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What is the definition or description of: hyaluronidase?

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Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Hyaluronic acid dig: A family of enzymes that break down hyaluronic acid (ha), one of the main components of intercellular ground substance. Can be useful to inject to correct poor filler placement such as testy lane, juvederm, & other ha fillers.
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Hyaluronidase: Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that degrades hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a mucopolysacharide that is part of the ground substance of the dermis so the enzyme hyaluronidase is part of the bodies homeostatic mechanism. Cosmetically hyaluronic acid is injected into people to improve wrinkles. If too much is injected it can be removed by injecting hyaluronidase.

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