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The Many Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

What Hyaluronic Acid Is and Why You Need it

Did you know your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid? Certain supplements to your beauty routine can help your body produce more and help you achieve its many benefits. The dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can help find you the right supplement to achieve your desired results. First, we will teach you what hyaluronic acid is and about each supplement to help you and your dermatologist make the most informed decisions.


What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our bodies. It is a sugar that holds water and helps keep skin hydrated and plump. As we age, the natural amount in our bodies decreases. This results in loose skin, wrinkles and other signs of aging. To combat the signs of aging, serums, injectables and other supplements have been developed to help increase the hyaluronic acid production. Increasing the hyaluronic acid production can be beneficial for many reasons.


How to Increase Hyaluronic Acid

A simple, free option to increase hyaluronic acid is to eat a good diet. It keeps you hydrated and helps increase hyaluronic acid production. Other ways to increase production is through serums, injectables, or oral supplements.

Hyaluronic acid can be found in many serums. It can be found in eye serums, lip serums, moisturizers, and more. Often it is included in either the ingredients or on the front of the serum. The most common injectables are Juvederm and Restylane. These dermal fillers use a gel form of hyaluronic acid and can be injected in areas such as the cheeks, forehead, lips and more. After the injection you will see fuller cheeks or lips and a decrease in wrinkles depending on where the injection took place. Oral supplements can be found at Sephora, other beauty stores, or grocery stores. The supplement you choose to use is based on the results you are looking to achieve.


Hyaluronic Acid Benefits

Hyaluronic acid has different benefits based on where it is used or injected. First, it helps keep our skin looking healthy and hydrated, rather than dry. Next, it helps in the healing of body wounds. A topical hyaluronic acid serum when applied regulates inflammation levels to allow the wound to heal faster. If you have joint pain or osteoarthritis, hyaluronic acid can provide some relief through oral supplements. While it provides joint relief, it also provides joint and bone strength. Additionally, if you suffer from acid reflux, a hyaluronic acid oral supplement can help soothe the damaged esophagus. Dry eye can also be a problem for many people. Eye drops containing hyaluronic acid can provide relief as it helps retain eye moisture. These are just a few of many benefits to increasing our hyaluronic acid. To get started in the process consult one of our dermatologists.


Contact Us

Our dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute are here to help you find the best hyaluronic acid option for you. If you are in the Bloomington, Illinois and surrounding areas, complete this form. We will be in touch and look forward to helping you achieve your desired results.

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