Hyaluronic Acid: A Balancing Act
Balance in our lives is key to a successful journey; and that applies not only to how we live, but also to what we apply to our skin. Hyaluronic Acid is no exception to the rule. How hyaluronic is broken down in our bodies, the amount and rate, is part of a magical equation to maintain homeostasis.
So what am I trying to imply? Cells can only function when there is enough water. And that is where hyaluronic acid intervenes in our skin. Hyaluronic Acid is part of the glycosaminoglycans that maintain water for our skin. Its presence hydrates and adds volume to our skin. Variations in its availability in the tissue, as we age, can result in increased wrinkling, lack of elasticity, less support for the microvessels, and more. And this is easily understood, since 70% of our bodies are made of water. However, hyaluronic acid has a regulatory role in tissue repair and inflammation. In other words, excess hyaluronic acid can send the wrong signals to our cells, therefore hyaluronic acid is not just one more skin moisturizer to use anytime and randomly. It is important to understand how it’s made to determine which role it will be predominantly performing, given that there are variations with different effects.
Now, my goal here is not to scare you; but rather to pay attention. As always, if you need help navigating these waters, e-mail or call Med Aesthetics Miami at Info@medaestheticsmiami.com /305-356-7402. Please remember that “Our Promise Is More Than Beauty”.