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How do hyaluronic acid injections work?

Hyaluronic acid injections are the subcutaneous administration of hyaluronic acid-based drugs to simulate appearance, correct facial asymmetry, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin.

Hyaluronic acid is a component in the intracellular matrix that regulates cell regeneration and metabolism and is responsible for the water balance of the skin. The main function of hyaluronic acid is to retain water molecules, thus providing a barrier-protective function for the skin, preventing its aging and wrinkling.

With age, the level of hyaluronic acid in tissues significantly decreases, which provokes aging of the skin, loss of the natural volume of tissues, the formation of wrinkles on the face. Hyaluronic acid injections solve this problem by naturally replenishing the required moisture levels in the tissues. 

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By attracting water molecules and creating an optimal water reserve, hyaluronic acid performs several functions - moisturizes and smoothers the skin, eliminates wrinkles and simulates the volume of the face.

After administration of the drug, hyaluronic acid is naturally incorporated into the tissues without feeling tactile, and after a while it is completely eliminated from the body.

Application areas of hyaluronic acid

All preparations based on hyaluronic acid differ in the concentration of the substance:

- low density (14 to 18 mg/ml) --od is used in biorevialization and mesotherapy to create hydration reserve and restore normal water balance in the skin. Injected into the skin surface layers

- medium density (18 to 22 mg/ml) - used for facial rejuvenation, elimination of wrinkles (for example, injection into nasolabial folds), lip enlargement. Introduced into the middle and deep layers of the dermis.

- high density (from 22 to 25-30 mg/ml) - used to recover lost facial volumes, fill deep wrinkles, simulate appearance (correction of cheekbones, chin, etc.). Introduced into the deep layers of dermis and supraperirest (on the periosteum).

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The most important and surprising feature of hyaluronic acid is the ability of one molecule of a substance to hold moisture a thousand times its own mass. Due to this property, the connective tissue cells are protected from dehydration. 

For example, one gram of hyaluronate can attract up to 6 liters of water, thus keeping only the required amount of water, the cell saturation is impossible – this is the unique capacity of hyaluronate.

This is why hyaluronic acid has become so popular in the beauty industry.

Sports and professional beauty care - means to achieve one goal. Both are aimed at perfecting the image and, as a result, increasing self-esteem. However, there are situations where physical activity and rejuvenation procedures are incompatible.

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Is it possible to exercise after biorevitalization?

The answer is no. Why? Keep reading to get the explanation.

1. You expose the body to double stress. Despite the fact that microinjections of hyaluronic acid are performed with the finest needles, this procedure does not go without a trace. There are traces on the face - slight swelling and redness in places of tissue trauma. Being in public like this doesn’t help the mood. It is much better to allow yourself to rest - to close the house, taking up a favorite hobby.

2. You can reduce to zero the whole effect of the procedure. During physical exertion, the body is released from toxins and slags that are excreted with sweat. However, the most part of the drug can also come out. It is a shame how much time and money will be wasted...

3. The rehabilitation period will increase. If the papules - microtrauma caused by injections, get sweat, the wound will inflame, which can entail serious consequences. Not to mention, looking in the mirror will make you uncomfortable, not satisfied. That’s another reason why you can’t do sports after a biorevitalization.

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When can full physical activity be restored?

Training should start 7-10 days after carrying out rejuvenating microinjections. That is, once the microtrauma on the skin is fully healed.

We hope that we have given an exhaustive answer to the question of whether it is possible to exercise after facial biorevitalization. If you would like to get more information on this topic, contact us.

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Julia Stecher is an award-winning fitness model, professional nutritionist, and certified personal trainer who provides personal training services in Zurich and online.

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