Cross linked vs Non-Cross linked?
When exploring the world of dermal fillers, you may come across several confusing phrases, one such phrase being “cross linked”. Hyaluronic Acid in its natural form is broken down at a rapid speed, in order to slow down the decay process it must be transformed into a thicker gel. By cross-linking polymer chains the product becomes thicker and more difficult to breakdown when injected into the body. Products that have been cross-linked can produce longer lasting results that breakdown slowly over time creating a natural finish.
Different Viscosities Produce Different Results
The viscosity of a dermal filler refers to the thickness of the gel formula, different viscosities produce different results. Many dermal filler brands have a range of products with varying viscosity in order to achieve the best result in different areas of the skin. The viscosity used is dependent on the areas of treatment and depth of the wrinkles. Market leading dermal filler, REVOLAX’s range consists of 3 viscosities. REVOLAX Fine, the thinnest formula is used for superficial wrinkles and can be used in more delicate areas of the skin, whilst REVOLAX Deep offers a thicker formula and can be used to treat persistent wrinkles and also to contour the lips. Finally, REVOLAX Sub-Q, is the highest viscosity and smooths severe wrinkles and even contours the nose, chin and jawline. Other dermal filler products also offer a range of viscosity’s designed for one or more areas of the face or body such as Juvederm’s Ultra range.