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?
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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 ...
Intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections are a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis of the knee. The procedure may also be referred to as viscosupplementation, a process that aims to restore the physiological and rheological state of the joint tissues. Intra-articular therapy, being an invasive procedure, requires strict aseptic technique.
Normal joint function is maintained by the synovial membrane and synovial fluid, which nourishes the chondrocytes and eliminates matrix degradation and metabolites. HA is produced in the synovial lining cells to help protect and maintain the articular cartilage. The clinical symptoms experienced by osteoarthritic patients are due to the inflammation of the synovium. Intra-articular injection decreases pain, discomfort, stiffness, and other OA symptoms, allowing extensive movement of the joint.
How does hyaluronic acid injection work?
The exact mechanism of ...