Darlings, HA, to the less savvy, may sound like something you don’t want to put anywhere near your face when in actual fact it is naturally occurring in the human body.

This magical substance works as a magnet for moisture, helping our cells retain as much water as possible so that our skin is, feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy.

But, what if I told you that HA actually holds the key to young, smooth, flawless and hydrated skin?

Just a single gram of HA has the impressive ability to hold up to six litres of water! Add to that, a super smart ability to regulate that moisture within the cells, so not to drown them and you’ve got one genius ingredient.

As mentioned above, our own skin cells actually produce HA naturally to maintain moisture levels. But, thanks to the ageing process and environmental aggressors, to name just a few things flung at our faces on a daily basis, those levels tend to take a dip.

Sensitivity, dullness, fine lines and uneven tone and texture. Need I go on?

Here’s everything you need to know about the magical skincare ingredient that is Hyaluronic Acid and exactly why you should be making sure it is in your regular beautifying routine. That is, if you haven’t already.

HA does not strip or cause any downtime when applied topically. It’s a natural and powerful moisture which is a binding substance that delivers gentle hydration to where your skin needs it the most.

When to start using HA?

As we age, the amount of HA our skin cells produces begin to lessen and cell turnover becomes sluggish. This is when lines, wrinkles and rough texture tend to make an appearance.

Skin moisture can drop significantly as we age, this makes the skin lose elasticity and start exposing the signs of ageing on our skin. HA acts as the ultimate drink for your skin. Cheers, Le’Chiam or Salud ladies! Nothing wrong with this kind of cocktail first thing in the morning.

So, if you want to maintain your youthful glow, incorporating HA into your anti-aging skincare routine is definitely a
good idea.

I recommend starting to use products and having treatments with HA as young as mid 20’s. Darling, one is never too young to start looking after your skin!

HA injected or applied?

So this is where we get a little more in-depth. In short, when simply applied topically, HA cannot be absorbed by our skin. Sodium hyaluronate, the salt of
hyaluronic acid, which is a smaller molecule, can penetrate the skin when injected as well as when applied topically, and thus appears in fillers and topical creams and serums.

What is crossed linked or non-cross linked HA?

Non-crossed linked HA is found in topical creams and serums where cross linked HA are found in injectables.

What is Cross linked HA?

Many of us know that hyaluronic acid is one of the main ingredients found in fillers. Fillers are injected to plump up and smooth wrinkles. As mentioned above, HA also attracts and binds water, and this helps maintain fullness in the area of injection. HA dermal fillers (Cross linked HA) consist of long chains of hyaluronic acid. Most dermal filler products will consist of HA cross-linked with a chemical such as 1,4-butanedioldiglycidyl ether (BDDE) which is suspended in a physiological solution. The product is then processed as carrier gel for the Filler HA to be injected into the skin. HA fillers are predominantly injected into the subcutaneous adipose tissue, and deeper injections lead to prolonged efficacy. The effect of Cross-linked hyaluronic acid may last for six months or longer. Skin improvements can be observed even after full biodegradation of the filler, however, these volume effects will diminish.

What is Non- Crossed linked HA?

For topical hyaluronic treatments like CooLifting, the non-crossed linked Hyaluronic Acid results last up to 72hrs after treatment or application. So now you probably wondering why would anyone opt for a solution that only lasts for 3 days over injectables that last up to 6 months? Furthermore, why do some doctors prefer to treat clients with non-crossed linked HA? The answer is to increase the attraction of naturally occurring Hyaluronic in your skins natural moisture factor (NMF). Therefore, strengthening your skins own ability to retain hydration for a youthful appearance. In short, this will train your skin to naturally attract moisture.

Tip

You can have both fillers and treatments like CoLifting, just make sure you book your Microneedling 10 days before or after fillers. In addition, make sure you and your doctor are both conservative. The last thing you want is your doctor over injecting which will result in you looking a bit plastic like and your skin will stretch and sag once the HA has worn off. A liquid facelift is when the doctor injects filler and/or Botox in all different crucial areas of the face for an all round lift. Beware of those dodgy doctors that love to over inject. You get those that like to inject more units as they are charging per unit.

Try our tip
WE recommend a course of 4 CooLifting treatments, bi-weekly and train your skin to anti-age naturally. We also like to recommend a combination of Microneedling and CooLifting directly after. With Microneedling we are creating micro channels in the skin and then directly after the high pressure CO2 of the CooLifting treatment will push the non-crossed linked HA in the skin. This helps with texture, even toning and plumping out fine lines and wrinkles. You should see some of the impressive before and after pictures of the results that have been achieved.

Hyaluronic treatment you need in your life right now:

CooLifting:

CooLifting, also referred to as the original “Hollywood Beauty Gun,” is the newest non-invasive solution for facial rejuvenation. This quick treatment combines a unique concentration of hyaluronic acid and other botanicals with a cold, CO2 (carbon dioxide) spray directly onto the skin. The cool CO2 mist helps the hyaluronic solution to saturate more completely and deeply into your skin, increasing its impact.

While each of the two parts of the CooLifting process can be effective by themselves, they work better together. Skin exposed to high concentrations of carbon dioxide naturally responds by releasing more oxygen to the area, giving it a plumped appearance.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring chemical in your body that helps replenish moisture and promotes healing. During CooLifting, the cool CO2 mist activates the serum to penetrate more deeply then it could on its own.

Benefits include:
Creating luminous and radiant skin
Hydrating and oxygenating the skin for younger-looking results
Stimulating facial skin for tightening and lifting
Skin calming after other treatments such as micro-needling