What is High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid?
High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (HMW-HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that plays a crucial role in maintaining skin hydration and elasticity.
High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (HMW-HA) refers to hyaluronic acid molecules that have a larger molecular weight and are unable to penetrate the skin as deeply as regular Hyaluronic acid or LMW-HA. HMW-HA forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, preventing moisture loss and providing a plumping effect. High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid has Anti-Inflammatory properties, whereas Low Molecular Hyaluronic acid LMW-HA is not advised to use on broken skin, and may cause inflammatory activity during microneedling.
How Does HMW-HA Benefit Microneedling?
1. Enhanced Hydration: HMW-HA's ability to retain moisture helps to keep the skin hydrated for a longer period, promoting faster healing and reducing downtime after microneedling.
2. Improved Skin Texture: The combination of microneedling and HMW-HA can help to improve the overall texture of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
3. Enhanced Comfort: The serum acts as a buffer between the needles and the skin, minimizing the sensation of discomfort.
4. Increased Collagen Production: HMW-HA stimulates collagen synthesis, which is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. This can result in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
5. Reduced Inflammation: Microneedling can cause temporary inflammation, but the application of HMW-HA can help to soothe the skin and minimize redness and irritation.
How to Incorporate HMW-HA into Your Microneedling Routine
1. Cleanse and Prepare the Skin: Before starting the microneedling procedure, cleanse your skin thoroughly and remove any makeup or impurities. This will ensure better absorption of the HMW-HA.
2. Apply HMW-HA During Microneedling: During the microneedling procedure, apply HMW-HA topically to the treated areas. This allows the HMW-HA to penetrate deeper into the skin and provide maximum benefits.
3. Post-Treatment Care: After microneedling, continue to apply HMW-HA topically immediately post treatment and daily thereafter. This will help to maintain hydration and support the healing process.
Using High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid such as Skinbay 1% Hyaluronic Acid for microneedling can enhance the overall results of the treatment by providing additional hydration, improving skin texture, stimulating collagen production, and reducing inflammation. Feel free to consult with us to determine the best way to incorporate HMW-HA into your microneedling routine and enjoy the benefits of this powerful skincare ingredient.