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Facial Hydration
Dr Mauricio pineda


Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced by the body found in connective tissues. When applied locally, it binds to skin cells to help hydrate the skin, giving it a healthier, smoother appearance with better elasticity. Additionally, it can also help improve the appearance of fine lines, furrows, and wrinkles on the skin of the face, neck, décolleté, and hands, making the skin look younger.



Just as this molecule is generally used to fill in creases, wrinkles or give volume. Hyaluronic acid can be used to “moisturize the skin”. Acids with a lower density and a looser molecular structure allow them to be applied on much more superficial planes, and due to their power to trap water, they allow hydration and improve the appearance of the skin, giving it a more lush appearance without forming nodules.

This moisturizing effect has a duration of about 1 year. In any case, it can be reapplied when deemed necessary.

Hyaluronic acid fillers should be applied by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist as it is an invasive treatment and the procedure must be performed precisely for best results. It is necessary to have a deep understanding of facial anatomy to adequately guide the patient on what should or should not be done on the face. Before going for the procedure, it is important to discuss your aesthetic goals and ensure that the treatment is safe for you.


After receiving a hyaluronic acid treatment, it is important to follow all your doctor’s instructions to ensure the best possible result, this may include using ice to relieve redness and swelling, as well as applying creams to maintain the skin hydrated. It is also important to avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours to avoid irritation.

Hyaluronic acid lasts between 6 and 18 months, depending on the amount used, the location of the treatment, and the type of hyaluronic acid used. Some types of hyaluronic acid last longer than others.


The most common side effects of hyaluronic acid are redness, swelling, itching, and inflammation at the injection site; these symptoms usually disappear in a couple of days.

General contraindications for hyaluronic acid are pregnancy, lactation, allergy to hyaluronic acid or any active infection in the injection area. It should not be used in people with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis, and avoided in people with blood clotting disorders, as it may increase the risk of bleeding. A medical evaluation is recommended before considering hyaluronic acid treatment.

If a person is dissatisfied with the results of the treatment with hyaluronic acid, it is possible to correct it, there are options to dissolve it or to improve the results. It is important to talk with the treating professional to find the best possible solution.


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