Hyaluronic Acid

What is Hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is, without a doubt, one of the greatest discoveries of the century we are going through.

It is a component that our body naturally produces and it is used as a component of the connective tissue. The best known and most important characteristic is that it has the ability to bind large amounts of water. One gram of hyaluronic acid can bind up to 6 liters of water!

 

When hyaluronic acid is combined with water, a gel-like material is formed, which is found in various parts of the human body, such as:

  • In the joints as a main component of synovial fluid
  • In the eyes
  • On the skin

Is Hyaluronic acid safe to be used in medicine?

Hyaluronic acid has been widely used in many specialties of medicine for many years. The reason that we can “exploit” its properties so for the restoration of various health conditions as for the improvement of outward appearance, (look) is that it is an extremely safe material. The fact that it is produced naturally in the body ensures that it does not cause any side effects or allergic reactions. An excellent example to understand how compatible hyaluronic acid is with the human body is its use in eye drops, with the aim of alleviating itching and redness.

 

The different “types” of hyaluronic acid and their use in aesthetic dermatology

The distinction between the “types” of hyaluronic acid is based on the size of the molecular chain, a characteristic that affects its absorption.

 

  • Long-chain hyaluronic acid

Long-chain hyaluronic acid consists of a long chain of molecules and therefore has a high molecular weight.

Result: The long-chain hyaluronic acid remains on the surface of the skin and does not penetrate into it. It forms a thin film that has a beneficial and anti-inflammatory effect, while it provides elasticity and hydration. However, if you cleanse your face, the film washes off, so the long-chain hyaluronic acid found in creams and topical preparations has no real long-term effect.

 

The injectable hyaluronic acid fillers contain this type of hyaluronic acid, with flawless (perfect) results.

 

  • Short-chain Hyaluronic acid

The short-chain or low molecular weight hyaluronic acid consists of a small chain of molecules.

 

Result: The short-chain hyaluronic acid penetrates deeply into the skin and helps to store moisture in the connective tissue. This not only makes the skin firmer, but visibly reduces wrinkles.

 

Where Hyaluronic acid is applied?

Hyaluronic acid is applied with great success to enhance the volume of the face in various places, with the aim of restoring deformities, improving the appearance of certain areas, as well as treating wrinkles.

 

Areas of application:

 

  • Eyes

υαλουρονικό οξύ μάτια

In the valley of tears (under the eyes) to restore dark circles and lost volume due to age.

 

  • Cheekbones

υαλουρονικό οξύ

It restores the lost volume on the cheekbones so that the face looks more youthful.

 

  • Lower jawline – Chin

υαλουρονικό οξύ

The aim of applying hyaluronic acid to the oval of the face is to highlight the “angles” in the lower jawline and chin line, as well as to restore the skin sagging in the area.

 

  • Lips

υαλουρονικό οξύ χείλη

For plump lips, restoring of hypoplasia, lost volume, and highlighting firmness, with an absolutely natural result.

 

  • Nose

υαλουρονικό οξύ

The liquid reconstruction of the nose or liquid rhinoplasty is applied to straighten (without surgery) the hump of the nose, in order to align the tip of the nose and make it more symmetrical with the rest of the facial features. (crooked nose or hooked nose).

 

υαλουρονικό οξύ

It is used for moisturizing, nourishing, and rejuvenating the skin.

 

  • Acne scars

υαλουρονικό οξύ

For the filling of the atrophic acne scars or surgical scars, hyaluronic acid in combination with Laser gives excellent results.

 

  • Wrinkles ((Static / Permanent))

υαλουρονικό οξύ

Finally, the fact that hyaluronic acid is an important “weapon” in the fight against aging cannot be overlooked. ΕHyaluronic acid injections fill static wrinkles in the following areas:

  • Around the nose
  • Around the mouth
  • In the nasolabial folds
  • On the upper lip
  • On the cheeks
  • On the neck

For more information about the applications of hyaluronic acid, do not hesitate to contact with the Specialist Dermatologist Dr. Nektarios Logaras, with a phone call at the Athens South & Dermatology & Aesthetic Dermatology Clinic.