From 1970 to 2000, the hyaluronic acid was reserved for the medical world (especially used in rheumatology to restore the flexibility of cartilage and in ophthalmic surgery). From 2000 onwards, hyaluronic acid has been used in aesthetic medicine and cosmetics.
Over the years, hyaluronic acid has been widely recognized for its intrinsic qualities (super moisturizing, revitalizing, filling...). Today, among the aesthetic procedures performed in medical practices, hyaluronic acid injections have become one of the most performed procedures after botox injections.
Naturally present in the skin, hyaluronic acid fills the intercellular spaces and contributes to the hydration and cohesion of the tissues. It ensures the hydration of the skin by retaining water and maintaining it in the deeper layers. Its decrease in the body, starting at age of 40, is one of the reasons for skin aging.
Today hyaluronic acid is produced by bacterial fermentation: the filaments of hyaluronic acid are synthesized by bacteria. This method enables to obtain hyaluronic acid identical to that present in our human body. It has the advantage of being natural and therefore it is not rejected by the body as a foreign substance. Also, as it degrades over time, it does not accumulate in the body.