The benefits of hyaluronic acid are seen in skin care, to reduce joint pain and health care in general, as its properties fight against volume loss and wrinkles on the face.
The adverse effects or side effects of temporary hyaluronic acid fillers are very rare and generally of short duration and little seriousness according to medical advice.
Benefits of hyaluronic acid
The particular properties of hyaluronic acid have opened an increasingly wide field of applications in the treatment of different pathologies to the point that have been exposed in health news.
The first one refers to the treatment of degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. In this case the infiltrations are used to treat the pain and achieve an appreciable regeneration of the cartilage.
It is also used to replace synovial fluid that is lost in performing arthroscopies. Likewise, in elite sport it is used to recover joint injuries more quickly (ankle, knee, etc.).
In dentistry it is used to improve the healing and regeneration of gums and oral mucosa, as well as in the surgical treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Another incipient use is for the treatment of interstitial cystitis, through its introduction into the bladder. It is also suggested that it may be useful to treat skin problems such as lipodystrophy, whether caused by therapies with excess steroids or by the antiretroviral treatment of people infected with HIV.
What is hyaluronic acid?
It is a substance that is made up of molecules of polysaccharides, which has the property of retaining water and which is useful for lubrication. Its appearance is gelatinous, viscous and is present in our body in the eyes, especially in the vitreous humor, in the synovial fluid present in the joints, in the connective tissues that form the cartilages and in our skin.
Side effects of hyaluronic acid
- Redness and local inflammation: caused by the trauma of local injections.
For its treatment, anti-inflammatory soothing creams and local cold are used.
- Hematomas: produced well by the rupture of capillaries. You can reduce your risk by using adequate lighting for the treatment and its treatment is done with creams containing arnika or vitamin K.
- Asymmetries or overcorrections: derived from the amount of product used, discrete asymmetries can occur on both sides of the face or overcorrected areas.
- Hypersensitivity reactions: they are very rare in temporary fillings, since they are biocompatible products.
- Cutaneous necrosis: this is a rare but serious side effect. It happens when introducing the filling material in certain arteries.