Hyaluronic acid, while a powerful hydrator for skin, is a very large molecule that even when delivered topically in fragmented form, is still too large to penetrate skin for a significant transformation of volume. When injected, these fillers both fill space and absorb water to temporarily restore facial volume and smooth out wrinkles. Popular areas of the face for hyaluronic acid injections, also known as dermal fillers, include nasolabial folds (parentheses around the mouth), marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth down to the chin), the jawline, lips, cheeks, or under the eyes. While the results of hyaluronic acid injections are immediate and can last between 3 to 12 months, hyaluronic acid is naturally absorbed by the body. As a result, repeat injections are required to maintain results. To find a certified professional for hyaluronic acid injections, visit the
SkinCeuticals skincare professional locator.
Topical application of hyaluronic acid formulas are a
cornerstone for an effective at-home skincare regimen. They increase surface hydration and based on the product formulation can
result in softer, smoother skin texture and an improved appearance in plumpness and firmness, making them an idea complement to
in-office hyaluronic acid injections.