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HYLAFORM AND HYLAFORM PLUS

 

                    Hylaform and Hylaform Plus Dermal Filler

Hylaform is like Captique – however the major difference is that it is not manufactured like Captique. Hylaform and Hylaform Plus is harvested from rooster combs of domestic fowl and is a form of cross-linked hyaluronic acid (5.5 mg/ml).

It is considered an animal form of hyaluronic acid gel. It is reported to be less immunogenic and longer lasting than bovine collagen. Hylaform is a dermal filler made from a highly purified form of hyaluronic acid that mimics the effects of natural hyaluronic acid. When injected just below the surface of the skin, Hylaform adds volume to the skin, smoothing unwanted lines and wrinkles.

Hylaform has an intermediate gel particle size (similar to Restylane and Captique) making it suitable for moderate wrinkles and lip enhancement. It is recommended that it is injected into the middle part of the dermis (middle layer of skin).

Hylaform Plus has a larger gel particle size (similar to Restylane Perlane) and is used for deep lines, facial contouring, and lip enhancement. It is injected into deeply into the dermis.

The effects of hyaluronic acid gel injections lasts for about 6-12 month depending on where the injections are given. If the area is highly moveable, then the results do not last as long. Bovine collagen injections only last a few weeks to possible a couple of months. Hylaform Plus is longer lived than regular Hylaform, due to the size of the particles.
 

 

                                                                Hylaform packaging

                                                            Hylaform & Hylaform Plus

 

 

 

Benefits of Hylaform

  • Immediate treatment - no pre-treatment skin test required

  • Immediate results

  • Proven safety - used in international markets for nearly a decade

  • Mild adverse post-treatment responses (such as redness, bruising and swelling)

     

 

 

 

ADVANTAGES OF HYLAFORM AND HYLAFORM PLUS:

  • Hylaform tends to be longer lasting than collagen fillers.

  • It also has less risk of clumping and tends to go in more smoothly while injected.

  • Overcorrection with this product is not needed.

  • If a lump should occur with Hylaform or Hylaform Plus, hyaluronidase ("Wytase") can be injected into the area with great success of dissipating the area of concern.

 

DISADVANTAGES OF HYLAFORM AND HYLAFORM PLUS:

  • Disadvantages include possible short-lived inflammation and/or swelling at the injection site

  • occasional formation of bumps

  • rarely, chronic allergic, inflammatory or other reactions

  • There is also very small risk of acquiring animal (chicken) pathogens.

  • Hylaform also has a higher rate of allergic reactions compared to the other hyaluronic acid fillers such as Captique or Restylane.

  • A very small risk of animal-to-human transmission remains with any product of animal origin.

  • Due to these disadvantages, whether perceived or real, Hylaform usually costs about 20-30% less than Restylane, Captique, or Juvederm.
     

 

 

 

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