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Other medical applications of hyaluronic acid

Due to its presence in so many structures throughout the body, numerous medical applications have already been discovered for hyaluronic acid. 

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Earlobes

Why do some people have disfigured earlobes?

With time, signs of skin damage and volume loss can be seen everywhere, and our earlobes are no exception. Two problems are noticeable in this area:77

  • Elongated and deformed earring holes, due to heavy accessories
  • Sagging ear lobes and brown spots, which are often seen in ageing patients

What type of HA treatment is required for disfigured earlobes?

If we’ve spent years sporting heavy, dangling earrings, we can’t rely on our beloved anti-ageing HA cream to treat our extremely stretched-out lobes. In fact, a rising number of people are turning to injectable Hyaluronic Acid fillers to rejuvenate their deformed lobes in a safe, long-lasting, and relatively painless way.71,77

Small earlobes can also be enhanced with these fillers to give them a rounder look, by enlarging the outer portion of the lobule.

Hyaluronic acid filler injections help to compensate delicate lobes from ripping and provide extra cushioning for heavy jewellery.77

Hand rejuvenation

Why does hand skin get old?

Besides our face, hands are the second part of our body giving clues about our age. The skin on our hands is naturally thin but becomes thinner and rougher with time and constant sun exposure.94

Moreover, with aging, hands will lose their fat. Together with the appearance of dark spots, the lost of fat as well as the changes of our skin will lead to visible and unsightly veins and tendon and thus a "bony" appearance with the emergence of fine lines on our aged hands.94

Why can HA be used to treat hand skin?

Restoring youthful hands is all about improving texture and replacing lost volume. Much like our face, our hands show signs of ageing from unavoidable sun exposure, loss of fat, collagen, elasticity and heredity.77,94

Hyaluronic acid injections encourage collagen growth, reduce wrinkles and lines and plump up the skin on our hands.24,54
 

Which HA treatments are suitable for hands?

Injectable HA fillers corrects wrinkles on hands by adding volume to regain skin elasticity and compensate for fat loss; they may also stimulate collagen production to give skin an immediate lifting and contouring effect.24,54,77,94

Some cosmetic products that contain Hyaluronic Acid are particularly suitable for the delicate skin on the back of the hands: they provide ongoing hydration to make hands softer and smoother.5,95

Non-Surgical Nose Job

Why do some people want a non-surgical nose job?

Does the appearance of your nose bother you, but the thought of surgery scare you? If you answered yes, a non-surgical nose job could be an attractive option for you.

A non-surgical nose job can treat a number of misshapen nose concerns:83,84

  • Slightly crooked nose
  • Nose bump on the bridge 
  • An asymmetric nose 
  • Unsatisfactory surgical nose job
  • Hooked nose
  • Nose tip droop
  • Straighten out a mild to moderate

 

Ask a doctor - HA Nose Job

How can hyaluronic acid be used for a non surgical nose job?

Expert injection have been using HA dermal filler to correct noses. But this is a delicate area and not all fillers are tested for this indication. If it’s your nose shape, rather than size, that you’re unhappy about, then HA dermal fillers used for a non-surgical nose job could be the solution.

The use of HA dermal fillers is by far the most popular treatment for a gentle and effective alternative to the pain and discomfort of surgery to improve the shape of our nose with immediately visible results.77,83,84

These fillers are thick enough to straighten nasal curves or hooks and to plump out areas or dents that could have been caused naturally or in an accident.83

They can also build up a small nose and/or give more height and definition, smooth out a nasal bump, correct a nasal deviation or alter the appearance of the nasal tip.77,83

 

How long do the results of a non-surgical nose job last?

Hyaluronic acid filler treatments give quick results, which is one of the big advantage about them. Because HA is elminitated by into the body, our nose eventually returns to its original shape.77,83,84

On average, a non-surgical nose job will last for about 1 year depending on our skin type and lifestyle factors, before another injection is needed.77,83

The medical applications

Some important applications include:44

  • Scar formation in surgical wounds can be prevented by the administration of HA during surgery.
  • Produces beneficial wound healing outcomes
  • Treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Treatment of cataracts
  • Drug delivery agent for various routes of administration, including ophthalmic, nasal, pulmonary, parenteral, and topical

How does the skin age?

The skin acts as a protective barrier between our body’s internal organs and the outside world. It is made up of several layers, including deeper layers that are not visible.

Aesthetic treatments with hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an active skin care ingredient, widely used in aesthetic and cosmetics products, because it retains moisture and creates a cushion to help plump the appearance of ageing skin.5