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July 15th 2018 - General Public
The medical aesthetics industry is growing rapidly. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are so popular that many training conferences are held across the country (where practitioners learn how to administer fillers). However, the administration technique is only one of the many aspects of filler treatments. When using an injectable filler, it is important to have a good understanding of both physiology and anatomy. At the same time, it is important to consider other issues such as aftercare and the management of complications. It is not uncommon for doctors to seek advice on complication management from networking groups or support forums. It is worrying to see how many doctors do not have the expertise and confidence to manage side effects related to fillers. Inappropriate management of complications can potentially harm the patients. In this article, we will discuss about the protocols of hyaluronidase administration, and the importance of using appropriate protocols in hyalu ...
July 14th 2018 - General Public
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers are composed of long chains of HA. Most of them contain hyaluronic acid that has been cross-linked with chemicals such as 1,2,7,8-diepoxyoctane (DEO), divinyl sulfone (DVX), and 1,4-butanedioldiglycidyl ether (BDDE). In some formulations, hyaluronic acid is suspended in a phosphate-buffered or physiological solution. These products are then processed as a suspension of particles in gel carriers or a homogeneous gel. Due to the different manufacturing methods, hyaluronic acid fillers vary greatly in their properties, such as concentration, the size of particle, and degree of cross linking. Ultimately, these properties will influence the performance and effectiveness of the dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid chains are linked together by hydrogen bonds, forming highly stable complexes. The minimal use of chemicals in the manufacturing process helps to reduce the risk of allergy.
Based on their particulate forms, hyaluro ...
July 13th 2018 - General Public
Botox has been used for many years in the field of aesthetic medicine. Being one of the fastest growing aesthetic treatments, the annual amount spent on Botox injections is far higher than that of liposuction and breast implants combined. Over the last 7 to 8 years, the popularity of Botox has risen dramatically, with many patients requesting the treatment by name.
Botox is currently used for both cosmetic and clinical purposes. Having neuromodulating properties, Botox is used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe smoker’s lines, crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead furrows. Apart from that, Botox is used clinically to treat a range of medical conditions. Botox injections are indicated for the treatment of spasticity, overactive bladder (OAB), cervical dystonia, blepharospasm (related to dystonia), urinary incontinence (resulted from detrusor overactivity related to multiple sclerosis or other neurologic condi ...