Many Hollywood celebrities swear by the benefits of drinking water for hair and skin health. There are also claims that H2O can plump up the skin, provide extra moisture and even fight some signs of aging. Is this really true? Does upping your water intake help you achieve clear and glowing skin?
Well, science says no. There is also no evidence that H2O can solve all your skin woes. Water is not really a beauty secret or the key to getting that Hollywood skin we all long for. It is actually a combination of things, which include good genes, quality skincare products, facials, lasers, and other aesthetic treatments.
Water and your skin
There is no denying that water is the healthiest beverage on earth. It doesn’t contain, sugar, calories, fat, and sodium, but gives your body energy and helps it function properly. Other benefits include maintaining the balance of body fluids, flushing out waste, and helping control calories.
It is also suggested that water boosts skin health by making your body hydrated. As dehydration can make your skin more prone to dryness and wrinkling, proper hydration is said to improve the way your skin looks. There may be no substantial evidence to support all of this, but is still important to drink lots of water to reap all benefits.
You may also be glad to know that hydrated skin (clinically speaking) appears plumper with reduced appearance of wrinkles. This doesn’t mean, however, that hydration can necessarily erase wrinkles. The wrinkles are still in the skin; hydrated skin can only help minimize their appearance.
What to consider
Water is constantly associated with the word hydration, and it does make sense because it hydrates our body. If you, however, want to restore your skin’s appearance, injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) is worth considering. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body and is responsible for retaining water to keep the tissues lubricated.
Getting more HA in the skin is possible through Juvederm Volite, an innovative injectable treatment that can improve the skin’s hydration, elasticity, and smoothness. It is made of HA and can be used on face, neck, hands, and décolletage. Volite as a skin booster can:
- Minimize the appearance of fine lines
- Hydrate dry skin
- Reduce scaly, rough texture
- Even out skin depressions
How does Volite work? – It is injected superficially in the skin using fine needles with multiple injection points. Volite uses VYCROSS® technology, a manufacturing process that provides a high concentration of crosslinked HA. This helps maintain long-lasting and natural-looking effects.
Is it right for you? – Volite is suitable if you have dry skin, wrinkles, and fine lines, as well as mild laxity on the face, neck, and hands. You can also turn to this injectable to give your skin a refreshing appearance and youthful glow.
What results can you expect? – Juvederm Volite stimulates the body’s own natural collagen to improve skin quality. Studies suggest that it can last up to nine months and provide significant improvement in skin quality for up to six months. This eliminates the need for multiple treatments.
How soon can you see results? – You may notice plumping effects after the procedure, but full and significant results are visible after two weeks. Pinpoint bruises and needle-marks may be possible in the treatment areas, but these are temporary and can last five to seven days following the procedure.
What should you take note? – Just like Botox and dermal fillers, injecting Volite is a medical skin procedure. This is why you should trust experienced injectors or aesthetic doctors to perform the treatment. It also requires attention to detail, careful technique, and artistic skills to get the results you’re looking for.
Water may not magically transform your skin, but it is still important to stay hydrated. You can also consider skin booster treatments like Juvederm Volite to improve your skin’s hydration.
Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, to learn more about Volite and other nonsurgical aesthetic treatments.