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 ...
What is deoxycholic acid?
Deoxycholic acid—also known as cholanoic acid or 3α,12α-dihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oic acid—is a type of secondary bile acid that is produced in the liver. This compound is produced naturally in the human body by intestinal bacteria action from cholate. It is also usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. Deoxycholic acid is important in ensuring that the normal digestive process happens smoothly as it emulsifies dietary fats in the intestine. Deoxycholic acid also facilitates the absorption and excretion of fats and sterols in the intestine as well as in the liver.
What are the indications for the usage of deoxycholic acid?
Thanks to progressive research and development in the medical industry, deoxycholic acid is now manufactured synthetically to help reduce the severity of moderate-to-severe fat below the chin (submental fat). This synthetic deoxycholic acid formulated for the purpose of reducing “double chin” ma ...
What is Euflexxa?
Euflexxa is an orthopedic injectable implant that is designed and manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, an American-based company. This sterile, biodegradable, and highly viscoelastic viscosupplement is made of the following ingredients:
10mg/mL sodium hyaluronate
8.5mg/mL sodium chloride
0.56mg/mL disodium hydrogen phosphate dodecahydrate
0.05mg/mL sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate
Water for injection
The hyaluronic acid molecules are extracted biotechnologically from fermented bacterial cultures and are then purified carefully to be free from any potentially harmful contaminants. Each box of Euflexxa comes with 3 prefilled 2mL syringes and a product information pamphlet.
What are the indications for treatment using Euflexxa?
The high viscoelasticity property of this intraarticular implant makes it ideal for managing osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating degenerative condition of the synovial joints. Under normal circums ...