There is a reason why hyaluronic acid is appearing in a growing number of skincare treatments and products. It is an amazing ingredient with unique properties, such as having the ability to attract and retain many times its own weight in water molecules. The many positive attributes of hyaluronic acid make it a perfect choice for improving the skin and both fighting and reversing the effects of facial skin aging.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is produced by the human body in great abundance when we are growing and developing. Unfortunately, its production begins dropping as we move into our thirties and forties. The quality of hyaluronic acid that is naturally produced also reduces as we grow older.
Hyaluronic acid is found in the soft tissues of the body and is an important component of skin tissue. Its main role in the skin is to provide moisture and hydration.
How can hyaluronic acid help improve my skin?
One of the main causes of facial aging is a loss of moisture due to hyaluronic acid depletion. This depletion is a significant factor in developing facial lines and wrinkles that can give away your age or even make you look older than you really are.
If you want to really understand the effects of hyaluronic acid depletion on the face, take a look at a dry riverbed. The soil underneath was once smooth and hydrated. The loss of moisture created a dry surface that is now cracked. In the same way, the loss of moisture caused by hyaluronic acid depletion helps cause the “cracks” we call wrinkles.
Restoring Hyaluronic Acid
The good news is that there is no need to let nature run its course. You can breathe life back into your skin by increasing its hyaluronic acid levels. Using high-quality skincare products containing hyaluronic acid can plump the skin and help it look hydrated and more youthful. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected under the skin to help with volume loss in the cheeks and nasolabial folds, for example. Both of these approaches give varying degrees of efficacy depending on your specific cosmetic goals.
Hyaluronic Acid in Skincare
One of the easiest ways to start seeing the benefits of this substance is to use a specifically formulated high-quality skincare product. PCA Skin’s Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum is a great option. It can be mixed with other products or layered within your skincare regimen to provide:
- Instant hydration and smoothing on the surface of the skin
- Deeper hydration and fine line reduction with the addition of hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
- Proprietary blend HA-Pro ComplexTM encourages the skin to create its own hyaluronic acid, resulting in long-term anti-aging and hydration
We carry this product in the office as well as many other high-quality skincare products. Please feel free to stop by and pick some up. Our Esthetician, Bonnie, can help you find the right regimen for your skin.
For More Information
Do you need additional information about your hyaluronic acid treatment options? To book a consultation for any of your skincare or plastic surgery questions, contact the office of Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-751-4595 or use our simple online form. Our conveniently located Charlotte office welcomes patients from throughout the region and across the country.