We usually associate acids with exfoliants, but hyaluronic acid is all about hydration. This smart sugar molecule is a moisture magnet – replenishing and plumping skin for a healthy, youthful glow.

We naturally produce hyaluronic acid to maintain the moisture in our skin. It’s also a popular skincare treatment and the key ingredient in dermal fillers.

Reasons to love hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid enjoys well-deserved praise from dermatologists, skincare experts and beauty journalists. Here are some of the reasons why we love HA as a skincare ingredient:

  • One gram can hold up to six litres of water
  • It provides instant, long-lasting hydration for a dewy glow
  • It’s suitable for all skin types, and it won’t strip your skin
  • It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • It even protects against free radicals like pollution

Hyaluronic acid in skincare

Our own supplies of hyaluronic acid start to deplete as we get older. This loss of moisture can contribute to the visible signs of ageing, leading to wrinkles and lacklustre skin.

To counteract these effects, you can seamlessly introduce hyaluronic acid into your skincare regime. It’s suitable for all ages, so everyone can benefit from its hydrating superpowers.

You’ll find formulations to suit every skin type. If you have oily, spot-prone skin, you may prefer a serum or gel to a face cream.

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant. So, as well as delivering an instant hit of hydration, it continues to attract and hold on to moisture for long-lasting results.

HA dermal fillers

Dermal fillers inject hyaluronic acid into the skin to restore volume and add definition. They can make an incredible difference, smoothing and plumping skin to reduce lines and enhance your natural features.

The hyaluronic acid is injected in gel-form to avoid it spreading, which allows us to target specific areas and sculpt your face. It creates volume by attracting water and safely dissolves over 6–18 months.

Dermal fillers have a wide range of benefits and uses:

  • They’re incredibly effective at filling lines and wrinkles
  • They can even reduce the appearance of deep-set lines
  • They’re a popular way to enhance lips and cheekbones
  • They can also diminish dark circles around your eyes
  • The results are instant and last up to 18 months

Hyaluronic acid fillers are FDA approved, and they’ve been used safely for many years. Any injectable treatment comes with risks, though, so it’s essential to choose an experienced practitioner.

Dr. Jackie Clune provides a wide range of anti-ageing and facial rejuvenating treatments, including dermal fillers. To find out more, explore our website, or contact us to arrange your complimentary skin assessment.