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Steps Involved in a Dermal Filler Procedure

Steps Involved in a Dermal Filler Procedure
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

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

Does Your Skin Need Hyaluronic Acid?

Does Your Skin Need Hyaluronic Acid?
Concept of hyaluronic acid Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally within the body and is responsible for holding onto moisture. It not only helps to keep the skin looking young by helping to keep the connective tissue in the skin strong and functioning at optimal capacity, it is also a lubricant in many joints, helping to give them a full range of movement. Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, which means it is a long unbranched complex sugar. It is a popular ingredient in dermal filler injections as a medical cosmetic treatment to correct and improve the signs of aging. It is able to add moisture and volume within the structure of the skin, helping to smooth out wrinkles and improve sunken areas or indentations in the skin. Recommended age for hyaluronic acid Hyaluronic acid is great for all skin types and has many benefits other than simply providing hydration in the skin. Due to the fact that it isn’t usually until around our 40s that the skin really starts ...