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Hyaluronic acid fights wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin

Hyaluronic acid fights wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin

Since 1996, however, animal hyaluronic acid has been started on the skin to treat wrinkles and recover the old lodge. Today, it can be of animal origin (coming from the crest of the rooster) or biotechnology (through bacterial fermentation). Regardless of the source, hyaluronic acid is subjected to a series of chemical procedures aimed at obtaining the final product, sodium hyaluronate, with the lowest possible concentration of proteins (whether of animal or bacterial origin) or bacterial endotoxins. At the end of the purification process the final product is obtained as a purified gel which can be applied directly to the skin or as part of the cosmetic composition. Hyaluronic acid Indications Hyaluronic acid is indicated primarily to improve the smoothness of the skin, softening wrinkles and other marks of age. When used in an injectable form, it can be used on face contour, lips (contour and volume), nasolabial grooves, naso-jugal groove (dark circles), facial wrinkles, and to restore volume on face, hands and some body regions .

In addition, another technique in which hyaluronic acid is used is the volumization of the face, being applied in the region of the cheeks, jaw and the sides of the face. This is indicated mainly over the years, because in some parts of the face the subcutaneous tissue is lost with age. In this method, it can be applied with microcannulas, which brings more comfort and safety to the application, and also a local anesthetic is used.

How to use hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid can be found in the form of creams topical or injectable. In the latter case, the application should be done by a specialist (dermatologist or plastic surgeon).

Today hyaluronic acid is one of the most commonly used fillers because it is a biocompatible resorbable implant and there is no hypersensitivity report. Finally, hyaluronic acid can also be used to improve orthopedic and / or rheumatic joint processes and in ophthalmology, in the so-called vitreous humor, which contributes in the way spherical eyes

Care before using hyaluronic acid

Before indicating treatment, anamnesis and clinical examination of the patient should be performed to rule out possible contraindications to treatment. Avoid alcoholic beverages in excessive doses the day before. Nighttime acid should be discontinued the day before and the day in the procedure. Anticoagulant medications such as acetylsalicylic acid, ginko biloba, among others, should be avoided in the week prior to the procedure. Sunscreen should be kept strictly before and after the procedure.

Care after using hyaluronic acid

Some scientific studies recommend to massage the place with your fingertips for two to three days, but if there is bruising, massage becomes contraindicated. The ideal is not to be exposed to the sun, especially if the purplish form, and ice may be used in the first 24 hours.


The application of hyaluronic acid should not be done in individuals with known hypersensitivity to the compound. It is also contraindicated in people with problems with clotting. It should not be applied in or near areas where there is active skin disease, inflammation or wounds. It should not be injected into an area where a permanent implant has been placed.

Pregnant can use?

There is no contraindication for creams containing hyaluronic acid in its composition. When we talk about the application of the substance, there are no studies indicating if it is safe or not for pregnant women and infants. In the first trimester of pregnancy this use is prohibited, but after that there is no absolute contraindication. Since it is generally aesthetic, it can only be done after authorization from the obstetrician in charge.

Possible risks

The use of creams with hyaluronic acid in their composition does not present a hazard if used according to the instructions of each manufacturer. Applying the substance directly to the skin can cause problems when the procedure is poorly done or the product is of a dubious quality. Therefore, it is important to perform the procedure in a reliable location.

It is common for some adverse reactions to appear after the application, such as transient erythema, edema, pain, pruritus, bruising, discoloration or tenderness at the injection site. Usually the resolution is spontaneous, within a day or two after application.

Before and after hyaluronic acid

The result when applying hyaluronic acid to the skin is to smooth out wrinkles, giving the face to remodel the face, showing its angles and respecting the points of light of the skin. In these aspects, the method is one of the most efficient.

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Balanced nutrition

The diet also influences the health of the skin, and its appearance. Prevent unsaturated fats from foods such as olive oil and fish, and avoid saturated fats such as those found in sweets and fried foods.

Quitting Smoking Women who smoke tend to have more problems after any type of procedure, including hyaluronic acid . In addition, cigarette smoking is associated with aging, as it releases a number of harmful substances that increase the formation of free radicals, which causes greater and earlier wrinkle formation.


Dermatologist Valeria Campos (CRM-SP 73176) member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology Dermatologist Luciana Lourenço (CRM-SP 82887), dermatologist by the Brazilian Society of Dermatology

Dermatologist Daniela Landim (CRM: 106025), postgraduate degree in aesthetic medicine

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