BoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.com logo photo of Therese by Marion Weiscarger Roughsedge - All rights reserved.

BoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.comSM

AVIAN DERMAL FILLERS
Used to fill in and smooth wrinkles and folds on the face.
Hylaform® is a widely-used filler of this type.
This is general Information on this popular facial rejuvenation treatment.
We are NOT associated with the makers of Hylaform®.


Be Careful, Be Beautifultm



*Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
BoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.com is not affiliated with the ABPS

MOBILE

Highly Rated Directory
~ Online Since January 2000 ~


DISCLAIMER
User Agreement

Hylaform® is an Avian Dermal Filler<

~ BoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.com ~

General Information: Avian Dermal Fillers ~ Dermal Filler Derived from Birds

WARNING!
The following is general information on avian dermal filler.
It is not medical advice nor authored by a medical professional.
The information was taken largely from the www.FDA.gov website and may be outdated.
Please visit www.FDA.gov for the latest information.

Hylaform® - Avian Dermal Filler

Hylaform gel is derived from avian proteins and is injected into wrinkles and facial folds to add volume to facial tissue.
The effect lasts about 12 weeks.
Hylaform® is described on the U.S. Trademark application as: "a prepacked injectable biochemical,namely, hylan gel, for use in tissue augmentation."
U.S. Registered Trademark #2052997

What is Hylaform® gel?

Hylaform gel is sterile and colorless skin (dermal) filler made of chemically modified hylauronic acid derived from a bird (avian) source. Hylauronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in cell and tissue fluids. It is chemically, physically, and biologically similar in the tissues of all species. Hylaform gel is made from purified, natural hylauronic acid that is gradually absorbed by the body.


How does Hylaform work?

Hylaform works by temporarily adding volume to facial tissue and restoring a smoother appearance to the face. The effect lasts for about 12 weeks. After the initial treatment, "touch-up" treatments may be needed to achieve optimal skin smoothing. Repeat treatments may be needed to maintain the smoothing effect.


When is Hylaform used?

Hylaform is injected by a doctor into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. The gel temporarily adds volume to the skin and can give the appearance of a smoother face.


What will Hylaform® accomplish?

Hylaform will help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for about 12 weeks. Some patients in a clinical study needed more than one injection to achieve a satisfactory result.


What are the possible side-effects of Hylaform?

Side effects of Hylaform include:

  • bruising
  • redness
  • swelling
  • pain
  • tenderness
  • raised bumps of skin (nodules).


When should Hylaform® not be used?

Hylaform should not be:

  • used in patients who have a history of known hypersensitivity to avian proteins
  • used for breast augmentation
  • used for implantation into bone, tendon, ligament, or muscle
  • injected into blood vessels because Hylaform may clog the vessels, restricting blood flow and killing tissue (embolization or infarction).


The information found here may not be the latest FDA information on Hylaform.
Please check for the latest FDA information on Hylaform on the FDA website by visiting the main site and typing "Hylaform" in the search box.
FDA Updates


FDA APPROVAL of Hylaform (tm)

New Device Approval
Hylaform - P030032
Product Name: Hylaform
Applicant: Genzyme Corporation
Address: 500 Kendall St., Cambridge, MA 02142
Approval Date: April 22, 2004

For more information about the adverse effects and safety of avian dermal fillers:
http://www.FDA.gov
Type in "avian dermal fillers".

Return to our Cosmetic Procedures Page



About This Page

You have reached the
AVIAN DERMAL FILLER Page:
BoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.com SM Directory

Plastic Surgeon City Lists:
Selected ABPS surgeons: United States Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

Credentials and professional records may change at any time.
Visitors: investigate the credentials of ANY listed surgeon prior to contact:
USA Boards of Medicine / Medical Boards
Investigate & research prior to scheduling an appointment.

Print out our consultation, pre-surgery Questions To Ask Surgeons.

GENERAL DISCLAIMER: any information found on any page in BoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.com is of a general nature only.
We are not medical professionals and don't give medical advice.


Plastic Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Most Popular & Commonly Performed
Breast Augmentation ~ Nose Reshaping ~ Liposuction ~ Eyelid Lift ~ Face Lift / Facelift ~ Tummy Tuck
Mammoplasty - Rhinoplasty - Lipoplasty - Blepharoplasty - Rhytidectomy ~ Abdominoplasty
BOTOX® ~ Dermal Fillers ~ Chemical peel ~ Laser Hair Removal ~ Microdermabrasion
Tumor removal ~ Breast Reconstruction ~ Laceration Repair ~ Maxillofacial Surgery ~ Scar Revision
Breast Reconstruction after Preventative / Prophylactic Double Mastectomy



Disclaimer
We do not recommend or endorse plastic surgeons, nor do we offer medical advice of any kind.
Visitors assume full and sole responsibility for use of any information offered on our website.
Neither the webmaster nor the administrators of this website are medical professionals: read more about us
Read general descriptions about minimally invasive treatments and surgical procedures:
rejuvenation of the breast, nose, eyes, face, skin and body.

Full Disclaimer

Privacy Policy
The administrators of this site do NOT collect any private information about visitors.
We DO subscribe to a professional tracking service: www.ExtremeTracking.com.
Privacy Policy