What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a complex carbohydrate molecule first discovered in 1930s by scientists Karl Meyer and John Palmer. They isolated HA from the vitreous humor (a jelly-like substance) of cow eyes. A few decades later, HA has been found to be extremely beneficially in treating skin lesions. Nowadays, it is an important must-have ingredient in both cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
How does it help the skin?
Though it may sound like a corrosive agent, hyaluronic acid is actually very gentle on the skin. It is found abundantly in various parts of human body as it functions to hydrate other cells and tissues. Skin is made up of tons of different cells like collagen and elastin fibres to provide firmness and elasticity. HA then deeply moisturises these dermal structures, so as to improve their longevity and performance. Skin remains supple and moisturised. Unfortunately, the ageing process slows down the production of these cells. External factors ...
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a brand of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers manufactured by Allergan. The Juvederm fillers can be categorised into 2 collections—Vycross™ and Ultra—which are differentiated by the type of technologies used to manufacture them. Vycross Technology is used to produce fillers with a combination of low molecular weight and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. The resulting fillers are very cohesive and easily mould to correct numerous skin concerns for a natural appearance. There are also fewer incidences of post-injection swelling.
The fillers in this collection are:
Volite with Lidocaine
Volbella with Lidocaine
Volift with Lidocaine (also known as Volift Retouch)
Voluma with Lidocaine
The Ultra collection is manufactured using Hyalacross™ Technology, which creates a gel with an ultra-smooth consistency.
The dermal fillers in this line are:
Ultra 2 (also known as Ultra XC)
Ultra 3 (also known as ...
What is Belotero?
Belotero is a collection of non-permanent soft tissue fillers manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals. These fillers are composed of cross-linked synthetic hyaluronic acid gel that is processed using 2 patented technologies: Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) and Dynamic Cross-Linking Technology (DCLT). The resulting monophasic fillers have varying concentrations of hyaluronic acid and viscoelasticity to treat a wide range of skin imperfections—from skin dullness to severe loss of facial volume.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is another range of soft tissue fillers made from cross-linked non-animal hyaluronic acid manufactured by Allergan. The gel is processed using 2 different manufacturing technologies—Vycross and Hyalacross—to give rise 2 collections of implants: the Vycross and Ultra. Both of these ranges have varying hyaluronic acid concentrations as well as viscoelastic properties. These aesthetic solutions are used to treat a lot of skin probl ...