Skin rejuvenation

How to Apply Hyaluronic Acid on your Face

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Apply Hyaluronic Acid on your Face

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that our body produces naturally and among its properties it has been proven that it rejuvenates the skin, moisturizes it and prevents sagging, fills in and improves the appearance of wrinkles especially around the eyes, on the forehead and around the lips. This product can be applied in different ways, it all depends on your age and your skin's needs. At OneHowTo we will show you how to apply hyaluronic acid on your face.

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Over time our body loses the ability to produce hyaluronic acid, leading to sagging, dehydration and wrinkles. One of the advantages of this substance is that it retains water allowing it to deeply hydrate the skin, helping to fill any lines that appear and making it look firmer.


Generally, hyaluronic acid is applied to the following areas:

  • Wrinkles around the eyes or Crow's feet
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Fine lines that appear on both sides of the nose
  • On the contour of the lips
  • As facial and lip fillers
How to Apply Hyaluronic Acid on your Face - Step 2

Before explaining how to use hyaluronic acid on your face, we need to emphasize that this treatment must be administered by a specialist, either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon in approved centers for this.


The most common and also the most expensive way of applying hyaluronic acid, is through injections and this is not only for aesthetic purposes, it can also be used to rehabilitate your joints. The effect on the skin may vary from 9-12 months or up to 2 years.

To benefit aesthetically from this substance, it is applied in injections or infiltrations of hyaluronic acid to the dermis layer, and its composition will change depending on the area where it is applied. If the treatment is done in the right way the effects are immediate and natural, however, they are not permanent and in the same way as the natural substance that our body produces, the hyaluronic acid will decrease over time.

This treatment is recommended for mature skin as it brings back firmness and fills wrinkles; creams with hyaluronic acid have little impact on this skin, because they work in a very superficial way.

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As for using hyaluronic acid to treat joints, in most cases it is used for rheumatic diseases. In this case, an infiltration is applied to the affected joint, improving its condition and relieving the pain that is characteristic of these conditions. It is important to note that this is the same substance, but it has been developed in a different way. Moreover, it is used for oral treatments and conditions requiring surgery or to help wounds to heal.



Another way to apply hyaluronic acid on your face is by using creams and serums enriched with this substance. While it is a cheaper option, its effect is slower and is generally recommended for skin that is younger and less damaged by the effects of time. Moreover, these creams stimulate collagen production, which enhances its hydrating and firming effects on the face. Always follow the instructions on the package as different creams and serums must be applied in a different manner.

How to Apply Hyaluronic Acid on your Face - Step 6

The safety of these applications have been clinically tested, however, there may be cases in which applying hyaluronic acid may cause side effects. Some symptoms may appear between 24-48 hours after applying it and last up to 1 week, these include:

  • Skin redness or irritation
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Bruising or a feeling of hardness in the area where it has been applied

Using hyaluronic acid is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding and for people who have severe allergies or who have any infections. Remember to consult with your doctor if you want this treatment, as they will be the best person to tell you the risks that you may experience, according to your present condition and your age.


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