Hylaform is a dermal filler, containing hyaluronic acid, derived from combs of specially bred roosters. The purified form of hyaluronic acid within Hylaform is cross?linked with divinyl sulfone, offering a more durable solution. The results of the procedure can be seen almost instantly after the treatment, and they last for about 3 to 4 months. Since the filler does not contain any anaesthetic, you might experience some discomfort during the injection. A topical anesthetic cream can be applied on the injection site 30 minutes before the injection, to relieve any pain or discomfort.
Hylaform is a safe filler, which has received FDA approval. It produces mild side effects such as bruising, redness, swelling, tenderness or even formation of hard nodules under the skin. There are a few medical conditions that can cause contradictory reactions to a Hylaform injection.
Hypersensitivity to Avian Proteins
If you have a history of sensitivity to avian proteins, then a Hylaform injection can result in complications. Hylaform contains purified hyaluronic acid derived from the combs of roosters, which are specially bred for this purpose.
Skin Disease near Injection Site
If you have any form of skin disease near the area to be injected, then the filler may cause undesired complications at the infected area.
If you are currently undergoing anticoagulant therapy for a medical condition, then you can develop severe side effects from the injection. Anticoagulant therapy is used to treat conditions such as deep vein thrombosis and arterial fibrillation. The therapy slows down the rate at which the patient's blood clots. Anticoagulants are not blood thinners, as they do not actually thin the blood, but only reduce the ability of blood to clot.
No testing has been conducted to check for potential side effects of Hylaform on pregnant women. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you are advised to delay the procedure until after the duration of pregnancy.
If you have a history of keloid scarring, an injection of Hylaform can cause the development of anything from keloid lesions to severe keloid scarring at the injection site. This form of scarring is very difficult to treat.
Skin Pigmentation Disorder
If you have any form of skin pigmentation disorder, the injection could cause skin discoloration or a change in texture at the injection site. Some common skin pigmentation disorders include albinism, hyperpigmentation, Lamellar ichthyosis and vitiligo.
If you are consuming any blood thinning medication, you need to consult your physician before undergoing a Hylaform treatment. Blood thinners are used to stop platelets from clotting. This can result in continued bleeding after the injection, weakening the effect of the dermal filler. Your physician may recommend discontinuing the medication for a period before the treatment, in order to avoid complications. Blood thinners are used in case of medical conditions such as a stroke or aneurisms. Aspirin and Coumadin are common blood thinners.
Hylaform treatments are noninvasive, and they require very little recovery time. In most cases you will be able to resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. No sensitivity testing is required before the procedure.