Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a gel-like water holding molecule that is the space filler and cushioning agent in all mammals. HA cushions joints, nerves, hydrates skin and hair, and fills the eye. Although originally discovered in 1934 by Karl Meyer, HA gained momentum only after a visit by a reporter to a Japanese village of Yuzuri Hara to find out why both men and women in their 80’s and 90’s had smooth wrinkle free skin, flexible joints, full heads of hair and activity levels that defied their age. This was eventually found to be related to estrogen-like molecules in their diet from soya and tofu, which sent signals to the cells to make more hyaluronic acid.
Our bodies roughly contain 15 grams of HA and it is found in virtually every part of the body. With such a widespread occurrence, it is logical that HA also has multiple functions. Scientific studies have shown that HA improves skin hydration, stimulates production of collagen in skin, works as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger, maintains skin elasticity, cushions joints and nerve tissues, has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity and maintains the fluid in the eye tissues, which may help to protect against numerous possible eye concerns.
The average human body contains roughly 15 grams of HA, 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 HA is no exception to this rule. Decreasing levels of hyaluronic acid are known to accompany the aging 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.
Injectable dermal fillers are fantastic for adding volume to the face or the body. Most of nurse practitioners use them for cheeks, lips and buttock. Here are some popular areas for dermal fillers:
✅ Shape and volume to the lips
✅ Smoothing laugh lines
✅ Sculpting jaw and chin
✅ Clearing tech neck lines
✅ Adding volume to hollowness underneath the eyes
✅ Rejuvenating aging hands
✅ Tightening up the earlobes
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