STYLAGE XXL 2x1mL (1mL 2 pre-filled syringes)
Stylage XXL 2x1mL is an aesthetic filler designed by Laboratories Vivacy, a French pharmaceutical company. The injectable hyaluronic acid is indicated to volumise and remodel sunken areas of the face, including the cheeks and temples.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Stylage XXL is an efficient dermal volumiser indicated to restore volume lost from the face caused by ageing, long-term sun exposure, and other causative factors. Gaunt facial areas, such as cheekbones and the chin, can be remodelled for a healthy and well-balanced complexion. The hyaluronic acid also maintains skin hydration is always at an optimal level.
HOW DOES THIS DERMAL FILLER WORK?
Besides the usual fine lines and dehydration, skin ageing is also evident with the loss or redistribution of subcutaneous fat. The framework of skin collapses and existing wrinkles become prominent. Plus, certain areas of the face, like the cheekbones and temples, become hollowed out and tend to make patients look exhausted.
Stylage XXL is made of a cross-linked hyaluronic acid gel that can be used to restore natural-looking volume to these severe skin depressions. The medical-grade hyaluronic acid particles are derived and purified from fermented bacterial cultures, which are then further processed using InterPenetrated Cross-Linked Network, or IPN-Like Technology. This patented technology allows the cross-linked gel to be tightly bound together with mannitol particles while minimizing the use of the reticulating agent 1,4-Butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE). As a result, the gel has a smooth consistency that can integrate seamlessly to last longer at the injection sites.
Mannitol also provides good antioxidising properties to both the skin as well as the gel. Usually, any circulating free radicals in the body start attacking the injected filler implant, thus reducing its the amount of time it resides in the body. It also induces severe inflammatory responses, which can further degrade skin health and filler performance. However, a combination of mannitol ensures that free radical attacks do not happen too drastically, so patients can enjoy the improvements on their skin for longer.
HOW TO INJECT?
The Stylage XXL injection is a medical procedure that must be conducted with strict adherence to aseptic guidelines and only by certified and experienced physicians. As part of preinjection procedures, physicians should inform patients to stop consuming medications that can interfere with normal platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, NSAIDs, warfarin). Prior to injecting the soft-tissue filler, the targeted areas should be cleaned and sanitised. A suitable pain-relieving agent can be used for patients with a low tolerance of pain. The filler gel should be inserted intradermally into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. The injected areas should be gently massaged to ensure good gel integration into the facial contours in order to achieve a polished finish. As part of aftercare methods, physicians should inform patients to avoid exposing the corrected areas to extreme temperatures (e.g. saunas, Turkish baths, direct sunlight, etc.). Patients should keep the areas free of makeup but can still apply good sunblock creams. The usage manual provides more information on and directions for proper usage.
HOW LONG DOES THIS FILLER LAST?
Stylage XXL is renowned for its long-lasting performance due to the uniquely-designed gel. Once injected, the filler can provide instantaneous results that can last for approximately a year. Afterwards, the gel will gradually disintegrate into the surrounding tissues, making it a temporary implant. Patients can get more filler injections once the initial volumising effects wear of. However, effects vary from individual to individuals.
IS THIS PRODUCT SAFE?
Yes, Stylage XXL is an incredibly safe medical device. The hyaluronic acid used in it is extracted by a tightly-regulated bacterial fermentation process. It is then purified to remove any harmful microbes as well as to maintain its superior medical-grade quality. In addition, hyaluronic acid exists naturally in the skin to provide hydration and nourishment. Even synthetic versions of hyaluronic acid can provide amazing aesthetic results with minimal risks of foreign-body reactions once injected. So, patients can confidently use this brand to improve their skin issues. The following patients might be unsuitable and are advised against getting Stylage XXL injections:
Patients who are allergic to hyaluronic acid products;
Patients who are allergic to mannitol;
Patients with a tendency to develop hypertrophic scarring;
Patients showing active inflammatory responses or infections on targeted areas (e.g. hives, cold sores);
Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding;
Refer to the usage manual for more warnings and precautions.
STYLAGE XXL SIDE EFFECTS:
Though Stylage XXL is famed for its safety, physicians should still let patients know of the various possible side effects. Some patients might develop minor inflammatory reactions associated with the injection process itself.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS:
The above-mentioned side effects are very mild and abate within a day. But other, more serious, effects can still occur.
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
Nodules or inflamed lumps
If any of the symptoms worsen or persist, patients should get medical attention immediately. Refer to the usage manual for more possible side effects.
WHAT IS IT MADE OF?
Stylage XXL is an aesthetic filler designed to restore volume to hollowed-out areas, such as the temples and cheekbones. It consists of cross-linked hyaluronic acid gel and mannitol, which deliver natural-looking improvements for longer periods. Unique IPN-Like Technology has been used for efficiently cross-linking the gel as well as to minimise usage of the chemical binding agent 1,4-Butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE). This means that the gel can be easily molded to fit facial contours seamlessly for a longer time.