Darlings, HA, to the less savvy, may sound
like something you don’t want to put anywhere near your face when in actual
fact it is naturally occurring in the human
body.

This magical substance works
as a magnet for moisture, helping our cells retain as much water as possible so
that our skin is, feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy.

But, what if I told you that HA actually holds the key to young, smooth,
flawless and hydrated skin?

Just a single gram of HA has
the impressive ability to hold up to six litres of water! Add to that, a super
smart ability to regulate that moisture within the cells, so not to drown them
and you’ve got one genius ingredient.

As mentioned above, our own skin cells
actually produce HA naturally
to maintain moisture levels. But, thanks to the ageing process and
environmental aggressors, to name just a few things flung at our faces on a
daily basis, those levels tend to take a dip.

Sensitivity, dullness, fine lines and uneven tone and texture. Need I go
on?

Here’s everything you need to know about the magical skincare ingredient
that is Hyaluronic Acid and exactly why you should be making
sure it is in your regular beautifying routine. That is, if you haven’t
already.

HA does not strip or cause any downtime when applied
topically. It’s a natural and powerful moisture which is a binding substance
that delivers gentle hydration to where your skin needs it the most.

When to
start using HA?

As we age, the amount of HA our skin cells
produces begin to lessen and cell turnover becomes sluggish. This is when
lines, wrinkles and rough texture tend to make an appearance.

Skin moisture can drop
significantly as we age, this makes the skin lose elasticity and start exposing
the signs of ageing on our skin. HA acts as the ultimate drink for your skin. Cheers,
Le’Chiam or Salud ladies! Nothing wrong with this kind of cocktail first thing
in the morning.

So, if you want to maintain your youthful
glow, incorporating HA into your anti-aging skincare routine is definitely a
good idea.

I recommend starting to use products and
having treatments with HA as young as mid 20’s. Darling, one is never too young
to start looking after your skin!

HA injected or applied?

So this
is where we get a little more in-depth. In short, when simply applied
topically, HA cannot be absorbed by our skin. Sodium hyaluronate, the salt of
hyaluronic acid, which is a smaller molecule, can penetrate the skin when
injected as well as when applied topically, and thus appears in fillers and
topical creams and serums.

What is crossed linked or non-cross linked HA?

Non-crossed linked HA is found in
topical creams and serums where cross linked HA are found in injectables.

What is Cross linked HA?

Many of us know that hyaluronic
acid is one of the main ingredients found in fillers. Fillers are injected to
plump up and smooth wrinkles. As mentioned above, HA also attracts and binds
water, and this helps maintain fullness in the area of injection. HA dermal fillers (Cross linked HA) consist of long
chains of hyaluronic acid. Most dermal filler products will consist of HA
cross-linked with a chemical such as 1,4-butanedioldiglycidyl ether (BDDE)
which is suspended in a physiological solution. The product is then
processed as carrier gel for the Filler HA to be injected into the skin. HA
fillers are predominantly injected into the subcutaneous adipose tissue, and
deeper injections lead to prolonged efficacy. The effect of Cross-linked
hyaluronic acid may last for six months or longer. Skin improvements can be observed even after full biodegradation of the
filler, however, these volume effects will diminish.

What is Non- Crossed linked HA?

For topical
hyaluronic treatments like CooLifting, the non-crossed linked Hyaluronic Acid
results last up to 72hrs after treatment or application. So now you probably
wondering why would anyone opt for a solution that only lasts for 3 days over
injectables that last up to 6 months? Furthermore, why do some doctors prefer to
treat clients with non-crossed linked HA? The answer is to increase the
attraction of naturally occurring Hyaluronic in your skins natural moisture
factor (NMF). Therefore, strengthening your skins own ability to retain
hydration for a youthful appearance. In short, this will train your skin to
naturally attract moisture.  

Tip

You can have both
fillers and treatments like CoLifting, just make sure you book your Microneedling
10 days before or after fillers. In addition, make sure you and your doctor are
both conservative. The last thing you want is your doctor over injecting which
will result in you looking a bit plastic like and your skin will stretch and sag
once the HA has worn off. A liquid facelift is when the doctor injects filler
and/or Botox in all different crucial areas of the face for an all round lift.
Beware of those dodgy doctors that love to over inject. You get those that like
to inject more units as they are charging per unit.  

Try TLB’s
recommendation of a course of 4 CooLifting treatments, bi-weekly and train your
skin to anti-age naturally. We also like to recommend a combination of
Microneedling and CooLifting directly after. With Microneedling we are creating
micro channels in the skin and then directly after the high pressure CO2 of the
CooLifting treatment will push the non-crossed linked HA in the skin. This
helps with texture, even toning and plumping out fine lines and wrinkles. You
should see some of the impressive before and after pictures of the results that
have been achieved.

Benefits of Hyaluronic acid:

1. If skin is sufficiently hydrated, it
feels super-soft, plump and pillowy, and looks so much more radiant. See ya,
Insta-filter.

2. When skin is hydrated, lines and
wrinkles (even the deeper ones) appear diminished, so it is a great ingredient
for those with ageing skin who are desperate to cling on to their youthful
perkiness.

3. It works wonders on everyone. Hyaluronic
Acid works for any skin type, even sensitive or
breakout-prone skin, as well as those with an oily complexion.

4. Recent research suggests that Hyaluronic Acid
also has antioxidant properties, which means it can act like a shield against
free radicals we aren’t in control of, like pollution and other aggressors.

TLB BELIEF:

At TLB, we have so much that is inspired from nature or
inspired to naturally get the results our clients want. Firstly, all our
technology facials are inspired to get ones’ skin to naturally reverse the
hands of time and slow down the hands of time. By training one skin to produce
its own collagen and elastin rather than injectable or surgery. Below we have
listed TLB offerings to naturally enhance and improve your skin hydration with
Hyaluronic. In saying this, we are not against injectables. We are all for
injectables but its all around timing. When the time is right and there is a
need. When you have exhausted all other avenues.

Hyaluronic
treatment you need in your life right now:

CooLifting:

CooLifting, also referred to as the original “Hollywood
Beauty Gun,” is the newest non-invasive solution for facial rejuvenation. This
quick treatment combines a unique concentration of hyaluronic acid and other
botanicals with a cold, CO2 (carbon dioxide) spray directly onto the skin. The
cool CO2 mist helps the hyaluronic solution to saturate more completely and
deeply into your skin, increasing its impact.

While
each of the two parts of the CooLifting process can be effective by themselves,
they work better together. Skin exposed to high concentrations of carbon
dioxide naturally responds by releasing more oxygen to the area, giving it a
plumped appearance.

Hyaluronic
acid is a naturally occurring chemical in your body that helps replenish
moisture and promotes healing. During CooLifting, the cool CO2 mist activates
the serum to penetrate more deeply then it could on its own.

Benefits include:
Creating luminous and radiant skin
Hydrating and oxygenating the skin for
younger-looking results
Stimulating facial skin for tightening and
lifting
Skin calming after other treatments such as
micro-needling

Cinderella/Prince
Charming:

The
Laser Beautique offers a Cinderella Facial which is a combination of magical
cosmeceutical lotions and potions using RegimA or Nimue skincare ranges, and
Near Infrared (NIR) technology.

This
combination ensures to get your skin glowing instantly, revealing it
revitalised and refuelled while being supplied with active ingredients that
will leave you feeling and looking fit for a ball.

This is
a facial designed for royalty.

Benefits:

NIR stimulates
the infiltration of fibroblasts and the formation of new collagen, enhancing
the tightening effect, and helping to boost the skin against future
ageing. 

 You can receive a treatment and go back to
work or to other activities without any recovery time.

Radio Frequency,
Ultrasound:

You will
experience immediate, visible, subtle to dramatic improvements. Topical
treatments have limitations whereby RF (Radio Frequency), US (Ultrasound) and
Near Infrared (NIR) have powerful effects on the epidermis, dermis and even the
deep subcutaneous tissue.

Each
technology penetrates different layers of the skin, combination treatment is
always more effective and therefore we recommend alternating bi-monthly.

Ultrasound
treatment safely and effectively targets, hard-to-remove, fat deposits,
naturally reduces and eradicates the fat cells without damaging skin or
shifting fat to other areas (examples of facial fat deposits are double chin
and jowls)

Duel
layer Radio Frequency stimulates the cells to restructure collagen, improve elasticity,
tone, tighten and further contour the skin. The results also show a reduction
in dark circles and improvement of pigmentation caused by sun damage.

In
combination, these dual-layer treatments can create dramatic change without the
need for invasive surgery.

Microneedling:

Skin Needling also
referred to as micro-needling and collagen induction is a minimally invasive treatment to
rejuvenate the skin. A motorised device with fine needles is used to create
tiny micro channels in the top layers of the skin, which triggers the body to
produce new collagen and elastin. Results include improved texture and
firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
Initially you can see results within 10 days and these results accumulates for
a period of 3 months’ post treatment.

At The
Laser Beautique we perform micro-needling treatments using a Skin Needling Pen.
This professional facial procedure is performed by our Advanced Skin Care
Specialist to achieve immediate and visible skin rejuvenation and renewal
with long lasting effects.

This
specialised rejuvenation treatment, designed for a wide range of skin
conditions including sun damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture,
scarring and acne scarring. Micro-needling treatments stimulate collagen
remodelling, improves restoration of volume and plumpness in the skin as well
as treats large pores.

A course
of 4-12 treatments is recommended for optimal results, this depends on the
condition of one’s skin. A pen is used after numbing cream is applied. The
aesthetician will then treat with the skin needling pen. Trans Dermal Solutions
(TDS), ampules or specialised serums are applied directly after the skin has
been treated. The skin soaks up the ampules or serums to give clients results
that are long lasting and natural.

Treatment
benefits:

  • Uses your body’s own natural regenerative
    abilities and is therefore considered as a natural antiaging treatment.
  • Visibly tightens, lifts and rejuvenates skin.
  • Increases absorption of topical skin care
    products.
  • Reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines
    and wrinkles.
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scarring and
    stretch marks
  • Unprecedented results with no recovery time.

 The TLB belief is that your skin is a
powerful protective barrier, which prevents the permeation of any external
foreign elements & limits the effectiveness of traditional topical lotions
& serums. To effectively correct, defy & slow the aging process, we
have tried, tested & sourced the best non-surgical aesthetic expertise,
finest cosmeceuticals & cutting-edge technologies. A combination of these
elements ensures a holistic approach to achieve desired results safely with
minimal disruption to everyday life. Don’t just have a facial, have a result
driven CooLift, Near Infrared, Radio Frequency or even a peel and discover the
wonders of today’s technological advancement!

So, my Beauts and Beauties if you want to maintain your
youthful glow, incorporating Hyaluronic Acid into your anti-ageing skincare
routine is definitely a good idea. Go get them Girl!

Ps. Look at these before and after pics…at TLB we don’t say the proof is in the pudding, we say the proof is in the pic, no Photoshop!

Before
After
Before & after one CooLifting treatment!
CooLifting beauty gun in action