It might sound like hyaluronic acid is the last thing you want near your body, but this natural substance actually has incredible health and cosmetic benefits, especially when it comes to your skin and joints. That’s why we’ve made it a key focus of our regenerative medicine.
At Glow Up Aesthetics in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Ellen TeBos, FNP-BC, and her experienced staff recognize that true beauty and health start below the surface. Here’s everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid and how it can benefit you.
What is hyaluronic acid?
While hearing the word “acid” might conjure images of mad scientists in lab coats, this kind of acid is found naturally in your body. It’s not a brightly colored liquid in a beaker but rather a clear, gooey substance present in high concentration in your eyes, and joints.
Its main responsibility is to attract and retain moisture, making your skin plump and youthful. It also plays a large role in lubricating your joints and other tissues and has a hand in your body’s response to injury.
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid may be the focus of nearly every beauty treatment these days, but it goes far beyond cosmetology. Here are just some of the ways it impacts your health inside and out.
The key to younger looking skin is hydration, and hyaluronic acid is your skin’s moisture magnet. Increased age, overexposure to the sun, and other environmental aggressors destroy your storage of hyaluronic acid and wreak havoc on your skin. With decreased hyaluronic acid, your skin starts to sag, wrinkle, and dry out.
Joint pain relief
You’ve likely heard of cartilage and its role in cushioning your joints, but hyaluronic acid is just as integral when it comes to keeping your joints lubricated and moving smoothly. Losing your natural stores of hyaluronic acid puts you at risk for developing painful joint conditions and chronic pain.
Hyaluronic acid retains water by day and builds tissue by night. It swoops in to aid your body in healing wounds and other injuries by managing inflammation and directing your body to rebuild blood vessels and tissue. In some cases, hyaluronic acid has even been proved to fortify weakened bones, staying the effects of diseases like osteoporosis.
How can you replenish hyaluronic acid?
It’s true that losing most of your natural hyaluronic acid is often inevitable, but the good news is that there’s a way to restore your depleted resources with our regenerative medicine.
With regenerative medicine, we create treatments from natural active ingredients and inject them directly into the spots on your body where they’re needed most. Your fortified stash of hyaluronic acid gets to work hydrating and rebuilding your body. Whether it’s an injury, chronic pain, a degenerative disease like arthritis, or simply cosmetic concerns, hyaluronic acid can rescue you from frustrating and painful conditions.
Don’t be defeated and depleted. Instead, build yourself up from the inside with hyaluronic acid. If you’d like more information about how regenerative medicine can help you or if you’d like to get started with treatment, call our office or schedule an appointment online today.