There are many different ways that people look to improve the look of their skin. Often these approaches take place in the form of creams and lotions and, of course, topical applications do have their place as well.

Since roughly 2003, hyaluronic acid has been used to treat wrinkles in the skin. It was, in fact, in 2003 that hyaluronic acid achieved its FDA approval. Since that time, it has become a popular way of dealing with skin wrinkling. Part of why hyaluronic acid has become popular is that it simply works. Yet, there is a downside in that in order to see the benefits continue, it is necessary to continue using the product indefinitely. This issue is often the case with topical based solutions that seek to address the very real problem of wrinkling.

It should be noted that hyaluronic acid is present in the human body and is thus naturally based. Often it is found in the joints of the body, for example, and has been used in the treating of joint related problems. Hyaluronic acid does work quite effectively as a joint lubricant and is also a good moisturizer. Plus, it is widely available as a supplement and is relatively inexpensive. Some soft tissue filler products like Juvederm include collagen and also hyaluronic acid.