Undoubtedly, hyaluronic acid is one of the substances most widely used today to solve certain aesthetic dermatological problems. As the years go by, the skin begins to lose that much sought-after appearance and firmness, and in our attempt to maintain it, we use creams and an infinite number of products with the same aim: to ensure that the years go by without having an impact on our face.
Wrinkles, expression lines, crow's feet... there is always some kind of mark that shows that time is passing. In many cases, people want to change their appearance, but the simple fact of hearing about surgery makes people fear, and they continue to look like this instead of changing towards their desired appearance. If a little while ago we talked about collagen, today we are going to talk about another current and very widespread topic: hyaluronic acid fillers.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide of the glycosaminoglycan group, i.e. it is a sugar molecule that can be found naturally in our body. It is usually concentrated in the joints, cartilage and skin, and as time goes by, our body uses up its reserves and little by little, the concentration of hyaluronic acid decreases. It is widely used in medicine, for example in traumatology, ophthalmology and also for aesthetic treatments.
Its main qualities are hydration, as hyaluronic acid has the capacity to retain large amounts of water around it, and its ability to fill in tissues such as wrinkles and expression lines.
As we age, the hyaluronic acid decreases in concentration, causing the skin to look more dehydrated, and as a direct consequence, the formation of wrinkles and furrows is favoured. This is where medicine comes into play, and medical advances have shown that injecting hyaluronic acid into areas such as wrinkles or crow's feet helps to restore a more youthful appearance.
It can be of animal or biological origin, depending on the manufacturer and supplier of each clinic, as well as the purpose for which it is to be used.