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Hyaluronic Acid Facts

It was many years ago the first time I heard the word “Hyaluronic Acid” from my late husband, Dr. Clyde Johnson who was involved with his partner, Frank Homer pharmacist and owner of the O C drug store by Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange California. It was a miraculous chemical formulated to help burn patients. This new chemical would hydrate burned skin tissue areas, keeping the surface skin from growing into the stratum area of the skin by causing the skin to stay moist from within until the healing effect takes place. Same as a blister does naturally containing fluid until it heals, then new skin reveals itself when the damage skin leaves.

This substance binds to the synovial fluids in the body causing the damaged skin not to require debribing which is a very painful method of removing the surface dead skin. If this damaged skin is not remove it will become harden scar tissues and grow to the under lining tissue or bone, leaving the damaged areas immovable.  This chemical also contributes to removing debris from motorcyclists when they skid into road debris that usually is embedded in legs, arms or hands. Hyaluronic Acid when combined with an antibiotic will keep the damaged skin areas from getting effected while in the healing stage.

The reason I decided to write this article about this particular chemical which also has other names used in many medical safe procedures such as Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane that are Hyaluronic acid fillers injected into the lips, skin lines and wrinkles to puff up the skin with the increased moisture. Many skin care products today are known to hydrate, bringing the lymph fluid to the surface for a period of time. The  skin will dehydrate due to the fluid emits from the skin in time causing thin dehydrated skin. When this chemical came into our drug store so many years ago, Dr. Johnson forecasted that it will be used in cosmetics in the future – Today the new hype is a public choice.