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High and well-defined cheekbones, in both men and women, are a noticeable sign of youth. As we age we tend to lose volume or fat in the middle of our faces. This means that the cheekbone area can lose definition and the face can start to look gaunt. This loss of volume in the cheeks can also cause problems further down the face as the skin starts to sag downwards, leading to jowl formation and the creation of nasolabial or nose-to-mouth lines. By increasing the volume in the cheeks we can combat gravity and a more youthful appearance, with plump cheeks, can be restored.
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.
Fat transfer, fat transplantation or microlipoinjection involves the collection of fat via liposuction for re-injection into other areas of the face and body.
Unlike dermal fillers which are aimed at mechanically filling wrinkles, folds and skin depressions, tissue stimulators are injectable products which cause a biological reaction in the tissue.
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.
Aquamid ™ contains about 2-3% of cross-linked polyacrylamide gel network and water. Aquamid™ has been used for aesthetic correction for more than ten years in the previous Soviet Union and Europe.
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® VOLUMA is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler used for recontouring and restoring the face in the case of age-releated volume loss in the cheek bone and chin regions. According to the makers, it delivers dramatic improvement in tissue quality, even in challenging areas, and is complementary to other aesthetic treatments and dermal filler procedures.
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.
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).
It is the first stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA) based product which is manufactured without the use of chemical cross-linking agents (BDDE) and is used for skin remodelling and treating skin laxity, not for just filling lines and wrinkles. According to the makers, it delivers dramatic improvement in tissue quality, even in challenging areas, and is complementary to other aesthetic treatments and dermal filler procedures.
Radiesse, launched in the US as Radiance FN, is a medical device designed for the correction of small and large soft tissue deficits, but can also be use for facial shaping and contouring.
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.
Sculptra (Formerly New-Fill) is a tissue stimulator and is used more as a sculpting and volumising agent rather than just a wrinkle filler. Sculptra contains Poly-L-lactic acid.
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.
Xela Rederm is a non-crosslinked, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) based injectable product which is combined with succinic acid. It is made in Italy by Institute Hyalual.