Hyaluronic Acid: The Secret is Out

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Hyaluronic Acid: The Secret is Out
 

By: Rene Sacchitella

Hyaluronic acid is becoming a common name in skin care. No longer an esthetician or dermatologist's secret weapon for adding volume the skin with injections, many product companies have incorporated this fascinating compound to hydrate every skin type. Hyaluronic acid is on the rise in 2017 to be one of the most revolutionary and sought after skincare ingredients and at Denver Laser Solutions we have the scoop.  What is hyaluronic acid? What kind of benefits does hyaluronic acid have to the skin? Where can you find hyaluronic acid?  Here is a comprehensive breakdown with all of the fun facts about this hydration powerhouse.

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant found in naturally in the body. It is produced in large concentrations primarily in our joints to preserve comfortable mobility, but it is also found in every cell in the body.  Humectants are substances that help retain moisture by binding water to the cells around it. Ageing on the cellular level is caused by cell membranes breaking down by exposure to free radicals like pollution or UVA or UVB rays. This causes the cell to become depleted of moisture and thus loses volume. Hyaluronic acid will bind to those cells and rehydrate them to create a youthful appearance. This particular humectant is special because it hold 1000 times its weight in water. By retaining moisture in our cells, they can conserve collagen to provide elasticity and flexibility.

Medical therapies with hyaluronic acid are quite extraordinary. Since it is a component of both cartilage and the synovial fluid hyaluronic acid helps create viscosity in your joints. This viscosity created protects your cartilage and helps absorbing shock when these joints are in action. For conditions and diseases with depleted or inflamed joints such as Arthritis or Osteoporosis, Hyaluronic acid injection therapies are unparalleled in delivering recovery.

Hyaluronic acid can also promote wound healing creating faster recovery without scarring. Topical hyaluronic acid has been shown to accelerate wound healing by protecting tissue from oxygen free-radical damage. Hyaluronic acid treatments has been reported to cause a 70 percent reduction in the surface area of wounds. This therapy is primarily used for bed sores, or leg ulcers. Topical treatments including hyaluronic acid can be found in the world of skincare as well. Hyaluronic creams typically found in anti-aging products help treat aging skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles by promoting hydration and elasticity. It has also been used to treat rosacea. Studies show that it can help reduce erythema(redness), stinging, dryness and papules associated with rosacea.

As you may already know, hyaluronic acid injection fillers are cosmetic procedures to volumize and create a youthful appearance. As we age our fullness in our faces that give us a youthful appearance start to deplete and migrate down the face creating a sagging effect. Dermal fillers filled with hyaluronic acid like Juvederm, Voluma or Volbella can bring back the look of youth for up to 2 years depending on the area where it’s injected. The more mobile the treated area the the shorter the amount of time it lasts. For instance Juvederm injected into the lips can last up to 18 months but it is usually best to treat that area every 12 months. Yet Voluma injected into the cheek bones usually lasts for 2 years. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a great non-surgical solution with dramatic and immediate results.

At Denver Laser Solutions we offer a number of products incorporate hyaluronic acid and have certified injection specialists that can also create the look you want with this non-surgical anti-aging treatment. Booking a complimentary consultation either online or via phone allows to to meet with an esthetician so they can customize the best treatment options and skincare regimens for your needs.  Call us today with any questions at 303-807-4333 or email us at info@denverlasersolutions.com.