Skinmed 2017 1;15(6):441-448. Epub 2017 Dec 1.
Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Government Medical College and Associated SMHS Hospital Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India;
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a major component of the extracellular matrix of the skin and plays an important role in the metabolism of the dermis. It has a key position in wound healing and tissue repair processes owing to its ability to maintain a humid environment favorable to healing and the stimulation of growth factors, cellular constituents, and the migration of various cells essential for healing. This review aims to describe briefly the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of HA, together with some details of the dermatologic indications of this unique molecule. Read More