Hyaluronic acid has been an anti-aging buzz word in the aesthetics world recently but there are still some misconceptions on exactly what it is and the benefits this ingredient can deliver. The word “acid” can give the impression that it is a harsh exfoliate. However, hyaluronic acid is one of the most powerful moisture binding ingredient that plumps and hydrates the skin.
This naturally occurring carbohydrate in the human body exists in large amounts in the spaces between skin cells. This is where moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin originates. Did you ever notice how a baby’s skin looks so dewy and soft? This is because babies are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately, as you age the amount of hyaluronic acid in skin decrease and most considerably after age 40.
Patients usually hear about hyaluronic acid when they are getting educated on dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a common main ingredient in dermal fillers that are injected into sunken or wrinkled areas to plump it up. However, this same injectable ingredient is now key in medical grade skincare such as serums and moisturizers to combat aging. When applied topically, hyaluronic acid increases hydration, improves elasticity and reverses free radical damage.
Hyaluronic acid is one ingredient that works for everyone regardless of skin type. Even those with oily skin can greatly benefit. When choosing a serum or moisturizer apply one that contains hyaluronic acid alone if you have oily skin or under moisturizer if you have dry skin. When hyaluronic acid is used in daily skincare you can expect to see softer, smoother and more hydrated skin.
For instant and dramatic results, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Restylaneâ, Restylaneâ Silk and Restylaneâ Lyft can bring volume back to the face and soften creases in the skin. Optimal results can be achieved when you take care of your skin from the inside out. For a topical application of hyaluronic acid, a highly recommended product is Aponi Aesthetics Pure Hydration Serum that provides the highest level of hydration for any skin type.