Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(2): 153-155
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-861757
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Hylaform: A New Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Gary D. Monheit1
  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
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Publication Date:
11 January 2005 (online)


Hylaform is a new facial filler composed of hyaluronic acid. Hylaform is derived from an avian source, and is a clear gel substance. Skin testing is not necessary, although rare allergic reactions can occur form the avian protein content. Hylaform is injected into the dermis to add volume and provide a rapid correction of facial contour defects. It works particularly well in wrinkles, grooves, and thin lips deflated from aging changes.