With age, skin loses its natural hyaluronic acid content and subsequently experiences a loss of hydration. Being able to hold 1000 times its weight in water, it holds potent anti-aging power. 

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid acts as an intense moisturizer, efficient dermal filler, and even effective medical solution for joint conditions. Technically known as a glycosaminoglycan, hyaluronic acid or hyaluronan is a naturally occurring substance found primarily within skin’s dermis and in fluids surrounding the eyes and various joints. Hyaluronic acid is known for its ability to retain massive amount of waterit can hold six litres in just one tiny gram. As skin ages, the body’s natural production starts to fade. Combined with loss of collagen and other proteins. Increased skin laxity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Either applied or injected, hyaluronic acid helps skin to retain water, giving it a healthier youthful volume and moisture content.  

How do you use Hyaluronic Acid?

At Guelph Facial Plastics, we utilize hyaluronic acid’s power in two fundamental ways: as a dermal filler and as a hydration booster. When used as a dermal filler it can effectively plump up, or “fill” a certain area of the face. Guelph Facial Plastics’ Dr. Matthew Brace uses Juvederm and Restylane products as facial fillers to soften fine lines and wrinkles, to create a defined jawline, volumize lips and cheeks, and fill in sunken areas like the temples. Naturally present in the skin, hyaluronic acids are safe, reversible, and last approximately six to 12 months. Having smoothing and hydrating properties with low molecular weight that allows it to sit under skin comfortably. While able to provide immediately noticeable results.  

Let Us Be Your Skin Care Experts!

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With its ability to visibly boost hydration on even the most sensitive skin types. Hyaluronic acid acts as the perfect base for serums, ointments, creams, or intensive masks. At Guelph Facial Plastics we offer a large variety of scientifically formulated and clinically proven products from SkinMedica including the HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator. With five different formulations of highly concentrated hyaluronic acid. HA5 provides an immediate smoothing effect on skin with lasting hydration benefits. Over 91 percent of users felt their skin was “more refreshed” and “moisturized” after using HA5 twice daily for an eight week period. By supporting the skin in replenishing its own hyaluronan levels, your skin will feel naturally younger.

The life of hyaluronic acid topical products is less than a day. So it’s essential to remain consistent with your skin routine to reap the benefits.

Book your free consultation at Guelph Facial Plastics to learn more about the transformative power of hyaluronic acid.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

All in-office treatments, procedures, and appointments have resumed. At Guelph Facial Plastics we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the following changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVID-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.
  • You must call from your vehicle upon arrival before entering the clinic. We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. For your safety, all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to continue to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments.
  • Cosmetic surgery has not resumed at Guelph General Hospital, however, we are pleased to offer our patients the option of undergoing surgery at a Clinic 360 - a fully-equipped private surgical center.

We look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment.

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