Injectables fill in moderate to severe facial lines and folds.
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The following is general information on injectable fillers Radiesse® and Restylane®.
It is not medical advice nor authored by a medical professional.
Marionette lines, also called nasolabialines, run from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth.
Obvious nasolabia lines are a common concern for the more mature face.
Product Name: Radiesse
PMA Applicant: BioForm Medical, Inc.
Address: 4133 Courtney Road, Suite #10 Franksville, Wisconsin 53126
Approval Date: December 22, 2006
Approval Letter: visit FDA and type in "Radiesse"
What is it? Radiesse is an injectable calcium hydroxylapatite implant in the form of a gel.
How does it work? Radiesse works by temporarily adding volume to facial tissue and restoring a smoother appearance to the face.
When is it used? Radiesse is intended for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus. It 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 surface.
What will it accomplish? Radiesse will help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. The smoothing effect lasts up to six months.
Side effects of Radiesse include:
- tenderness, and
When should it not be used? Radiesse should not be used in patients who have:
- a hypersensitivity to any of the components of the product
- severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, or history or presence of multiple severe allergies.
Additional information: The Summary of Safety and Effectiveness and labeling are available at: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cftopic/pma/pma.cfm?num=p050037
Product Name: Restylane®Injectable Gel
Applicant: Medicis Aesthetics Holdings, Inc
Address: 8125 N Hayden Road Scottsdale , AZ 85258
Approval Date: March 25, 2005]
What is it?
Restylane® is a transparent hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds). Hyaluronic acid is a protective, lubricating and binding gel substance that is produced naturally by the body.
How does it work?
Restylane® works by temporarily adding volume to facial tissue and restoring a smoother appearance to the face. The effect lasts for about 6 months.
When is it used?
Restylane® 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 surface.
What will it accomplish?
Restylane® will help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. In a clinical study most patients needed one injection to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing; about one-third of patients needed more than one injection to get a satisfactory result. The smoothing effect lasted about six months.
Side effects of Restylanetm include:
When should Restylane not be used?
Restylane® should not be used in patients who have:
severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis ( hypersensitivity to the ingestion or injection of a drug or protein)
multiple severe allergies
severe allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins
Restylane should not be used for:
implantation into bone tendon, ligament, or muscle, or
implantation into blood vessels, because it may obstruct blood flow.
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