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How to Fix Gummy Smile with Botox (Botulinum Toxin Treatment)

get rid of gummy smile
What is gummy smile? Dental professionals refer to gummy smile as “excessive gingival display.” Patients are diagnosed with this condition if more than 2mm of gum tissue is exposed when they smile. Patients with this orthodontic disorder may notice that their upper teeth appear too short as the pinkish gum tissues are very prominent. Though gummy smile is usually harmless, excessive gingival displays may negatively impact an individual’s self-esteem. If a gummy smile is caused by an abnormally developed jaw or irregular eruption of teeth, then patients may also experience an improper bite. Most of the time, a gummy smile is a result of a high lip line. The average lip line should show only the teeth in the upper jaw as well as some of the gum that extends towards the teeth. But, a high lip line simply means that the upper lip is hyperactive and moves higher than normal when smiling, exposing the upper teeth as well as a considerable amount of gum tissue. Sugges ...

Is it safe to inject expired dermal fillers?

Are Expired Injectables Harmful?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the skin to correct skin concerns such as lines and wrinkles. Soft tissue filler injections are considered medical treatments that should only be conducted by a certified physician. Since the procedure involves intradermal administration, it is extremely important that the treatment is conducted with strict adherence to aseptic medical standards, to reduce the risk of immunogenic responses. Equally important criterion is the shelf life of the dermal filler. The expiry date determined by the manufacturer guarantees the sterility and quality of the implants up until that point. Using expired dermal fillers may lead to reduced potency and safety of the post-treatment results. Additionally, expired soft tissue fillers may only deliver aesthetic results for a short period of time compared to dermal fillers that have not expired. Expired Fillers Over Time Most dermal fillers contain biodegradable materials like hyaluronic ...

What Makes Dermal Fillers the Best Solution for Skin Rejuvenation?

Dermal Fillers the Best Solution for Skin Rejuvenation
How can dermal fillers rejuvenate skin? As we age, the skin loses some of the most vital nutrients that keep it looking firm and radiant. Dermal fillers can help patients achieve a rejuvenated look by adding volume to areas that have lost plumpness, leading to a more tired, aged look, and can also fill in wrinkles and lines for a more youthful appearance. Many dermal fillers can also be used to augment the lips, sculpt the facial contour, and even improve the appearance of scars such as acne scars. Some dermal fillers even include revitalizing properties that will help improve the appearance of the skin on a cellular level, helping to either replace lost nutrients, or help stimulate important proteins that contribute to healthy, radiant skin. What are fillers made with? There are many dermal fillers available that help with a variety of issues. They also come in 3 different types: temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent. The type of filler is determined by the ingred ...

How to Get Rid of Bunny Lines with Botox®?

Botox treatment for bunny lines
What are bunny lines? Bunny lines are the slightly diagonal creases that extend from both sides of the nose, on the bridge. Sometimes known as the nasal sidewall “scrunch line,” this facial crease is quite prominent when patients smile or laugh. Though bunny lines look endearing, they often convey a false feeling of distaste or anger. Bunny lines are named as such as they loosely resemble rabbit whiskers. What muscles control bunny lines? Just like most of the facial wrinkles (marionette lines, perioral wrinkles, nasolabial folds, etc.), bunny lines develop due to aging. Skin aging is a complex process that is caused by 2 components: intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging is a biological process that is regulated by genetics and is the reason as to why some people have youthful looking skin even though they are older while other people experience premature aging. Intrinsic aging determines the rate of renewal and repair of various skin cells like collagen, ...

Cosmetic Thread facelift: Cost, Benefits and More

Cosmetic Thread facelift
What is a thread lift? A thread lift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that helps patients achieve firmer, younger looking skin by lifting sagging skin in areas such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck. A thread lift, also sometimes called a thread facelift, does not have as many risks associated with it as a traditional surgical facelift does, and they are also much quicker and require much less downtime. Thread lifts have become increasingly popular in recent years, as people turn away from the more dangerous and invasive surgical options and look toward thread lifts instead. Originally introduced in the late 90s, thread lifts fell out of popularity for a bit but have become more popular with the introduction of new technology. Silhouette Instalift is 1 of the most popular options for thread lifting. The procedure involves using absorbable sutures that are inserted into the skin of the face to lift and redefine the mid and lower face. You ...

Weight Loss and Dermal Fillers

Can Patient Lose Dermal Fillers Due to Weight Loss?
Does weight loss cause wrinkles? Weight loss can be a cause of wrinkles. When people lose weight, the skin sags and wrinkles begin to form within that sagging skin. This can lead to stretch marks and permanent scarring. The University of Maryland Medical Center studied the cause of wrinkles during weight loss and hypothesized that this occurs because the fat cells that pad the face decrease as a result of weight loss. When this happens rapidly, the chemicals within the body are unable to keep up with the change, leading the skin to sag and loosen, resulting in an aged or gaunt look. Problems According to professors at the University of California-Los Angeles, there are a few problems that arise once a person has lost 50lbs or more in a short period of time. In addition to sagging and wrinkled skin, individuals who have lost a lot of weight may experience other problems such as chafing, intertrigo, or other personal hygiene issues. ...

Juvederm: A Replacement for Blepharoplasty?

Juvederm a wonderful alternative for blepharoplasty
Throughout the aging process, many men and women are faced with loose, sagging skin—or bulging fat—in the under-eye area. This gives the face a tired look, which is generally undesirable. While blepharoplasty—or eyelid surgery—is often recommended to correct this issue, this invasive procedure is costly and requires excessive downtime. Luckily, your patients may achieve similar results with hyaluronic acid fillers—such as Juvederm. What is blepharoplasty?   Blepharoplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery that is performed around the eyes. During this procedure, skin and fat are removed from the eyelid area to reduce puffing and sagging. Chemical peels or laser treatments may also be performed to tighten the skin, leaving the eyes with a more youthful appearance. This being said, blepharoplasty can be quite expensive—and it requires rigorous aftercare and long periods of downtime (usually 1–3 weeks). As such, it is a less than optimal choice for many pati ...

Boost Your Patients’ Pouts with Juvederm

Boost Your Patients’ Pouts with Juvederm
With full, luscious lips becoming a bona fide craze in the world of beauty, practitioners are hearing more and more requests for the infamous “Kylie Jenner pout.” Although a variety of products have promised these results—including lip suction cups and plumping lip glosses—patients are now coming to understand that Jenner’s look may only be achieved through lip fillers. Luckily, Juvederm offers a variety of formulations for augmenting the lips, allowing you to safely provide your patients with the results they so desire. Which Juvederm formulations are best for lip enhancement? When it comes to lip augmentation and volumization, Juvederm’s most effective products include Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella with Lidocaine. Both formulas are suitable for use by a licensed practitioner or physician, with results lasting up to 1 year. You May Also Like: Buy Juvederm Ultra XC Buy Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Whether ...

Are your Patients’ Cheeks Revealing Their True Age?

Add youth with Juvederm
Add youth with Juvederm While your patients are worrying about their fine lines and wrinkles, they may be missing an extremely obvious signs of aging: midface volume loss. Characterized by the natural reduction of fat in the cheek area, this cosmetic issue may cause the skin to sag, adding years to even the most youthful-looking face. With Juvederm injections, however, the cheeks can be plumped and sculpted, revitalizing and rejuvenating the face—and shaving years off of it. What causes midface volume loss? Midface volume loss is caused by both the atrophy of fat compartments in the face and the age-related decline of the body’s hyaluronic acid content. When this vital substance is lost, the skin becomes weakened, sallow, and dehydrated. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally within the tissues and joints of the body. Because has an innate ability to retain water molecules at the cellular level, it works to hydrate and volumize cells, keeping the skin plump and m ...

Botulinum toxin A vs B: Ingredients, Cost, Benefits and Effects

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What is botulinum toxin? Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. While there are 8 types of botulinum toxin (types A through H), only 2 types are used in humans and sold commercially and medically. Botulinum toxin A vs B You will learn: What is it? Injection techniques How does it work? Are there side effects? Ingredients Can I become resistant to treatment? How much will it cost?  Botulinum toxin type A Botulinum toxin type B Conclusion Type A – Botulinum toxin type A, when injected into muscles, blocks neurotransmitters from sending signals between the brain and the nerve, effectively preventing muscle contractions from occurring. Type A is available sold for cosmetic and medical uses under the brands Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Botox and Dysport are both provided in powder form and require reconstitution using saline solution prior to injection at a doctor’s office. Type B ...