Hyaluronic acid, also known as also known as Hyaluronan, Hyaluronate or HA is a natural substance that is found in our body. Its main job is to attract and hold large quantities of moisture and is able to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water which helps to hydrate the skin. It also acts as an antioxidant and removes unstable free radicals from the skin. Hyaluronic acid is also great at maintaining skin elasticity, cushioning the joints and nerve tissues and its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory functions are able to maintain the fluid in the tissues of the eye.
50 percent of hyaluronic acid is found in your skin and it is able to plump out the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age the production of hyaluronic acid in our body slows down which as a result can affect the appearance and texture of our skin.
Hyaluronic acid can be injected into the dermis of the skin to fill and plump areas of the face which is known as dermal filler treatment. Click here to book a dermal filler consultation to find out more.