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February 01, 2020
Hyaluronic acid (HA) can be found throughout the body in connective tissue. It is naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan which is long unbranched carbohydrates, or sugars, called polysaccharides.
HA is the main component of what gives your skin structure and is responsible for that plump and hydrated look. There’s a lot of credit given to collagen, but hyaluronic acid is even more important.
There’s lots of talk about HA but what matters most in HA is the molecular weight AND the diameter of this ingredient in a product. According to a study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22052267 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3970829/ the molecular weight of HA in a product, as well as the diameter of HA, make a difference in its efficacy.
Naturally, other ingredients in the product will either aide in penetrating into the skin or break the product down making it less effective.
For these reasons, NeoGenesis products are highly effective. The ingredient found in the line of products containing HA contains it in the form of Sodium Hyaluronate Butyrate. This form of HA is superior in that it does not degrade on the surface of the skin like many OTC products do. It actually penetrates the skin's lipid barrier making it more effective and last longer.
Plus, the S²RM® (stem cell) technology has the advantage of capturing a full and natural complement or “system” of known molecules. The key to this technology is using the correct set of adult stem cell types that are resident in the skin, not stem cell types from other parts of the body that serve functions other than to maintain and heal the skin.
Other technologies use the “one size fits all” approach, where for example, one stem cell type from bone marrow or fat is used to develop the molecules for treating the skin. Such uninformed technologies will provide sub-optimal results in the skin given that those cells provide molecules to rebuild structures other than the skin.
HA can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water which is how it holds water molecules onto the surface of the skin making it feel more hydrated. HA prevents water loss in the skin by slowing the rate at which water evaporates. HA is also great for wound healing.
As with most skincare products, it typically takes 30 – 60 days to see significant improvement for most; although some see results sooner.
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Some people, me included, will try anything to get rid of a turkey neck for good—even go under the knife to reclaim a chiseled jawline! But after 23 years as a licensed esthetician, I’ve worked on enough turkey necks to know that surgery is not always the way to go.
Keep reading to discover the most effective approaches to fixing a turkey neck, including my preferred nonsurgical treatments!