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Juvederm vs Radiesse For Marionette Lines: Effectiveness Comparison
Juvederm and Radiesse are dermal fillers mainly used correct signs of aging. Specifically, these dermal fillers are used to correct wrinkles, marionette lines, and other skin depressions. That being said, Juvederm is a brand of dermal fillers that has various formulations for different concerns. When used specifically for marionette lines, how do Juvederm fillers compare to Radiesse. This article compares the effectiveness of Juvederm and Radiesse for marionette lines. Read on to find out which is best for you. Juvederm vs Radiesse: Which ingredient is better? Juvederm dermal fillers are an injectable gel made using hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring type of carbohydrate in your body’s tissues. When concentrated in a gel solution and injected beneath the skin, the hyaluronic acid draws in and holds moisture. Some Juvederm fillers also contain a small amount of lidocaine to make the injection more comfortable. Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxylapat [Read more]
Volbella vs Juvederm: Target Areas, Comparison, and Recommendations
Juvederm Volbella, a dermal filler product in the Juvederm family, is a filler that is manufactured using cutting-edge Vycross Technology. As a low-viscosity hyaluronic acid filler, Juvederm Volbella is designed to be soft and spreadable for complete and even integration with treated tissue. Many patients may not have a complete understanding of what Juvederm Volbella can achieve in comparison with other Juvederm products, as it is a relatively new product. Here, we take an in-depth look at this lip filler to rectify this issue. Where and how should you use Juvederm Volbella? Juvederm Volbella is indicated for treating lips and for correcting wrinkles around the mouth. In a study evaluating the effectiveness of Juvederm Volbella for lip enhancement, it was found that Juvederm Volbella was as effective as Restylane-L and results in less swelling. When treating the lips, Juvederm Volbella gives optimal results when used subcutaneously to coat the orbicularis oris muscle in [Read more]
Fortelis vs Juvederm: Similarities and Differences Explained
Each year, more and more soft tissue fillers are making it to market to cater for the ever-increasing demand. The sheer number of dermal fillers and their wide variety of applications can sometimes make it challenging to select the most appropriate dermal filler for the job at hand. With this in mind, this article will compare and contrast two popular dermal fillers: Fortelis vs Juvederm. To begin with, let’s take a closer look at each of the fillers discussed here individually. Fortelis Extra: Developed in 2007, Fortelis Extra was produced after the successful release of its related products, Esthelis Soft and Basic. While Fortelis Extra is made using the same technology as its predecessors, its high hyaluronic acid concentration and high degree of cross-linkage makes it best suited for the correction of deep wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. Fortelis Extra has special properties that enables it to optimally fill furrows and folds, which is aided by its abili [Read more]
Monovisc vs Synvisc: Composition & Treatment
Intraarticular injections of hyaluronic acid-based Monovisc, a product manufactured by Anika Therapeutics, and Synvisc, made by Genzyme, are used in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Patients considering such viscosupplements may need more information before deciding on the right product for them. To this end, this article will discuss the benefits of viscosupplementation, and describe the characteristics of Monovisc and Synvisc as well as the differences between them. Monovisc or Synvisc for viscosupplementation Patients with knee osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis in which the knee suffers damage due to the wearing down of the protective cartilage, often find themselves in pain or with joint stiffness that limits their mobility and impedes on their daily activities. Thus, managing this condition by alleviating the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis is of prime importance, so that the patient can improve their quality of life. Currently, the methods of manag [Read more]
Bellafill vs Juvederm: Similarities and Differences Reviewed
What is Juvederm, and how does it differ from Bellafill? Juvederm is a brand of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that are manufactured by Allergan. There are two main lines of Juvederm fillers: Hylacross and Vycross. The Hylacross line includes a variety of designed to correct various concerns, such as thin lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and volume loss. They are produced to have a high cohesivity in order to increase their lifting capabilities. Vycross fillers, on the other hand, include Juvederm Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella. This product line is different mainly due to its moldability, which is enhanced by a lower cohesivity compared to the Hylacross line. The indications of the Vycross products are specific to each model, but there are some overlaps in between. Treatments with Juvederm can cost around $750 or more. Bellafill, also known as ArteFill, is the only FDA-approved non-resorbable implant that is currently available in the commerci [Read more]
Belotero vs Juvederm: Similarities and Differences Reviewed
Both Belotero and Juvederm are ranges of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. The Belotero range is now produced and distributed to Merz Pharmaceuticals, Anteis S.A. remains the manufacturer of the Belotero brand. Modern fillers nowadays, including Belotero and Juvederm fillers, use butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE), which is a compound used to cross-link hyaluronic acid molecules, so that they can better resist the rapid degrading enzymes of hyaluronidase and other factors when injected into the skin. In other words, the cross-linking process helps increase the duration of action of the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, and this is true of Belotero and Juvederm fillers. A long duration of action, in turn, results in a longer-lasting aesthetic change after a treatment. Patients can also benefit by having a longer time frame until their next hyaluronic acid filler treatment. The duration of effect for both Belotero and Juvederm filler products ranges from six to 12 months. [Read more]
Botox for Bladder
Recent findings regarding new mechanisms of action of Botox has resulted in novel indications, including as therapy for pain-related conditions. One new indication is for the treatment of urinary incontinence stemming from overactive bladder. This condition could be related to a neurologic condition (such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or spinal cord injury). Patients with this condition are not able to control the contraction of bladder muscles involved in urination, and exhibit symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency (strong, sudden urge to urinate), and frequency. In patients with neurologic conditions, urinary incontinence is usually due to overactivity of the detrusor, which is the smooth muscle found in the wall of the bladder. When traditional anticholinergic medications are not an option for patients or do not work for them, Botox injects present a viable alternative means of treating their bladder dysfunction. Why use Botox for bladder? [Read more]
Botox for Anal Fissure: Pathogenesis, Signs & Symptoms
Botulinum toxin is a therapy with many indications, including anal fissure. It was first established as a viable therapy for anal fissure in 1992 and has emerged as one of the leading alternatives to surgery for anal fissure treatment. Read more to find out more about the benefits that Botox therapy can bring to patients suffering from this painful condition. Chronic anal fissure: pathogenesis, signs and symptoms Anal fissure refers to the condition where a split or tear occurs in the distal anal canal that extends from the anal verge towards the dente line. Most anal fissures occur posteriorly and are thought to be the result of severe constipation or from straining, where the hard feces may injure the anal canal. Chronic anal fissure, where the condition is not self-limiting and continuous, stems from a vicious cycle of inflammation, pain, and tissue ischemia; and can be identified as a well-defined ulcer. How chronic anal fissure is caused, develops and progresses [Read more]
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