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).
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.