What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid

Why is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) so popular in the filler world?

Hyaluronic acid has rapidly gained popularity and we can see why. In dermal fillers, it adds volume to specific facial areas, offers a solution for wrinkle reduction, and rejuvenates. As we age, our skin loses its ability to retain moisture, leading to a visible decline in firmness, pliability, and a youthful appearance. This is where the importance of hyaluronic acid’s moisture-binding characteristic comes into play. When we’re young, our skin effortlessly holds onto water and maintains a balanced level of hydration. However, as time goes by, this ability diminishes. The outcome? Wrinkles, a lack of firmness, and a loss of plumpness and suppleness. In essence, hyaluronic acid possesses remarkable anti-aging properties that can combat these signs of aging. HA possesses an exceptional capacity to bind water at a rate of up to 1000 times its own weight. Functioning as a humectant meaning that it retains water molecules on the surface of the skin, thereby allowing for optimal hydration levels.

What is it?

It’s actually naturally produced in the human body! Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring, gel-like substance that is produced by your body. Researchers have discovered HA in various parts of the body, it’s mainly found in connective tissues, skin, and eyes. It belongs to the glycosaminoglycan family, a type of molecule that contains sugars. Its main function involves maintaining hydration and lubrication of tissues.

Here are some notable features:

Hydration: Not only does it attract and retain water, but it also plays a key role in keeping the skin hydrated.

Joint Lubrication: Hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant and reduces friction between bones. It is beneficial for joint health and mobility.

Collagen: It’s often found alongside collagen in the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps support the structural integrity of the skin by aiding the collagen protein, which is responsible for skin firmness and elasticity.

Wound Healing: HA contributes to the wound healing process by aiding cell migration and tissue repair, which promotes the regeneration of damaged tissues.

Eye Health: Yes you read that right, it’s present in our eyes too! Hyaluronic acid helps maintain the eyeball’s shape and contributes to our overall eye health.

Why do we need it more as we age?

The level of Hyaluronic Acid in the body may decrease with age, impacting the ageing process and skin texture changes. By incorporating treatments with Hyaluronic acid, the skin will restore and amplify its beneficial effects. As we grow older and experience different lifestyle changes, the skin, fat, muscles, and bone in our face naturally become thinner and lose volume. This can result in a sunken or sagging appearance, along with the development of fine lines, wrinkles, facial folds, and thin lips. However, there is a solution to address these concerns – Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers. By injecting HA dermal fillers into the appropriate areas of the face, we can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and folds, and restore harmony, structure, and volume to the face and lips. This temporary dermal filler typically lasts up to 18 months, depending on the treated area and individual factors. The effects of the HA dermal filler injectables are visible immediately, providing you with instant results. It’s important to note that there are various types of HA dermal fillers available, and it’s crucial for patients to be aware of the specific type and brand used in their treatment. Each filler has its own density, which determines its suitability for different areas and purposes. Whether you’re looking for a lift, contour, profile balance, line filling, deep facial fold correction, or enhancement of a specific feature like the lips, we have the right filler for you.

The benefits of Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers

When HA is injected into our skin, it helps to rejuvenate and hydrate our skin. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles by adding volume. Thanks to its ability to stimulate collagen production and retain water, hyaluronic acid keeps our skin smooth, plump, and well-hydrated. By attracting and binding water molecules, hyaluronic acid plays a crucial role in maintaining the structure and volume of our skin. Together with collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid forms the foundation of our skin, providing structure and texture. By replenishing our supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid can refresh and plump our skin, restoring lost facial volume due to aging. This helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, giving our skin a natural and softer look.

Hyaluronic Acid injections are an excellent choice for addressing facial wrinkles, depending on their location. Popular treatment areas encompass forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, lip lines, and neck wrinkles.

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