Although there are many ingredients used in combination that can produce amazing results in your skin, the one top ingredient is something that isn’t new. In fact, it’s abundant through our own bodies. Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar that can hold 1000 times its own weight, is able to heal wounds, fight free radicals and hydrate skin so it looks smoother. HA is more effective than ever and is not only in skin care products, but is in many injectable fillers as well.
HA is sometimes referred to as the “goo molecule”. This sticky stuff is made by our fibroblasts, the same cells that produce collagen and elastin. Together HA, collagen and elastin minimize wrinkles, folds, and sagging. Throughout life we are subjected to free radicals by the sun and pollutants breaking down our skin cells and damaging our skin. By our late 20’s we start producing less of all three.
You can easily replenish your natural reserves of hyaluronic acid and transform your skin in a basic skin care regimen including antioxidants, retinoid, and sunscreen. Antioxidants in combination with sunscreen protect your skin from free radicals, while a retinoid reverses damage, speeds collagen growth, and stimulates HA synthesis.
The Hyaluronic Acid at A Professional Office
In 2016, 2.5 million Americans got HA injections, such as Juvederm and Restylane. Injectable gels do everything from filling up a deflated lift, restoring the curve to your cheek area, erasing hollows under the eye, and filling fine lines and wrinkles. These injections trigger new collagen and HA formation in the skin. Treatments such as laser and chemical peels can stimulate HA as well. A newer treatment called Skin Rejuvenation, a collagen induction therapy that creates micro-injuries in the skin to induce the skin’s natural repair process. There is an option to spread HA gel over the freshly needled or lasered skin to get you glowing faster.
At Utah Facial Plastics we recommend Skin Medica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator into your skin care regimen. This proprietary mix of 5 HA forms provides ultimate smoothing and hydration to the skin. It is a staff favorite in our office!
Take advantage this month with our specials at Utah Facial Plastics and incorporate more HA into your skin care regimen.
*$100 off any Skin Rejuvenation treatment
* $40 off Skin Medica HA5with the purchase of any Juvederm injectable filler
Call 801-776-2220 or contact us here with questions or to schedule and appointment.
Written by Syd Zisumbo