There are two effective rejuvenating agents on the market: hyaluronic acid and collagen.
If you are in the process of choosing a product for injection procedures for the first time, you are likely to have many questions. Chief among them: Which is better hyaluronic acid or collagen?
After all, the descriptions of fillers are very similar and manufacturers say that they perform the same function. But this is not really the whole truth.
Experts in the field of aesthetic medicine explained the difference between HA and collagen.
Hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate found in connective tissue. It combines water molecules under the skin. Due to this, the skin becomes more dense, elastic and moisturized. Dense HA gel acts as a filler. It does not dissolve under the skin for a long time and keeps its shape. Dense gel fills wrinkles, scars on the skin and changes the shape of the face. A year later, it dissolves completely. Hyaluronic acid promotes the production of collagen.
Collagen is a protein found in connective tissue. It triggers regeneration processes in a natural way. That is, it does not remain under the skin in the form of a dense gel. This solution penetrates the connective tissue immediately and activates skin regeneration. All processes occur naturally. Therefore, the effect of collagen does not appear immediately. However, it lasts longer. While maintaining a high level of collagen, your skin will have a smooth texture, it will not have wrinkles and visible defects.
- If you want to give volume to a skin area, make it fuller, or quickly smooth out wrinkles – your choice is HA.
- If you need a long and natural rejuvenation effect – your choice is collagen. It will not increase the volume of your cheekbones, lips or chin. This substance smoothes out the skin and fills it with moisture.