FAQ

These Frequently Asked Questions provide valuable information, but your practitioner will be able to answer all of your questions during the consultation.

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  1. The results are seen immediately after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2–4 weeks. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatments are not permanent and usually last up to 22 months. Nevertheless, the average duration of treatment depends on several factors including your skin type, the severity of the wrinkle/fold to be corrected, the type of injection and the volume of product injected.1-4

     

    Our cosmeceutical skincare products may also be used to maintain and enhance the effects of your TEOSYAL® treatment.5-7

     

    For an optimal and long-lasting result, discuss with your practitioner when and if a follow-up appointment may be appropriate.

     

    1.TEOXANE Laboratories. Safety and effectiveness of three new dynamic fillers for the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds: an 18-month randomized controlled trial versus competitors.

     

    2.TEOXANE Data on File_Recap sheet expert toolbox_500293-01.

     

    3.Topical report. Injectible products to fill wrinkles. France: ANSM: Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé; 2012.

     

    4.Brandt FS, Cazzaniga A. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers in the management of facial aging. Clin Interv Aging. 2008;3(1):153-9.

     

    5.Sundaram H, Mackiewicz N, Burton E, et al. Pilot Comparative Study of the Topical Action of a Novel, Crosslinked Resilient Hyaluronic Acid on Skin Hydration and Barrier Function in a Dynamic, Three-Dimensional Human Explant Model. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Apr;15(4):434-41.

     

    6.Wisniewski JD, Ellis DL, Lupo MP. Facial rejuvenation: combining cosmeceuticals with cosmetic procedures. Cutis. 2014 Sep;94(3):122-6.

     

    7.Use-test under dermatological control on 8 patients after Hyaluronic acid intradermally needle injections performed by an independent laboratory.

  2. Our products and packaging are totally latex-free. However, if necessary, inform your practitioner about your sensitivity so s/he can use latex-free gloves during your treatment.

  3. It is very important that you only choose a qualified and experienced healthcare professional to perform your TEOSYAL® injections.
    Whether you’re looking for a consultation to determine potential treatments or you’re ready to take the next step towards restoring a more youthful appearance, ask us for practitioners registered near you.

  4. After an injection, the syringe, needle or cannula and any unused product should be disposed of immediately as this is a single-use device.

    It is important to ensure that your practitioner uses a new sterile syringe at the beginning of each session.

  5. Thanks to our dedicated expertise in designing and manufacturing dermal fillers, the TEOSYAL® dermal filler line is an effective, safe way to replace your skin’s lost hyaluronic acid, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. The most recent line of TEOSYAL® dermal fillers has been developed using a new formulation of hyaluronic acid: RHA resilient hyaluronic acid®.8

    TEOSYAL RHA® dermal fillers differ from traditional hyaluronic fillers as they are able to recoil and spring back to their original shape (what we call resilience) after being altered, stretched, bent or compressed. Resilience is an important quality for fillers placed in dynamic areas of the face such as the cheeks, around the eyes, and around the mouth. This resilience not only provides a more natural result as your face moves, the hyaluronic acid also takes longer to degrade, providing long lasting results.

     

    8.TEOXANE Data on File. TEOSYAL RHA® Brochure_500274-04.

  6. Compared to resorbable fillers, the effect of permanent fillers is irreversible. Consequently, removing the implant or correcting the result becomes very difficult or even impossible. In addition, permanent fillers can cause delayed hypersensitivity. It is highly recommended to use resorbable fillers for safer results.3,9

     

    3.Topical report. Injectible products to fill wrinkles. France: ANSM: Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé; 2012.

     

    9.Funt D, Pavicic T. Dermal fillers in aesthetics: an overview of adverse events and treatment approaches. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2013;6:295-316.

  7. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and botulinum toxin are both used to treat wrinkles and are injected into the skin using needles. However, their mode of action is completely different. Botulinum toxin reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles, whereas hyaluronic acid dermal fillers restore the volume to your face that has been lost due to the ageing process.10-12

     

    10.Ganceviciene R, Liakou AI, Theodoridis A, Makrantonaki E, Zouboulis CC. Skin anti-ageing strategies. Dermatoendocrinol. 2012;4(3):308-19.

     

    11.Emre IE, Cakmak O. Ageing face, an overview – Aetiology, assessment and management. Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;6(3):160-6.

     

    12.Michaud T, Gassia V, Belhaouari L. Facial dynamics and emotional expressions in facial aging treatments. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(1):9-21.

  8. There is an age restriction of 18 years for legal and safety reasons. You should consult an expert, experienced practitioner to determine whether hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatments are appropriate for you.

    If you are younger than 18, advanced cosmeceutical skincare products are a suitable alternative to better hydrate your skin and help prevent the appearance of your first wrinkles.6,13

     

    6.Wisniewski JD, Ellis DL, Lupo MP. Facial rejuvenation: combining cosmeceuticals with cosmetic procedures. Cutis. 2014 Sep;94(3):122-6.

     

    13.Olejnik, A., Goscianska, J. and Nowak, I. Significance of hyaluronic acid in cosmetic industry and aesthetic medicine. Chemik 66, 129–135 (2012).

  9. While the risks associated with dermal fillers are minimal, certain medications can jeopardise your safety or results. To help minimise your chances of bruising at the injection sites, it is strongly recommended to avoid taking high doses of vitamin E, aspirin, anti-coagulants and anti-inflammatory drugs for a week prior to your appointment. However, refer to your prescribing physician before interrupting any chronic treatment.14-18

     

    14.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 1 Notice.

     

    15.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 2 Notice.

     

    16.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 3 Notice.

     

    17.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 4 Notice.

     

    18.TEOXANE Data on File_Beauty pass_EN_500023/09.

  10. Injecting TEOSYAL® dermal fillers in an area previously injected with permanent or temporary fillers is not advisable and should be strictly avoided.

    If you wish to switch products, it is highly advisable that you wait for one year after your last TEOSYAL® treatment. Furthermore, you should let your practitioner know the type and brand of product previously injected.3,14-17

     

    3.Topical report. Injectible products to fill wrinkles. France: ANSM: Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé; 2012.

    14.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 1 Notice.

    15.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 2 Notice.

    16.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 3 Notice.

    17.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 4 Notice.

  11. Hyaluronic acid treatments are not permanent and usually last up to 22 months. Nevertheless, the average duration of treatment depends on several factors: your skin type, the severity of the wrinkle/fold to be corrected, the type of injection and the volume of product injected.2,3

    Cosmeceutical skincare products may also be used to maintain and enhance the effects of the HA dermal filler injections.6,19

    For further information, please speak to your practitioner.

     

    2.TEOXANE Data on File_Recap sheet expert toolbox_500293-01.

     

    3.Topical report. Injectible products to fill wrinkles. France: ANSM: Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé; 2012.

     

    6.Wisniewski JD, Ellis DL, Lupo MP. Facial rejuvenation: combining cosmeceuticals with cosmetic procedures. Cutis. 2014 Sep;94(3):122-6.

     

    19.TEOXANE Data on File. Skincare Revolution Brochure_600104-04.

  12. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler injections are contraindicated and should not be used in the following situations (this list is not exhaustive)14-17:
     

    • In combination with facial peelings, laser or ultrasound-based treatments.

    • If the patient has cutaneous disorders, inflammation or an infection at or near the treatment site.

    • For TEOSYAL® products containing lidocaine: patients with known hypersensitivity to lidocaine and/or amide local anaesthetic agents, hyaluronic acid or a history of severe allergy or anaphylactic shock.

    • Patients with autoimmune diseases.

    • In pregnant or breast-feeding mothers and in children.

    • Sportsmen and women should be informed that hyaluronic acid dermal fillers contain an active ingredient which may give a positive result in a drug test.

     

    For more information, please refer to the instruction leaflet of each product or speak to your practitioner.

     

    14.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 1 Notice.

     

    15.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 2 Notice.

     

    16.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 3 Notice.

     

    17.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 4 Notice.

  13. You may experience post-injection reactions. Potential side effects related to the implantation of the filler occur immediately following the injection or after a delay. These include, among others, i) local manifestations such as inflammatory reactions (erythema, oedema, pain at the injection site), haematomas, itching, temporary loss of sensitivity around the injected area, dyschromia, abscesses, indurations, nodules (possibly granulomas), migration of the implant; ii) general manifestations such as immediate hypersensitivity up to anaphylactic shock.14-17 Rare but serious adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment or blindness, skin necrosis and stroke.20 Ask your practitioner for advice and about possible side effects. If you experience side effects after your injection, please inform our Materiovigilance Department at the following email address: medical@teoxane.com.

     

    14.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 1 Notice.

     

    15.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 2 Notice.

     

    16.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 3 Notice.

     

    17.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 4 Notice.

     

    20.Ozturk CN, Li Y, Tung R, et al. Complications following injection of soft-tissue fillers. Aesthet Surg J. 2013 Aug 1;33(6):862-77.

  14. You should inform your practitioner of all your medical and disease history and your current and past drugs and treatments.

     

    Before your injection, it is strongly recommended to avoid taking aspirin, anti-coagulants and anti-inflammatory drugs for a week prior to the procedure. Refer to your prescribing physician before interrupting any chronic treatment. It is advised not to use make-up during the 12 hours following your injection and to avoid extreme temperatures (intense cold, sauna, etc.) during the week following treatment.14-17 After the injection, you should avoid drinking alcohol, taking a plane or doing any kind of sports for a period of 72 hours post-injection. Also, following your treatment, it is highly advisable to avoid dental treatments, aesthetic procedures of any type, sun exposure and extreme temperatures (icy weather, saunas, steam rooms, hot baths, etc.).18

     

    14.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 1 Notice.

     

    15.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 2 Notice.

     

    16.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 3 Notice.

     

    17.TEOXANE Data on File.Teosyal RHA 4 Notice.

     

    18.TEOXANE Data on File_Beauty pass_EN_500023/09.

  15. To report a problem, please send an email to: medical@teoxane.com

     

Usage USAGE INFORMATION

  1. TEOXANE Cosmeceuticals skincare products combine a reinforced hyaluronic acid known as RHA resilient hyaluronic acid®, with specific, innovative active ingredient complexes for a targeted response to anti-ageing problems.
     

    The term “cosmeceutical” was coined in 1984 by the dermatologist Albert Kligman. Cosmeceuticals are topically applied.21
     

    Our products are designed for patients who have undergone aesthetic medical procedures and who wish to continue their care with a tailored cosmetic routine specifically designed for them. They are also perfectly suited to people looking for an expert anti-ageing daily skincare line inspired by aesthetic science.

    21.Kadam Vaishali S, ChintaleAshwini G, Deshmukh Kshitija P and Nalwad Digambar N. Cosmeceuticals an emerging concept. A comprehensive review. International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Chemistry. 2013;3(2):308-316.

  2. TEOXANE Cosmeceuticals is an innovative skincare line perfectly adapted for patients who have undergone an aesthetic act and who wish to continue their care with a tailored beauty routine specifically designed for them. Products are all suitable for use just after an aesthetic act: Deep Repair Balm22 reduces discomfort, redness and bruises that may appear after an aesthetic act, Advanced Perfecting Shield SPF3023 and RE[COVER] COMPLEXION SPF5024* protects against UV rays while hydrating the skin.

     

    Consult our Before and After Aesthetic Procedures Beauty Routines or speak to your practitioner for further information.

     

    *can be used 12 hours after an aesthetic act

     

    22.In-vivo study and self assessment carried out on 20 volunteers during 28 days by an independant laboratory.

     

    23.Self-assessment carried out on 23 volunteers.

     

    24.In-vivo test and use test carried out on 16 volunteers during 7 days by an independant laboratory.

  3. The skin ageing process is specific to each individual and can be influenced by many different internal10 and external25 factors (e.g. sun exposure, smoking, an unhealthy diet). It is never too early to start using anti-ageing skincare products to prevent premature ageing, but it is important to choose your products according to your specific skin type and concerns. Nevertheless, certain recommendations should be respected: Radiant Night Peel (Class I medical device) and PERFECT SKIN REFINER both contain concentrated glycolic acid and should be used 2-3 weeks before an aesthetic act. Additionally, RHA® hydrogel mask should be applied after an aesthetic procedure.

     

    10.Ganceviciene R, Liakou AI, Theodoridis A, Makrantonaki E, Zouboulis CC. Skin anti-ageing strategies. Dermatoendocrinol. 2012;4(3):308-19.

     

    25.Krutmann J, Bouloc A, Sore G, Bernard BA, Passeron T. The skin aging exposome. J Dermatol Sci. 2017;85(3):152-61.

  4. Highly concentrated in active ingredients, serums are the ideal skin-perfecting step: RHA® SERUM plumps up fine lines and wrinkles26, RHA® xVCIP SERUM reduces the appearance of dark spots and targets a dull complexion27. They work in combination with each other for enhanced results. Serums are generally more fluid than creams and have a lighter texture to allow the active ingredients to be more quickly absorbed by the skin. They are applied before creams and are a good base for make-up.

     

    26.Self-assessment carried out on 23 volunteers by an independant laboratory.

     

    27.In vivo test performed on 24 volunteers during 28 days by an independant laboratory.

  5. The eye contour is the thinnest and most fragile area of the face, therefore you will need a moisturiser specially formulated for this delicate area. Hyaluronic acid-based eye contour skincare products should be particularly gentle and formulated with active ingredients that work from the inside out to decongest tired puffy eyes, reduce dark circles, smooth, hydrate and the eye area. R[II] EYES28 combines TEOXANE’s anti-ageing complex (RHA®, Dermal-Restructuring Complex and NovHyal®*) with active ingredients recognised for providing an expert anti-fatigue and anti-ageing solution**, developed specifically for the eye-contour area. It should be used in the morning and evening for maximum effectiveness. R[II] EYES is not a concealer but a light tint to illuminate the eye area and it can be applied under make-up. You can use R[II] EYES after serum and just before your hydrating cream.

     

    *NovHyal® is a registered trademark of induchem.

     

    **The properties of ingredients stem from data communicated by the manufacturers of raw materials.

     

    28.In-vivo study carried out on 23 volunteers by an independant laboratory.

  6. Despite its colour, R[II] EYES is not a concealer. It has a light tint to illuminate the eye area and the formula has been developed to be used in the morning and evening for maximum effectiveness.

  7. R[II] EYES is specifically designed for the eye contour area and offers a comprehensive solution to the major concerns of this specific area: puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.28

     

    28.In-vivo study carried out on 23 volunteers by an independant laboratory.

  8. RHA® hydrogel mask is an innovative and unique blend of RHA resilient hyaluronic acid® and hydrogel technology in a mask formula.

     

    The highly active ingredients help to tone the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. When used as part of a regular skincare routine, RHA® hydrogel mask intensely hydrates and enhances the appearance of your skin. As an SOS skincare solution, it gives an immediate radiance boost to a tired and dull complexion.29

     

    29.Self-assessment carried out on 21 volunteers during 28 days.

  9. RE[COVER] COMPLEXION SPF50 has been specifically developed to cover all types of skin imperfections including bruises, redness, spots and hyperpigmentation marks. Compared to regular foundations, RE[COVER] COMPLEXION SPF50 is the ideal hybrid skincare/make-up product that can be used after an aesthetic act to soothe, cover and protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.30

     

    30.In-vivo and self-evaluation test carried out on 21 volunteers by an independent laboratory. Self-evaluation carried out under dermatological control.

  10. The combination of RHA® and NovHyal®*, which together have a strong hydrating effect31, with VC-IP, a new generation of vitamin C, allows you to fully benefit from the anti-ageing properties of this serum without its drying and irritating disadvantages.32

     

    Products containing vitamin C should be used as a cure for several weeks in order to see noticeable results on complexion uniformity and reduction of pigmentation.27

     

    *NovHyal® is a registered trademark of Induchem.

     

    31.Ex-vivo tests performed by an indepdendent laboratory: hydration measures performed on epidermis with microscopic observations of skin's micro-relief.

     

    32.Ex-vivo test performed on the ingredient by an independant laboratory.

     

    27.In-vivo test performed on 24 volunteers during 28 days by an independant laboratory.

  11. Whatever the weather, UV rays reach the skin all year long. Be careful not to confuse UV rays and heat: clouds can act as infrared filters (no sensation of heat), but they do not prevent UVB nor UVA. As soon as you are exposed to UVA/UVB – some UV rays can pass through glass windows33 - you should protect your skin to prevent ageing, all year long (particularly in sensitive areas such as nose, lips, above the feet and ears).25

     

    33. Weiss JS. UV-A Protection From Auto Glass, Cataracts, and the Ophthalmologist. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul 1;134(7):776-7.

     

    25. Krutmann J, Bouloc A, Sore G, Bernard BA, Passeron T. The skin aging exposome. J Dermatol Sci. 2017;85(3):152-61.

  12. 19.TEOXANE Data on File. Skincare Revolution Brochure_600104-04.

Formulation FORMULATION INFORMATION

  1. Our medical-grade line of skincare products is unique and innovative because we use hyaluronic acid that is similar to that used in our dermal filler range, Teosyal®. These skincare, products have not only the benefit of reinforced hyaluronic acid, but also our patented reinforced RHA resilient hyaluronic acid®. RHA® allows to create a mesh-like layer on surface which creates a better skin barrier for a better water retention.1

     

    1.TEOXANE Laboratories. Safety and effectiveness of three new dynamic fillers for the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds: an 18-month randomized controlled trial versus competitors.

  2. The majority of products in the TEOXANE Cosmeceuticals range‡ are formulated with a unique complex of active ingredients which help combat the fundamental causes of skin ageing.34

     

    • Our unique RHA resilient hyaluronic acid® technology: a mesh that contributes to creating a protective barrier, allowing long-lasting hydration31
    • DRC (Dermo-Restructuring Complex):a combination of 8 amino acids, 3 antioxidants, 2 minerals and 1 vitamin, all naturally found in the dermis, which protect and revitalize the skin
    • NovHyal®* is an active ingredient that stimulates the natural synthesis of hyaluronic acid**

     

    *NovHyal® is a registered trademark of induchem.

     

    **The properties of ingredients stem from data communicated by the manufacturers of raw materials.

     

    ‡Except products used in conjunction with aesthetic procedures: RECOVER COMPLEXION SPF50, Deep Repair Balm, RHA® hydrogel mask, Post Procedure and Radiant Night Peel.

     

    34.Ex-Vivo tests performed by an independent laboratory.

     

    31.Ex-Vivo tests performed by an independent laboratory: hydration measures performed on epidermis with microscopic observations of skin's micro-relief.

  3. All of our skincare products contain fragrances, with the exception of two products: R[II] EYES and RE[COVER] COMPLEXION SPF50. Our fragrances are formulated from specifically selected synthetic ingredients. 

  4. RADIANT NIGHT PEEL is formulated with a concentration of 15% of glycolic acid together with RHA® to offer a professional-level skin peeling treatment.35


    PERFECT SKIN REFINER provides an optimum balance of 10% glycolic acid and RHA® for gentle and effective exfoliation and hydration, even for the most sensitive skin.35


    Products containing glycolic acid increase sun sensitivity, therefore it is advised to avoid sun exposure and apply a sun block with a high SPF throughout treatment.

     

    35.Assessment and self-assessment results of a multicentrical study carried out on 24 volunteers by 2 independent aesthetic practitioners and 2 dermatologists.

  5. The colour and type of pigments in the 3 different shades of RE[COVER]COMPLEXION SPF 50 and the shade of ADVANCED PERFECTING SHIELD SPF30 were selected to suit every complexion.

  6. Paraben and phenoxyethanol are chemical preservatives that are very controversial and potentially harmful to the human body. All TEOXANE products are paraben and phenoxyethanol free.

  7. 19.TEOXANE Data on File. Skincare Revolution Brochure_600104-04.

Safety SAFETY INFORMATION

  1. Clinical studies to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability testing of our cosmeceutical skincare products have been carried out by independent laboratories and dermatologists.


    In compliance with cosmetic regulation, none of our products are tested on animals.

  2. The skin tolerability of our products have been evaluated during standard dermatological studies for cosmetic products. TEOXANE Cosmeceuticals skincare products are formulated for skin tolerability. Nevertheless, if you do experience a cutaneous reaction, please inform our Materiovigilance Department at the following email address: medical@teoxane.com.

  3. Skincare products have either an expiry date, or a PAO (Period After Opening). A specific symbol appears on all of our packaging to let you know how long you can use the product after opening it. This PAO (period after opening) is indicated within an open jar illustration on our packaging that has a number inside followed by the letter M. For example, 12M corresponds to 12 months. This means that the product should be used within one year after opening. However, to ensure the maximum durability of our products, they should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and with the lids firmly closed.

  4. If you experience an allergic reaction while using any of our products, please inform our Materiovigilance Department at the following email address: medical@teoxane.com, stating your name, phone number and product name.

  5. TEOXANE Cosmeceuticals is committed to offering high quality, safe products. However, on rare occasions an item may have minor faults. If your TEOXANE Cosmeceuticals product is defective or damaged, please report the problem to medical@teoxane.com, stating the product name, where you bought it, the type of defect, the batch number (the six-digit code on the packaging) and attach a picture illustrating the problem.

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