From premature wrinkles to skin aging, sagging and dehydration, our skin has to deal with a lot due to our daily habits and eating habits, sleep pattern, exercise routine and physical health. and mental health have a direct impact on the health of our skin. While trying to find cures for skin conditions, you may have come across the term hyaluronic acid along with many different opinions about how it works, what it does and even several conspiracies where all of this conflicting information can be quite overwhelming.
Sometimes called hyaluronan, hyaluronic acid is a gooey, clear substance that is naturally produced and found in the body where the skin, eyes and connective tissues contain the largest deposits of hyaluronic acid in the body and its main function is to keep body tissues constantly and adequately lubricated and moist by retaining water. Known by its abbreviation HA, hyaluronic acid is an anionic, non-sulfated glycosaminoglycan and it is distributed in nervous, connective and epithelial tissues.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Jaishree Sharad, celebrity cosmetic dermatologist at Skininitii Aesthetic Skin and Laser Clinic in Mumbai, revealed, “Although shrouded in mystery, hyaluronic acid has been shown to be very beneficial to humans. because when hyaluronic acid levels drop the body due to several factors including aging, it is unable to protect the skin and tissues as much as it should, so it is necessary to get hyaluronic gels and serums which can be applied locally if necessary. Another option is injectable skin reshaping treatment like Profhilo. This is when hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the layers of the skin for visibly hydrated, rejuvenated and healthy-looking skin. This therapy comes in many forms, including bio-reshapers, skin boosters, fractional mesotherapy, and lip fillers.
How does hyaluronic acid help your skin?
One of the most comprehensive benefits of hyaluronic acid is to promote more supple and healthier skin. Dr Jaishree Sharad explained, “The skin contains almost 50% of all hyaluronic acid in the body, ensuring that it can retain as much water as possible to retain moisture, but with factors such as UV rays, natural aging, pollution and tobacco smoke, hyaluronic acid content is greatly affected and reduced. By using supplements, you can control the amounts and prevent further exhaustion. This can help keep the skin’s moisture level high and prevent dry skin. Of course, with sufficient hydration, skin appears smoother with a reduced appearance of wrinkles as you age.
She suggested, “You can increase hyaluronic acid content by applying gels and serums, taking supplements, or using contouring therapies. Profhilo is one of the most revolutionary therapies for the administration of hyaluronic acid. It uses futuristic technology and offers very high concentrations of the substance. Its ability to biologically stimulate four main types of collagen, to proliferate adipocyte stem cells and elastin makes it a very powerful therapy to effectively and naturally treat anti-aging problems.
There’s so much buzz associated with anti-aging that’s been around for over a decade, but no therapy has shown as much promise as hyaluronic acid. Dr Jaishree Sharad said: “Really, aging causes HA levels to drop, so it’s important to get a boost to promote skin elasticity and reduce sagging. It is important to maintain hyaluronic acid levels between 50 and 1000 kDa. Lower amounts will lead to inflammation and you really don’t need anything higher than this range, according to one of the most reliable studies on the subject. In fact, other sources have recommended keeping the level at 500 kDa to promote easier penetration and absorption into the skin.
She added: “The essence of skin hydration, like when you hear ‘hydrated skin’, just means that the skin has enough moisture to keep it smooth and healthy. That’s how elasticity is maintained and sagging is prevented.Just so you know, saggy skin is a result of loss of collagen, elastin and fat which are all components of hyaluronic acid and very moisturizing agents powerful.Over time, skin maintenance can be done using creams and cosmeceuticals rich in hyaluronic acid.Obtain the products from a reputable source and seek the advice of your board-certified dermatologist or cosmetologist before to use a product.”
Are there really side effects?
Dr Jaishree Sharad said: “That would be an irony, wouldn’t it? After all, hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body. By itself, hyaluronic acid does not present any health risks or side effects, but you must be careful with the product or the type of administration that you choose. Some gels, serums and supplements may contain other ingredients that your skin or body may react to if you do not apply the correct dose as prescribed. You may also experience side effects if you are allergic (or react badly) to certain components. That’s why you have to be careful about the product you get. This also explains why getting a Profhilo is a great option. It is a natural, invasive therapy that, when applied correctly by trusted practitioners, can deliver the right amounts of hyaluronic acid into the layers of the skin for healthier, smoother skin.