About Radiesse for cheeks
Radiesse is a type of dermal filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. It is mainly indicated for the treatment of facial fold and wrinkles (e.g. nasolabial folds). Plus, Radiesse has shown remarkable results in the restoration of facial volume, helping patients to combat signs of aging. Being approved by FDA in 2015 for hand augmentation, the filler can be used in the backs of the hands to correct volume loss caused by aging. At the same time, the highly versatile dermal filler can be used on other areas for contouring and augmentation. When injected into the lips, Radiesse helps to create extra volume, giving patients a voluptuous pout.
Using Radiesse on the cheeks
Apart from the lips, Radiesse can also be on the cheeks for volume enhancement. Due to the natural aging process, the volume of the cheeks inevitably decreases, resulting in a gaunt appearance. Radiesse effectively adds volume to sunken cheeks that lack volume, thereby ...
It is likely that you have heard about Botox, the revolutionary botulinum toxin injectable that visibly reduces moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. This includes crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and frown lines. Quick and painless, Botox treatments are the perfect alternative to the conventional aesthetic procedures, which tend to be invasive in nature. In this article, we will discuss the mechanism of action of Botox, criteria of a good candidate and, most importantly, how to make Botox last longer.
How Botox works
Botox is an injectable that consists of botulinum toxin type A (a type of neurotoxin). Once administered, Botox attaches itself to cholinergic nerve endings to prevent the release of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine (ACh) is a type of neurotransmitter that controls muscle contractions. Simply put, Botox exerts its anti-aging actions through temporary relaxation of the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Due to its unique mode of action, Botox is ...
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have been gaining popularity over the last decade. In fact, in 2005, HA fillers accounted for over 92% of all dermal filler treatments in the United States. The ease of administration, their superior effectiveness, and impressive safety profile all contributed to their popularity. In this article, we will discuss about the rheology, pharmacology, and applications of hyaluronic acid-based fillers. We will also discuss about the regulations that govern the use of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, as well as their physical characteristics. At the same time, we will consider other classes of dermal fillers that are commonly used. By providing a background to hyaluronic acid fillers, we hope to promote safe and judicious use of dermal fillers.
Pharmacology of hyaluronic acid fillers
Hyaluronic acid in the body
Found naturally in the extracellular matrix, hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) polymer that contains repeat disaccharide units o ...