Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Cosmetic injections of hyaluronic acid can help restore elasticity and volume to the skin. Hyaluronic acid may also be used topically to aid wound healing.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance found throughout the human body. Its main purpose is to act as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells. It is most present in fluids around the eye area and in the joints, and is often injected into joints to relieve rheumatism and joint pain. When injected into the facial area, it acts like a cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume and elasticity due to injury, aging and other causes. Depressions within the skin due to scars and injury can be reduced by these injections. It also hydrates the skin by bringing water to the facial surface.
Last updated: 24-Jun-10