HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator: A NEW ADDITION TO OUR FORMULARY TO KEEP YOUR SKIN YOUTHFUL
Our skin is the natural barrier that protects us from the environment. Some of the most important functions of the skin are blocking external pathogens and other substances from penetrating the body and preventing water loss. These functions are performed primarily by the epidermis by producing a protective highly impermeable layer. Unfortunately, skin barrier dysfunction is one of the trademarks of aged skin, placing it in a constant stage of water loss. A commonly used approach in the cosmetic industry for the past two decades is to temporarily improve the epidermal barrier function by externally replacing lost lipids or water. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the key molecule involved in the control of skin hydration. Although this approach has shown some effectiveness, it does not address the core problem: age related epidermal dysfunction. Additionally, externally added lipids must be protected from lipid peroxidation in order for them to provide any beneficial benefits by either using sunscreen or antioxidants. Skin Medica's HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, a product that restores epidermal function and skin hydration by improving the natural ability of the skin to rejuvenate itself. Results from an eight week clinical study demonstrated that HA5 used twice daily results in continuous improvements in fine lines/wrinkles and tactile roughness as well enhanced hydration. Restoring the skin's barrier function is a process that involves hydration and lipid composition which can be successfully accomplished by restoring the endogenous levels of epidermal HA. The restoration of epidermal health by HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, available now at Medical Skin Care, not only impacts skin quality but can also improve the outcome of other cosmetic procedures. For more information or to purchase call 265-2100.