Hyaluronic Acid 101

Young woman touching her moisturized skin Have you ever looked at a beauty product’s label and been unable to decipher it? If so, then you know that there are many different active ingredients in skincare. Understanding those ingredients will help you make informed decisions about your at-home routine and in-office treatments. Let’s start with an overview of the popular moisturizing molecule hyaluronic acid. 

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do For Your Skin?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule found throughout the body. In the skin, HA provides structure, hydration, and dewiness. It also contributes to a healthy and plump look. 

One of the most amazing things about HA is that it can bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water. That means it’s able to effectively regulate the skin’s water balance and enhance moisture levels. 

Hyaluronic acid has a plethora of skin-boosting properties. It helps with complexion goals like:

  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturization
  • Wrinkle-reduction
  • Wound-healing
  • Scar-reduction
  • Increased skin elasticity
  • Eczema and psoriasis treatment

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a great way to supplement your own natural hyaluronic acid. Many of the leading injectable gel formulas are made with HA, including Restylane® and Juvéderm®.

Injectable HA can address volume loss, lines, wrinkles, and folds. It can also add volume that was never there to effortlessly define facial features such as the lips, cheeks, chin, and temples.

Hyaluronic Acid Skincare Products

Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that deserves a place on your bathroom shelf. However, not all HA products are created equal. For example, some don’t have the right molecular weight to penetrate your skin. Others don’t have the concentration needed to create the results you want.

Fortunately, medical-grade skincare products that contain HA are rigorously studied and thoughtfully formulated. These cosmetically elegant products are truly in a league of their own.

Popular medical-grade skincare products with HA include:

Get Glowing with HA Products and Treatments in Miami

Experienced aesthetic provider Dr. Shaun Patel will gladly help determine where hyaluronic acid products and injections fit into your comprehensive treatment plan. Call 786-618-5039 to book a consultation. Miami Skin and Vein serves Coral Gables, Miami, and other areas of Florida. 




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