What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is the supporting structure of our connective tissues: its job is to keep the skin hydrated, elastic and firm. However, we know that with advancing age, its concentration in the body decreases.

We notice this because skin tissues begin to sag, and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and radiance. The first signs of ageing appear on the face: wrinkles form, the eye contour becomes duller and wrinkled.

It then becomes necessary to restore the amount of molecule lost during the skin ageing process.

In what way?

Instead of resorting to surgery and invasive treatments, we can reactivate the skin’s natural beauty through hyaluronic acid injections.

This regenerates the components of the dermis structure, visibly improving its hydration and elasticity, with natural and long-lasting results.

Is it animal derived?

No, our hyaluronic acid is obtained through a bacterial biofermentation process with no risk of contamination by antigenic proteins and residual solvents.

The result is an ultra-pure molecule of superior quality, biocompatible and resorbable, with reduced allergenic risk, to ensure a natural and long-lasting anti-ageing effect.

Is it painful?

Hyaluronic acid injections are performed with very fine needles, so the pain perceived is completely tolerable.

If necessary, the doctor can apply an anaesthetic cream to the area to further reduce discomfort during treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Like any other percutaneous injection, hyaluronic acid injections may cause side effects, which are generally minor and resolve within a few days.

Some of the most common side effects include:

  • inflammatory reactions (redness, oedema, etc.), sometimes associated with itching and slight pain to the touch
  • haematomas
  • discolouration of the skin at the injection site

These reactions are common to all injection treatments and are easily counteracted with a cream prescribed by a doctor.

At what age is it possible to start?

There is no precise age at which to start hyaluronic acid-based aesthetic treatments.

The most balanced approach is one that takes into account not only age, but also the objective condition of the skin or the presence of particular issues, such as scars, stretch marks and other superficial skin imperfections, which can be effectively alleviated with hyaluronic acid fillers that stimulate collagen production.

At Foliage, we uphold the values of ‘Cyclic Maintenance of Beauty’ and encourage improving the physiological well-being of the skin without distorting one’s features or chasing after artificial results.

We are convinced that it is possible to go along with nature’s biological course. Our vision and main goal is looking our age in the best possible way, without having to appear unnaturally young. The secret is to take care of yourself constantly and with the right products to achieve natural results in harmony with your essence.

How long should I wait to see the results of the treatment?

Results are visible immediately after the treatment.

How long are the effects visible?

After a single session, the effects of the treatment generally last between 6 and 9 months. This variability depends on the type of product injected and the individual reaction.

Why choose products from the Foliage line?

Relying on Foliage by Phitogen products means being able to count on a complete range of bio-based revitalising injectables, 100% Made in Italy, which – using only the purest, highest quality hyaluronic acid of non-animal origin -help you to face the natural passing of time with serenity and safety.

Manufactured to the highest quality standards and using exclusive 2CORE technology, our face and lip fillers deliver progressive, natural-looking results that last longer.

2CORE Technology, based on the sequential combination of two production steps – Conservative Reticulation and Control and Reduction of the particle size – results in a product with a unique biophysical profile that is extremely homogenous, easy to inject and with a very low risk of allergic reactions.

Thanks to its specific particle size control phase, this innovative technology makes it possible to create hyaluronic acid-based fillers that combine the characteristics of a compact and mouldable gel with an excellent level of elasticity, safety, tissue integration and volume-boosting action.


Foliage is the result of 20 years' experience of Phitogen Beauty Labs - a leading group in the production of hyaluronic acid-based injectables. Foliage distributes a complete range of high-performing intradermal products.

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