Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and Teosyal are sterile, transparent, and bio-resorbable gels based on cross-linked hyaluronic acid. They are not made from animal or human material. Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast are collagen filler agents derived from one human cell. Zyderm and Zyplast are collagen fillers extracted from bovine (cow) source. Evolence is a collagen filler derived from porcine (pig) source. Hylaform(a Hyaluronic acid filler) is made from rooster combs. The injected filler can enhance the natural structure of your skin, and improve lines, wrinkles and folds. Lips may also be augmented with these agents. Many clients see an improvement in skin resiliency and smoothness after just one visit, while others will require multiple treatment sessions. While your treatment will usually last two to six months, you will need touch up treatments to maintain the correction. While the majority of patients have been treated without difficulty, some individuals do develop adverse reactions to the product. These reactions can be immediate, or develop weeks or months after treatment and include the following: Prolong redness, itching, swelling or a hardening of the skin around the sight. This will usually subside quickly, but in some cases can last for months or longer.
Restylane®/Perlane® is a novel dermal filler used to restore volume to the face and to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the mouth. It is a clear gel made from hyaluronic acid, a fully biodegradable substance that exists naturally in the human body and has a low risk of allergic reaction. Perlane® has been used worldwide since 2000. Juvéderm™ is a hyaluronic-based injectable gel filler that smoothes and reduces the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines and folds. Juvéderm™ gel is produced through Hylacross™ technology, which creates a smooth gel with long-lasting results for a smooth and natural look and feel. The gel is available in three formulations to target specific types of wrinkles. Juvéderm™ creates a naturally smooth appearance for moderate wrinkles. The versatile Juvéderm™ Ultra adds volume and contours wrinkles and folds. The more robust Juvéderm™ Ultra Plus is best for deep wrinkles and folds.