A look at the science now helps to understand the limitation of topically applied hyaluronic acid (topical, by the way, is such a nice dermatologist word to describe something being applied to the skin). To slow skin aging and effectively address it below, we need a basic understanding of what causes our skin to age. To a large extent, external factors have an impact and UV light is a major part of that. Smoking, metabolic changes and ultimately genetics determine the pace of our skin aging. Without going too deeply into the details, everything ultimately results in a loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Even though the hyaluronic acid in a well-formulated lotion may ultimately reduce wrinkles by better hydrating the skin, it does not prevent or even reverse the actual structural damage to the body’s own hyaluronic acid. I will describe what actually helps in this case in another article. But this much is already revealed: Retinol and laser therapy are part of it, as well as the thread lift. To dissolve you now, however, why we are nevertheless big fans of hyaluronic acid: With the right filler, such as a skin booster, hyaluronic acid can be carefully injected under the skin, where its water-absorbing effect can gently and aesthetically plump up the skin. With the correct injection technique, this can even promote the body’s own production of collagen. Therefore, I see hyaluronic preparations to be applied to the skin as a kind of cure to reduce feelings of dryness. However, it is not a therapy to actually reverse skin aging.
Your Dr. Sophia
At HY STUDIO we offer a wide range of minimally invasive beauty treatments. The best known, besides botulinum therapy, is the injection with fillers. You surely know that our fillers, which we use to build up and restore parts of the face, are made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a real magic substance. It occurs naturally in our body and gives firmness and structure to the tissues.
Let’s now talk about an important topic that should be part of every good consultation. As a doctor, I may accompany you during your first minimally invasive procedure. That can be quite exciting. It takes trust to let someone get that close to your face. Your trust is important and encourages me and my colleagues to explain the possible risks of filler treatment before every treatment. Although the probability of complications is negligible, fillers are (as the name suggests) filling substances. It therefore requires good anatomical knowledge on the part of the practitioner in order to spare nerves and vessels. Unlike silicone fillers, for example, hyaluronic fillers can be dissolved using a process known as hylase. The body’s own tissue is not permanently damaged during application. Since hylase treatment is reserved for doctors, it is all the more important to have injections performed only in a medical practice. Together with my other self-employed colleagues at HY STUDIO, we can guarantee the best possible safety for you.
Your Dr. Sophia