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What is Hylaform?

Hylaform (hylan-B gel) is an injectable dermal filler product which is typically used for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Hylaform gel is comprised of Hyaluronic acid derived from roosters bred specifically for medical purposes.  Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in human skin tissue throughout the body.

How does Hylaform improve the appearance and texture of skin?

Hylaform improves the appearance and texture of skin by the use of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar found within all living cells. The natural aging process coupled with sun exposure causes the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid content of the skin to diminish.

This depletion causes the skin to lose volume resulting in the appearance of small lines and wrinkles. The application of Hylaform (hylan-B gel) replenishes the exhausted cells adding volume to the skin and assists in smoothing unwanted lines and wrinkles.

What are the advantages of choosing Hylaform?

Hylaform offers several advantages, including a few which are exclusive to Hylaform and not found in other dermal filler wrinkle treatments. Hylaform is composed from Hyaluronic Acid, which is a naturally occurring substance that is found within human skin cells throughout the body. No pre-treatment skin test is required.  The results are often immediately visible.

How long do the results last?

The skin smoothing effects of Hylaform last approximately twelve weeks for the average patient.

What side effects are associated with Hylaform?

The presence of side effects is dependant on the health of the patient and the severity of the skin condition being treated. The side effects of Hylaform may include any of the following:

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Nodules

Who are not ideal candidates for Hylaform?

  • Patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to avian proteins (allergy to birds)
  • For individuals who are currently on an anticoagulant chemical therapy

Is it safe for pregnant women to undergo Hylaform treatment?

Hylaform has not been tested on pregnant women and thus is not recommended for use during pregnancy.

Is Hylaform approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration?

Hylaform was the fourth dermal injection wrinkle treatment to gain approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the prior approvals of Restylane, Botox (botulinum toxin) and Collagen. Unlike several of these other injectable dermal fillers Hylaform requires no pre-treatment skin allergy test.

What is the general cost of a Hylaform Treatment?

Although the cost of Hylaform treatments varies across the nation, the average cost of a single treatment is usually $400-$800.

Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.

By Staff
Updated: November 24, 2008

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