Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a very important ingredient found in the human body which is responsible for the production of collagen, another very important ingredient in the human body, without which people start to have noticeable laugh lines, wrinkles etc. Hyaluronic Acid is made up of alternating molecules of N-Acetyl Glucosamine and the other very important D-Glucuronic Acid available as a viscous that has exceptional properties of lubricating basic body functions and parts such as the skin, eyes, joints, and heart valves. A young person has enough amounts of this Hyaluronic Acid which starts to diminish with age, with the aging process starting at the mere age of 25.
The human skin is made up by over 70% of water, meaning that the skin renews itself quite often than any other body organ. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most fundamental components that facilitate daily skin renewal, reviving, moisturizing, and more importantly protection. It therefore goes without saying that by using skin care products that contain this Hyaluronic Acid, you will significantly be improving the condition of your skin. As a result therefore, Hyaluronic Acid has become a widely accepted and much-sought after effective anti-aging treatment for the skin.
As previously mentioned, the levels of Hyaluronic Acid which are produced by the body naturally, decrease with age thus reducing the ability of the skin to retain sufficient moisture, eventually leading to the formation of permanent laugh lines and wrinkles. The most distinctive characteristic of Hyaluronic Acid is its ability to not only facilitate the production of collagen but also the ability to retain water meaning skin will always be rejuvenated and moisturized at all times. Water retention is of utmost importance if you want to maintain a youthful appearance of your skin.
It is because of this that nearly all anti-aging beauty products contain Hyaluronic Acid. Serums and creams containing this ingredient have proven very effective in fighting wrinkles, improving the skin’s beautiful young complexion, and rejuvenating more efficiently than those containing only collagen. The reason why most manufacturers today use Hyaluronic Acid instead of collagen is because of the simple fact that it is responsible for the production of collagen and has long-lasting effects than collagen, not to mention the fact that it penetrates the skin deeply than a normal collagen-laden cream or serum.
Further, Hyaluronic Acid has the capability to be absorbed by the human skin more efficiently hence is a great hauler of moisture among other critical anti-aging components and ingredients. Apart from the natural source of HA, you can get it from commercial sources such as in chicken cartilage, in cocks combs or in microbial fermentation (read vegetable source).
Hyaluronic Acid side effects
Naturally, each passing year is an opportunity for your skin to develop laugh lines, worry lines, wrinkles, and start to sag… that is the natural course of action. However, there are some anti-aging treatments available that contain HA as the main ingredient, and which are available in form of injections which have proven very effective in making one look several years younger after a few treatment sessions. Naturally, HA is available in the body in between the bones and helps in lubricating the joints. But there are some unfavorable side effects that you should be aware of.
While Hyaluronic Acid will competently and effectively lock in moisture on your skin to make you look younger and full of life, you might end up suffering from diarrhea or stomach ache upon starting the injecting treatment. Skin discoloration, skin irritation, and rashes on the skin are other undesirable side effects of the HA injection treatment. Some people have even reported swelling on the face particularly around the eyes and/or lips, breathing complications and bouts of wooziness. Feeling nauseous and feverish are also common side effects of this treatment which are sometimes accompanied by coughing, colds, and unbearable headaches.
Thus, if you have been considering taking this line of treatment so you can have beautiful youthful skin, reduced frown and laugh lines, and reduced crow’s feet, you need to take the time and consider the level of risk involved with this type of treatment. What this therefore means is that if you know you are delicate when it comes to a sensitive skin or compromised immunity, you might find the side effects very painful and unbearable and could not be worth the price to pay for youthful charm and beauty.
If you must use the treatment though, you might opt to consult a qualified dermatologist and discuss your special condition so you can reduce the latent side effects and avoid the many unbearable side effects. Alternatively, you can seek natural alternatives e.g. using beauty products that contain only natural ingredients. These products have proven effective and not only that they are very safe to use as they are exactly that – all natural.