It’s a product on everyone’s lips in the facial aesthetic and dermatology industry. Hyaluronic acid an active ingredient in many products such as serums, sheet masks, creams and moisturizers.
But, what exactly is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid, often shortened to HA, is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. It is found in many different places, including the skin, eyes, and connective tissues. One of its main functions is to attract and retain water molecules.
When we get older, our bodies are less adept at producing HA which leads to dry, thin, loose skin. Adding it into your daily routine helps keep skin hydrated and firm, especially during winter.
It also offers a number of other benefits, including:
- Reinforcing the skin’s protective barrier against free radicals.
- Promoting skin cell regeneration to heal wounds faster.
- Smoothes skin texture for a soft, silky feel.
What are HA injections?
HA has also become popular in dermal fillers. These fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
Different types of HA can be used for this purpose, depending on the desired results. For example, some fillers like Restylane Lyft use a thickened form of HA gel to target volume loss in cheeks and hands.
Overall, by boosting our supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers refresh and plump our skin to restore facial volume in an non-invasive way.
Are HA injections safe?
HA injections are considered safe and relatively painless. They can provide a subtle but noticeable change to a person’s appearance. In addition, treatment takes on average between 15 – 20 mins, meaning you can have smoother skin in just one day! The only risks associated with HA injections are minor bruising and swelling, however these are only temporary and often there is little to no downtime.
Why is hyaluronic acid so popular?
Since hyaluronic acid has been approved as a medical treatment, it is now possible to offer these products to patients as an alternative to surgery. Many people now choose dermal fillers for minor corrections over procedures such as liposuction or fat grafting, because they are less invasive, are generally inexpensive and have minimal recovery time.
If you are considering using hyaluronic acid injections to improve your appearance, please consult with a qualified medical professional. They can help you choose the right type of HA filler and administer the injections for optimal results.
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