What is behind the trend of hyaluronic acid?

With regard to the use of hyaluronic acid, advertising on TV or radio seems very promising. Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan and therefore an endogenous substance that is found in the connective tissue of humans.

Among other things, she is responsible for maintaining the firmness and elasticity of the skin. In addition, it guarantees the movement of the joints without friction thanks to its property of retention of water.

Because of these properties, Hyaluron is available in various forms, including as a syringe injection or nourishing cosmetic cream. In the meantime, there is the miracle drug even in the form of hyaluronic acid capsules.

Hyaluron is used as a syringe to reduce annoying wrinkles, for example in the following areas:

  • Ruffles around the mouth
  • forehead wrinkles
  • Wrinkles on the neckline

The good thing about this method is that the treatment only takes about half an hour. The respective fold is padded with a small needle.

Over time, hyaluronic acid degrades

The disadvantage of the set is that a treatment of about 400 euros must be repeated and must be repeated within six months because the substance is degraded quickly.

But even after the second treatment, the effect of the syringe is no longer valid, which is why many people prefer to use Botox. However, it is a very strong cell toxin – with the corresponding side effects.

The potential inherent in hyaluronic acid is clearly defined by the fact that it can also be used for breast augmentation. The disadvantage is that, besides the cost, it is necessary to inject a very large quantity of substance.

This can lead to the formation of cysts. In addition, such treatment lasts about three years and must then be redone.

Hyaluronic acid creams should be handled with caution
Hyaluron is better known to most people by promoting the cosmetic industry – mainly with creams. These products are advertised as anti-aging creams or wrinkles, but even with them, there is a problem.

On the one hand, they are effective, but on the other hand, they are not what advertising wants us to believe. It is promised that the hyaluron contained in the syringe may have an effect similar to that of wrinkles. This is not the case.

In addition, the existing mitigation of wrinkles with the help of such creams is not based on the hyaluron content, but on the provision of the remaining ingredients:

  1. fat
  2. water

From a purely logical point of view, this also makes sense, because with creams, hyaluron only reaches the surface of the skin and can only mitigate the smaller wrinkles that move in the range of the smallest millimeter fractions.

Although hyaluron is an interesting substance on the one hand, it can also be critically questioned on the other.