What is Synvisc?
Synvisc is an animal-based viscosupplement that is designed and manufactured by Sanofi Genzyme, an American biotechnology company. The active ingredient in this orthopedic implant is 8mg/mL of hylan that is harvested from rooster combs—the fleshy crests on top of rooster heads—before being cross-linked using chemical agents. Hylan polymers are derivatives of hyaluronan (sodium hyaluronate) and in this implant, these polymers are chemically reticulated with each other to form a highly viscoelastic gel. Synvisc also contains other ingredients like 8.5mg/mL of sodium chloride, 0.16mg/mL of disodium hydrogen phosphate, 0.04mg/mL of sodium dihydrogen phosphate hydrate and water for injection. This orthopaedic injectable gel is intended to reduce pain and discomfort in the synovial joints caused by osteoarthritis. Once injected, it mimics the actions of the lubricating synovial fluid by reducing friction between the bones and cushioning any sudden impacts to ...
What causes under eye wrinkles?
Since the area under the eyes is very thin and delicate, under-eye wrinkles tend to cause the skin in the tear trough region to be crepey. More often than not, patients develop under eye wrinkles due to the ageing process itself. It generally causes a decline in the cellular turnover rate, resulting in the formation of fine lines in delicate areas. Besides that, unprotected sun exposure will cause the already aged skin to weaken, intensifying the appearance of under eye fine lines. Not only that, unhealthy habits like smoking and poor diet contribute lots of harmful free radicals to the body. Another damaging habit is harsh handling of skin. For example, rubbing the eyes while removing makeup or when feeling tired will only hurt the fragile skin under the eyes.
How to get rid of under-eye wrinkles?
If left untreated, these under-eye wrinkles not only give an inaccurate perception of one’s age, they also result in messy and unattractive makeup ...
What are the common under-eye concerns?
The under-eye region—also known as the tear trough area—is susceptible to deformities like darkness, puffiness, hollowness, and fine lines. This region is very prone to developing premature ageing and damage signs as the skin is extremely thin (at just less than 1mm) and delicate. In fact, these deformities can actually be classified based on their severity, which ranges from Class 1 (Mild) to Class 3 (Severe).
How is Juvederm filler used to treat these under eye aesthetic issues?
Usually, patients who display tear trough deformities resort to eye creams and makeup products like concealer to banish the unsightly aesthetic issues. While eye creams require some time for the improvements to take place, makeup does not correct root cause of the under-eye deformities. Patients can opt for dermal filler injections under the eyes to effectively and instantly correct the under eye ageing concerns. One of the most reached-for brand of so ...