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Steps Involved in a Dermal Filler Procedure

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Steps Involved in a Dermal Filler Procedure Dermal fillers are an injectable medical device that can help patients experience facial rejuvenation by helping to improve the appearance of many age- or illness-related skin imperfections. Often made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance within the skin that depletes over time, dermal fillers return moisture to the skin and increase volume, making skin brighter and healthier while also smoothing out lines and wrinkles caused by the aging process. Some dermal fillers are even able to add volume to sunken areas of the face, sculpt the facial contours, and shape and augment the lips to help patients look and feel more beautiful. Depending on the areas being treated and the severity of the corrections required, a typical injection session with a dermal filler will only take, on average, about 20 to 30 minutes. Steps involved in a dermal filler procedure: First assessment Pain-free treatment Injection process Recovery ...

Everything You Need to Know About Chemical Peels: Cost & Benefits

What are chemical peels and how do they work
What do chemical peels do? Chemical peels are an ancient form of skincare that smooths the skin and improves its color and texture. They are able to treat a number of skin imperfections including lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, and even acne scars. What are chemical peels? Chemical peels involve having a doctor apply an acid solution to the skin, which then works to remove the most superficial layer (or layers, depending on the strength of the peeling solution) of the skin. The peeling solution causes the skin to crust and peel, revealing the younger, healthier skin beneath. Chemical peels for acne scars The process of exfoliation and cell turnover triggered by the chemical peel solution can help reduce or eliminate the appearance of blemishes and scars that have been caused by acne. Material There are a number of different materials that can be used for an effective chemical peel. Glycolic acid – often used in over-the-counter “cosmeceuticals,” this al ...

Botox Treatment for Chronic Migraine: Cost, Treatment, and Benefits

Botox Treatment for Chronic Migraine
Botox for migraine headaches Botox has been used as a medical treatment for a multitude of conditions for decades. Since 2010, it has also been approved for the treatment of chronic migraines in adults. The active ingredient in Botox, botulinum toxin type A, is a neurotoxin that paralyzes muscles by blocking signals that travel between the nerves and the brain. For headaches, it is believed that Botox blocks the neurotransmitters that signal pain, leaving patients pain-free. If you have been diagnosed with migraine headaches and suffer from headaches on most days of the month, then Botox may be a suitable treatment. Having headaches on most days means experiencing symptoms of headaches 15 or more days of the month, with at least 8 of these days including migraines. Types of BTX injections for migraine The type of Botox injections required to treat migraines differs from the injection technique used in other Botox treatments. Though the ingredients used in both the Botox used to trea ...

Facial Rejuvenation Guide: Key Facts About Dermal Fillers

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What are injectable facial fillers and how do they work Injectable facial fillers are a minimally-invasive, non-surgical anti-aging solution. Sometimes referred to as a “liquid facelift,” facial filler treatments are quick and often start to show results immediately, with little downtime after treatment. Facial fillers typically offer temporary results and work by injecting biomaterials into the skin that have either been lost due to the process of aging, such as hyaluronic acid and collagen, or that will help stimulate cellular function to restore elasticity, moisture, and firmness or otherwise lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles within the skin for an overall younger appearance. Facial fillers can revitalize the skin, correct superficial to severe lines and wrinkles, add volume, and even sculpt the facial contour. What is the golden ratio (aesthetic)? The golden ratio is a mathematical equation that results in a ratio of 1:1.618 that scholars have found in nature, arch ...

Find Out Which Thread Facelift Technique is Best For You

Which threadlift is best fore you?
How many types are there? In addition to traditional facelift surgery, there are several types of facial rejuvenation that use new techniques and technologies to provide the same anti-aging effects as plastic surgery. In this article, we’re going to be discussing the 9 most popular alternatives to facelift surgery. Identify best method for you Each type of facial rejuvenation technique has its own benefits, and a dermatologist or plastic surgeon will be able to help you determine the best method for your skin. Types of facelifts Liquid Facelift Jaw Line Rejuvenation Mini Face Lift S-Lift Mid-Facelift Cutaneous Lift (Skin Only) Temporal Facelift or Browlift MACS Lift / QuickLift Traditional Facelift Final thoughts Liquid Facelift Making use of dermal filler injectables, liquid facelifts typically use ingredients like hydroxyapatite, hyaluronic acid, or poly-L-lactic acid. This technique is able to smooth lines and folds, augment lips, and fill and contour ho ...

Do You Know 7 Reasons to Stop Using Silicone Injectables?

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Why injectable silicone is harmful Injectable silicone is a very controversial filler that is not only illegal but very dangerous. Despite marketing that would have you believe otherwise, silicone is not FDA-approved for injection into the buttocks, breasts, or other body parts for the purpose of enhancing size or augmenting appearance. As injectable silicone is approved for specific use inside the eye, some doctors may lead patients to believe they would be receiving FDA-approved treatment, despite that not being the case. Even though doctors may use medical devices in off-label circumstances, such as Botox for thinning hair, not every instance may be safe for the patient. You will learn: Are silicone injectables safe? Why should I avoid injectable silicone? What cosmetic injectables are safe? Dermal fillers Botox Conclusion Even though silicone is used in other cosmetic treatments such as breast implants, the structure of implants and an injectable filler ar ...

18 Questions That Your Patients Will Ask You Before Botox Injections

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You will learn 18 questions to ask before botox treatment Uses for Botox When does it work best? What is treatment like? Is it painful? When will I see results? When should I get my next treatment? Botox for special occasions How old do I have to be to get Botox? What does botulinum toxin do in the body? Who can get Botox? Is this only for celebrities and older people? Can I get dermal fillers with Botox Who will do the Botox procedure? How will I know if it’s really Botox? Botox side effects Cosmetic effects Alternative treatments Soft tissue fillers vs. Botox Botox myths and facts What is Botox used for? Botox is used for a number of treatments, both within the field of cosmetic medicine and in the more general field of medicine as well. It was initially put on the market to help treat a number of eye disorders, including crossed eyes, uncontrollable blinking, and muscle spasms in the eyelid. In fact, Botox wasn’t officially approved by the FDA fo ...

Botox for Cervical Dystonia: Cause, Symptoms, Treatment, and More!

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What is cervical dystonia? Cervical dystonia is a painful affliction that can affect people of any age wherein the muscles of the next contract involuntarily. These contractions can cause the head to turn or twist to 1 side, or cause the head to tilt forward or backward on its own. This condition is also called spasmodic torticollis, and though it can occur at any time, it most commonly affects middle-aged women most often. There is currently no cure for this affliction, though sometimes it does resolve without treatment. Botulinum toxin, the active ingredient in Botox, is able to treat cervical dystonia and improve the signs and symptoms of the condition. Cervical dystonia is a neurological disorder and typically occurs gradually with smaller symptoms that worsen over with time. Cause and symptoms As cervical dystonia occurs gradually, it is important to pay attention to the early symptoms that may indicate that the condition is developing. These early symptoms include: Mild jerk ...

What is Botulinum Toxin(Botox)? Types, Risks, Benefits, and More

Advantages and risks of botulinum toxins
Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) Risks and benefits Introduction For years, Botox has been a popular non-surgical solution to correct lines and wrinkles in the face. Though this is probably the most well known use for Botox, this injectable solution actually has a number of non-cosmetic medical uses. In fact, Botox was first approved by the FDA for use in treating eye conditions such as crossed eyes and uncontrollable blinking in the eye. The injection’s ability to smooth out wrinkles was only discovered by accident as an unintended outcome of other medical treatments. While there are many benefits to receiving Botox injections for a number of medical and cosmetic treatments, there are also some risks that you should be aware of prior to receiving any injections. Types of Botox The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. There are 8 types of botulinum toxin, named type A through H. However, only types A and B a ...

Top 30 Important Things You Should Know About Hyaluronic Acid

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Hyaluronic acid is an increasingly popular ingredient in skincare products, but how much do you really know about it? Read on to learn everything you need to know about this anti-aging substance! 1. What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found in all humans. It is integral to keeping the skin look refreshed and young, and occurs naturally in the body. Unfortunately, as we age, our levels of hyaluronic acid decrease. 2. What kind of molecule is it? It is a carbohydrate molecule, and more specifically, is an anionic, nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan. It is unique among glycosaminoglycans for a number of reasons, including the fact that it is nonsulfated. 3. It is found in multiple places in our bodies While hyaluronic acid is very important in our skin, it is also found in the connective tissues of the joints to keep them moving smoothly. It is also present in the eyes, internal fluids; however, 50% of the body’s hyaluronic acid is found in the skin. ...