As we age our skin loses firmness, plumpness and glow due to the degradation of collagen and elastic fibers, and the reduction of the body’s own moisturiser, Hyaluronic Acid.
The manufacture of this protective agent in the body declines with age. Decreasing levels of hyaluronic acid are known to accompany the ageing process and it is estimated that by the time we reach our mid-40’s, the synthesis of HA is roughly half that required by the body.
Hyaluronic acid, also known as HA, hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is widely available in capsules, skin care products and injectable products.
It is a natural compound found in skin that has many important functions; including holding in moisture, providing cushioning, aiding in tissue repair, holding together the skin structural components collagen and elastin, and helping create a protective barrier against microorganisms.
Our bodies roughly contain 15 grams of HA and it is found in every part of the body and one third of it is degraded and synthesized on a daily basis.
This is where the problems arise!
Hyaluronic acid fillers are useful for reducing or improving wrinkles, make the skin look younger and increase skin tone, making it look smooth and supple.
Popularity of dermal fillers has grown rapidly in recent years because they offer the rejuvenative and enhancing aesthetic improvements previously only achievable with surgery, but at a lower cost and with limited-to-no recovery time.
Hyaluronic acid based products are considered safe because it is a natural ingredient of the skin, it isn’t made of animal or human material, and therefore there is a very low risk for allergic reaction.
Hyaluronic acid filler acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal ageing. It also maintains the level of water in the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
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