Injectable Facelift From Korea

What Is GOURI?

Screenshot taken from DEXLEVO

(Screenshot taken from DEXLEVO)

Developed by the Korean medical aesthetic company DEXLEVO, GOURI is the world’s first liquid-type PCL (Polycaprolactone) injectable promoting sustainable collagen synthesis for naturally youthful skin ageing.

Unlike temporary skin boosters and localised fillers, it seamlessly spreads across the face due to its biocompatibility, biodegradability and solubility. It transforms the skin into a dynamic 3D matrix to produce new collagen, further enhancing elasticity.

It is commonly used in facial regions like the forehead, cheeks and chin where signs of ageing may be more noticeable.

This collagen stimulator treatment has three fundamentals:

  • Sustainability – PCL offers a longer duration of effects compared to Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers. GOURI provides sustained improvements in skin ageing as it focuses on skin rejuvenation rather than merely filling volume defects.
  • Safety – Unlike existing fillers, GOURI has no microparticles which reduces the risk of side effects related to vascular occlusion.
  • Spreadability – GOURI naturally spreads and regenerates collagen across the entire face.

GOURI treatment is also exclusively administered by trained medical aesthetic doctors, adhering to the highest safety protocols during the procedure.

How does GOURI differ from Collagen Stimulator?

GOURI and Collagen Stimulator both stimulate collagen production. However, they have distinct formulations and target different treatment areas.

GOURI employs 100% PCL to provide a comprehensive anti-ageing treatment that stimulates natural collagen production across the entire face.

In contrast, Collagen Stimulator uses PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid) in reducing wrinkles and facial folds around marionette lines, smile lines and other targeted areas while promoting collagen production. 

Does GOURI work similarly to Profhilo?

Although GOURI and Profhilo both require ten injection points, they are composed of different substances. GOURI contains a fully solubilised liquid form of PCL, whereas Profhilo is made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA).

In terms of improving one’s skin appearance and health, both treatments give overall skin radiance. However, Profhilo focuses on skin hydration and tightening, while GOURI’s main benefit lies in providing a gentle overall lifting effect to the face.

Benefits of GOURI

Since most PCL products released in the market are commonly used for thread lifts, they come in thread form. However, GOURI comes in a completely soluble liquid form that gives you a rejuvenated and lifted appearance without surgeries.

GOURI is a good option for people in their 30s to 60s who want to address skin laxity and ageing. This collagen biostimulator works by stimulating natural collagen production, which comes with the following benefits:

  • Improve skin texture quality and skin elasticity
  • Provide a more natural and youthful look
  • Even out skin tone for a more balanced appearance
  • Enhance skin volume by replenishing lost collagen
  • Smoothen fine lines and wrinkles in areas such as the crow’s feet, forehead, periorbital area, nasolabial folds and malar area

How The GOURI Anti-Aging Treatment Is Performed

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Before the GOURI anti-ageing treatment begins, medical aesthetic doctors will perform a pre-treatment consultation to ensure that GOURI aligns with your skin needs. Make sure that you disclose your medical history, any allergies you may have and current medications to administer safe treatment.

A layer of numbing cream will also be applied to make you feel comfortable throughout the session.

Once the treatment begins, the medical aesthetic doctor will carefully inject 0.2 ml of soluble PCL into five bio-stimulatory points on each side of your face. There are ten injections and 2 ml of injectables in total.

Since there are lesser injection points compared to other injection treatments, it results in a lower risk of pain and bruising during the procedure.

 The complete GOURI procedure consists of three sessions, spaced four weeks apart. After completing the initial three sessions, additional maintenance sessions can be scheduled every three to six months to sustain the growth of collagen.

Keep in mind that the total number of sessions will depend on your skin condition. Consult with your medical aesthetic doctor before you book an appointment.

The Side Effects of GOURI PCL Injectable Treatment

Immediately after GOURI PCL injectable treatment, you might notice tiny bumps and mild swelling similar to mosquito bites in the treated area: a result of the superficial placement of GOURI. There’s no need to worry since these effects typically subside between 24 to 48 hours.

Being a CE-approved treatment, GOURI is considered safe and free from any long-term side effects. Its 100% biocompatible nature allows the body to naturally break down the liquid PCL used in the procedure, making it a reliable and effective skin rejuvenation treatment.

Recommended Post-Care Routine For GOURI Treatment

To ensure the best possible results from the GOURI treatment and minimize downtime, here are post-treatment guidelines for the first three days:

  1. Avoid engaging in strenuous physical activities.
  2. Refrain from touching or massaging the treated area.
  3. Do not wear makeup in the treated area.
  4. Do not spend too much time in the sun.
  5. Steer clear of active substances like AHA, BHA, retinol and vitamin C.
  6. Refrain from consuming alcohol and aspirin.
  7. Avoid situations with intense heat, such as steam rooms and hot saunas.

You will be given comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible healing and results.

Combining GOURI With Other Treatments

Another benefit that comes with GOURI is its compatibility with other treatments and products. It is advisable, however, to maintain a one-month interval both before and after any other treatment.

Combining GOURI with Laser or HIFU: Gouri enhances collagen production, especially when used alongside energy-based devices like HIFU.

Combining GOURI with Botox: When combined with Botox, GOURI helps reduce fine lines on certain facial areas. Combining it with dermal fillers adds volume to sunken areas, contributing to a more youthful look.


The timeframe for initial results depends on the patient’s condition. Remember that neocollagenesis, the process of new collagen formation, takes a while to occur after the injection. Typically, the first visible results can be observed within one to two weeks.

It varies from person to person. But generally speaking, PCL takes six to 12 months before it gets completely degraded in the body.

Maintenance treatments may also be needed depending on individual needs and the level of ageing.

Since a layer of numbing cream will be applied prior to the treatment, you will experience minimal to no sensation during the procedure.

The risk of extreme pain, bruising and swelling are also less likely to occur given that the injection points are far from blood vessels and major nerves.

As of writing, GOURI can only be applied on the face.

The GOURI treatment has minimal downtime, with only mild swelling and bumps in the treated areas as potential side effects. Usually, they subside within a day or so.

Unfortunately, no. GOURI is not dissolvable.