Hyaluronic Acid. Sounds scary, but secretly holds the key to smooth, flawless and hydrated skin.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally through out the body, with the highest concentrations in the skin, joints and eyes. In fact, our own skin cells actually produce Hyaluronic Acid naturally in a bid to maintain moisture levels. But, thanks to pesky ageing and environmental aggressors, to name just a few things flung at our faces on a daily basis, those levels tend to take a bit of a dip.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a very common substance, you might find hiding on the labels of some of your skincare products as HA. But it is actually naturally occurring in the human body. The substance works as a magnet for moisture, helping your cells retain as much of it as possible so that your skin feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy.
Now for the science-y bit. Just a single gram of Hyaluronic Acid has the impressive ability to hold up to six litres of water. Add to that, a super smart ability to regulate that moisture within the cells, so as not to drown them and you’ve got one genius ingredient. In that sense, even a small amount of HA under your skin can attract enough water, in order to restore loss of volume, that has appeared with ageing.
In simple words, when topically injected, helps to lift the skin and fill in fine lines.
For example, I offer hyaluronic acid treatments in our practice as
Liquid facelifting, wrinkle treatment with fillers, injectable nose correction or lip augmentation. As a minimally invasive procedure, injectable fillers containing hyaluronic acid have some advantages over the surgical option. But in the coming sections, we will first get to know hyaluronic acid a little closer.
Why is Hyaluronic Acid so good for your skin?
If your skin isn’t already lapping up the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid, this is why it should be:
1. If skin is sufficiently hydrated, it feels super-soft, plump and pillowy and looks so much more radiant.
2. When skin is hydrated, lines and wrinkles (even the deeper ones) appear diminished, so it is a great ingredient for those with ageing skin who are desperate to cling on to their youthful perkiness.
3. It works wonders on everyone. Hyaluronic Acid works for any skin type, on a sensitive or breakout-prone skin, as well as those with an oily complexion.
4. Recent research suggests that Hyaluronic Acid also has antioxidant properties, which means it can act like a shield against free radicals we aren’t in control of, like pollution and other aggressors.