Dermal filler is a gel-like hyaluronic acid that is injected into the tissue at different depths to lift, volumise and sculpt the face. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring hydrophilic substance which is found in our skin. It attracts 1000 times its weight in water. This is how it is able to volumise and hydrate the skin. It also stimulates new collagen and elastin production in the skin which helps take away the fine lines and wrinkles.
Typical Dermal Filler treatments and areas include:
HA Dermal fillers are temporary and results can last between 6 months and 18 months before they are broken down by the body.
TEOSYAL: TEOSYAL RHA®1, TEOSYAL RHA® 2, TEOSYAL RHA® 3, TEOSYAL RHA® 4, TEOSYAL® PURESENSE REDENSITY 1, TEOSYAL® PURESENSE REDENSITY 2 and TEOSYAL® ULTRA DEEP are trademark of the firm TEOXANE SA.
These products are gel that contains hyaluronic acid, and 0.3% by weight of lidocaine hydrochloride They are class III medical devices.
Caution for people on blood thinning medicines. These medical devices must be administered by a healthcare professional.
Local side effects: inflammatory reactions (redness, oedema, pain at the point of injection), haematomas, itching, temporary loss of sensitivity around the injected area, disorders of pigmentation in skin and hair, abscesses, indurations, nodules (possibly granulomas).
General manifestations: immediate hypersensitivity up to anaphylactic shock, migration of the implant.
Rare but serious adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment or blindness, skin necrosis and stroke.
Lasts 9 -12 months.
Please consult your doctor pharmacist for more information.
Please refer to instructions for use, local distributor. Healthcare Logistics, Auckland.
Juvederm Vycross™ are medical devices Class III for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Contains cross-linked hyaluronic acid and 0.3% lidocaine
Juvederm has risks and benefits.
Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler, people with autoimmune disease, or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. People on blood thinning medicines.
Possible side effects: injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling, itching/pain on pressure) induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor.
Product and treatment costs will apply.
Note: Juvederm treatment lasts about 12-24 months.
For product information check with your doctor or product information at Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.