Hyaluronic acid, to combat wrinkles, can be used as a gel for facial filling, in cream, or in capsules, and generally presents great results, as it softens wrinkles and expression lines caused by age, reduces skin flaccidity, and increases the volume of cheeks and lips, for example.
In addition, it can also be used to correct scars after acne, as well as dark circles under the eyes, and should only be indicated and applied by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
What it’s for
It is common that as a person gets older, the hydration and elasticity of the skin decrease, favoring the appearance of wrinkles, marks and stains on the skin, for example. Thus, hyaluronic acid can be used with the goal of promoting skin rejuvenation, since it can help improve elasticity, reduce flaccidity, and reduce expression lines, for example.
In this way, to rejuvenate the skin, hyaluronic acid can be used through the application of creams, pills, or even through injections into the skin, and it is important that the use of hyaluronic acid be guided by the dermatologist.
How to use hyaluronic acid
The form of use of hyaluronic acid may vary according to the objective, and the dermatologist may indicate the use of this substance in the form of a gel, capsules, or through injections in the treatment area.
Injectable hyaluronic acid
Injectable hyaluronic acid is a product in gel form, indicated to fill wrinkles, furrows, and expression lines on the face, normally around the eyes, corners of the mouth, and forehead. It is also used to increase the volume of the lips and cheeks, and to correct dark circles and acne scars.
– How to apply: hyaluronic acid should always be applied by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in dermatology clinics. The professional makes small bites in the place where the acid is to be applied and uses local anesthesia to reduce the sensitivity and pain of the bites. This procedure takes an average of 30 minutes, and no hospitalization is required;
– Results: The results of its application appear immediately after the procedure, and last between 6 months to 2 years, depending on each person’s body, the amount of gel and the depth and amount of wrinkles.
After the application of the acid it is common for the local pain, swelling and hematoma to appear, which generally disappears after a week, however, to reduce the discomfort, ice can be applied with a compress for 15 minutes several times a day.
Cream with hyaluronic acid
The cream containing hyaluronic acid promotes skin hydration because it retains a large amount of water, giving the skin a firm and smooth appearance. This product should be used by men and women 45 years of age and older.
– How to apply: The hyaluronic acid cream should be applied directly to the skin, 3 to 4 times a week, and a small amount should be passed all over the face after cleansing the skin.
– Results: The application of creams with hyaluronic acid have better results in the prevention than in the treatment of wrinkles, however, it can be applied when the person already has wrinkled skin, helping to moisturize the skin and giving it a healthier and younger look.
The application of creams with this acid does not usually cause side effects, however, in some people, an allergic reaction may arise, leading to symptoms such as reddened skin or itching, and in these cases, you should suspend its application and consult your dermatologist.
Capsules with hyaluronic acid
Capsules or tablets with hyaluronic acid have a strong anti-aging power, because they help repair the tissues and maintain skin elasticity, however, should only be taken by indication of the dermatologist, since they can also be used to treat eye and bone problems.
When to take: 1 capsule should be taken daily with a meal, with dinner, for example, and should only be taken for the time indicated by the doctor, and usually not for longer than 3 months.
Adverse effects: Generally, these pills with anti-wrinkle action do not cause adverse reactions, and it is safe to take them.
In addition, this medicine besides treating wrinkles also prevents and delays the appearance of the first wrinkles and the deepest wrinkles, making them thinner, so you can take these pills even before the wrinkles appear.