Biorevitalization is the revitalization of skin in a biological way. This is a non-invasive, widespread aesthetic procedure that helps reduce the speed of ageing skin and fight various skin problems. During a biorevitalization procedure, an aesthetic practitioner injects small doses of pure, non-animal hyaluronic acid into the dermis. Italian scientists discovered this technique.
Hyaluronic acid is the main structural element of connective tissue. It participates in a variety of significant processes inside the human body. Hyaluronic acid maintains moisture in the skin. One molecule combines 200-500 molecules of water by maintaining the balance of moisture in tissues. Such an important role of hyaluronic acid in skin moisturizing ensures the youth of skin. The amount of hyaluronic acid in young peoples’ derma is rather high for the skin to be glowing and young. However, eventually the amount of “youth elixir” starts to decline unstoppably and therefore reduces the skin tonus, tightness, and elasticity. The skin stops looking lively, becomes dehydrated, and wrinkles are formed. In addition to natural biological ageing, the skin is also affected by photoageing, i.e., the withering and ageing of skin stimulated by the sun´s UV rays. Biorevitalization procedures are performed by a specialist in dermatology and venerology.
What happens during a biorevitalization with hyaluronic acid?
In 2007, American scientists proved that the injection of hyaluronic acid into the dermis helps moisturise the skin, initiates collagen synthesis stimulation, and reduces its degradation rate. Furthermore, it stimulates the production of your own hyaluronic acid. Biorevitalization helps not only to moisturise and rejuvenate the skin but also produces a facelifting effect due to newly formed fibres in the dermis. For these reasons, a minimal set of biorevitalization procedures with hyaluronic acid (3 procedures with a break for 3-4 weeks) can give you a long-term result of a beautiful skin that will even improve with time (thanks to an induced collagen synthesis).
Why biorevitalization is efficient?
The first thing you will see after the procedure is your face with smoothed out wrinkles. At first, this effect is caused by hyaluronic acid after it had been injected into the dermis. Later, it is maintained by an increased synthesis of your own hyaluronic acid and collagen.
What is the course of the procedure?
During this procedure, the dermis is injected with small doses of hyaluronic acid (microinjections). After the hyaluronic acid is delivered to the dermis, it moisturises the skin and joins the metabolic processes. It improves microcirculation, nourishing of skin cells, oxidation processes, and activates the synthesis of your own hyaluronic acid. These actions immediately reflect on your skin´s appearance. After tissues become saturated with hyaluronic acid, they stimulate a synthesis of collagen and elastin.
It is possible to increase the volume of hyaluronic acid delivered to your dermis during the biorevitalization procedure. But you need to do it step by step. Long-term results can be seen after only 2-4 procedures of biorevitalization. A patient sees how the appearance of their skin improves by an increase in tonus, elasticity, changes in complexity colour, brightness, dewiness, elimination of wrinkles, and restoration of skin structure. Biorevitalization is a stimulating therapy causing skin rejuvenation with the help of products containing hyaluronic acid.
Differences compared to mesotherapy
Both techniques have their own niches in an aesthetic dermatology to help in solving various skin problems. The main differences between these techniques in terms of revitalization:
- Number of procedures. 3 sessions of biorevitalization, while mesotherapy requires 3-5 procedures.The effect produced by the procedure.
- The effect is visible right after a biorevitalization procedure. The effect of the mesotherapy is not immediately seen immediately after the procedure. You need to take several sessions to see results.
- The ingredients of products. Depending on the skin problems, mesotherapy uses different cocktails of products, while biorevitalization involves injecting a pure hyaluronic acid.
Indications of biorevitalization:
- ageing prevention
- reduction in skin elasticity and tightness
- dry, dehydrated skin
- stressed skin, damage by free radicals
- poor nutrition
- small wrinkles
- noticeable fine lines and wrinkles caused by gravity
- changes in facial contours caused by gravity
- pale, exhausted, skin, skin of smokers
- prior to or in combination with other aesthetic procedures to improve results, prior to plastic surgeries
- after aggressive skin procedures
- damage to the skin surface (stretching marks, scars ) or for their prevention
- prior to sun bathing or to refresh the skin after sunburns
- after various types of stress
- for woman after labour.
What areas of the body can be treated with biorevitalization?
The most common treatment areas are face, neck, hands, and forearms. These open areas of the body demand a lot of care since they are the most exposed to sun and photoaging.
How many sessions do I need?
The advantage of biorevitalization is its immediate effect seen right after the first procedure (although it is strongly recommended to take a course of several sessions). In comparison to the first generation of products intended for biorevitalization, you will need fewer procedures using the new generation products, i.e. 2-3 procedures once per month. After completing a course of sessions, if necessary, you will be recommended to undergo supportive procedures.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the area of its application. After the procedure, swelling and red skin in the treated area are short-term skin reactions.
Recommendations before and after the procedure:
there are no specific requirements to be followed before the biorevitalization procedure. However, a week before the session, it is recommended to avoid taking an aspirin or any other nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory medicines for pain, temperature, or inflammation. In the period from 3 to 7 days after the procedure, it is recommended to avoid going to the sauna, public bath, swimming pool, and getting sun exposure. You will receive complete doctor’s recommendations on skin aftercare.
Contraindications to performing the procedure:
- pregnancy and breastfeeding
- autoimmune disorders
- local skin infection in the area to be treated
- acute infectious disease
- acute conditions of chronic diseases
- high temperature
- an anaphylactic shock in the anamnesis
- predisposition for keloid cicatrixes
- uncontrollable epilepsy