For fine lines such as laughter lines around the eyes and the smoker lines or peri-oral lines above the top lip
Surgiderm is ALLERGAN's quality range of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers. It is used to improve the appearance of many of the areas that show the signs of age, such as the forehead, eyes, cheekbones, lips, mouth, and chin.
What exactly is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Because natural hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body in one or two days so it is constantly replaced?as we age this replacement mechanism diminishes so the moisturising and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid decrease. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic treatments and also has been used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgery.
Possible side effects
As with all biodegradable fillers local inflammatory reactions (redness, swelling, bruising, etc.), which may be accompanied by irritation or pain on application of pressure, may occur after injection. These reactions are typically temporary in nature. Lumps or nodules may appear at the injection site. Very rare cases of reversible colouring at the injection area have been reported. Rare cases of necrosis in the glabellar area, abscesses, granuloma, and hypersensitivity have been reported after injections of hyaluronic acid. If these reactions persist beyond a week or any other side-effects are observed you should inform your practitioner without delay.
What about contraindications?
Surgiderm should not be used in: People who tend to develop hypertrophic scarring. People who have a hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Children. You are also advised not to combine treatment with Surgiderm with laser, surface peeling, deep chemical peeling, or dermabrasion treatment during the same session.