The Hyaluronic Acid Hype
No, it’s not hype. It’s actually one of the best ingredients for your skin. Super hydrating. Very powerful. The only instant gratification I approve of… in skin care of course.
Hyaluronic acid: (HA) naturally occurring biodegradable polymer primarily found in connective tissue and in eyes. On the skin, HA acts as a reservoir of hydration. HA binds water 1000 times its weight, hydrating all layers of the skin. The reason it’s an acid is because of its pH to nurture the live skin. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by retaining moisture and restoring the hydrobalance of the skin. HA also prevents the moisture from evaporating. Being a potent antioxidant, HA has antibacterial properties to assist with wound healing. An Amazing Acid, right?
Naturally occurring HA decreases in our bodies over time. The deterioration of HA can occur either enzymatic or non-enzymatic (chemical reactions). These reactions are caused by age, internal, and external factors. Once HA is decreased, you’ll see a lack of supple skin, elasticity, and collagen of the skin. One of the best ways to increase its longevity is taking antioxidants to help produce more skin cells and applying skin care products like hyaluronic acid to your daily skin regimen. Be patient It takes about 4-6 weeks for HA to work, which is the timeframe you’ll produce more skin cells. The more supple, more hydrated skin will emerge.
Fillers, or Cosmetic Injections, is another way HA is used to fill fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers plump areas such as the lips and mouth to give back some fullness around the laugh lines. People don’t have to know how much fun you’re having 🙂 Filler Choices include Perlane, Juvederm, and Restylane. Depending on the physician, fillers can be injected conservatively or more voluminous. A reputable physician will determine the best filler that’s right for you. Showing pictures are always helpful guidelines to achieve your desired look.