Hyaluronic acid provides continuous moisture to our skin by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water. It is the only biological substance that can retain this amount of water. Indeed, one of the hallmarks of youthful skin is its moisture content that helps keep the skin looking smooth and plump.
With age, the ability of our skin to produce HA decreases: our skin loses moisture, resulting in a loss of firmness and elasticity.11,13,19
Hyaluronic acid also plays a significant role in reducing oxidative damage to our skin caused from both internal and external factors, such as daily environmental exposure to pollutants and particularly, UV irradiation (also referred to as photoageing).25,19
Skin ageing is also influenced by hormonal changes: decreased production of sex hormones like oestrogen can lead to collagen degradation, which results in dryness, loss of elasticity and wrinkling of our skin.43
The primary way in which HA helps improve the appearance of photoaged skin is by reducing water loss from the epidermis.
Hyaluronic acid dermal filler injections provide an easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth our skin and give us a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly.79
For truly natural looking results, newer generation HA dermal fillers have been specifically developed to adapt to the movements and dynamism of our face. They offer an immediate volume-boosting effect and are designed to hydrate our skin, treat superficial and deep wrinkles in dynamic zones, create or restore facial volumes and resculpt facial contours.5,29
Thanks to its ability to stimulate collagen production and its excellent capacity to retain water, hyaluronic acid also keeps our skin smooth, plumped up and well hydrated.11,22,27