The Scoop on Hyaluronic Acid

Over the years we’ve seen skin care fads come and go.  One of biggest buzzes around the skin care industry is hyaluronic acid.  This may seem new to some people, but it has been a staple in our Kansas City area Medical Spa for years.  Unsure of which one to try or how it works?  Check out the scoop on hyaluronic acid.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

A substance that is naturally present in every tissue of the body, Hyaluronic Acid can help increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  There are options for topical and injectable Hyaluronic acid.  Don’t let the word ‘acid’ fool you.  This gel-like moisture binding and water holding molecule is the top ingredient to maintain and correct moisture loss. With age, the skin experiences a gradual decline of hyaluronic acid levels.  The production starts to decrease in the 20’s with a more rapid decline in the 40’s.  This limited production along with increased degradation contributes to signs of aging including, fine lines, uneven skin texture and dryness.

Topical Use

One of the biggest signs of aging skin is moisture loss, resulting in decreased firmness, plumpness and overall elasticity.  Hyaluronic acid is fundamental in maintaining the skin’s moisture content, due to its unique capability to attract and retain moisture.  The benefits to the skin with through topical application of hyaluronic acid include long-lasting hydration while allowing the skin to look and feel younger and smoother. Since Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring ingredient found in the skin, it is ideal for all skin types.  There is a wide variety of products available at our MedSpa that contain Hyaluronic Acid.  From moisture for acne, corrective hydration and soothing products, we have an option for every skin age and type.

Along with at home topical products, adding a deeply hydrating Diamond Glow will allow your esthetician to infuse Hyaluronic Acid into your skin while exfoliating and extracting at the same time.  This allows for an immediate hydrated and dewy complexion and a fresh canvas for product penetration at home. Contact our MedSpa today to schedule your complimentary skin analysis and get started on the best HA product for you!

Injectable Use

While topical HA products are powerful hydrators for the skin.  The molecule even when delivered topically in a fragmented form is too large to penetrate for a significant improvement in volume.  When HA is injected into the skin, it fills space and restores volume to fill and smooth wrinkles.  Our most popular areas for the treatment of HA with  fillers  are the lips, cheeks and folds around the mouth.  Results after fillers are immediate and depending on the product, amount and the individual can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months.  We offer several options of HA fillers to achieve the desired results you are looking for.  Adding the daily use  Hyaluronic Acid product HA Intensifier by Skin Ceuticals will increase the longevity of your filler while improving the surface texture.

Schedule Today

This time of year is the perfect time to restore your lost moisture and replenish your thirsty dehydrated skin.  There are so many HA products on the market today, however, we are proud to offer clinical products with the science to back them.  Contact our office today to schedule a skin analysis to get started on the perfect HA product for you.

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