Does hyaluronic acid help with aging skin?

Margo L. Weishar, MD
Hyaluronic acid is both a naturally occurring substance in our skin as well as an effective topical moisturizer.  It is a substance that attracts water and can used as the basis for moisturizing products.  In addition many injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero are composed of hyaluronic acid.  There are used to revolumize the face and smooth surface lines and irregularities.  They are some of the safest and most effective agents that we have to improve aging skin.
Shirley M. Madhere, MD
Plastic Surgery
Hyaluronic acid is a part of our connective tissue that makes skin look plump; it retains moisture to the tissues and helps firm up wrinkles. Watch plastic surgeon Shirley Madhere, MD, explain the benefits of hyaluronic acid and where to find it. 

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