April 5th 2018 - General Public
Wrinkle Round Up
Though all wrinkles may look the same to the average person, skin is actually a lot more complicated than that. Being able to identify the different types of wrinkles isn’t just a way to show-up your friends with fun trivia, it can also be essential in learning how to prevent the development of each of these wrinkles.
For many years it was believed that there were only 2 categories of wrinkles. Although we now know that’s not true, most wrinkles can still be separated into these 2 categories:
Dynamic wrinkles: This category of wrinkles is caused by repeated movement due to the expressions that we make. When we’re young and our skin is firm and full of elastin, these wrinkles appear temporarily as we move our face into certain expressions, such as frowns, smiles, or looks of concentration. As the skin loses elasticity these once temporary expressions become permanent, and can lead to wrinkles like crow’s feet, the horizontal creases in the forehead, the vert ...
April 4th 2018 - General Public
Who should consider a thread lift treatment?
A thread lift treatment, also sometimes referred to as a lunchtime facelift, is a procedure that can be considered for individuals who have sagging skin in the eyebrow, cheeks, jawline, or neck area. It is best for young to middle aged patients between the ages of 35 and 45 who have mild to moderate skin sagging and weak facial contours. It is best for individuals who still have decent collagen deposits, as part of the lift’s effectiveness is in its ability to stimulate collagen production. Thread lifts are able to soften wrinkles and mild nasolabial folds, the 2 lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth.
While this anti-aging procedure can certainly produce results, it is important to manage expectations. On average, the maximum lift that can be achieved is about 1 to 1.5cm and will not be effective for individuals with excessive sagging. The best way to know whether or not you are a good candidate for a thre ...
April 3rd 2018 - General Public
Are dermal filler injection treatments safe?
Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and other doctors have been using dermal fillers for decades now with much success. This form of aesthetic anti-aging treatment, though not permanent, is much less invasive and is much safer than many surgical options that help patients achieve smoother, younger looking skin.
How do you know if it is safe?
Dermal injectables are considered medical devices, and are therefore regulated by overseeing bodies such as the FDA in the United States and the CE in the European Union. That means that the facial fillers undergo clinical testing and have publicly available certification that consumers can look to for more information on safety. Additionally, many fillers contain ingredients that are very biocompatible, meaning there is a very low risk of adverse reactions occurring.
What makes filler long lasting and safe?
Facial fillers a ...