Hyaluronic Acid: Your Skin’s Best Friend

Hyaluronic Acid

Did you know that hyaluronic acid, along with collagen and elastin, make up the most important structural components of the skin?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (sugar) in the body that plays a major role in the outward appearance of the skin, keeping it plump, hydrated, and young-looking.

Hyaluronic acid is famous for its ability to attract and bind up to 1000 times its volume in water.  That’s one liter of water for every gram of hyaluronic acid!

Young skin is plump and firm thanks to its moisture content from high levels of hyaluronic acid.   As we age, hyaluronic acid levels drop and our skin loses moisture, resulting in a loss of firmness, elasticity, skin thinning, and ultimately, wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid levels found in the dermis (deep skin layers) start to diminish as early as our forties and even earlier for sun-damaged skin, while hyaluronic acid levels found in the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) diminishes almost completely.

If you want the plump, soft, and hydrated skin of your youth then hyaluronic acid is your new best friend.  Hyaluronic acid is a popular cosmetic injectable facial filler as well as an active ingredient in high-performance skin care products.

Applied topically, hyaluronic acid is an amazing moisturizer that softens and smoothes the skin.  However, because of its large molecular size, it is nearly impossible for hyaluronic acid in skincare products to penetrate deep enough into the skin’s layers to correct wrinkles or provide a long-lasting plumping effect.

The preferred method for utilizing hyaluronic acid is as a cosmetic injectable facial filler where it works to instantly plump up the skin and correct wrinkles and fine lines. And because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, it is a safer alternative to synthetic ingredients which may be rejected as foreign substances.

So why all this talk about hyaluronic acid?  Because next week we are launching a revolutionary new treatment that will take years off your face in just a few minutes, and we are really excited!

Here’s a hint: this amazing treatment evenly distributes the hyaluronic acid that your skin craves across your entire face, giving you incredibly natural-looking but dramatically younger-looking skin.  So stay tuned!

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