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Viscoderm® is referred to as a “skin booster” product line for intradermal use. It is manufactured by IBSA Farmaceutici Italia and distributed in the UK & Ireland by HA-Derma Ltd. It helps restore the support structures of skin tissue, resulting in increased tone, elasticity and firmness. The treatment areas coincide with all areas of skin affected by the ageing process. The indications for Viscoderm products vary from facial treatments to specific areas of the body.
Pure non-cross-linked, non-animal hyaluronic acid.
A non-chemically modified, ultrapure hyaluronic acid available in 3 different concentrations.
IBSA’s hyaluronic acid is an ultrapure grade hyaluronic acid, produced through a patented bio-fermentation process, of Streptococcus Zooepidemicus, which ranks worldwide as “top quality” in terms of purity, safety and its high resistance to thermal production processes.
No allergy test needed
Hyaluronic acid is completely broken down within the skin leaving no trace.
Medical device. CE Marked.
Trained members of the medical profession only. Viscoderm can be injected with all traditional techniques with the use of 30G needle. There is a different injection depth for each concentration.
There are 3 different formulations for Viscoderm® available which include:
Viscoderm® 1.6% (1 x 1ml) - 16mg of hyaluronic acid in 1ml – indicated for biostimulation treatments of the face, neck, decollete and hands for prevention, restructuring and maintenance.
Viscoderm® 2.0% (1 x 1ml) – 20mg of hyaluronic acid in 1ml – indicated for dermal restructuring treatments in areas with thick skin and to obtain a filler effect in some wrinkle types.
All products come also in bigger syringes for larger areas or body use.
Individuals with a known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid. Pregnant or breast feeding.
The effects are cumulative. As the product is not a dermal filler, there is no longevity data on single treatments alone.
Transient erythema (redness), swelling, pain, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the implant site.
This depends on the area treated and how much is required, and the practitioner doing the treatment, but price ranges are in the region of £150+ per treatment.
Before and after photos are real patients, your results may differ.
Upper Arm - Before & After Viscoderm Treatment
Neck - Before & After Viscoderm Treatment
Decolletage - Before & After Viscoderm Treatment
Hands - Before & After Viscoderm Treatment
Photos provided courtesy of IBSA Farmaceutici Italia.
Mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation: assessment of the subepidermal low-echogenic band by ultrasound evaluation with cross-sectional B-mode scanning
Francesco Lacarrubba et al, Dermatology Clinic, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Dermatologic Therapy, Vol. 21, 2008, S1–S5
Phase IV clinical observational study on the efficacy and tolerability of a hyaluronic acid-based medical product (VISCODERM ® – IBSA Institut Biochimique SA) for skin biostimulation
Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine
Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology Unit, ITALY