Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Everything you need to know
Everything you need to know
Looking for a way to erase wrinkles and signs of aging, or correct minor facial imperfections, without undergoing invasive surgery? Fillers may be the solution you are looking for. In general, injectable fillers, which are classified as CE-marked Class III Medical Devices, must:
The numerous fillers on the market differ in their biological and chemical-physical characteristics and the choice isn’t so easy. For this reason it’s important to get information for an informed choice shared with your doctor.
Fillers, the two main categories
The benefits of Hyaluronic Acid fillers
Hyaluronic Acid is a polysaccharide already naturally present in human body, but whose natural production tends to decrease with increasing age. Discovered in the vitreous humour of the eye, until recently it was extracted from animals, in particular from rooster’s crest. Today, Hyaluronic Acid of avian origin is now replaced by a version of non-animal origin, specifically produced by bacterial fermentation.
Fillers with Hyaluronic Acid help to fill in lost volume, reduce expression lines and nose-labial wrinkles, and increase existing volume such as in the case of thin lips or sagging cheekbones. Some categories of injectables are also able to treat larger areas of the body, such as the calves and glutes, while fillers in the breast area are absolutely forbidden as the substance compromises proper screening for breast cancer.
In general, they help to deeply moisturise the skin, restoring vitality, radiance, freshness and stimulating collagen production. Injectable fillers are also increasingly used to correct facial disharmonies, such as the nose’s profile (known as rhinofillers), replacing plastic surgery, even though with non-permanent effects.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are in turn divided into three sub-categories:
* on the market there are fillers with Linear and Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid. Cross-linking makes the filling effect more stable and long-lasting, creating a molecule that is more resistant to enzymatic attack by hyaluronidase (the enzyme responsible for its degradation). There are two main cross-linking agents, BDDE (butanediol-diglycidylether) and DVS (divinyl sulfone). The best cross-linked fillers on the market are those that presents imperceptible levels of cross-linking agent residuals.
If you want to undergo treatments with fillers based on Hyaluronic Acid, remember to always entrust only to authorized healthcare professionals, who will be able to guide you in the most suitable choice according to your physical characteristics and your state of health.
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