A woman walks into a doctor’s office with wrinkles, and an hour later, walks out with smooth skin. Has she had a lunchtime face lift? Is her doctor a magician, waving a magic wand and …..ta da! Did she have a magic potion injected into her skin that wiped out her wrinkles?
The “magic” in this story is a simple, yet complex ingredient that our body produces called Hyaluronic Acid or HA. It helps to substantially increase hydration by attracting water to itself like a sponge, especially around wrinkles. Our skin uses HA every day to support collagen and elastin; the three of them together keep skin firm and youthful-looking. Since HA is a natural component of the human body, it can work with every skin type.
HA has many functions throughout the body, especially in the connective tissue. In the skin, some of its known roles are:
- Holding moisture
- Increasing viscosity (or thickness) and reducing permeability (the state of a membrane that causes it to allow extracellular fluid to pass through it).
- Contributing to mechanical resilience and suppleness of the skin
- Regulation of tissue repair
- Regulation of movement and proliferation of cells
- Regulation of immune and inflammatory responses
Injecting or filling wrinkles with HA is a popular anti-aging treatment. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons treat wrinkles with HA, often in the form of expensive injections, or dermal fillers, that can be painful. Each type works in a slightly different way with varying results. Side effects are rare, but can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Dermal fillers may also show up under the skin as tiny bumps, which do smooth out over time. The results from injections vary from several months to over a year or two. Typically, the wrinkle fillers that last longer are the ones more likely to cause side effects. However, this popular treatment is not for everyone – there is a large majority of needle “phobes” that search for other options.
Topical HA as gels, serums and other forms is widely available, but with limited success. Department stores carry a variety of popular creams and serums that contain HA. When you apply them topically, the molecule is too big to get HA through the skin, so it’s a misconception that it’s all going into the skin. Topical HA forms a barrier on the skin and gives a soft, moisturizing effect that makes skin smoother, but it doesn’t eliminate wrinkles. There’s a more effective way to diminish the signs of aging.
WrinkleMD® is the safe, gentle and effective choice among wrinkle treatments. WrinkleMD® delivers medical grade HA formula, combined with Ion-Infusion™ Technology to the areas where wrinkles are most apparent. Expect amazing results at home with WrinkleMD®, a Hyaluronic Acid Deep Infusion System available in three custom products for Brow, Eye and Lip. They’re ideal options for infusing HA deep into the skin’s surface to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
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