4 Myths About Hyaluronic Acid

4 Myths About Hyaluronic Acid

One of the most used substances in facial aesthetic medicine treatments. Hyaluronic acid infiltration is one of our favorite treatments and one of the most used in  aesthetic medicine  for its many indications and for being harmless to the body. We are going to tell you why. It can be used to improve the quality and appearance of the skin, to smooth, hydrate, plump, and to recover the structure of the face. But many doubts still arise about this substance, so we have selected the  4  most widespread hyaluronic acid myths :

Hyaluronic acid is a man-made substance . FAKE.

Nothing could be further from the truth: our body produces  hyaluronic acid  by itself and, for this reason, aesthetic medicine incorporates it into many of its treatments. Its best-known properties are the ability to hydrate, repair and protect the skin. However, as we age, the loss of hyaluronic acid in our skin is inevitable. 

Hyaluronic acid fills and has no other function.  FAKE

It is one of the substances with the greatest indications: it increases, fills, hydrates, brings harmony to the face. Depending on the crosslinking of hyaluronic acid, it will have one function or another. If you have high reticulation, your objective will be to fill in and restructure the volumes of the skin. In case it is not reticulated, it is a substance similar to the one that our body generates and its objective is  to redensify, restructure and fight the thickening of the skin.

Hyaluronic acid fillers last forever:  FALSE

Hyaluronic acid  is a natural substance  that our body absorbs little by little, that is, it does not last forever. The duration depends on the type of hyaluronic acid used, the person and if hyaluronic acid has already been infiltrated before, but it lasts approximately 1 year.

It is not recommended for people over 50 years of age:  FALSE

Although it is usually recommended to treat wrinkles when they are still appearing and are very subtle, it is also indicated for those patients who are over 40 and 50 years of age. This is because as time goes by, the body’s own hyaluronic acid decreases, leading to dehydration, loss of volume and more pronounced wrinkles.

These are the 4 most heard hyaluronic acid myths in consultation. But we do not want to end this post without talking about another of the many advantages of hyaluronic acid, and that is that  it can be used on all skin types . It is a biocompatible compound so it has hardly any contraindications or side effects.

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