Alloderm is a soft tissue filler material taken from human sources. Therefore, there is no possibility of an allergic reaction. Alloderm is also made in an injectible form called Cymetra. Injections of Cymetra leave residual elements of alloderm in the tissues and, therefore, may accumulate volume over a long period of time.
Alloderm is a natural biologic component of human skin. It, therefore, is soft, pliable, and non feelable after it heals. Alloderm can be used for increasing the fullness of lips or beneath smile creases. It may often be used in contouring the shape of noses and filling other depressions about the face or body. It has been successfully used in the treatment of severe burns in thousands of patients over the past 15 years.
The initial size of an augmented area using Alloderm or Cymetra shrinks over time. When used in lip augmentation there is most often an improvement which is satisfactory of the patients at the end of one year or longer and even permanently. Some patients are so happy with their alloderm augmentations that they will request additionally filling after a year or more.
Botox, Collagen, fat injections and other soft tissue fillers are, to varying degrees, temporary treatments that need to be repeated to maintain results. Some soft tissue fillers, such as alloderm, may have results that are permanent or may also reduce to the point that patients wish to have further treatment. Injectibles and wrinkles remedies are popular because they produce instant results and involve virtually no down time. Following treatments, you can return to work and social activities immediately.