Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body. It is used by the body to lubricate and prevent injury to the tissues of the joints and skin. Several environmental and lifestyle factors including pollution, excessive exposure to sunlight and smoking can deplete the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid and cause joint-related disorders such as arthritis, premature aging and wrinkled skin. Depending upon the requirement, hyaluronic acid can be used in a variety of different ways: applied topically, consumed orally or injected in the body.
Correct wrinkled, prematurely aged or scarred skin with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Hylaform improve the skin’s texture, add volume and reduce fine lines and scars. Consult your healthcare provider about performing this simple, non-surgical procedure.
Take hyaluronic acid injections such as Hyalgan to reduce inflammation and pain from osteoarthritis, as well as to stimulate the body’s production of hyaluronic acid. The injection should be injected into the knee joint by your healthcare provider.
Consume 200 mg of hyaluronic acid supplements in tablet or capsule form daily. Hyaluronic acid supplements have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, restore skin elasticity and accelerate skin healing from cuts and wounds.
The restorative effects of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers on the skin are short-term and last for six months. Repeat the dermal filler treatment annually to maintain the beneficial effects of hyaluronic acid on the skin. (See References 4 and 5)
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