What is the history of Hyaluronan?By far the most popular category of wrinkle fillers is Hyaluronic acid, a natural component of all connective tissue. Each type of Hyaluronic Acid wrinkle filler works in a slightly different way to fill lines and wrinkles with a varying range of lasting results.
HA was first discovered in 1934 and has been a safe choice in a number of differing applications. To note a few examples; Hyaluronan has been administered as an injection to help combat knee osteoarthritis, used in corrective eye surgery in addition to the most popular use of most recent times which is as an application to skin for its anti-aging properties.
Most recently, developments of hyaluronan have gone under the brand name Macrolane®, a non-surgical alternative that can help in naturally regenerating body shape and contours. Macrolane® has been used in specific scenarios such as breast shaping (for woman who have asymmetrical breasts, change of shape due to weight loss or breast feeding, or those who wish to consider natural alternatives to breast enlargement surgery) and helping to correct post-operative liposuction skin surface discrepancies.
Because this is additional hyaluronan added to the system, the body will typically not continue to add any more than it did previously to the addition of more hyaluronan so therefore top-ups anywhere between 6-18 months will be required to maintain the desired result.