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Perlane Injections

In today’s world, who is not aware of usage and efficiency of dermal fillers. Collagen fillers have been known to rule the minds of beauty and youth seekers for a long time. However, now Perlane injections are quickly replacing collagen fillers. Yet, unlike collagen, Perlane injection is free from animal products. In addition, Perlane contains hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally found in human body. Continue reading

Hydrelle Injectable fillers – For that Beautiful Skin You Always Wanted

Injectable fillers are becoming more and more popular as time goes by. And why shouldn’t they, everybody wants to look young and fresh and these fillers are an excellent way to get that fresh, wrinkle free skin that you always wanted. At first the thought of getting your face injected with a needle may strike some as scary, but haven’t you heard the expression no pain no gain? And it’s not like it’s an extremely painful procedure it’s just a small amount of pain that you’ve got to experience in order to get that perfect skin you always wanted. Still not convinced? Well then if you’re looking for a pain free way to get that perfect looking skin you always wanted then why don’t you try Hydrelle injectable fillers? Continue reading

Wrinkles: The Most Common Symptom Of Aging

Anyone who lives long enough will live to see their skin begin to sag and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and the mouth, just about anywhere that there is skin, eventually there will be a wrinkle. For a long time there was little or nothing that could be done about wrinkles. People tried to consider them a sign of maturity and wisdom, but unfortunately today we live in a society that is more physical appearance obsessed and youth oriented than ever before. Continue reading

How Cosmetic Surgery Works

If you are one of the thousands of men and women living in the United States that are interested in some form of cosmetic surgery, you have doubtless asked yourself time and again exactly how cosmetic surgery works. As you most likely know the truth is that the answer to how cosmetic surgery works depends on the sort of cosmetic surgery you are interested in. Continue reading

Nonsurgical Facelift Videos

Are you interested in the benefits of a facelift or feather lift, but want to avoid an invasive and potentially risky surgery? You should check out these nonsurgical facelift videos. Advances in cutting edge medical technology have created a wide range of available techniques for firming the skin of the face and reducing the appearance of wrinkles without the necessity of a surgery. In these nonsurgical facelift videos you will see real people who have undergone these procedures and you will be able to see for yourself the sort of results that can be achieved through a nonsurgical facelift. In these nonsurgical facelift videos you will see real people as they actually appear after their procedures. Continue reading

Would You Like To Get Fuller Lips?

Many people are born with thin lips, while others find that as they age their once fuller lips seem to deflate with the passing of time. These conditions have resulted in many people seeking treatment to get fuller lips. The most popular option to get fuller lips is the use of one of several injectable fillers. By educating yourself online you can learn about the various types of injectable fillers and by speaking with a doctor you can have any remaining concerns addressed. This article should serve only as a basic overview of options you have available to get fuller lips.

At a most basic level lip augmentation is the enlargement of one or both of the lips through the use of either a cosmetic facial filler, a transfer of fat, or in some cases lip implants. This article will concern itself primarily with the multitude of fillers available.

Human based collagen treatments are a popular option as they are derived from naturally occurring substance in the body, and are, as a result, less likely to cause negative side effects in your effort to get fuller lips. Human based collagen fillers are compatible with your body, but as a result will naturally be absorbed with your body over time meaning that in order to get fuller lips you will have to return for treatments multiple times. It is important to note that when you opt for a human based collagen injection the target lip area is typically overfilled initially. This is because a large amount of collagen will be absorbed in a short period of time following the injection and you should be prepared for your lips to appear swollen. However, if you elect to continue with collagen treatments over time, you can expect more and more of the collagen to remain in the lip area and not be absorbed which will help you get fuller lips for longer lasting periods of time. You may also opt for a bovine based collagen injection which is generally safe, but requires an allergy test.

Hyaluronic acid derived lip augmentation has become an increasingly popular method to get fuller lips. It is also derived from a substance that occurs naturally in the body and has a low risk of negative side effects as a result. Hyaluronic acid also has the advantage of lasting longer than collagen injections and has properties that can actually improve the health of the lips by promoting the flow of moisture and nutrients to the tissue that it is in contact with.

A fat transfer augmentation uses fat from another part of your own body and as a result has one of the lowest risks associated with any injectable filler. Different techniques are employed to transfer the fat and the length of the effect will depend on the technique employed so discuss these options with your doctor when you are looking to get fuller lips.

Generally lip augmentation has a low risk of side effects most commonly including swelling and discomfort in the injection location that usually passes in a short amount of time. You should speak to a doctor to get a full understanding of the risks and limitations of any procedure you find appealing.

And The Best Dermal Filler Is…

As people age, they develop wrinkles. Fortunately, we now have dermal fillers to help combat the signs of aging. These are popular because they can get rid of wrinkles in various places, such as around the outside of the eyes and between the eyebrows. They can also fill out lips and make the patient look younger without investing a great deal of time or needing extensive healing. There are potential side effects to this treatment, as with all cosmetic treatments. Swelling can take place, as can allergic reactions to the filler itself. The recipient may also need booster treatments over time, as the fillers tend to be absorbed into the skin. The choices include:

Restylane: Restylane is a dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid. This acid occurs naturally in the skin. Once scientists were able to synthesize it, it became the first non-animal hyaluronic acid on the market. It can be used for laugh lines (wrinkles around the nose and mouth), shadows under the eyes, and to fill out lips. Before Restylane, dermal fillers were made from collagen obtained from cows or created from silicone or human fat. Since hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, the chances of the patient having an allergic reaction to the substance is very low. Restylane can last for up to 18 months. Currently, it is the most popular dermal filler on the market.

Perlane: Perlane is very similar to Restylane in that it is made from the same ingredient and produced by the same company. The difference is in how long it lasts. Perlane will last for up to 6 months, as opposed to Restylane’s 18. Perlane was approved in 2007, so it is one of the newest products available.

Juvederm: Juvederm is also made of hyaluronic acid. It is brought to you from the people who created Botox. This product is used for filling out lines around the eyes and laugh lines as well.

Radiesse: This product is made up of microspheres which are made up of calcium. The manufacturer states that it promotes collagen growth, which helps fill out wrinkles and other signs of aging. When the body is confronted with a foreign substance, it automatically begins to produce collagen.

Evolence: Evolence was approved in 2008. It is made from collagen obtained from pigs; pig systems are remarkably similar to human systems, which would account for the collagen use here.

How does the patient determine which filler is best? The truth is, there is no one best filler; there is only the best filler for the patient’s needs. By communicating with their doctor and outlining their expectations, it is possible to find the right filler for their situation.

No More Tears: Hydrelle’s Dermal Filling and Painkilling Properties

Anika Therapeutics, well known for its research in hyaluronic acid products, has created a dermal filler, Hydrelle as its latest entry to the market. This filler is a hyaluronic acid; it can be used to fill in facial wrinkles. In particular, Hydrelle works best on nasolabial folds, or laugh lines. According to the company, a Hydrelle injection is roughly half the size of a normal filler injection.

Side effects are still the same—swelling, redness, tenderness and bruising. However, this is the first dermal filler that contains lidocaine, an anesthetic. As a result, a patient who chooses Hydrelle will have fewer injections and less pain during the process. This will allow the process itself to be completed sooner, and the patient’s recovery time will be improved. Physicians will also enjoy the benefit of having a painkiller automatically included in the medication, which saves them the step of having to numb the patient first. Patients interested in this treatment should make an appointment to talk to their doctors as soon as possible.

JUVÉDERM – The Liquid Facelift

My mother is a lucky woman. At the age of seventy two, she has managed to keep her skin looking young and supple. In fact, aside from her salt and pepper hair, she looks almost exactly the same as she does in her junior high school picture. Now, not all of us can be this fortunate. Over time, many of us will suffer the visible effects of aging, including wrinkles, laugh lines, and frown creases. Others of us are simply not satisfied with our overall appearance; we may feel our lips are too thin or our cheeks not full enough. Fortunately, whatever your condition, there’s a way to remedy the situation. Juvéderm can help get rid of the appearance of these age related issues and keep us looking wonderful.

Juvéderm is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and absorbs water. This is what gives collagen its fullness and elasticity, and is present in healthy, plump skin. However, over time, there is less hyaluronic acid found in the skin, and the collagen starts to lose its features. In turn, our skin becomes thinner and saggier—not a desirable development.

Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills explains further, “Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in the way your facial skin looks, feels, and functions. It’s a major component of the connective tissue matrix in the dermis—the dense, inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis. This matrix is made up of hyaluronic acid as well as two connective fibers—collagen and elastin. As we age and our skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays environmental pollutants and, our cells gradually lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. Our skin tissue becomes dehydrated and the collagen and elastin fibers lose their structure, resulting in a loss of skin volume and the formation of the facial wrinkles and folds.”

“However, ” concludes Doctor Ourian, “injections of Juvéderm help restore the skin to its fullness and hydrate it back to health. In fact, you don’t have to wait for the effects; they’re visible right away.”

The week before your appointment, you should avoid taking Aspirin, NSAIDs (non-steroidal and inflammatory drugs), St John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E. Also, avoid any alcohol. All of these can increase bruising and bleeding on the skin. If your treatment is around your mouth, be sure to eat before your treatment, since you will be asked to avoid moving your mouth for up to four hours afterward.

First, you and your doctor will discuss your treatment. For example, what areas do you want improved and why? The doctor will evaluate you and your suitability for the treatment at this time. After that, you can schedule your treatment with Juvéderm. On your appointment day, after following the preparation instructions you were given, you arrive and the doctor begins. At your request, the doctor can numb your skin. The injections are done at specific points throughout the area, and only a tiny amount is injected at a time. The entire procedure will take 15 minutes per session. After the treatment is complete, you’ll be on your way!

After your treatment, you may experience some swelling. This will disappear in approximately twenty four hours. Tenderness and some redness are common. Also, discuss with your doctor the best time to start wearing makeup or other face products. Juvéderm is the only hyaluronic acid filler with FDA approval to last up to one year.