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medica-depot-retional-tolerance
Retinol Tolerance: What You Need to Know Retinoids are found in the skincare routines of many, as these are the second-best methods for preventing aging, right after sunscreen. Comprising vitamin A and its derivatives, retinoids work by binding to nuclear receptors and modulating the expression of genes that regulate cell differentiation and proliferation. This causes normalisation of cell keratinisation, which is the process of the outermost cells of the epidermis being replaced by keratin. Tretinoin is a natural retinoid available by prescription, and tazarotene and adapalene are synthetic retinoids. There are also many over the counter products made with retinol and retinyl esters, such as the Zo product line, that are easy to incorporate into a routine for people seeking skin rejuvenation and a youthful complexion. While retinoids are sometimes avoided due to their side effects, these can be overcome with proper use. Benefits of Topical Retinoids When Kligman and Willis intro [Read more]
medica-depot-what-causes-fine-lines
When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, there are many different potential causes. It is important to understand what causes you can attribute to your specific case, as this is often the deciding factor when considering treatments. It also helps to understand the general causes of fine lines and wrinkles so that you can be proactive in slowing down their appearance. Common Causes of Fine Lines and Wrinkles Some of the most common causes of fine lines and wrinkles include the following: Age: Unfortunately, there is little to be done for the aging process. As the skin ages, the body slows down its collagen and elastin production. This mostly happens in areas surrounding the eyes, mouth, neck and forearms, causing fine lines and wrinkles. The Sun: Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays breaks down your skin’s connective tissue and speeds up the skin’s aging process. Facial Movement: Repeated facial movements that tense the muscles also cause wrinkles and fine li [Read more]
dermal-fillers-after-weight-loss
Many people want to lose weight because of how good they will feel, and how active their new lifestyles will be. We almost never think of what that weight loss will do to the skin! After losing weight, many people who previously had smooth, wrinkle-free skin, experience sagging and a loss of elasticity, which makes skin look older or deflated. When this happens, you can be left feeling unhappy about ever having lost weight at all. Thankfully, dermal fillers can help regain the skin’s smoothness and elasticity following weight loss. What Effect Does Weight Loss Have on Skin and How Can Dermal Fillers Help? When the body loses weight, the skin loses its volume and elasticity, which makes it appear sallow and wrinkled, especially in the face and neck. This can even lead to under-eye bags and crow’s feet where there weren’t any before. Dermal fillers add volume to the skin and fill in wrinkles. Individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight in a short period o [Read more]
what-are-dermal-fillers
In the age of selfies, we’re so concerned with how we’re going to appear in that next Instagram photo, it’s no wonder so many people are interested in improving the look of their face. As we age, the network of collagen fibers that supports the connective tissue of our face begins to degrade. This means that as we get older, we are more susceptible to lines, wrinkles, and hollows. While we can do our part to slow the process down, like a healthy diet and lifestyle, it’s an inevitable part of getting older. When it comes to keeping your face looking younger and firmer, dermal fillers are a great treatment option. Organic chemicals, fillers often take the form of a gel. These gels are injected into wrinkles, lines, and hollows to “fill them out” and add volume. The most popular treatment areas are the regions surrounding the eyes, cheeks, lips, and jawline. Medica Depot offers several types of dermal fillers, each of which is made from different ingr [Read more]
chinese woman treated with juvederm nasolabial folds
Study Finds Best Filler for Chinese Patients Experienced doctors know that patients need tailored treatment plans. The best way to get the most effective treatment is to discuss a patient’s expectations and goals for receiving any kind of facial rejuvenation, so that a personalized treatment plan can be administered based on the patient’s age, skin type, the severity of the issues being treated, and many more factors. But, what if there is more to determining the best treatment for your patients? Finding the right filler While there is a distinct and obvious difference between the kinds of wrinkles and lines that are most effectively treated certain fillers, there is also a difference in effectiveness even amongst dermal filler products. With such a large variety of products available to choose from, including popular brands such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra, to name a few, it can sometimes be a challenge to know which cosmetic injectable will be the ri [Read more]
Botox for Incontinence
The loss of bladder control is a common condition, especially in women. This condition, which is also known as urinary incontinence or bladder leakage, can be caused by muscular factors—such as the weakening of the pelvic wall, a condition commonly seen after childbirth—or by neurological factors due to the uncontrolled contractions or spasm of the bladder wall. Botulinum toxin products, especially Botox, have been used in the treatment of incontinence caused by muscle hyperactivity for over a decade. In the United States, the FDA has granted approval for Botox to treat two types of bladder dysfunction: an overactive bladder, and detrusor overactivity associated with a neurologic condition. This article will delve deeper into the use of Botox for treating urinary incontinence in part by focusing how Botox works and how to administer the drug. What is botulinum toxin and how does it treat urinary incontinence? Botulinum toxin treatments are best known as a type o [Read more]
Juvederm fixed nasolabial folds on woman
What are nasolabial folds? Nasolabial folds, which are also referred to as “smile lines,” “parentheses lines,” and “laugh lines,” are the deep wrinkles that extend from both sides of the nose down to the corners of the mouth. When a person smiles, nasolabial folds become more pronounced. The depth varies among individuals; however, as people age, the folds become thicker and more pronounced. In comparison, nasolabial folds are not present in babies and children. This is due to the quantity and quality of hyaluronic acid, a substance that gives skin its firmness and elasticity, within the skin, which decreases during aging. As the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, nasolabial folds become more prominent. While prominent nasolabial folds tend to occur in older individuals, people in their 20s may also notice them. Why choose Juvederm? Juvederm is a popular brand of injectable dermal fillers made from non-animal hyaluronic acid. It [Read more]
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The duration of Sculptra’s effects has been studied extensively in the treatment of patients with HIV-related facial lipoatrophy. Based off the findings of multiple clinical trials, including the Vega study and the Blue Pacific study, among others, the duration of effect of Sculptra was seen to last up to 24 months, with increases in skin thickness and high patient satisfaction. Furthermore, the durable results of Sculptra can be further extended with retreatment. In one case study, the correction of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy seen in a 45-year-old patient who underwent retreatment with Sculptra was maintained for two years and seven months. The duration of effect of Sculptra was examined further in a 2015 study that assessed the length of effect of Sculptra by using 3D imaging to quantitatively measure midface volume changes in 15 patients who received Sculptra treatment for aesthetic purposes over a one-year period. They found that treatment starts to take effect as ear [Read more]
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