Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin to keep it hydrated. It works to both attract and maintain the skin’s moisture levels, helping skin look smoother, healthier and suppler.
Aging and Hyaluronic Acid
Unfortunately, as we age, the body’s production of hyaluronic acid decreases. Lack of moisture in the skin can trigger a chain reaction, resulting in dry, dull, thin and wrinkled skin.
Thankfully, when hyaluronic acid is applied to the skin topically via skin care products, the skin can return to a more hydrated state.
Moisturized Skin Is Youthful Skin
The impact of moisture on the skin can be dramatic. When skin retains enough moisture, it looks smooth, glows, and maintains a plump and firm appearance. Dr. Myla at Ederra Bella, plastic surgery and medical spa office in Johns Creek, recommends products that contain or boost production of hyaluronic acid for both restorative and preventive purposes.
Recommended Products to Help Increase Natural Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in skin, so why not make more of it yourself to keep skin looking great? Many ZO® products boost your own skin’s production of hyaluronic acid.
Restoracalm™ Soothing Recovery Crème
Formulated for all skin types and designed to help soothe sensitive skin, Restoracalm Soothing Recovery Crème contains Hydrolyzed Serecin, which supports collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
Liprebuild ™ Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
Liprebuild ™ Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment contains ingredients that trigger skin to increase the production of hyaluronic acid and pre-collagen to restore hydration and volume.
Best Skin Types for Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that retains moisture, so it works for most skin types.
Hyaluronic Acid is Recommended for Oily Skin
Hyaluronic acid actually attracts water to the skin and works to keep it hydrated — but won’t make it oily. For this reason, hyaluronic acid in serums is perfect for oily skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Can Be Used on Sensitive Skin
In addition to oily skin, hyaluronic acid works wonders for many other skin types as well, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. It is even recommended for rosacea and eczema-prone skin.
Hyaluronic Acid for Normal Skin Types
Hyaluronic acid can be used on all skin types, including those with normal skin types, oily t-zone and more. Dr. Myla can guide you to the right hyaluronic acid products to fit your skin type and moisture needs. All you need to do is make an appointment at our Johns Creek office!
Sodium Hyaluronate and Hyaluronic Acid
In addition to products containing hyaluronic acid, you can also look for products with sodium hyaluronate, a derivative of hyaluronic acid.
Sodium hyaluronate has the same properties and hydrating abilities as hyaluronic acid, but on a smaller scale, which allows it to more easily penetrate and absorb into skin. Once absorbed into skin, it attracts and holds water in the skin to create a fuller, more plump appearance, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Fun Fact: Many people refer to hyaluronic acid and its derivatives as the “fountain of youth.” Many ZO products, all recommended by Dr. Myla, contain sodium hyaluronate to moisturize skin and, in turn, bring on that youthful glow.
For example, the Hydrating Cleanser and the Renewal Crème, both part of the Aggressive Anti-Aging Program, each contain sodium hyaluronate to restore hydration to the skin.
Visit Ederra Bella to Achieve More Youthful, Moisturized Skin
Contact Dr. Myla at Ederra Bella in Johns Creek to learn more about how your skin can benefit from the wonders of hyaluronic acid. Dr. Myla can recommend products and services to help you achieve your best, most youthful appearance. Call (678) 325-0006 or schedule an appointment online today!