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Correcting Marionette Lines with Restylane: Treatment Guidelines

Correcting Marionette Lines with Restylane: Treatment Guidelines
As we age, many new lines form in the skin that may not have been present when we were young. One area that is particularly affected by lines and wrinkles due to the aging process is the mouth region, and one of the most commonly treated imperfection in the mouth area are the marionette lines. The marionettes lines are the lines that run vertically from the corner of the mouth along the chin, down to the jawline. As the name suggests, they resemble the obvious lines on the chin of marionette dolls. However, the lines on human can contribute to a prematurely aged appearance, or can make individuals look tired or unhappy. Why do marionette lines form? There are many contributing factors to the formation of marionette lines. One contributing cause is repeated facial movements and expressions in the lip and mouth area—this is one of the reasons why smokers may be more susceptible to these lines, as they are often pursing their lips. Exposure to sun and harsh environments ...

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Part 1: Different Approaches

Approaches to Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Approaches to Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Non-surgical rhinoplasty (or simply NSR) is ideal for patients who do not want to experience the complications and downtime associated with conventional surgical procedures. It is also used when a surgical procedure is not needed. Reshaping the nose with a soft tissue augmenter e.g. hyaluronic acid, NSR is able to deliver dramatic yet natural looking results. In this article, we will discuss about the techniques to perform non-surgical rhinoplasty treatments. We will also discuss about the anatomical considerations of a NSR, while exploring its potential risks and complications (and the best ways to manage and prevent these). Plus, this article will provide tips on how to achieve successful treatment outcomes. Key considerations of a non-surgical rhinoplasty It may be difficult to non-surgically elevate a hard and thick fibrous tip that cannot move when pinching the nasolabial junction. Consider a surgical solution instead ...

Stylage vs Juvederm: What is the Difference?

Stylage vs Juvederm: Fillers Comparison
Stylage and Juvederm are brands of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers. Stylage is developed and produced by Vivacy Laboratories, a global pharmaceutical company based in France. Juvederm, on the other hand, is a product of the Dublin-based Allergan. Stylage has been approved for use in the United Kingdom since 2011. The Stylage collection consists of Stylage S, Stylage M, Stylage L, Stylage XL, Stylage XXL, Stylage Special Lips, Stylage Hydro and Stylage Hydromax. Some of the most popular Juvederm products include Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma, and Juvederm Vollure. In this article, we will review the similarities and differences between Stylage and Juvederm in terms of their uses, active ingredients, durability and prices. Stylage fillers are designed to address a wide range of aging concerns. For instance, Stylage can help to fill and smooth wrinkles. They are especially effective in the treatment of superficial wrinkles and fi ...