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Stylage Dermal Fillers: Uses, Formulas & Side Effects

What is Stylage Dermal Filler Used For and What are the Side Effects?
May 10th 2018
What is Stylage? Stylage is a range of hyaluronic acid-based dermal implants designed and manufactured by Vivacy Laboratories, a famous French pharmaceutical company specializing in aesthetic products. These fillers are unique as they are processed via original InterPenetrated Cross-linked Networks, or IPN-Like Technology, to be highly viscoelastic. These formulations are also integrated with mannitol or sorbitol, antioxidants that scavenge oxidising agents effectively in order to maintain good skin health and filler performance, and curb post-injection swelling for shorter patient downtime.   The following is a complete list of Stylage fillers:  Hydro; Hydromax; Special Lips; Stylage S; Stylage M; Stylage L; Stylage XL; Stylage XXL.  What are Stylage dermal fillers used for? The fillers above are categorized according to their function:Skin Hydration and Biorevitalisation: Hydro and Hydromax are used to correct minor signs of aging like dullness and ...

Benefits & Side Effects of Polymethyl-Methacrylate Injectable Fillers

Benefits & Side Effects of Polymethyl-Methacrylate Injectable Fillers
May 10th 2018
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 ...

Hyaluronic Acid Injections (HA) for Arthritis Treatment

Hyaluronic Acid Injections (HA) for Arthritis Treatment
May 9th 2018
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 ...