You have to look back 34 years to begin charting the use of injectables. In 1981 Collagen was first approved under its formal name Zyderm & Zyplast, originally launched by Collagen Aesthetics. It was one of the first facial filler used to plump areas where lines and wrinkles started to form. Jump forward to the 90’s and Collagen became the hottest beauty trend. Those days are long gone. How did we get where we are now?
Fast forward to 2002
This is when we have the first cosmetic approval for Botox Cosmetic. Finally you could erase those lines in between your eyebrows. With the popularity of Collagen for over a decade and the new approval of Botox, a door to the cosmetic industry was pushed wide open. We saw different fillers come and go in those early years, like Zyderm, Zyplast, Hylaform, Cymetra, Evolance, Captique, CosmeDerm, Cosmoplast, Prevelle, Hydrelle, Elevesse. While other fillers, Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Juvederm Plus, Scupltra, have stood the test of time, so far. We have seen improvements to what we see as our standard fillers: They now contain Lidocaine to help ease the prick of the needle, different ways of crosslinking the HA molecules to make them last longer, different needles to facilitate better placement. Every year we see companies strive to obtain additional injection areas approved by the FDA. The cosmetic injection industry has come a long way and we are the generation to benefit from this science.
In the 90’s, we were looking forward to the future. Well, the future has arrived. Recently in 2014 the FDA approved Allergan’s Juvederm Voluma for use in the mid- face and cheek leading us to the move closer towards complete facial correctional and the ever popular Liquid FaceLift. Along with the new indication, Voluma brings a scientific advancement with their patented Vycross technologe for linking the Hylauronic Acid molecules. In 2015, the newest player on the market is the fine line filler Restylane Silk which has been approved for lips and also those pesky fine lip lines. This has opened up the door for newer products from Allergan and Galderma the key players in the filler game today.
As we move into Quarter 2 of 2015 both Allergan and Galderma have promised that in the pipeline for this year are game changing advances in fillers and additional approval areas. We are looking forward to the launch of Volbella, VoLift, Emervil and Restylane Lyft hopefully this coming year.
Dr Rogers, Michele, Rand and all the staff at RR Aesthetics are proud to always be at the forefront of new Aesthetic technology.
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