Do you want to enhance your look in the new year? Ditch the SnapChat filters and try hyaluronic acid, aka the “real-life filter” for the face. Hyaluronic acid (HA) isn’t a complete newcomer in the cosmetic dermatology world, but advancements in science have made it the skin-care star of 2017.
HA is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally throughout the skin’s connective tissues. It helps lubricate your joints and maintain the moisture needed to keep things in the right shape and place. As skin ages, it loses its natural ability to retain moisture, thus the need to add HA to your skin-care routine.
Hyaluronic acid can either be injected or applied topically. In the past, HA molecules were too large to properly penetrate the skin’s surface, but lower molecular weights can make its way through the many layers of your skin. Tons of over the counter face washes and moisturizers list hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient. They smooth and moisturize the skin, providing a more youthful appearance.
However, the real superstar are these new HA injectables from Galderma, the brand behind dermal fillers like Restylane, Dysport and Sculptra. Galderma recently launched two new FDA-approved fillers, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. Refyne treats moderate wrinkles and folds from the nose to mouth, while Defyne can plump and fill severe deep-set lines.
Unlike other fillers, Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne are manufactured with a special XpresHAn technology, creating gels that are safe and offer much more flexibility and customizable results. The technology allows the product to move within the face to provide a more natural appearance. Both Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are proven to last for up to a year.
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