Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally present in the body. It acts as a cushioning agent, generally present in the fluids around the eyes and in the joints, and gives the skin a fuller and more youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid is used in medicine for the treatment of joint disorders, such as osteoarthritis, and is generally taken orally, in the form of pills, or it can be injected directly into the joint. It is increasingly used as a skin treatment, with the function of stimulating collagen and helping to retain water in the skin. It is applied in the form of skin cream, injections or is taken orally.
Why is it used?
Hyaluronic acid is an excellent moisturizer for the skin, because it helps it maintain 1000 times its weight in water in the skin cells. The application of hyaluronic acid improves the appearance of the skin, increases its smoothness, reduces wrinkles and gives it a fuller appearance. It is used as a cosmetic wrinkle treatment and to eliminate skin imperfections. The disadvantage of hyaluronic acid is that, over time, it is naturally degraded by the body, making repeated applications necessary.
Joint problems treatment:
Hyaluronic acid acts as a shock absorber in the joints and can be administered in the form of injections to be carried out directly in the joints of people suffering from joint conditions such as osteoarthritis. The treatment makes the joints more flexible and reduces the pain caused by wear and tear in the joint. Repeated applications are needed because hyaluronic acid is degraded by the body.
Eye surgery :
Hyaluronic acid can also be used in some types of eye surgery, including cataract removal , corneal transplantation and retinal detachment repair . It can be injected into the eye to replace the natural fluids present in it that are lost during the procedure.
Other uses of hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid has many uses, as it is a natural compound present in the body. In addition to the common uses already mentioned, it can also be used in many cosmetic procedures, including the filling of lips and eyelids. It can also be applied to the skin to promote its healing from wounds, such as burns and ulcers, and it can also be used as a treatment for gum diseases, as it helps to replace the important connective tissue in the gums, which in turn favors the regrowth of healthy natural tissue, thereby reducing tooth loss.