This is a technique that is used for facial augmentation. The therapy involves injections in the face to mask/remove facial flaws. It is administered through a needle and bears the important distinction of being a substance that is very well tolerated by the human body because it is a substance that is found in every single organic living thing. Its main purpose in the human body is to act as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells.
Hyaluronic acid is a gel like substance that sits between the skin and connective tissues supporting the skin. It acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume and elasticity due to aging and other causes. It also hydrates the skin by bringing water to the surface which helps give it a refreshed and more youthful appearance.
The procedure itself is very non invasive and does not require anything but a topical anesthetic administered to the site of injection.
Treatment takes between fifteen minutes and an hour. It is considered to be an outpatient procedure and many people return to their normal activities the same day. The augmentation usually lasts from between six and twelve months. To maintain their youthful appearance most people have new hyaloronic injections two to three times a year.