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Botox for Armpits
Sweating is a normal bodily process that is an important means of thermoregulation. In humans, the production and secretion of sweat occurs from the sweat glands, which are located in the skin. That being said, some patients would prefer not to deal with the pitfalls of perspiration, such as unsightly sweat marks, body odor, and stained shirts. For these individuals, Botox injections may be a suitable form of treatment.  Botox for armpits vs Botox for hyperhidrosis Botox consists of type A botulinum toxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an anaerobic bacterium. While it is primarily known as an anti-wrinkle treatment, Botox has a multitude of other indications, one of which is the treatment of excessive underarm sweating or severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis.  Primary axillary hyperhidrosis is defined as idiopathic, excessive sweating lasting for six months or more. This sweating has at least two of the following features: impairment of daily activities, a kno [Read more]
Restylane for Marionette Lines: Avoid Surgery and Prepare Before Treatment
Restylane can help you avoid surgery The gold standard for treatment of marionette lines are surgical procedures to tighten and lift the skin. However, the same effects can now be achieved in a non-surgical manner with injectable dermal fillers like Restylane. Restylane replenishes volume to the face, producing a lifted effect and smoothing skin depressions. By providing three-dimensional treatment, Restylane also provide more youthful and natural results. These simple, in-office procedures (popularly known as liquid facelifts) are a quick and convenient way for patients to correct their lines. Another advantage to this procedure is that the results are relatively durable but are reversible if the patient is in any way unsatisfied with their results. What’s more, treatment is highly personalized and should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, allowing each patient to attain the look they desire. Why treating marionette lines with Restylane is so popular? Marionette lines (also [Read more]
Restylane for Cheeks - Treatment Review & What to Expect
When it comes to cheek fillers, Restylane offers Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane-L), a highly viscous and cohesive formulation designed to provide volume and lift to the face. This injectable gel is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance with innate water-retaining capabilities. These hydrophilic abilities allow Restylane to create natural-looking subcutaneous volume and fullness. Additionally, Restylane Lyft is manufactured using patented Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA) technology, a process that maintains the native structure of hyaluronic acid. Because of this, the product is generally well-tolerated, as its non-animal nature ensures low allergenicity. The other filler that is currently FDA-approved for mid-face volume correction is Juvederm Voluma. While both formulations are robust and volumizing, and both fillers are capable of effective treatment, there are some distinctions between them. For instance, Restylane Lyft has a higher G’ (the measur [Read more]
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is defined as abnormally increased sweating, more than that needed for thermoregulation. Individuals with a special type of hyperhidrosis, known as focal hyperhidrosis, can excessively sweat from their underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or from their palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). In clinical practice, a patient presenting with excessive sweating lasting for longer than 6 months is diagnosed with hyperhidrosis if they also fulfill at least two out of the following criteria: cessation of focal sweating while asleep, bilateral symmetric sweating, frequency greater than once a week, onset before age 25, positive family history, and daily activity impairment. Patients with this condition are often emotionally and psychologically impacted to the degree that their daily life is disrupted. As a consequence, they usually live with increased anxiety, difficulty in social and work settings, and decreased socialization. For these patients, treatment option [Read more]
Restylane for Chin Augmentation: Treatment Review
Restylane is one of the most popular dermal fillers used to treat the chin area. Restylane is often used by medical professionals around the world because it offers a wide variety of products. Restylane fillers for chin augmentation often used include Restylane Lyft and Restylane Volume. These two specialized fillers are highly elastic and are ideal to treat the tip of the chin. Why opting for Restylane when looking to augment your chin? The chin is often an area of aesthetic concern for the aging population. The effects of age on the jawline and chin are readily apparent, with the loss of bone density resulting in a reduction of mandibular height and length. The two main issues often seen in this area are dimpling or creasing caused by the movement of the mentalis muscle, as well as a reduction of chin volume secondary to hereditary bone definition (chin retrusion). Both of these issues can be addressed with filler treatment, which is able to provide improvement to the anterior, [Read more]
How Do You Store Your Botox? You May Just be Doing it Wrong.
Botox and other botulinum toxins, or really all drugs, have storage conditions specified on their packaging. This is to ensure when you do use the product it is potent and safe, having the effect you expect. The problem is, things do not always go as planned. Maybe you mixed up a solution only to have a no-show patient. Maybe you stocked up a little too much for a volume discount. Maybe one of your busy nurses left a box on the counter or your refrigerator quit over the weekend. Maybe your courier left a box on your doorstep in a heat wave. In these situations, you may find yourself throwing away hundreds of dollars worth of botulinum toxin. What a huge waste! The good news is, research suggests the manufacturer's storage recommendations may be far too conservative. A few studies have looked into the effectiveness of different brands of botulinum toxins and found they are viable long past the times recommended by the manufacturers. Knowing this can save your clinic money, reducing pro [Read more]
Assessing the Lips for Successful Rejuvenation
History of lip aesthetics Lips aesthetics change through the years, with various features and forms favoured by different cultures during different eras for reasons related to cultural beliefs, courtship and social status, and beauty and aesthetic ideals. For example, a study conducted that examined Caucasian fashion models in the late 20th century showed fuller and more anteriorly positioned lips are considered more attractive. Additionally, a study examining changes in the profile of the male model from 1930 for 65 years found significant changes in the appearance of the ideal lip, including an enhanced lip protrusion, increased lip curl and an increase in vermilion display. The desire to achieve this aesthetic ideal, coupled with the increasingly accessible treatments available, have led to a dramatic rise of lip augmentation procedures. In fact, lip augmentation is one the most popular types of aesthetic procedures in demand since the advent of modern dermal fille [Read more]
Restylane for Nasolabial Folds: What To Expect and Results
Restylane offers a various dermal fillers for the treatment of nasolabial folds. Restylane is the classic choice for wrinkle filling, producing excellent results and having an established efficacy and safety profile. Restylane Refyne and Defyne are newer additions to the Restylane portfolio, which are both indicated for the correction of nasolabial folds. These products are specially formulated to maintain facial expressions in the most dynamic regions of the face, for subtle and natural enhancement. This wrinkle filler targets the folds directly, plumping them and filling them out. However, in other cases, Restylane Lyft’s highly viscous, cohesive formula can be injected into the cheeks to lift the lower face. Nasolabial folds and smile lines, are they the same thing? In the world of aesthetics, one of the most requested enhancements is for the effacement of nasolabial folds. However, treating nasolabial folds requires a detailed understanding of the effects of aging on the fac [Read more]
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