From the natural aging process to hormones, pollution, and stress, it can be hard to keep your skin looking great. And while wrinkles are most often blamed for an aged appearance, the biggest culprits are often skin laxity and volume loss.
There are a variety of ways your plastic surgeon or aesthetician can help reduce these signs of aging, from non-surgical treatments and injectables to lasers and lifting procedures—and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are one of the most popular options available. But can you apply hyaluronic acid to the surface of the skin (topically) and have the same impact?
As we age, our stores of hyaluronic acid are depleted and subcutaneous fat is lost, resulting in a hollow, drooping appearance.
Self Magazine recently featured one woman’s experience using a topical hyaluronic acid product and how it changed her skin for the better. Here are a few key takeaways:
First of all, what exactly is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that naturally occurs in the human body, providing support, hydration, and firmness. As we age, our HA stores are depleted and subcutaneous fat is lost, resulting in a hollow, drooping appearance.
Using medical-grade, topical hyaluronic acid provided subtle yet noticeable improvement.
When HA is added to the skin via an injectable product, it serves to volumize the area and give the skin a smoother, firmer quality. It’s a great option that’s safe for all skin types.
Is topical hyaluronic acid a win or a waste?
According to the author of the article, using medical-grade, topical hyaluronic acid provided subtle yet noticeable improvement. After a few days, she began noticing a new, glowing quality to her skin—and even her unknowing husband noticed that her cheeks were fuller and her complexion smoother!
Great! Which product should I choose?
When it comes to your skin, you want the best, so consider choosing something from the revered SkinMedica line of products. Our patients are raving about SkinMedica’s HA5, which is rich in hyaluronic acid. The medical grade level of active ingredients noticeably improves skin appearance with regular use, in contrast with products that have too little of the good stuff to be effective.
Come in for a free consult and our laser and skin specialists will help you pick out the best products and treatments for meeting your individual needs. Contact us today to get started!