Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance that occurs in our body, skin and joints and tissues. It functions like a lubricant for our joints. In our skin, it shows as the volume that we have. That is why many creams to find the fountain of youth to lessen wrinkles contain hyaluronic acid.
In this video Dr. Mejia explains the difference between injecting hyaluronic acid and creams that contain hyaluronic acid and why those creams may not necessarily work to reduce the amount of wrinkles. Of course, if you put any cream vs not any at all, your skin will look more hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is a water absorbing molecule and when you do put it on your skin, it provides moisturization to your skin to the top layer of your skin does give you a more youthful look.
Injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin with an anti aging procedure like Voluma which was demonstrated and explained in this post gives you that cushion and lifting of the face to fill in lines and wrinkles. You have to get it where it is being delivered.
It needs to be absorbed into the skin to where it needs to be. It is not the same effect if you take certain pills or lotions that contain hyaluronic acid. Your skin is a barrier and prevents outside substances from getting absorbed into your skin. Hyaluronic acid is a very thick and large molecule and not easily penetrated through the skin.
Dr. Mejia compares products that have hyaluronic acid to products that contain marine collagen from shells and seafish. That type of collagen is not the same as human collagen. In the same way, Dr. Mejia warns not to be fooled by products that claim to reduce wrinkles that contain hyaluronic acid.
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