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As clear as glass: even those with dry skin can achieve a smooth, glowing look

Dec 17. 2019
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By Thanisorn Thamlikitkul
Special to The Nation

All the rage in South Korea and growing in popularity in Thailand, “glass skin” in the term used to describe facial skin so smooth, glowing and pore-less that it’s as “clear as glass”. The trend is likely to spread even further next year thanks to the advent of new technology in skin hydrating injectables this year. Here’s how to achieve the look.

As we age, our skin undergoes two important changes – loss of elasticity and loss of hydration. These changes cause our skin to become drier and the pores become more visible. One effective way to combat and slow these effects of ageing is to restore hyaluronic acid to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in skin that keeps it hydrated and youthful. With age, our hyaluronic acid decreases and that’s where treatment comes in.

Current synthesized hyaluronic acid or HA is designed to come in soft, small molecules and viscous liquidity. A dermatologist will administer tiny droplets of this hyaluronic acid into the dermis or just under the dermis using a serial puncture technique. This technique allow the HA to disperse evenly in the dermis. HA will provide hydration and stimulate new collagen, resulting in firmness, luminosity and potentially reduced pore size. It will improve overall skin quality and enhance the “glass skin” appearance as well. 

A recent study published in the journal “Dermatology Times” revealed a 91-per-cent satisfaction rate among treated patients in clinical trials. It’s said that patients like the long-term result (approximately up to 9 months) as well as the idea of internal moisturizer for smoothness, hydration and texture. However, if you want to achieve smoother, dewier and more glowing skin, it is important to only visit clinics with dermatologists highly trained in this treatment.

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