When the aging process begins, most people can expect it to be downright uncomfortable. It sometimes starts with subtle signs like aching joints, wrinkles and sagging skin that get even worse as you get older. It’s not pretty, but unfortunately, it’s inevitable. Chances are your hyaluronic acid levels are on the decline and the evidence is in your not-so-limber joints and wrinkly skin. In fact, as we get older this continued drop especially contributes to the effects of aging.
So what is hyaluronic acid and why does the depletion of it cause this kind of damage to the body? Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that’s significantly present in the soft connective tissues, the fluid that surrounds the eyes and the skin tissue. You can find a high concentration of it in the cartilage and the synovial fluid that covers the knees, hips and other moving joints. As we age and we begin to lose it, people often develop pain in these joints and lose elasticity in the skin.
If you’re genetically predisposed to the early loss of hyaluronic acid, you may see the untimely effects of aging. Smoking and deficiencies in zinc and magnesium could considerably increase the loss of hyaluronic acid, but there are ways to counteract this loss. You can add hyaluronic acid back into the body.
The benefits of hyaluronic acid are extensive. It’s formulated as a gel that’s commonly injected into the joints of arthritis patients to alleviate pain and inflammation. It provides an extra cushioning in the joints, which creates more flexibility and comfort when bending. Patients can also take it orally so that it increases the body’s natural production of it.
Because it corresponds well with the body, hyaluronic acid is used as a filler to smooth out wrinkles in the skin. It’s injected in the lips and around the eyes to increase volume and elasticity in the skin. It also brings water to the surface to return suppleness and buoyancy.
Hyaluronic acid can be used as a skin moisturizer to plump and hydrate aging skin. When applied to specific areas of the skin, it can help to heal wounds, skin ulcers and burns.
There are multiple advantages to using hyaluronic acid, particularly, if you want to relieve pain and reverse some of the effects of aging. So, if your joints are aching and you’re losing the flexibility you once had, or if you want to reduce wrinkles and lines, come by Advanced Skin Fitness and we’ll have you feeling better and looking better.
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2928 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219