Skincare still celebrates the day Hyaluronic Acid became the darling of aestheticians. Not only was it a buzzword for a bit but soon all over the counter products included it. So why would you need to visit an aesthetician? Well because you’re simply getting a taste of the product at the store. The skin specialist will take your face to the next level. But first, let’s talk hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a lubricating, clear fluid found in our bodies, especially in our eyes and joints where it retains collagen and valuable moisture. Because it is natural and considered safe, hyaluronic acid is an ingredient in products that support joint health and is used in cold sore treatments and eye lubricants.  In addition, hyaluronic acid is widely used in beauty products designed to help skin maintain a youthful, dewy appearance, and many fans say it is the ultimate anti-aging treatment.

How does hyaluronic acid work?

As we grow older, skin is less able to preserve moisture and is not as plump or firm. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful hydrator that absorbs up to 1,000 times its weight in water.  More moisture means younger-looking, glowing skin.  In fact, we think HA is the super-heroine of moisturizers. It helps the skin look softer, smoother and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition, years of sun exposure and “dirty” air can harm our skin. Hyaluronic acid acts as a defense against the harmful effects of pollution and too much sun.  It can help correct years of damage from these environmental hazards.

Different skin types, same benefit

Hyaluronic acid also works on all types of complexions, including oily and combination skin.  In addition, to correct blemishes, such as burns or wounds, on other parts of your body, HA is a healing agent. Plastic surgeons also use hyaluronic acid as lip filler.

What to expect from hyaluronic acid?

If you are using HA to improve your skin’s appearance, expect your skin to be smoother and have a healthy glow. It will feel lightweight and does not feel heavy on the skin.

Hyaluronic acid is considered safe to use and is approved by the FDA for eye surgery, such as removing cataracts. Healthcare professionals also inject HA into joints to increase mobility, but the main use is in skincare for now. Visit one of our specialists for your special treat or better yet, gift this luxurious treatment to someone else.