to eliminate wrinkles present on the face (in order to naturally restore the patient to a youthful appearance), and also contribute to diminish or eliminate dark circles.
- In the cosmetic industry:
Many beauty products use hyaluronic acid as a fundamental substance, as it is a powerful moisturizer and, as mentioned, since it improves the first signs of aging while toning and revitalizing the skin.
- In general medicine:
Hyaluronic acid is used in general medicine, for medical conditions associated with bones and cartilage, as it favors cellular regeneration of tissues.
Here is a list of hyaluronic acid benefits:
- Helps skin feel smoother and lighter.
- Moisturizes the skin.
- Enables the skin cells to better capture and absorb liquids.
- Stimulates and improves collagen production (another substance that decreases over time).
- Prevents premature skin aging.
- Helps combat osteoarthritis and mobility problems.
In summary, there are numerous benefits and properties associated with hyaluronic acid. This is why there are many treatments performed with the said substance.
The main point is to understand that it is a substance that must be applied with responsibility, by expert plastic surgeons. This avoids putting the patient’s health at risk, either by an incorrect application or through the use of a faked or low quality product.
Lastly, it should be mentioned that, in plastic surgery, all procedures performed with hyaluronic acid have excellent results and, if carried out correctly, have no complications or side effects.