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In Asia, it is very common to use botulinum toxin to treat masseter hypertrophy and augment the lower face. Asian women, in general, prefer an ovoid facial shape than the square one. In this article, we will discuss masseter hypertrophy, and the effectiveness of bruxism and masseter hypertrophy treatments. In particular, we will discuss about the role of botulinum toxin in the non-surgical treatment of masseter hypertrophy, and the use of botulinum toxin type A as an adjunctive therapy of bruxism.
Being one of the main principle muscles of chewing (mastication), the masseter muscle is vital to adequate mastication. Masseter muscles play an important role in the overall aesthetics of the face. Hypertrophied, enlarged masseter muscles can alter the facial lines, negatively affecting the overall facial aesthetics. Masseter hypertrophy can potentially cause a square facial shape and asymmetry. A square facial shape is often regarded as a masculine feature and general ...
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a type of injection that contains poly-L-lactic as its active ingredient. It is mainly used for treating facial wasting (medically known as lipodystrophy) related to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Apart from that, Sculptra is also used for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines in the face, including nasolabial folds.
At the same time, Sculptra helps to correct facial volume loss while enhancing the thickness of the skin. After treatment, the skin appears dramatically healthier and younger. The innovative microscopic crystals in the formulation are able to induce inflammatory reactions under the skin, helping to stimulate collagen regeneration for increased facial volume. Plus, the crystals fill wrinkles and folds to create younger looking skin. Sculptra can also be used as a butt lift treatment, replacing conventional butt lifting procedures such as the Brazilian Butt Lift (which tend to cause longer ...
The earlobes are important facial features that form an integral part of the overall facial aesthetic. Because of this, deformed earlobes (such as asymmetrical earlobes or earlobes that are too large) are a major cause of concern. This article will discuss the anatomy of the earlobes, the common conditions associated with the earlobes, and the non-surgical procedures used to treat them.
Before treating the earlobes, it is important to understand the external ear anatomy. The external ear consists of the ear canal and pinna (also referred to as the auricle). The auricle is the visible part of ear that is comprised of skin-covered cartilage. The components of the auricle include the concha, tragus, lobule, antihelix, and helix. The human earlobe is made of adipose connective tissues and tough areolar, meaning that it lacks the elasticity and firmness of the auricle.
Essentially, there are 2 forms of earlobes: unattached (where the lower lobe is not connected to the chee ...