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Dermal Fillers. CRM ® Information. Product Summary The German company behind Matridur® and Matridex® have now launched a new range of non-animal hyaluronic acid based fillers under the brand name CRM®, which relates to their Covalent Reticulated Copolymer Matrix technology.

CRM ® Information

This has now been available in the UK since March 2008. As a result, you may only come across a few practitioners using this product currently. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Explained. The demand for hyaluronic acid is increasing rapidly and has fast become the gold standard for dermal enhancement.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Explained

Global sales have progressed from $40 million in 2000 to over $300 million in 2005. Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in all living organisms and is a component of connective tissues, including the skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) has been widely used in medicine providing lubrication to joints, and recently, giving volume to the skin as a dermal filler. HA is a natural, biocompatible polymer with a high molecular weight and excellent safety record. However, all naturally occurring hyaluronic acid is highly soluble in its natural state and has a rapid turnover through enzymatic and free radical metabolization.

Aspects of HA Fillers: Source: Avian sourced HA, primarily rooster combs, is losing favor due to the growing aversion to animal based fillers. Particulate HA Fillers Particulate HA fillers are more common, and depend on three factors for duration: Artesense - Dermal Fillers. This kind of dermal filler is manufactured by Artes Medical in San Diego.

Artesense - Dermal Fillers

It was initially marketed in Europe under the trade name Artecoll®, which then changed to Artesense™ to reflect the evolution of the product. It is a type of dermal filler which is thought to be a better alternative to surgery and collagen fillers. It has a long, reputable safety record spanning over a decade with very high customer satisfaction, having been approved by the FDA since 2007. Cristal - Dermal Fillers. Cristal is a newer product that was launched in the UK in early 2009.

Cristal - Dermal Fillers

It is a hyaluronic acid based, double cross-linked dermal filler which is made in Germany and has a UK distributorship by Wigmore Medical Limited. A non-animal hyaluronic acid (NaHA) gel, Cristal is designed from biofermentation hyaluronic acid, thus making it biodegradable and compatible with the body. According to the manufacturer, it is produced through Granular Consistency Technology (NGCT) which produces a smooth gel solution to flow very easily into the body. It has the highest quality of hyaluronic acid-based filler in the current market, making it less likely to cause side-effects compared to other fillers.

Pre-treatment allergy testing is not necessary, so patients can have the treatment with confidence. The manufacturers indicate that the effects are sustained for between 6 to 12 months. The most common reported side-effects are swelling, tenderness at the implanted area, itching and minor pain. 4T Medical. Amalian is produced by S&V Technologies which has been manufacturing implantable medical products for the past 20 years and has a strong commitment to research and development of novel biomaterials.

4T Medical

S & V Technologie entered the dermal filler market in 2006 with a range of very high quality products . All the products are manufactured in Germany. The innovative amalian hyaluronic acid fillers give you the opportunity to individually treat your patients with a comprehensive therapy concept and to achieve long-lasting, visible results. You can choose from a range of 10 different fillers with different concentrations for the treatment of fine to deep wrinkles, lip augmentation, facial contouring and the treatment of scars. All the products complement each other perfectly. Www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf7/p070013a.pdf. Home - JUVÉDERM® (Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid): A Next-Generation Dermal Filler — www.Juvederm.com. BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Important Information Approved Uses BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary).

Home - JUVÉDERM® (Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid): A Next-Generation Dermal Filler — www.Juvederm.com

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of moderate to severe crow's feet lines in adults for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic: Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life.

The dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the same as, or comparable to, another botulinum toxin product. What are possible side effects? Anika Therapeutics – Elevess. Anika’s first HA-based dermal filler, ELEVESS™, is available internationally, through physicians trained in dermal filler injections.

Anika Therapeutics – Elevess

ELEVESS is packaged in units of 1 mL, a volume appropriate for filling of facial lines of medium depth, particularly nasolabial folds. ELEVESS, like other dermal fillers, is injected directly into patients’ skin; however, the formulation of our product reduces injection pain through the addition of the anesthetic lidocaine.

Captique Treatment & Injection Information on Dermanetwork.org. What is Captique and who is a candidate for the procedure?

Captique Treatment & Injection Information on Dermanetwork.org

Captique is a clear, hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, similar to Hylaform and Restylane. Unlike other dermal fillers that use animal-based hyaluronic acid, Captique uses a plant-based solution. This may eliminate the need for allergy testing to be done prior to the first treatment.