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What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid (Hyaluron or hyaluronate) is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that serves the primary lubrication function along with viscoelasticity and high moisture retention properties. It can be extracted from natural sources or artificially prepared. Hyaluronic acid (HA) can be consumed orally as supplements, surface application, or injected in target areas.

What Are The Side Effects Of Hyaluronic Acid?

HA, a natural component, is safe to use; in rare cases, it causes allergic reactions with symptoms such as redness, itching, pain, swelling, or bruising. If you experience any of these, consult your doctor immediately.

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What Are The Uses Of Hyaluronic Acid?

Due to its high moisture retention and lubrication properties, HA is used in joint disorders such as osteoarthritis, treating mouth sores, dry eyes, and certain skin lesions and burns. HA has a hygroscopic nature which means it draws moisture from the environment, which has led to increasing use in skincare products and suggested anti-aging properties. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and helps in acne scar healing.

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FAQ's

1. Is Hyaluronic Acid Good For Oily Skin?

HA is great for oily skin as it hydrates the skin. Oily skins produce a lot of sebum and are abundant in moisture levels, which causes numerous skin issues such as acne and blackheads. The use of HA maintains the moisture balance and prevents excessive sebum production.

2. Is Hyaluronic Acid Good For Your Face?

Various cosmetic formulations containing HA are becoming increasingly popular. HA is safe to use on the face and creates a plumping effect by imparting hydration to the skin. With continual use, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced. HA is an active skin ingredient, and medical supervision is advised.

3. What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do For Your Skin?

HA provides needed moisture and elasticity to the skin. Ongoing research suggests anti-aging and healing properties of HA for the skin. Being hygroscopic, it draws moisture from the environment. The surface application maintains hydration in the skin and prevents excessive dryness and flaking.

4. Does Hyaluronic Acid Cause Acne?

HA is a hydrating ingredient that does not cause acne; it is often combined with other comedogenic ingredients. In case of acne-prone, sensitive skin, it is advised to consult a dermatologist before using any product to ensure your skin type and suitable ingredients.

5. Can I Use Hyaluronic Acid While Pregnant?

Use of HA is not advised for pregnant and lactating mothers. There is no sufficient evidence for safety for pregnant women and infants. It is suggested to avoid the use of Hyaluronic Acid strictly.

6. Is It Ok To Use Hyaluronic Acid Every Day?

Daily use of HA is not harmful as it is a natural component of the body. In rare cases of sensitivity reactions, it should be discontinued. The number of surface applications, consumption, or injection depends on the cases and should be supervised by a medical professional.

7. Which Is Better For Wrinkles Retinol Or Hyaluronic Acid?

Both Retinol and Hyaluronic acid are potent skincare ingredients. While HA is a structural component of the human body, Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A. Retinol ?increases the skin cell turnover and collagen production, which is the structural protein of skin and provides plumper-looking skin. It has an anti-aging effect and promotes healing, along with visible reduction in wrinkles and fine lines. Not suitable for continual use and makes skin photosensitive. Hyaluronic acid ?Provides hydration to the skin comparatively safer to use daily. Plumper-looking skin with a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles It is advised to choose the ingredient depending on target areas and after consulting with a medical professional.

8. Who Needs Hyaluronic Acid?

Both Retinol and Hyaluronic acid are potent skincare ingredients. While HA is a structural component of the human body, Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A. Retinol ?increases the skin cell turnover and collagen production, which is the structural protein of skin and provides plumper-looking skin. It has an anti-aging effect and promotes healing, along with visible reduction in wrinkles and fine lines. Not suitable for continual use and makes skin photosensitive. Hyaluronic acid ?Provides hydration to the skin comparatively safer to use daily. Plumper-looking skin with a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles It is advised to choose the ingredient depending on target areas and after consulting with a medical professional.

9. Can You Overuse Hyaluronic Acid?

A range of medical and skincare benefits makes HA suitable for all skin types. Medical ailments include joint diseases, dry eyes, dry, flaky skin, mouth sores, etc.

10. Is Hyaluronic Acid Bad For Your Liver?

No, it is advised not to overuse HA. It is a humectant (draws moisture from the environment); excess HA in skincare can cause retention of more hydration than needed. Research suggested that overuse of HA can cause redness and inflammation.

In the case of patients with liver diseases, it is advised to avoid using HA as the increased levels of HA in the bloodstream can cause thrombosis. Hence, user discretion and medical supervision are advised.

 

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