Hylaform is an injectable dermal filler, which is based on hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in human bodies. Hylaform is used to remove wrinkle lines and skin folds, and it works by binding itself to water. This increases the volume under the skin. The results of the procedure last for about six to nine months, after which you will have to come in for touch?up treatments to retain the results.
There are several treatments that can be combined with Hylaform to create an enhanced youthful appearance:
Botulinum toxin, or Botox, is often combined with Hylaform, as this non?invasive injectable filler can be used to enhance the results of Hylaform. Requiring no recovery time, the results of this procedure will last for only four months, after which repeat treatments will have to be taken.
Face Lift Operation
To create a more enhanced youthful look, a face lift operation can be combined with Hylaform. It involves a small incision in the nasal groove, where Goretex, a non?silicon material, is implanted under the depressed skin, making it appear fuller.
Restylane treatment is often combined with Hylaform to enhance the volume of lips. Other uses include the reduction of wrinkle lines, folds, crow's feet and smile lines. The results of the treatment last for about six months to a year, and are longer in the case of the enhancement of lips. It does not require any testing for allergies prior to the treatment.
Another dermal filler, Radiesse, is synthetic in nature and reduces the risk of an allergic reaction. It consists of microspheres suspended within bio?compatible gel, and is based on the minerals found in human bones. Apart from wrinkle lines and skin folds, Radiesse can also be used on oral commissures, depressed scars and peri?oral lines.
Prior to the treatment, a numbing cream is applied on the injection site and the filler is injected in small amounts to add volume under the skin. You will be able to see visible results immediately. Minor swelling, redness or bruising might occur, but these side?effects will fade within a few days. The results of this procedure last for over a year, after which you will have to undergo repeat treatments to maintain results.
Zyderm II includes injectable collagen implants which are often used to define lip borders. This procedure can be combined with Hylaform to create a more specific look.
CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast
The only commercially available dermal fillers which are composed of natural human collagen, CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast are used to erase wrinkle lines and remove acne scars and other deficiencies in the soft tissue. They are injected under the skin, and cause the least amount of swelling after the injection.
CosmoDerm is used to treat crow's feet and fine lines, while CosmoPlast is used to erase deeper lines and also to enhance lip volume. The results of the procedure last for about three months. After these three months, you will require additional sessions.