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The desire for the perfect pout with large, fuller lips is very much a trend with younger women, whilst older women and men seek ways to improve thinning or deflated lips affected by ageing. Evening out the symmetry of the upper and lower lips is a common request, as the upper lip tends to shrink more with ageing and lose the youthful pout so needs augmentation. Various treatment options, both temporary and permanent can be used to increase lip size, enhance and reshape the contours of the lip and cosmetically correct defects.
Dermal fillers are made of various kinds of natural, man-made or synthetic materials that have been developed for injection into the skin and lips; including hyaluronic acid.
Lip implants using natural or man-made products are used as a more permanent cosmetic procedure than dermal fillers or fat transfer, to improve the shape and size of the lips.
Algeness is a dermal filler product made from purified agarose gel, a polysaccharide polymer that is extracted from red algae. It is used for injecting into fine lines and wrinkles, and for lip contouring, as well as for medium and deep revolumising of the face; with lasting results of up to 12 months.
Aliaxin® is a monophasic dermal filler product range containing a combination of well-defined molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results.
amalian is a range of mono-phasic and bi-phasic hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers manufactured in Germany.
Belotero ® is a new monophasic double crosslinked hyaluronic acid designed from biofermentation using Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) technology to increase facial volume and fill wrinkles.
DERMAFILL® is the first of a so-called ‘4th generation’ of safer, and more effective, pure, monophasic injectable hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers which exceed the stricter standards imposed by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for very low levels of BDDE in filler products.
Ellansé is a new and unique non-animal, non-bacterial and non-human derived dermal filler family which are said by the manufacturer to be cost-effective by requiring less product, compared to others, for the same indications.
Intraline® is an innovative, cross-linked, hyaluronic acid based dermal filler used for wrinkle reduction, facial contouring, lip enhancement, and other facial imperfections. It is manufactured in Sweden by Bohus BioTech AB, using hyaluronic acid sourced from France.
Juvéderm® ULTRA and Juvéderm® ULTRA Smile is an advanced, cohesive, 3D hyaluronic acid matrix dermal filler with local anaesthetic, manufactured by Allergan; the makers of Botox® / Vistabel®.
Juvéderm ® VOLIFT, VOLBELLA, VOLITE and VOLUMA are part of the Juvéderm VYCROSS ® Collection of hyaluronic acid-based fillers which are designed to add volume, restore contours, plus smooth out lines and wrinkles.
Perfectha® from Laboratory ObvieLine (a Sinclair IS Pharma company) is a highly advanced hyaluronic acid gel dermal filler, cross-linked by E-brid® technology and developed to fill out wrinkles, hydrate the skin and add volume.
From the makers of the hydradermabrasion system HydraFacial®, the American based company, Edge Systems LLC, comes PERK™ - the world’s first hybrid facial.
Permalip™ is an implant made of very soft, solid silicone which is tapered at each end to match the natural shape of the lips and is designed exclusively for lip enhancement.
The Princess® range of dermal fillers are designed to combat the signs of ageing, with natural results. They are produced by the Austrian company Croma-Pharma GmbH, a company with a long history of creating hyaluronic acid (HA).
The Restylane range consists of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers incorporating the EMERVEL collection (Lyft (Perlane), Refyne, Fynesse, Volyme, Kysse, Defyne), all specifically designed for injection into the face.
Revanesse and Redexis are two new monophasic, non-animal hyaluronic acid based dermal filler brands manufactured in Canada by Prollenium and distributed in the UK by Boston Medical Group Ltd.
Manufactured by the French company Vivacy Laboratories, Stylage® is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler with local anaesthetic lidocaine (lignocaine) and an antioxidant, in the form of mannitol, all within one product.
The Teosyal range consists of three monophasic hyaluronic acid based products of non-animal origin, which are highly biocompatible, offering patients immediate and long-lasting results.
Uma Jeunesse is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler aimed at treating lines and wrinkles, naso-labial (nose to mouth) lines, marionette (mouth to chin) lines, sagging cheeks, as well as contouring lips, temples and noses.
Varioderm™ consists of a range of very highly cross-linked, pure non-animal hyaluronic acid fillers available in 4 concentrations for the treatment of lines, wrinkles and facial contouring.