What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (also known as hyaluronan, hyaluronate or HA) is naturally found in the body throughout connective, epithelial and neural tissues. It is one of the main agents in maintaining hydration and a fresh, youthful appearance, and is a major component of tissue repair. Ageing, exposure to environmental factors such as pollution, sun exposure and the damaging effects of free radicals, all lead to a reduction in hyaloronic acid naturally present in the skin.
HA can attract up to 1000 times its weight in water, it is present in some quantity in all tissues of the body and its chemical structure is identical across all species. It is truly a remarkable chemical. It is abundant in the dermis and is safe, natural and entirely biodegradable – therein lies its major advantage.
HA is made up of natural sugar molecules, it exists naturally in our skin and is lost in large amounts as we age, so it makes sense to replace this lost volume with a more natural substance. Cosmetically, HA injections are indicated for filling soft tissue defects such as facial wrinkles and removal of scars.
There are different formulations designed to treat different facial concerns. Some people just need volume, so we can use a firmer HA placed quite deep in the face to develop structure and to replace the youthful contours.
Mid-strength HA’s are placed in the sub dermal layer and provide a smooth ‘blanket’ cover. Fine and delicate versions are used to fill fine lines, which are superficial creases in the skin. Almost everyone is suitable for HA fillers, since allergic reaction is very rare. You can use HA fillers all over the face, in different thicknesses for different areas to create optimum results.
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