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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]
doctor storing dysport xeomin and other botulinums
Storing Xeomin and Bocouture If you use an alternative brand of botulinum toxin, such as Xeomin or its cosmetic version Bocouture, there is good news for you too. These products do not require refrigeration normally but may last longer than the manufacturer suggests. Merz suggests you can use your Xeomin up to 36 months after the date it was manufactured, but research suggests even after 48 months in the refrigerator or at room temperature, up to 25° C, the neurotoxin is just as effective. Not only that, when they tested Xeomin left for 18 months at 30° C and six months at 40° C, the neurotoxin was still stable. Even at 60° C for a month and 80° C for five days, Xeomin still showed at least partial activity. Bring on that heat wave! Once you reconstitute your Xeomin or Bocouture, Merz says you can place it in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. However, this too may be unnecessarily conservative, according to researchers. Even after leaving Xeomin solution at room [Read more]
Juvederm fixed nasolabial folds on woman
What are nasolabial folds? Nasolabial folds, also referred to as “smile lines,” “parentheses lines,” or “laugh lines,” are the deep wrinkles or lines 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 of nasolabial folds varies among individuals; however, as people age, the more pronounced and thicker the nasolabial folds become. In comparison, nasolabial folds are not present in newborns. This is due to the fact that the quantity of hyaluronic acid, a substance that gives skin its firmness and elasticity, decreases as people age. As the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, nasolabial folds become more prominent. Even though prominent nasolabial folds tend to occur in older individuals, people in their 20s may also notice them. Why choose Juvederm? Juvederm is a collection of injectable dermal fillers made from non-animal hyaluronic acid. It was app [Read more]
Image of Sculptra filler box
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]
Difference Between Botox and Dysport
Both Dysport and Botox contain Botulinum Toxin In 2009, a new competitor for Botox was approved for the US market, under the brand Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA). Like Botox, Dysport is a botulinum toxin treatment indicated for wrinkle correction as well as certain movement disorders like spasticity and cervical dystonia. However, these two botulinum neurotoxin preparations were manufactured and purified via distinct, proprietary manufacturing processes. As such, Dysport and Botox have different properties in terms of duration of results, diffusion, adverse event profile, and potency. Botox (onabotulinumtoxin a) is primarily known as a cosmetic injectable that treats wrinkles like glabellar lines; however, it has many more therapeutic uses. As a neurotoxin, it causes chemical denervation in cholinergic neurons, thus impacting signal transmission between these nerves to other cells. It is for this reason that Botox has many therapeutic applications. For instance, Botox is indicated in t [Read more]
Cosmetic Facial Injectables
What are Dermal Fillers for? Cosmetic facial injectables are a minimally-invasive, non-surgical, and effective treatment for wrinkle correction and facial rejuvenation. There are many factors that can contribute to the appearance of wrinkles and creases, including the wrinkles that appear around the eyes, cheeks, and lips, and nasolabial folds. Though age is a big contributing factor, as the body slows production on key nutrients that contribute to the health, hydration, and firmness of the skin, other factors such as sun exposure, pollution, or even illness can also cause the skin to appear aged. There are many filler brands and products available on the market that are made from a variety of materials, such as poly-L-lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite, though hyaluronic acid is 1 of the most popular ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within the skin that adds hydration and contributes to other cellular functions that keep the skin looking youthful. [Read more]
Radiesse vs Juvederm
Choosing the right dermal filler for treatment can be a tough decision for both patient and practitioner alike. Doctors need to keep abreast of the ever-changing landscape of fillers, so as to best advise their patients to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Beyond this, patients often prefer to do their own research before their treatment. To help with this, we take an in-depth look at two popular dermal fillers, Juvederm and Radiesse, to see how they compare to each other.  Why do doctors choose Juvederm? Juvederm is a popular line of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. While used primarily as a wrinkle filler, this versatile family of treatment also contains formulations suitable for many other aesthetic indications, including lip augmentation, lifting the cheeks, and treating acne scars. Made of non-animal derived hyaluronic acid that has been chemically modified for stabilization, Juvederm’s products are non-immunogenic, biocompatible, and resorbable. These injectables [Read more]
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