Why use Botox?
For more than 20 years, botulinum toxin injections such as Botox have been used cosmetically for treating lines and wrinkles in adult patients. This includes moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with procerus or corrugator muscle activity, forehead lines related to frontalis muscle activity, and lateral canthal lines (otherwise known as crow's feet). Apart from Botox, many doctors are opting for other botulinum toxin brands, such as Xeomin and Dysport (which are similar but not interchangeable).
Clinically, botulinum toxin injections are prescribed for the treatment of spasticity related to or spinal injuries cerebral palsy, overactive bladder, blepharospasm secondary to dystonia, urinary incontinence (dur to detrusor overactivity related to neurologic diseases e.g. multiple sclerosis) and cervical dystonia. Additionally, they are effective in treating of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), including craniofacial hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the face ...
Reshaping the Nose without Surgery
Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a “nose job,” is the third most common plastic surgery procedure among male and female patients. In fact, it is the most commonly performed facial operation of all. However, rhinoplasty is also 1 of the most technically challenging surgeries. And, it is a very invasive procedure with a long recovery period, making it an unattractive option for many patients. As such, there has recently been an increased demand for non-surgical nose reshaping procedures. With its heightened safety profile, non-surgical nose reshaping using dermal fillers is a popular choice—plus, it instantly delivers visible results.
Non-surgical and surgical nose reshaping can be used to treat a range of dimensional abnormalities, including inadequate or excessive radix projection, inadequate or excessive nasal tip projection, and inadequate or excessive nasal length. Apart from that, they also help to correct acquired o ...
The aging process of the perioral area
There are a number of factors involved in the aging process of the perioral area, which is located around the mouth. Generally, this area is greatly affected by the loss of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin, which is a result of intrinsic aging. In addition, this area may be disturbed by the natural loss of subcutaneous fat, which can reduce overall volume, as well as the loss of supportive bone density in the mandible. Extrinsic factors, such as UV exposure and smoking, also play an important role in skin aging, causing damage to the skin’s texture, elasticity, and structure.
Main concerns of patients
One of the main concerns in the perioral area is buccal fat descent, which subsequently causes marionette folds. Additionally, patients are concerned about perioral lip lines, which could arise from the constant pursing of the lips. Apart from that, patients are also often bothered by nasolabial folds, smoker’s lines, barcode l ...