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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]
Botox and Pregnancy: What do studies say? Review
There are various aspects of interest when discussing the use of Botox on pregnant women. For example, would ongoing Botox treatments on the mother have a negative effect on the fetus? Could it cause a miscarriage or malformation to her baby?. Other interesting questions would happen after giving birth to the child and can often refer to breastfeeding. In this article, we'll review what studies have found in situations where pregnant women have continuously received Botox injections and other studies involving animal tests. Women of childbearing age often use Botox Because Botox is a cosmetic treatment, the majority of patients who receive Botox injections are women of childbearing age. Additionally, many patients receive Botox injections regularly to alleviate symptoms associated with medical conditions. Given the high frequency of Botox use among fertile women, it is therefore important that safety of Botox use during pregnancy be established, as many patients in the early stages [Read more]
How Long Does Sculptra Last? One to two years, studies find
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 t [Read more]
Botox and Breastfeeding: Is it safe? What do studies say?
One of the biggest concerns a nursing mother has is the effects of any medications she is taking on her infant. Medications, like other ingested materials, can be potentially secreted into breast milk from maternal tissues and plasma through various methods including passive diffusion or binding to milk proteins. Indeed, research has provided sufficient evidence to suggest that nearly any drug that the mother had ingested will be present in her breast milk. A typical nursing mother will expect to breastfeed for a significant amount of time; the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that a child be breastfed exclusively in their first six months and continued with complementary foods thereafter up to the age of two or beyond. During this period, the infant could potentially be exposed to all manners of maternally-ingested drugs through their mother’s milk. Botox treatments Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a neurotoxin that inhibits the release of acetylcholin [Read more]
Upper Eyelid Dermatochalasis
The eyes are often one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging, due to the delicate skin in this region. Loss of elasticity in the eyelid may result in what is commonly referred to as “hooding,” where excess, loose upper eyelid skin droops outwards and down onto the eyelashes. Age-related changes can also cause the orbital fat, especially the medial fat pad of the upper eyelid, to prolapse through the thin attenuated orbital septum, creating an unsightly bulge. Overall, this can make a person look tired and aged, and is a cause for concern in many patients. Apart from the aging process, eyelid hooding can also occur if the eyelid tissue periodically swells (medically known as blepharochalasis), or with other medical conditions, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, thyroid eye disease, amyloidosis, eye trauma, hereditary angioneurotic edema, elastolysis, renal failure, and xanthelasma. Symptoms of dermatochalasis Medical vs cosmetic Patients may req [Read more]
Botox vs Dysport: Similarities and Differences Reviewed
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 [Read more]
Restylane for cheeks
The mid-face plays an important role when it comes to managing the signs of facial aging. In the cheeks, this is exemplified in the loss of malar fat pads, increased buccal hollowing, and descending ptotic cheek fat, which deepens the nasolabial fold and accentuates cheek concavity. Although doctors previously treated these signs of aging through the surgical lifting and tightening of the skin, it is now recognized that restoring volume to the cheeks can substantially rejuvenate the face as a whole. When to use Restylane for cheeks A youthful face has what is referred to as the “triangle of youth:” it is broadest at the cheeks and has its apex at the chin. However, the effects of age-related volume loss and increased skin laxity slowly change this triangle to a trapezoid, as the fullness originally in the midface slowly descends. Restoring volume to the cheeks counteracts these effects and creates a “liquid facelift,” preventing sagging in the lower face. When it comes to c [Read more]
Restylane for Acne Scars
Patients with scarring from acne usually desire a way to improve the look of their scars, particularly if they are on their face. While the treatment of acne scarring is strictly cosmetic, diminishing the appearance of these scars can result in great improvements to the patient’s psychological and emotional well-being, and can profoundly impact their self-image. Acne scars are usually a result of nodular and cystic acne, and are caused by atypical healing following inflammation, where enzymatic and inflammatory mediators cause a localized breakdown of subcutaneous fat and collagen. Treating acne scars with Restylane injections For the aesthetic practitioner, treating acne scarring can be challenging, as not all scars may respond in the same way, or at all, to a generalised therapeutic approach. It is therefore important that the treatment be tailored to the individual based on their specific needs. There are currently many different modalities of treatments available for the tre [Read more]
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