Do you want a more youthful look but find that creams don’t do anything to help? One of the earliest and most subtle signs of facial aging is the lack of hydration from the depth of the skin and the loss of facial volume. At the Ruiz Castilla Institute in Barcelona and the Maresme, we recommend treatments with hyaluronic acid and other filling materials in aesthetic medicine when the first signs of aging appear, or after face lift surgery. This treatment can delay the evolution of these first signs, and improve the skin’s appearance and texture. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most frequently used substances for the treatment of wrinkles and facial remodelling.
Hyaluronic acid is indicated in multiple applications:
Revitalization of the body or the face.
Correction of wrinkles and volume: nasolabial folds and oral commissures, fine wrinkles (crow’s feet, wrinkles of the upper lip, wrinkles in the brow and forehead, dark circles around the eyes), correction of acne scars, remodelling of the face contour, and restoration of volumes that change with age.
Botox is applied in areas where there is muscle, in order to weaken or paralyse it. With hyaluronic acid, the concept is different – the aim is to fill in hollows or to make fine wrinkles disappear. So, the two products are administered at different sites.
The effect of hyaluronic acid is immediate. Initially you will note some inflammation caused by the injection and the instillation of the active ingredient, but this disappears after a few days. The duration of the effect varies according to the type of hyaluronic acid used: different densities achieve different degrees of resorbability and durability. So, the length of treatment and the need for further injections depends on the characteristics of hyaluronic acid used in each person.