Dermal filler set to innovate anti-aging segment

By Louise Prance

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Collagen

A recent study has found that the popular filling agent Restylane
could have additional benefits previously undiscovered – pushing it
forward as a market leader within the anti-aging skin care

Restylane is an injectable hyaluronic acid skin filler that reduces wrinkles, scars and anti-aging problems. It is frequently used by many cosmetic dermatologists in a bid to capitalize on the growing need for products that aid the consumer quest for younger looking skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar-based gel produced in the skin and connective tissues where molecules bind to water skin. It is used as a cosmetic filler due its ability to hydrate and firm the skin's structure. The latest study published in the February 2007 Archives of Dermatology found that the product affects the skin more effectively than previously discovered, by "stretching cells that make the protein collagen in a way that causes the skin to create new collagen".​ The news will no doubt further boost the popularity of cosmetic fillers as the treatment of choice for consumers wishing to effectively fight the signs of aging. Indeed, this already a booming industry, with a recent survey commissioned by BioFirm Medical showed that the amount of women over 35 using cosmetic fillers accounts for over half of the population. The company said the survey showed that over 22 million women aged 35 and over would be more willing to use "an injectable filler for facial wrinkles if it were more affordable, longer-lasting and stimulated the body's growth of collagen".​ It seems the agent could be set to lead the booming market, following the admission by Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D a leading expert in the use of hyaluronic filling agents, that he is seeing clinical benefits from a much smaller dosage of Restylane than previously used. The market for anti-aging products is continuing to grow at well into double figures every year, defying far lower growth figures for other areas of the skin care segment. In parallel with the growth of anti-aging creams, dermal fillers have also grown tremendously. Botox was seen as the pioneering dermal filler and continues to grow tremendously in popularity, both in North America and Europe.

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