Hyaluronic acid gel in skin rejuvenation

J Drugs Dermatol. Nov-Dec 2006;5(10):959-64.

Abstract

Hyaluronans have become the most popular agents used for soft tissue augmentation in the entire facial area. They are biodegradeable, nonpermanent and have a remarkable safety profile. Their natural biocompatibility means that no pretreatment skin test is necessary. The soft pliable enhancement of natural tissue turgor and contour makes them very acceptable in the lips and perioral and periocular regions. The more viscous agents are very helpful in the treatment of facial lipoatrophy particularly in the region of the cheeks and chin.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adjuvants, Immunologic / chemistry
  • Biocompatible Materials / administration & dosage
  • Biocompatible Materials / chemistry
  • Gels
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid / administration & dosage*
  • Hyaluronic Acid / chemistry
  • Injections, Intradermal
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Skin Aging / drug effects*
  • Skin Aging / physiology

Substances

  • Adjuvants, Immunologic
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Gels
  • Hyaluronic Acid