Soft tissue fillers or dermal fillers are FDA-approved medical devices with proven safety and efficacy in rejuvenating ageing skin. Although hyaluronic acid-based fillers are the most popular injectable is the market, the limited duration of these fillers may leave some patients dissatisfied. Semi-permanent and permanent fillers are gaining a following because of their longer duration of effects, but they are also more inclined to cause adverse events. Aside from the type of material used, the implantation area and diffusion of the medication affect the longevity of the treatment.
Similarities and differences between Sculptra vs Radiesse
Sculptra and Radiesse are semi-permanent soft-tissue fillers that can both provide volume restoration and wrinkle reduction, but they are different in many ways. Both dermal fillers use different types of synthetic materials and they have a different mode of action. Sculptra contains Poly-L-lactic acid microsphere beads that immediately plump up t ...
What is Stylage?
Stylage is a range of hyaluronic acid-based dermal implants designed and manufactured by Vivacy Laboratories, a famous French pharmaceutical company specialising in aesthetic products. This collection of fillers is unique as they are processed using original InterPenetrated Cross-linked Networks or IPN-Like Technology for highly viscoelastic filler gel. Besides correcting skin imperfections, all the fillers are integrated with antioxidant mannitol or sorbitol for skin protective actions. Antioxidants scavenge oxidising agents effectively, so as to maintain good skin health as well as the performance of the fillers. Not only that, patients experience shorter downtime as post-injection swelling is effectively curbed thanks to antioxidants.
A complete list of Stylage implants is as follows:
What is Stylage dermal filler used for?
The fillers above are categoris ...
What is a polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) injectable filler?
Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) is a type of purely synthetic polymer derived from acrylic and sold under the trade name of Perspex or Plexiglas. Also known as acrylic or acrylic glass, this polymer is extensively used in industrial applications (e.g. roofing, windows) due to its high resistance to extreme temperature fluctuations. Nowadays, the usage of PMMA has even branched out into biomedical applications (e.g. bone cement and dermal fillers), as it is biodegradable. Following dermal implantation during aesthetic procedure, PMMA particles increase natural collagen proliferation resulting in plumped up skin creases. ArteFill® is composed of PMMA microspheres suspended in bovine collagen.
What are the benefits of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) injectable fillers?
The benefit of choosing PMMA-based injectable fillers for correcting skin issues (e.g. medium to deep-set wrinkles, nasolabial folds, pitted scars etc.) is t ...