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One of the more common questions we get is what is
the science behind hyaluronic acid?

You may have heard of hyaluronic acid, the main ingredient in some of the more popular facial fillers and also in some topical skin products. But what exactly is it? And how does it work?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a disaccharide– a molecule consisting of two sugar molecules (uronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine) that occurs naturally in the body. It is most prominently found in the eyes, skin and connective tissue.

This amazing molecule can attract and hold 1000 times its weight in water, helping to keep skin plump and hydrated. High levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin encourage collagen production and facilitate transfer of nutrients through the skin, helping the skin to heal from damaging ultraviolet radiation exposure. 

If you have any questions about hyaluronic acid in skin care, Dr. Speron‘s medical aestheticians are available seven days a week for a free virtual consultation to help you get your skin right.