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Orthovisc Injections are viscosupplements injected into the knee to alleviate pain, joint inflammation and discomfort caused by osteoarthritis. Viscosupplements are hyaluronic acid-based viscoelastic gels that are administered via injection to knees that are affected by osteoarthritis. Orthovisc contains hyaluronan, which mimics the naturally occurring substance in our joints that facilitates movement and rotation to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation. Orthovisc injections are offered to patients when traditional treatments for osteoarthritis such as physical therapy, acetaminophen, and exercise does not alleviate the patient’s conditions. Knowing the side effects associated with Orthovisc injections sets proper expectations for its uses. What is Orthovisc? Orthovisc is one of the most trusted viscosupplement brands that has been used by thousands of patients for over 20 years. Orthovisc is an ultra-pure, high molecular hyaluronic acid based viscosupplement that provid [Read more]
While the rise of noninvasive cosmetic treatments has dramatically increased men’s interest in dermal fillers since the 90’s, a lot of men are still concerned with the possible ‘feminization’ of their features. Dermal Fillers for men are specifically tailored to provide the prominence and definition of the masculine structure. The goal is to look ageless with defined, chiseled characteristics. Biology lays the foundation for the difference between a man and woman’s physique. This causes an obvious distinction in the way aging manifests in men and women’s bodies. This is the reason why the cosmetic treatments of men and women are not the same, because their treatments cater to different purposes. Dermal Fillers for Men The aim of dermal filler injections for men is to maintain the defined, muscular features that can be attributed to the physical characteristics of men in their prime. This involves reinforcing the man’s prominent facial feat [Read more]
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  • Botox
Botox is an undeniably effective treatment for facial wrinkles, folds, and lines. It has been proven to significantly reduce the formation of new lines and wrinkles become with sustained injections. In addition, Botox has several long-term effects that contribute to the overall self-satisfaction by patients who choose to undergo this treatment. It is important to gauge how long Botox lasts to prepare for how often maintenance treatments are necessary, to preserve and extend its effects. What is Botox? Botox is a brand of neurotoxin injectable used to reduce signs of aging by inhibiting and suspending targeted muscles from contracting and forming lines, wrinkles, and folds. It is also known as Onobotulinum toxin A, derived from the neurotoxin Clostridium botulinum. Despite being dubbed as the deadliest toxin in the world, this particular type of botulinum toxin has numerous medical and scientific applications. In 2002, it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be a saf [Read more]
The role of PPE or Personal Protective Equipment has taken a drastic change in recent times. What was once used solely in workplaces with a certain degree of safety hazards is now an undeniable necessity in ensuring our health and protection. Personal Protective Equipment acts as a barrier between the skin and harmful contaminants or impact hazards from the environment. In this current age, it is what stands between the unprecedented transmission of the highly infectious COVID-19 and our safety. With the virus being transmitted through direct and indirect contact, mere physical proximity amongst each other can pose as a serious threat.  While we slowly work to resume necessary social activities, we must take necessary precautions to mitigate the harms.  Everyone in the workplace should wear PPE and understand what it is for. What is PPE? Personal Protective Equipment is an apparatus or accessory worn over the body to protect against injury, contamination, impact, and exp [Read more]
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  • Juvederm
Juvederm is one of the most widely used brands of injectable dermal fillers used to smoothen facial wrinkles, shape facial contours, add volume to the lips, fill facial scars, and lessen signs of aging. The Juvederm line of products target specific areas of concern on the face, focusing on delicate areas such as the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. Each Juvederm product varies in formulation and quantity; therefore, the exact cost of Juvederm treatments depends on which specific Juvederm product(s) will be used. Juvederm treatments are non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures that are not covered by medical insurance. Knowing what to expect is key to gauging and preparing for the costs of a Juvederm treatment. What is Juvederm? Approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvederm is a brand of HA based-injectable fillers inserted deep into the skin to correct moderate to severe facial lines, wrinkles, and folds. HA stands for Hyaluronic Acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in ou [Read more]
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  • Synvisc
Synvisc and Supartz are two different brands of viscosupplementation treatments used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. Viscosupplementation is the administration of hyaluronic acid-based viscoelastic gel via injection to joints affected by osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) restores lubrication and prevents further joint degradation by replenishing and increasing the production of the native hyaluronic acid in the body. This stimulates the synovial fluid, which is responsible for lubrication, mobility, and shock absorption of the joints. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the joints, particularly in the knee. This is caused by the gradual breakdown of the joint cartilage due to repetitive movements, stress, and wear and tear. The cartilage between the joints eventually wears out which may cause the bones to come in contact with each other. The subsequent rubbing against one another causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and inflamm [Read more]
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  • Restylane
Restylane is an increasingly popular brand of dermal fillers known for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, enhancing the cheeks, and adding plumpness and volume to the lips. Restylane is a noninvasive procedure, which means the cost of Restylane treatments is significantly less than the cost of facial cosmetic surgeries. Nevertheless, the price of Restylane remains to be an important factor when considering to opt-in for the treatment. The main question is: is the cost of Restylane worthy of its overall benefits? What is Restylane?               Restylane is a brand of injectable dermal fillers that contains Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our body, which is responsible for the overall youthful appearance of the skin. Restylane products such as Restylane Lyft, Restylane-L and Restylane Silk have become leading brands in skin rejuvenation and facial contouring. Thes [Read more]
COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)? COVID-19, or coronavirus, is a severe acute respiratory syndrome that causes flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and breathlessness. This virus is spreading rapidly throughout the world and transmission occurs via close contact or droplet infection, from both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. Due to the lockdown in place in many countries, businesses are experiencing negative ramifications. Aesthetic and medical practices and clinics are among the most affected as public fear, social distancing, product shipping delays and more come into play.     The following are some tips for minimizing the impact of COVID-19 on your business: Education & Preparation Awareness and staff education play a key role in preparing your practice during a pandemic. You must always adhere to government recommendations, which can include putting protective policies in place and purchasing protective equipment. Implement advanced sanitation an [Read more]
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