It is a naturally occurring sugar that has been synthetically formulated in a way that prevents it from being degraded by the body quickly. This gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
This gel is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, jowls and frown lines.
This injectable gel is available in three formulations to allow us to tailor treatment to your unique needs. The softer formula provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. The more firm product is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles and the even firmer product of the three allows for further volumizing with the product lasting up to 2 years.
The unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked gel filler for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. Other gel dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels leading to more lumpiness and swelling.
The injectable gel is a “next-generation” gel dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin such as perioral lines and nasolabial folds. It restores your skin’s volume for a smooth, natural look and feel. The muscle relaxant is not a filler. It is a protein that relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe expression lines like the lines caused by the frown muscles between the eyebrows (the glabellar area).
Gel filler is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. In addition to its cosmetic use, gel filler has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
“Uncross-linked” gel filler in its natural form is in a liquid state. “Cross-linking” is the process through which gel filler is made into a gel product that can be injected into the skin for long-lasting results.
The injectable gel is injected into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as “smile lines” or nasolabial folds and “marionette lines”. It temporarily adds volume to the skin and will give the appearance of a smoother surface.
The injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year. Our highly trained staff will tell you what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend rescheduling another appointment.
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. However, the smooth consistency of this gel filler and the added local anaesthetic to the gel allows us to administer it easily and smoothly with the least discomfort.
The injection process takes only about 15 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time for a consult prior to treatment.
Depending which formulation is used and the area treated, the results will last from 9 months to 2 years. However, top ups might be needed before that for some patients who need that extra volume.
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection but this is not common.
Prices start from $590 for 1ml.