What is hyaluronic acid?


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Hyaluronic acid; also called hyaluronan is a naturally occurring carbohydrate polymeric substance having large deposits in human body especially in the eyes, connective tissues and skin. As a result of aging of the skin, its water retaining capacity becomes reduced thereby causing skin dryness. The skin remains agile and young because of the presence of collagen; consisting mainly water. So when hyaluronic acid is used on the skin, it eliminates dehydration by rehydrating the skin for smoother and fresher skin appearance. It strengthens the collagen. Hyaluronic acid is extracted from rooster combs for medicinal use. It has many amazing benefits. As a product of research, Hyaluronic Acid has been noted to have antioxidant properties which serve as covering against free radicals in the body. Hyaluronic acid has been used in various formulations to create artificial tears to treat dry eye. The FDA has approved the use of hyaluronic acid during certain eye surgeries including cataract removal, corneal transplantation, and repair of a detached retina and other eye injuries. It is injected into the eye during the procedure to help replace natural fluids.

Do I need Hyaluronic acid? If yes, Why?

Almost everyone needs this substance but yet some needs it more than others.

First, if you are suffering from skin wounds, then this substance is for you. Its direct application to your open wound will fast-track wound healing and recovery. It does this by controlling the levels of inflammation and also produce more blood vessels to the wounded area.

Even if you have no open wounds, Hyaluronic acid also has been noted to have some antibacterial properties, hence it can help lower your body’s infection risk.

The fact that you have a dehydrated skin tells you that you need hyaluronic acid. A dehydrated skin displays wrinkles, roughness and often thick and firm. Applying hyaluronic acid will moisturize your skin and eliminate dehydration.

We all undergo skin aging. As our skin ages, the concentration of Hyaluronic Acid produced by skin cells becomes reduced. As a result, skin becomes rough and tough and may suffer shrinking. At this point, you need to artificially apply this substance so that it can strengthen the little produced by your skin to prevent the skin from aging.

How do I apply Hyaluronic acid?

In almost every material used on the hyaluronic acid is a constituent. From moisturizers to make-up to skincare appetizers and cleansers. There abound several abundant ways to use it. My advice, locate body materials containing a minimum of 1% hyaluronic acid and seek medical advice for its usage.

For more information about hyaluronic acid, contact us today at the Costa Rica Aesthetic Center.

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