Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally in our organism. It is responsible for maintaining the hydration of our skin and stimulating the production of the collagen and elastin needed to keep the skin smooth and nourished. As time goes by, the production of this essential component decreases and this triggers the process of skin ageing.
Because it is a substance already present in one’s own body, treatments based on hyaluronic acid do not alter the natural characteristics of the skin and are 100% bio-compatible, meaning that they have become the perfect allies against ageing.
There are different types of hyaluronic acid and, depending on their density, are applied to provide solutions to a variety of patient needs. It is appropriate for everything from soft expression lines to deep depressions, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
The procedure is simple. Hyaluronic acid is injected into the area to be treated using very fine needles. The treatment time is usually between 30 minutes and an hour and, depending on the area, is performed with local anaesthetic to avoid possible discomfort to the patient. No recovery period is needed, so patients can lead their normal lives once the procedure is over.
The result will depend to a great extent on the rigour of the specialist, the quality of product used and the metabolism of the patient, so it is essential to place oneself in the hands of qualified professionals with the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure the patient’s safe treatment.
The duration of the injected hyaluronic acid ranges between 4 and 18 months following treatment.
The time the organism takes to reabsorb it will depend on the type of product used, the treated area and the patient’s age and skin type, among other factors.
Normally the specialist schedules a follow-up appointment and, if the patient wants to prolong the effects of treatment, maintenance sessions are arranged.