Hyaluronic Acid – 5 ways to get this moisturising, wrinkle-plumping miracle into your skin!
Hyaluronic Acid has been touted as the hottest ingredient in skincare for the last decade and today is used in everything from injectable fillers to topical serums, creams and masques as well as everyday make-up such as foundation, primers, blush and even lipstick - and for good reason. Hyaluronic Acid can attract and hold 1000 times its weight in water!... and in the world of anti-ageing skincare… this pretty much is “the fountain of youth”.
But what exactly is Hyaluronic Acid?
Well, firstly… hyaluronic acid (also referred to as hyaluronan, hyaluronate or HA for short) is not what you may think of as an “acid”. Unlike other popular skincare acids you are probably familiar with, such as glycolic or salicylic, HA won’t exfoliate away dead skin cells. In actual fact, HA is a naturally occurring polysaccharide found throughout human and animal bodies, and around the cell walls of some bacteria.
In the human body, HA is a gel-like substance that acts as a cushioning and lubricating agent for our joints, nerves, skin, hair and eyes. But don’t worry… you don’t need to keep a jar of eyeballs on your bathroom shelf to keep your skin looking plump and hydrated. Thanks to advanced technology, hyaluronic acid as an ingredient for skincare is produced both animal (and eyeball) free - in a lab, via a process called microbial fermentation.
Why keeping your skin hydrated with Hyaluronic Acid makes your skin act younger!
So, you already know that the magic of Hyaluronic Acid is its ability to bind and hold 1000 times its weight in water. Most abundantly found in the skin (50% of the body’s total HA to be exact), Hyaluronic acid plays a vital role in cell to cell communication and wound healing, as well as being an important contributor to cell growth, cell receptor function and maintaining the health of collagen and elastin.
Produced by Fibroblast Cells, its coiled structure interweaves with Collagen and Elastin fibres to form the Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM) that provides the skin with structure and support. Think of the ECM as the inner springs of a bed mattress - the more springs there are, the more resilient the mattress is and, the stronger each of those springs are, the firmer the mattress will be.
Within our bodies, our HA reservoir is naturally and constantly renewed, but the pace of renewal decreases with age and exposure to external aggressors such as UV radiation and pollution. Acting early to sustain an optimal hyaluronic acid turnover by using HA based skin care and treatments, together with protecting your skin from excessive sun exposure will ensure your skin can maximise collagen and elastin production and keep your skin not only looking younger, but acting younger too!
How to keep your Hyaluronic Acid levels boosted:
Hydrafuse RICH with Hyaluronic Acid:
A hydrating cocktail of hyaluronic dermal filler, vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and skin brighteners are delivered to the skin via tiny infusion channels, created by a dermal stamping device, to nourish and renew dull, tired and dehydrated skin. The very fine needle punctures, also activate the skin’s natural healing response, promoting new collagen formation and increasing elastin levels to firm, plump and correct skin imperfections such as scaring.
Hydrafuse RICH is specifically formulated to improve hydration, tone and elasticity of the skin by replacing lost skin volume via the infusion of non-cross linked hyaluronic acid and highly concentrated glycerol; Hydrafuse RICH can reduce the appearance of fine lines as well as recondition your skin without the trauma and downtime associated with traditional dermal fillers.
Also known as A RPR (Platelet Rich Plasma) skin rejuvenation treatment, the Vampire Facial is an effective and natural, non-surgical way of improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and general skin vitality through the stimulation of your skin’s own regenerating and healing abilities.
Unlike traditional anti-wrinkle and skin firming treatments that rely on the injection of synthetic based fillers into the skin, a PRP Vampire Facial involves the infusing of your own natural Platelet Rich Plasma into the skin via microneedling treatment or cosmetic injections. Once delivered into the skin, these stem cells and growth rich platelets will boost the skin’s natural production of Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen and Elastin to produce a smoother, firmer, healthier looking skin.
Suitable for all ages and able to treat a variety of skin concerns such as acne, acne scaring and rosacea as well as wrinkles and skin laxity, The Vampire Facial is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment amongst those who prefer a more natural approach to skin rejuvenation.
Glow & Go Facial
Created by the experts at Australian Skin Institute, the Glow & Go Facial works to infuse the skin with a hydrolysed extract of the Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower; better known as the Prickly Pear Cactus.
Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, this Cactus-Zyme’s amazing water reservoiring abilities will help to repair and maintain the skin’s lipid barrier; drenching the skin with deep hydration in order to improve the appearance of fine lines, crepey skin, dull skin and even blemishes and break-outs.
Featuring a BHA peeling prep to lift away surface oil and dead skin build-up and microneedling technology to deliver deep nourishment and hyaluronic acid infusion to the active cell layers, the Glow & Go Facial is guaranteed to leave your skin loaded and locked with optimum hydration.
Dermal Facelift Mask
A revolutionary mask formulated with 5 anti-ageing peptides and growth factors that aim to dramatically reduce the signs of ageing while delivering a hit of lasting hydration. The epidermal growth factor contained in this mask is a powerful protein that strengthens the skin by increasing the rate of skin renewal and slowing skin degradation… meaning that it’s also the perfect healing mask for anyone suffering from skin issues such as Acne, Eczema or Psoriasis.
Also packed with thirst quenching Hyaluronic Acid, the sheet-style application means that the serum can sit on your skin without evaporating or drying out - giving your skin plenty of time to drink up as much as it needs.
Pure Hydration Concentrate
A potent cosmeceutical concentrate loaded with pure Hyaluronic Acid and restorative Vitamin C, - perfect for day and night use underneath your favourite moisturiser. Featuring ASI’s unique nanotechnology and transdermal delivery system, the Pure Hydration Concentrate effectively penetrates into the deeper layers of your skin to deliver higher concentrations of active ingredients when and where they are needed most.
Visit Brazilian Beauty for a personalised skin consultation
Think you know your skin? It’s a pretty complex organ with many more stories to tell than what you simply see on the surface. Your skin is your body’s first line of defence against external aggressors such as UV radiation, pollution and lifestyle choices. It’s also a reflection of your internal environment – a hidden archive of information that, when brought to light, will reveal everything you need to know and do, to keep it healthy and glowing with youthfulness.
Take the time to speak to a Brazilian Beauty Dermal Therapists and discover your skin’s story with the MediLight Skin Analyser Experience. It will change the way you think about your skin by giving you ‘all access’ information and an opportunity to see beyond the surface via advanced camera technology that scans the upper and lower layers of your skin to identify your skin’s current health and extent of any accumulated, underlying damage not visible to the naked eye.
Once you know exactly what your skin is craving, you’ll be able to confidently choose the best skincare treatments and procedures to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing with youthfulness.
To book a consultation online, simply visit www.brazilianbeauty.com.au or call your favourite Brazilian Beauty clinic directly at one of the 9 locations across Brisbane.