Hyaluronic Acid Injections Specialist Q&A
Discover the amazing benefits of hyaluronic acid injections at Living Well Healthcare in Elkton, MD. We can help you restore function to damaged soft tissues. We are conveniently located at 270 West Main Street, Elkton MD 21921. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.
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Hyaluronic acid has been medically used for decades, and is widely used in many cosmetic injections, such as dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is also commonly found in nearly every living organism and is fundamental to the health of the skin and other cells. As the amount of hyaluronic acid found in the body gradually decreases with age, therapies have been developed to increase these levels in order to stimulate healing, minimize recovery times and provide rejuvenation.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the body that is essential to the form and function of skin and other cells. It is known to minimize the signs of aging and give the skin a youthful glow. Often abbreviated as HA, hyaluronic acid is a sugar that holds water and helps keep skin hydrated and plump. The HA within the body not only retains all the moisture in the skin and joints, but also prevents all the moisture from evaporating into the air.
The amount of hyaluronic acid found in the body decreases with age, much like collagen and elastin. There are ways to help stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, such as receiving injections or eating foods high in antioxidants.
Hyaluronic acid injections are generally considered a safe procedure, but as with any medical procedure, some side effects and risks may be involved. The most common side effects of hyaluronic acid injections include mild swelling and pain at the site of the injection.
Before the injection, the doctor will clean the affected area. If the area is swollen with excess fluid, the doctor may inject a local painkiller, then draw out excess fluid by inserting a needle into the swollen area. After the area has been properly prepared, the administering physician will then inject the hyaluronic acid. Slight discomfort may be present at the site of injection, but should diminish within a few hours.
Hyaluronic acid injections are an effective alternative for painkillers and corticosteroids for some patients and have been proven to provide relief for symptoms of many ailments. Hyaluronic acid injections may be more effective for some people than they are for others, even if they are treating the same condition and have a similar physiology.
There are many benefits of hyaluronic acid, including:
Relieve Joint Pain — Hyaluronic acid is found in the joints, where it provides lubrication for the space between the bones. This makes the bones less likely to grind against each other and cause symptoms of discomfort and pain.
Speed Up Wound and Injury Healing — Hyaluronic acid plays a key role in the healing of wounds and soft tissue injuries. While it is naturally present in the skin, its concentration is increased in damaged areas in need of repair. By regulating inflammation levels and signaling the body to build more blood vessels in the damaged area, hyaluronic acid helps wounds heal faster. Hyaluronic acid also has antibacterial properties, so when applied directly to open wounds, it can help reduce the risk of infection.
Promotes Healthier Skin — Hyaluronic acid supplements can help the skin look and feel healthier and younger. Hyaluronic acid binds to water in the skin to help retain moisture.
If you or someone you love is looking for a better way to heal, come to Living Well Healthcare today. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in administering hyaluronic acid injections and can provide you with relief, even when other therapies have failed to do so. Call us today to book an appointment. We look forward to serving you!
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