This is an injectable gel, temporarily designed to add volume to the face to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. It contains microspheres. Microspheres are composed of calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance naturally found in the body, making it hypoallergenic. It begins as a filler and turns into a collagen booster.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A pre-treatment consultation to discuss and set appropriate expectations; and determine suitability of the treatment. A session lasting around 30 minutes follows in which your practitioner will numb the area with gel and give you a series of injections using a fine needle.
It tackles flaws such as marionette lines (lines either side of the mouth), elevens (frown marks), naso-labial folds, and general facial skin sagging. Its dual function as a collagen booster and its lifespan make it a particularly attractive option.
A touch-up is recommended about 4 months after the initial session but then results are said to last up to a year. You may experience redness, swelling and/or itching in the treatment site.