July 22nd 2018 - General Public
Complications from dermal fillers are the bane of aesthetic medicine. It is known to a certain degree by most medical professionals that the complications are mostly mild and transient. It is also known that the more severe complications are the most dreaded because of their more permanent nature. Therefore, any successful aesthetic practitioner must be aware of these side effects and their intrinsic nature. In light of the potential severity of some of these side effects, this article aims to address many of these complications in respect to their time of occurrence and the methods to tackle them.
Considerations when using dermal fillers
There are a multitude of simple and practical ways that the aesthetic practitioner can take to protect their patients. First, a well-regulated and stringent aseptic technique should be taken into consideration when performing procedures as minimally invasive as dermal filler injections. It is essential to minimize the risks of infectio ...
July 21st 2018 - General Public
Botox is a type of botulinum toxin injection that has both aesthetic and clinical uses. It has been extensively used in aesthetic medicine to correct lines and wrinkles. In particular, Botox has shown remarkable results in the treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines that are results of procerus or corrugator muscle activity, forehead lines caused by frontalis muscle activity, and lateral canthal lines (more commonly known as crow's feet). Apart from that, Botox has also been used by medical practitioners for scrotum and penis enhancement. Despite being in the market for merely fifteen years, Botox has obtained global cult status. Indeed, since 2012, more than 10.9 million vials of Botox injections have been sold in the US alone. Botox has been approved for cosmetic use in more than 75 countries around the world.
Clinically, Botox is used for treating a wide range of medical conditions, including spasticity caused by cerebral palsy/spinal injuries, overactive bla ...
July 20th 2018 - General Public
About Restylane fillers
The highly regarded Restylane collection was introduced in 1996 by the Sweden-based Q-Med AB. Over the years, the product range has been diversified and broadened to meet the ever-growing needs of dermal fillers. Bestselling fillers such as Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane are specially formulated to treat facial lines and wrinkles. In addition, there are many other Restylane products that address the specific needs of patients. For example, Restylane Silk has lip-enhancing properties and can be used for treating lines around the mouth. Restylane Lyft, on the other hand, is ideal for lifting and volumizing the lips. At the same time, the filler is effective in enhancing facial volume and filling in hollow or sunken temples. It has also recently been approved for hand treatments. More importantly, Restylane Lyft can be used for a non-surgical nose job.
Restylane for non-surgical nose job
Restylane fillers (in particular Restylane L ...