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What is Hyaluronic Acid? It is everywhere these days.

Good day! Let’s dive into some science today. We are going to talk about something super cool and important in the world of aesthetics: Hyaluronic Acid, or HA for short. You might not know it, but HA is a real superstar when it comes to keeping our skin looking smooth and young.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid is like a natural moisturizer that our skin already has. It’s a substance that’s found in our bodies, especially in our skin, eyes, and joints. HA is super good at holding onto water – it’s like a sponge that can absorb a lot of water and keep our skin all plump and hydrated.

Now, let’s understand how HA does its thing. Imagine your skin is like a mattress, and HA is the stuffing inside. As we age, our mattress starts losing its fluffiness, and that’s when wrinkles and saggy skin show up. HA helps by adding more fluff to your mattress (skin). It does this by attracting water molecules and holding onto them, making your skin look plumper and smoother.

Why HA is Awesome

  • It’s natural: HA is already in our bodies, so using it in skincare and treatments is like giving our skin a little boost from Mother Nature.
  • Quick and safe: HA fillers and products are tested and FDA-approved.
  • Long-lasting: The effects of HA can last for months, so you won’t have to worry about it wearing off too quickly.

HA is in Skincare

HA5 by SkinMedica: This is one of my favorite products. I personally use it every morning and have done so for the last 7 years. When you put HA5 on your skin, it helps to lock in moisture. It’s like giving your skin a big drink of water. This can make your skin look smoother and younger.

SkinVive by Juvederm: This is the first injectable skincare we have had in the US! At SHarper we have been using it since the day it launched. We inject one syringe on each side of the face. You will start to see brighter, more youthful skin within about 2 weeks and the treatment lasts 6 months. I have been so impressed with how effective this treatment is!

HA Fillers: Anyone who knows me well knows I love filler! As much as I love filler it needs to be used in moderation. Filler looks best when it is used to replace some of the volume we lose in our faces as we age. At SHarper we have 8 different kinds of HA fillers. They are all crosslinked a little differently so they have different thicknesses and can be used in different areas of the face. HA filler is going to last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending on which filler is used and where it is placed.

So there you have it, beauty detectives! Hyaluronic Acid is a super cool ingredient that helps us keep our skin looking young and fresh. Whether it’s in creams like HA5, gels like SkinVive, or fillers, HA is like a best friend for our skin, giving it the hydration and plumpness it needs. So go ahead, explore the world of HA in aesthetics, and keep rocking that youthful glow!

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