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What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid

Is a sugar that can bind over 1,000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid (“HA”) is commonly used as an injectable filler for wrinkles in fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm, and they’re usually injected with a syringe.  

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

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Hyaluronic acid (which also goes by the names hyaluronan or hyaluronate) is a sugar. It is not be confused with other acids like salicylic or glycolic acids, which exfoliate away dead skin cells.  When found naturally within the body, it provides cushioning and lubrication agent for our joints, nerves, hair, skin and eyes.

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What does Hyaluronic Acid Do For Your Skin?

Hyaluronic acid can help your skin look and feel more supple. Approximately 50% of hyaluronic acid in your body is in your skin, where it binds to water to help retain moisture. When applied within the surface or top layers of the skin, hyaluronic acid serums can reduce wrinkles, redness and dermatitis.

In skincare, hyaluronic acid is an exceptional product to use in combination with microneedling. Microneeding with (“HA”) is one of the most natural treatments for your skin. When applied topically without microneedling (“HA”) has a difficult time getting into the skin. By improving the absorption rate through microneedling this allows the (“HA”) to get into the skin where its soothing moisturizing ability plumps and restores our complexion.

Hyaluronic Acid Is a Great Microneedling Ingredient

Hyaluronic acid molecules are simply TOO BIG to pass through the epidermis, or the uppermost layer of the skin on their own. But it works wonders as an adjunct topical to microneedling, microchanneling and/or all other advanced modalities where glide and slip are required. This formula contains a high percentage of High Molecular Weight (HMW) HyaluronicAcid, as research shows lower molecular weights being pro-inflammatory in the skin. Due to the clean nature of the formulation, utilizing only native human molecules, this glide is especially suitable to protect and soothe “open skin” and provides rapid hydration to compromised tissue.

Why HA and Microneedling is Amazing in Ottawa

Hyaluronic acid requires a humid environment in order to make use of the moisture binding properties of the “HA” molecules. It is this ability to draw from surrounding water that allows your skin to “plump up”. This means that Ottawa is one of the most optimal environments for microneedling and use of “HA” services. Ottawa enjoys a mean humidex of about 60-80% throughout the year. By contrast dryer climates like Las Vegas, the Okanagan Valley or some areas of California are not the best geographies to have “HA” related services. In fact, using “HA” in those environments can actually make your skin drier.

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What do you think?

Hyaluronic acid is also an effective filler found in Restylane, and Juvederm. It is lightweight, easily absorbed, not commonly rejected by the body, and looks natural.  

As a topical moisturizer it is super light and can temporarily fill in fine lines and wrinkles. It is too large too large to penetrate beneath the top layer of the skin, on its own, so combining “HA” with microneedling is the perfect delivery into the skin for rejuvenation purposes. 

Ivonne Sanchez and the team of beauty professionals at IVONNE believe in proof, not promises. Recognized for cosmetic and tattoo services our strategies rely exclusively on evidence-based, scientifically verified products and procedures that promote skin health and a natural appearance. We combine effective beauty services with individualized instruction and products to maximize the health of the skin and minimize the effects of aging. Please note that we do not offer injectable services such as Botox or Juviderm. Instead we offer microneedling using “HA” to improve complexion, even the skin and to address scars and raised marks.

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