Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the longest standing therapy in the skincare world. It’s a tried and true product that’s seriously good for your skin, inside and out.
Don’t let the word “acid” fool you. Hyaluronic acid isn’t harsh or skin-stripping at all. In fact, it’s the exact opposite: a powerful humectant (a.k.a. moisture-binding ingredient) that keeps skin plump and hydrated, revealing a younger look for you!
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body. It is present in large amounts in the spaces between skin cells, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin.
Think of how a baby’s skin always feels so soft and dewy. It’s because babies are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately, the amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40.
While you’re never going to get back that perfectly dewy baby skin, it is possible to help restore the skin’s hyaluronic acid content and give grown-up skin a softer, fresher, more inviting look.
One way to do that is through hyaluronic acid fillers, which are injected directly into sunken or wrinkled areas to plump them up by replenishing the hyaluronic acid that has diminished in your body over time. With anatomic precision and no surgical downtime, HA may be artistically injected into a variety of areas on the face and body to replenish, lift and enhance such as:
- Forehead lines and contour
- Temple recesses
- Under-eye hollows
- Cheek deflation
- Sleep lines
- Folds around the nose, mouth and chin
- Nose reshaping
- Jawline and chin restructuring
- Earlobe rejuvenation
- Lip and lip border refresh or enhance
- Facial/body scars refill
- Nipple perk
- Intimate Injectables
The other way to help plump up skin is to use a rehydrator that contains hyaluronic acid such as our SkinMedica HA5.
While it won’t give you the dramatic, instantaneous results that a hyaluronic acid injectable filler will, you will see benefits in the form of softer, smoother, more hydrated skin. HA is a product that works for every skin type, even oily skin will benefit. Apply hyaluronic acid alone if you have oily skin or under moisturizer if you have dry skin. It will restore raisin skin to supple grape tautness.
Applied topically, it increases hydration, improves elasticity and also reverses free radical damage.
aspireMD’s microneedling treatment increases the skin’s ability to absorb hyaluronic acid for enhanced effectiveness.
Speak to a member of the aspireMD skin health team to learn more about the many ways you will benefit from increasing hyaluronic acid in your journey to be your own beautiful. Let us aspire you!