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Biodegradable Wrinkle Fillers on the Horizon

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on January 4, 2009

Biodegradable FillersToday’s popular wrinkle fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Botox offer a number of benefits for men and women who want to rejuvenate their looks and enjoy a wrinkle-free appearance.

Wrinkle fillers made with collagen are also popular, because they readily adapt to the skin tissues and help create natural results.  However, collagen has been linked to adverse allergic reactions and may even ‘migrate’ to areas of the face shortly after treatment.

A number of injectable filler companies are now introducing a lineup of biodegradable fillers that are made with a combination of hyularonic acid and collagen, reducing the risk of allergic reactions.  These fillers may be a safer, more natural option for many.  Biodegradable fillers are absorbed by the body at a slower rate than purely-collagen fillers, and may even offer better results.  The fillers can be used to restore the volume of hollowed cheekbones, augment the cheeks and lips, or tighten up sagging skin around the eyes and jawline.

Dermatology Times reports explains the key benefits of using biodegradable wrinkle fillers for facial rejuvenation and as a complement to some procedures:

Injectable fillers that are biodegradable can be used to replace that fat, or fat can be harvested from other parts of the body to replace lost fat. One of the reasons that biodegradable fillers are preferred is safety. If complications occur, they will disappear spontaneously. Secondly, if individuals opt for surgical correction around the nose, for instance, the biodegradable nature of the fillers makes surgery still possible. With fillers that are not biodegradable, surgery may no longer be an option if fibrosis develops.”

These fillers do not require allergy testing, and can be used for several anti-aging and wrinkle reduction treatments.  According to Medical News Today, the release of these fillers in the American market could significantly reduce demand and usage of purely collagen fillers, and make it easier to enjoy the benefits of wrinkle removal without surgery.

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