Glossary

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B

Biofermentation

Biofermentation is the technique used to industrially produce a biopolymer through bacterial fermentation.

Biopolymers

Long molecular chains made up of the repetition of one or more chemical units (monomers) naturally synthesized by a living organism.

C

Cross-linking

Cross-linking is a method that enables a polymer to be stabilized (time the implant remains in the area being treated). Cross-linking also makes it possible to modify the polymer's rheological characteristics to meet specific needs.

CPM

Acronym that stands for Cohesive Polydensified Matrix.

E

Elasticity

Elasticity is the capacity of a strained object to recover its shape and size after deformation when the stress is removed.

EVE

Acronym that stands for Extra Volumizing Elasticity.

H

Hyaluronic acid (or sodium hyaluronate/NaHa/hyaluronan)

Hyaluronic acid is a biopolymer belonging to the polysaccharide family. It is naturally present in the human body (synovial liquid, aqueous humour and extra cellular matrix for dermatology). It is a linear polymer made up of a repetition of disaccharides, themselves composed of D-glucoronic acid and D-N-acetylglucosamine. This biopolymer can have a very high molecular weight (from 0.5 to 6 million Daltons depending on its origin).   

HPM

Acronym that stands for Hybrid Polydensified Matrix.

Hydrophilic

An hydrophilic molecule has a tendency to interact and to be dissolved by water. This is not to be confused with hygroscopy, the ability of a substance to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment.

M

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a treatment technique involving the supplementation of active substances (vitamins, trace elements, etc.) into the skin. In the last few years, this technique has been adapted for use in aesthetic treatments like rejuvenation.

P

Polyols

A polyols or polyalcohol is an organic molecule containing at least two hydroxyl groups and with a chemical formula Cn H2n2+ On

Polysaccharide

Polysaccharides are polymeric macromolecules, formed of repeating units (either mono- or di-saccharides) joined together by glycosidic bonds. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide with a linear non-branched structure.

R

Rheology

Rheology is the study of the flow and deformation of material. The mechanical characteristics studied are elasticity and viscosity.

Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation is a treatment technique used to make the dermis "look younger" through rehydration (among others) through superficial micro-injections of hyaluronic acid. This technique came from mesotherapy.

 

 

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