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Hyaluronic Acid: everything you need to know

The results begin to be visible immediately, but the maximum effect can be noticed 15 days after the treatment.

In recent years there has been an increase in the use of Hyaluronic acid with aesthetic purposesmany people say about the benefits it provides to the skin, but perhaps there are still some doubts, so in this article I will tell you more about it.

Hyaluronic Acid We can find it naturally in the tissues and organs of our body.: connective tissue of the skin, cartilage, tendons of the joints or in the eyes. One of its properties is the ability to attract and retain water.so this provides the tissues with greater elasticity and a healthy appearance.

This treatment has minimal side effectsso it is usually used for different cases, where there is an inflammatory or degenerative process. In the case of Aesthetic Medicine, it is used to treat wrinkles, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds and forehead wrinkles, among others.

It is important to mention that There are variations of Hyaluronic AcidSome are only for hydration and the leaks that are for filling also vary in concentration and density, so before applying it, the area will be evaluated to define which one is indicated. Another important aspect is the variation in duration, since there are various types.

Treatment with Hyaluronic Acid

When a person undergoes Hyaluronic Acid treatment, it is done through infiltrationsThese allow easy access to the area for faster absorption.

Before undergoing this treatment, the person must take into account the following considerations:

  • You must be over 18 years old
  • The doctor in charge must know the patient’s clinical history
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages for at least two days before treatment
  • The results depend on the area and its condition, in addition to the technique used and the amount of hyaluronic acid used.
  • If you take any medication, discuss it with your doctor.

It is important that the patient attend an individualized consultation with the professional which must carry out photographic and video protocol, adequate planning for each case and selection of safe and quality materials.

When it comes to leaks, the effect lasts from 6 months to 2 years and it all depends on each patient, brand and density of the Hyaluronic Acid. The results begin to be visible immediately, but the maximum effect can be noticed 15 days after the treatment.

Some of the treatments that are carried out are:

  • Lip Profiling
  • Correction of nasolabial folds
  • Cheekbone and chin augmentation
  • Rhinomodeling
  • Reduction of wrinkles and deep expression lines
  • Decreased snoring
  • Profile of the Mandibular Angle
  • Deep hydration

Care and side effects

After the procedure, the patient must avoid sunbathing if they have bruises, do not consume alcohol, cigarettes or drugs for at least 72 hours after and do not do physical activity. On the other hand, it is suggested to massage the treated area and apply cold compresses. at least 3 times a day for 5 days, keep the area hydrated and use sunscreen.

Between the side effects that the patient could present are:

  • Erythema (Vasodilation of skin capillaries)
  • Edema
  • Bruises
  • Allergic reactions

It is not necessary to prescribe any medication before the procedurebut in the case of the patient with a history of Herpes, prophylaxis with oral Acyclovir is necessary, 7 days before the application of Hyaluronic Acid.