What Are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid on the Face?

by Margo Steele ; Updated September 28, 2017

If you're worried about facial wrinkles, options are available with hyaluronic acid, an effective anti-aging product which provides everything you need to keep your skin fresh and glowing.

Hydration

Hyaluronic acid in facial lotions and creams attracts and binds moisture to the skin. This process plumps up the skin to give it a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Moisture retention

With properly hydrated facial skin, products containing hyaluronic acid help retain its moisture and plumpness.

Absorption facilitation

Hyaluronic acid increases absorption by the skin of other healing or treatment products, which further improve the skin's appearance.

Wrinkle filling

The appearance of deep wrinkles can be drastically improved by injections of hyaluronic acid. Preparations such as Restylane, Hylaform and Perlane act as dermal fillers to lift wrinkles and fill the tissue void beneath them.

Considerations

Lotions and creams containing hyaluronic acid are generally affordable, but injections are expensive. Costs range from $350 to $800 per syringe, and it may take several treatments to get the results you want. Results are not permanent; treatment may be needed again in three to five months.

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About the Author

Former teacher/real estate broker Margo Steele began freelance writing and editing in 1985, and has written for eHow Home and Garden, Trails Travel, Garden Guides and LIVESTRONG.COM. She also remodels houses, designs and sells jewelry, and is an avid gardener. Steele is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in speech communication.