What is Hyaluronic Acid?
It is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It helps our body stay hydrated and plump. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints
Production of Hyaluronic Acid in the body naturally decreases with age; this results in the appearance of wrinkles, sagging and thinning of the facial features. HA retains moisture and can hold up to 1000 times more moisture in the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is very commonly used for soft tissue augmentation and facial volume restoration, as well as to help bring moisture back to the surface of skin by binding water to the skin cells. This essential acid will rejuvenate facial features, making you look younger.
Biological properties of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, creates a physiological environment for cell migration, division and differentiation, and is involved in tissue regeneration/angiogenesis.
One molecule of HA attracts from 500 to 1000 water molecules to itself. Therefore, one of the most important qualities of hyaluronic acid is tissue hydration.
Injectables Hyaluronic Acid is a type of temporary dermal filler used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, facial folds, and to create structure, framework, and volume to the face and lips. There are a wide variety of injectables HAs currently used and each of these has unique characteristics, which influence what location(s) on the face they are best injected, what level they should be injected in the skin, and their longevity after injection. Examples of the most used ones are: