Free Shipping over $250

Our Blog

Helpful information on the world of beauty and aesthetics supplies.
Using Cosmetic Treatments to Succeed in Business
The business world can be competitive, both when getting a job and when trying to land that big client for the firm. What people say and how they say it matters in the business world, but so does appearance. Most hiring managers would not want to admit it, but they would rather hire a young go-getter than an aging candidate. The older jobseeker may be out of touch with trends or may be prone to age-related illness, or so goes the stereotype. Even if this is not true, first impressions are everything, and if the jobseekers look old, they are automatically at a disadvantage. The same is true of clients, who may judge a prospective account manager by their appearance. To combat this unspoken age discrimination, many men and women are trying to get ahead in business by looking younger. When the smart suit and the slick hairdo are not enough, many turn to cosmetic treatments to gain an advantage. Since fine lines and wrinkles can betray their age, many patients opt for dermal fill [Read more]
Reversing the Effects of Smoking on Your Patient's Skin
Many people started smoking without knowing the effects that it can have on the human body, and even science is finding out more and more every day. Most people are aware now of the link between smoking and cancer, but they may not be aware of some of the other effects that smoking can have. Many anti-smoking campaigns now aimed at young women highlight what long-term smokers are starting to see in their own faces: smoking can affect your beauty. Even when your patients quit smoking, they are still left with the skin damage that all those years of smoking have caused. What are the effects that smoking can have on your patients' skin? Besides cancer, smoking can cause premature aging of the skin. Often your smoker patients end up looking much older than their true age, with many more wrinkles than their non-smoking peers. With cigarette smoke exposure, your patients' skin can be damaged by all the chemicals, becoming drier, saggier, and wrinklier. These patients need your hel [Read more]
Educating Your Male Patients About Cosmetic Treatments
Almost everyone has heard of BOTOX®, so often that is the treatment people think of when they think wrinkle treatments. Many women are aware of a wider variety of wrinkle treatments because they hear about them from their social circle. Men often do not have this knowledge simply because most men do not discuss anti-aging or any beauty-related treatments with their peers. Since cosmetic treatments are more taboo for men, they suffer from this lack of information. This is something you should keep in mind when male patients come into your clinic. Men will often come into your clinic thinking BOTOX® is their only wrinkle-fighting option, and sometimes they do not make it into your clinic at all because they are afraid of BOTOX® injections. It is important to let the men who come into your clinic know about your wide range of wrinkle treatment options, such as dermal fillers like RESTYLANE® With Lidocaine. However, it is also important to spread the message as much as possibl [Read more]
How to Help Patients Get Rid of Acne Scars
Acne is a rite of passage for teenagers. Some get it worse than others, but we all go through it with anything from a pimple here and there to a face absolutely covered in red bumps. Most people are happy to leave their acne days behind them as they get older. However, some people are left with permanent acne scars to remind them of the troubled skin of their teens. This can mar their natural beauty, giving them skin imperfections that just cannot be covered with makeup. Your patients may think there is no hope, but you can help them. There are a few different types of acne scars, but dermal fillers like RESTYLANE® TOUCH can treat many acne scars, smoothing out the skin to a soft-textured, smooth surface. If your patient has atrophic acne scars, which are depressions in their skin, then you can inject a dermal filler into the skin to fill and raise the area, much as you would when treating wrinkles. Much like with a wrinkle, when you inject RESTYLANE® TOUCH, the hyaluronic [Read more]
Aging Population Fuels Demand for Osteoarthritis Injections
Osteoarthritis is an inevitable consequence of aging for most people. In fact, researchers estimate that half of your patients will develop osteoarthritis of the knee by the time they reach the age of 85. Currently, over 50 million people in the U.S. alone have been diagnosed with arthritis, making arthritis treatments a significant and important part of healthcare. However, the number of arthritis patients is expected to increase in coming years. By the year 2030, experts estimate that over 67 million Americans will be diagnosed with arthritis, and this number could grow even more beyond that date. So what is fueling this increase in osteoarthritis diagnosis? One factor is the aging population. Although osteoarthritis is not limited to older patients, many people do develop osteoarthritis as they age. The "baby boomer" population is the largest demographic group in North America, and this population is reaching and passing retirement age. As this large group ages, there wil [Read more]
How to Resculpt a Face Without Plastic Surgery
Some patients want to make minor cosmetic improvements to their bodies. Others want to go to the extreme, totally changing their face to look like their favorite celebrity or even a Barbie doll. Somewhere in between you have patients that would like to make moderate changes to their face, maybe a nose of a different shape or apple cheeks or a more sculpted jawline. Depending on exactly what changes your patients want to make, they may not have to resort to plastic surgery to get the look they want. You can shape and sculpt your patients' features using special dermal fillers. One such sculpting dermal filler is TEOSYAL® ULTRA DEEP. Swiss pharmaceutical company Teoxane developed an entire line of dermal fillers instead of just one general filler, each with a specific purpose. TEOSYAL® ULTRA DEEP is their densest formula, made with non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid, and created to tackle the deepest and most voluminous areas of your patients' faces. You can inject TEOSYAL [Read more]
Refreshing Your Patient's Appearance
Most dermal fillers help to correct wrinkles, hollows or other major skin flaws. Dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid also have the added benefit of refreshing your patient's skin, leaving it not only smoother but also more hydrated with a healthy glow. People working in the skincare industry started to wonder if they could give the same hydrated and refreshing benefits of a dermal filler without adding unnecessary volume to their patients' skin. JUVÉDERM® responded to this need by creating a lighter version of its dermal fillers, a skinbooster called JUVÉDERM® HYDRATE™. You may be wondering what is the difference between a skinbooster and a regular dermal filler? JUVÉDERM® HYDRATE™ and the other JUVÉDERM® products are all made from the same main ingredient, hyaluronic acid. However, the JUVÉDERM® HYDRATE™ particles are smaller, allowing it to spread evenly and thinly within your patients' skin. This means that you can use JUVÉDERM® HYDRATE™ to give ref [Read more]
Bigger Lips are a Growing Trend
Lip augmentation is a growing trend, and it is no surprise. Many women want plumper, sexier lips beyond what lipstick or lip gloss can achieve. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, lip augmentation procedures grew in the US from over 18,000 in the year 2000 to over 25,000 in 2012. That's an increase of 35 percent, with a total spend just in 2009, for example, of over $37 million. There are a few things driving this lip augmentation trend. One is the prominence of celebrities that have plumped up their own lips, with many fans wanting to follow suit. Another is the simplicity of lip augmentation procedures these days. Originally, lip augmentation involved injecting fat or collagen into a patient's lips to achieve the full lip effect. However, collagen injections did cause some allergic reactions, and patients had to often wait for the results of an allergy test to come back before finally moving forward with their lip procedure. These injections have largely [Read more]
Contact Support