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What is the Difference Between Type 1 & Type 2 Collagen?

What is the Difference Between Type 1 & Type 2 Collagen?
May 24th 2018
What is collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals and is the main structural component of the extracellular matrix. Present in large quantities in connective tissue, it is responsible for providing skin with mechanical properties such as tautness and rigidity. There are 28 types of collagen encoded by 42 different collagen genes identified to date. Collagen is predominantly produced by fibroblast cells. The proteins contain at least 1 triple-helical domain that is secreted and deposited into the extracellular matrix. Collagen is able to aggregate into supramolecular forms, which are complexes made up of multiple molecules bound by noncovalent bonds and can be roughly categorised into major families based on the type of supramolecular structures they assume. Collagen type 1 and collagen type 2 are both included in a family of collagen types called fibril-forming collagens. Fibril-forming collagens exist in tissues as very long fibrils that are then arranged in differ ...

What is Juvederm Voluma & What are Its Side Effects?

What is Juvederm Voluma & What are Its Side Effects?
May 24th 2018
What is Juvederm Voluma? Juvederm Voluma is an implantable injectable gel that is part of the Juvederm line of dermal fillers. Juvederm Voluma is implanted into the deep dermis to create volume and support dermal tissue for the purposes of contouring the cheek area. Touted to produce results that lasts for up to 2 years, this is 1 of the longest lasting fillers available on the market. The hyaluronic acid contained in Juvederm Voluma is derived from non-animal sources, minimising the risk of contamination. The degree of cross-linking and concentration of hyaluronic acid gives dermal fillers different properties for injecting based on location and depth of the tissue. As a gel with a high level of elasticity, Juvederm Voluma has a lifting effect when injected in the midface and also resists swelling that is often seen in other fillers. Juvederm Voluma  Side effects Juvederm Voluma treatments are typically well-tolerated and are considered as very safe. The majority of side eff ...

How Long Does Juvederm Last? All Products Covered

How Long Does Juvederm Last? All Products Covered
May 23rd 2018
What is Juvederm? Juvederm is a popular brand of dermal fillers around the world. These aesthetic treatments are popular in part because they are renowned for their longevity compared to other similar filler products. How Long Does Juvederm Last? Based on findings in clinical trials, some Juvederm soft tissue fillers tend to last up to year and beyond with optimal treatment conditions. For instance, Juvederm Volbella XC lasts up to 1 year, Juvederm Voluma XC lasts up to 2 years, Juvederm Ultra XC for up to 1 year, and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC lasts up to 1 year or more. In order to maintain results, patients need to return for repeat or touch-up treatments. For this reason, a dermal filler that provides longer-lasting results is often preferable and more cost-effective for the patient in the long run. The longevity of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, that is, the durability of the results of a dermal filler treatment, depends on several factors. The formulation of the dermal ...