Glossary

Amino acids

Biological important organic molecules. Teoxane’s Dermo-Restructring Complex (a patented anti-ageing cocktail) contains 8 types of amino-acids (arginine, glycine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, proline, threonine, valine) which act like a natural moisturizer, enhance collagen production and stability and have known wound healing and tissue restructuring properties.

 

Antioxidants

Molecules that neutralize free radicals (oxydative stress) which can damage cells and accelerate the aging process of the human body.

 

BDDE

A crosslinking agent used in filler manufacturing to bond hyaluronic acid molecules thus creating a cohesive gel. It is added in small quantities. Teoxane RHA process allows optimal elimination of unused BDDE during the purification stage.

 

Botulinum Toxin

A protein and neurotoxin that paralyses the muscles.

 

BSI

A worldwide standards institute, working with more than 80 000 organizations across all industry sectors to help implement standards of excellence and reduce risk.

 

Collagen

It is the main supportive protein of the skin. It plays a structuring role giving the skin firmness. Its concentration decreases with age contributing to the development of wrinkles.

 

Cross-linking

A chemical process that consists of linking together the free hyaluronic acid molecules using a cross-linking agent (BDDE). The outcome is a dense, visco-elastic gel with a durability that increases in relation to the degree of cross-linking.

 

Elastin

It is an elastic protein abundant in the skin. It is brittle when dry, but flexible when moist. It accounts for the elasticity of the skin and its depletion contributes to the formation of wrinkles.

 

Fibroblasts

Large flat cells that produce collagen and elastic fibers.

 

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural component of the skin with high moisturizing capacities. It can retain up to 1000 times its weight in water thus keeping the skin plump and soft. The amount of hyaluronic acid in the dermis gradually decreases as we get older. Consequently, the skin becomes dry and fragile and wrinkles start appearing.

 

Hypoallergenic

A hypoallergenic product is made of ingredients that have a low risk of causing allergic reaction.

 

Lidocaine

A local anesthetic widely used in medicine and minimally invasive surgeries to reduce the immediate feeling of pain and produce numbness.

 

Mesotherapy

A non-surgical medico-aesthetic treatment consisting of multiple microinjections of active ingredients into the skin’s superficial layers

 

Paraben and phenoxyethanol free

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.

 

Permanent fillers

Fillers made of synthetic products. They cannot be metabolized by the body. Any injections error can only be corrected with a surgery and the secondary effects are irreversible.

 

Temporary fillers

Fillers made of natural or synthetic materials that can be metabolized by the body.

 

Vitamin B6

A non-allergenic vitamin and a powerful antioxidant and co-factor of more than 140 biochemical reactions in the cells. It is essential to the cellular metabolism of all living organisms.

 

Zinc and copper

2 minerals, essential constituents of natural antioxidant enzymes.