What is Juvederm Ultra XC?
Juvederm Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid-based soft tissue filler that is formulated and produced by a globally famous pharmaceutical company, Allergan. The non-permanent hyaluronic acid molecules are extracted from a bacterial fermentation process conducted under a strict laboratory setting. The molecules are also purified extensively to be free from any bacterial endotoxins and/or contaminants that could potentially induce immunogenic reactions in patients. Following the cross-linking process using the chemical reticulating agent, 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE), the biodegradable filler material is integrated with rapid-acting lidocaine for reduced pain and discomfort during an aesthetic procedure. The resulting viscoelastic and bioresorbable gel contains 24mg/mL of reticulated hyaluronic acid and 0.3% of lidocaine. Each box comes with 2-1mL graduated syringes preloaded with the filler gel, 4 single-use 30G½” needles, and a product inf ...
What are dark circles under the eyes?
The under-eye area—also known as tear trough—is the region which extends downwards and outwards from the inner corner of the eye. The delicate under eye area is prone to developing various signs of ageing and skin damage such as darkness, hollowness, eye bags, and fine lines. This is caused by the fact that the tear trough area is covered by 1 of the thinnest layers of skin, measuring <1mm. Just like women, men are not invincible from these under-eye premature ageing signs.
What causes dark circles for men?
The most common tear trough issue is dark circles. Sometimes known as panda eyes, this frustrating skin condition is an accumulative result of ageing and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours. The inevitable ageing process is signalled by genetics which causes a rapid decline in the restoration and genesis of dermal cells. Some patients experience ageing with unintended fat loss or redistribution; the under-eye fat pads may diminis ...
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a brand of non-animal stabilised hyaluronic acid (NASHA) injectable fillers designed by Q-Med, which is a subsidiary of Galderma. The fillers are made of hyaluronic acid molecules that are sourced from bacterial cultures left to ferment under strict aseptic standards. The non-animal hyaluronic acid molecules are extracted and purified thoroughly to be free from any bacterial endotoxins and impurities. These molecules are then cross-linked with each other using the chemical reticulating agent 1,4-butanedioldiglycidyl ether (BDDE). Optimal Balance Technology (OBT) is also used to produce injectable biphasic gel of varying texture and concentration of hyaluronic acid.
What are the indications for treatment using Restylane?
Restylane comes in various concentrations and particle sizes of hyaluronic acid, so as to address a wide range of dermal imperfections. Currently, there are a total of 6 collections of soft tissue fillers under this brand: