Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. The hyaluronic acid that is used as medicine is extracted from rooster combs or made by bacteria in the laboratory.
The average human body contains roughly 15 grams of Hyaluronic Acid, one third of which is degraded and synthesized on a daily basis. This is where the problems arise! The manufacture of every single protective agent in the body declines with age and Hyaluronic Acid is no exception to this rule. 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 Hyaluronic Acid is roughly half that required by the body.
Almost half of the body’s Hyaluronic Acid is located in the collagen of skin and it is logical that Hyaluronic acid plays a vital role here. Hyaluronic acid helps to retain over a 1000 times its weight in water within the cells of skin, making it an excellent moisturizer. In fact, no other biological substance can retain as much water as Hyaluronic acid resulting in increased smoothness, softening and decreased wrinkles. Equally important is its ability to remove waste matter from cells including those where there is little blood circulation. Today, hyaluronic acid is considered equally important, if not more important, than Collagen. The most common application for hyaluronic acid is in anti-ageing therapy, particularly with cosmetic procedures such as the elimination of skin imperfections and wrinkles, but these are not without problems and since Hyaluronic acid is destroyed by the body, they need to be repeated regularly and are often expensive.
If you want to reduce facial wrinkles and lines, hyaluronic acid may be a good choice as a dermal filler because of its compatibility with the human body. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers.If the term sounds familiar, it's because the same substance is often injected into the aching joints of people with arthritis to ease pain and provide extra cushioning.
When administering treatment, a light local anaesthetic cream is first applied to the skin so that fine dermal filler injections of hyaluronic acid may boost the skin's natural levels without any discomfort, smoothing skin tone for a beautiful and youthful complexion.
Few of dermal filler treatments containing hyaluronic acid that are approved by the FDA include:
Few of Collagen based dermal filler approved by the FDA include:
Practitioners who provide dermal filler treatment are those who are qualified medical specialists, such as dermatologists and plastic surgeons. On completion of post-graduate training, these doctors continue their professional development in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin diseases and disorders.
Cosmetic practitioners who provide FDA-approved dermal filler treatments should have such qualifications, are trained in medical procedures for dermal filler treatments, and offer only FDA-approved dermal filler products for safe results. The FDA only approves dermal fillers once their effectiveness as an anti-wrinkle and skin restoring treatment is proven through clinical study.
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