Thursday, March 27, 2014

Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler

Plumps the look of skin, instantly smoothes and fills lines and wrinkles

This powerful strength deep wrinkle filler is formulated with two potent, yet safe Hyaluronic ingredients. It plumps the look of skin, instantly smoothes and fills lines and wrinkles, while reducing the appearance of deep wrinkles over time.

Clinically-Demonstrated* to instantly fill lines and wrinkles, while minimizing the appearance of the depth of facial Lines over time.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation creates fuller, plumper lips and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. Lips may be injected with collagen or with fat transferred from another site in the patient's body. Both liquid collagen and fat are absorbed and repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results. Newer, longer-lasting options include implantable materials like AlloDerm and SoftForm.


A natural or synthetic biocompatible material, or the patient's own fat, is injected or implanted in the lips. One injection is usually sufficient to produce the desired result, which may be temporary, depending on the material used. Injections may need to be repeated periodically. Proper placement of the injected material is important. AlloDerm, a natural collagen sheet made from donated skin, is inserted through tiny incisions inside the corners of the mouth. Once the AlloDerm implant is in place, it eventually becomes integrated with the natural tissues. Gore-Tex, SoftForm and soft ePTFE are other synthetic implant options.

Further options include:

  • Autologen - injectable dermal implant material made from the patient's own skin.
  • Dermalogen - injectable Human Tissue Matrix (HTM) procured from donor tissue.
  • Fascia - injectable donor tissue made from the dense white connective tissue that supports body structure. Can also be done as a surgical implant.
  • HylaForm - a crystal-clear injectable gel; the hyaluronic acid in Hylaform is similar to that naturally found in the body.
  • Radiance - calcium hydroxylapatite
  • Restylane - crystal-clear injectable gel; the hyaluronic acid in Restylane is very close to that naturally found in the body.
Another augmentation choice is laser lip rejuvenation, which tightens the natural collagen and elastic tissue beneath the lips.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Muscle Relaxing Injections for Wrinkles

Proprietary NameNew Non-Proprietary Name
Botox / Botox CosmeticOnabotulinumtoxinA
Xeomin / Xeomin CosmeticIncobotulinumtoxinA
For Canadians:
  • All botulinum toxin products have usage information in the consumer section of the Product Monograph. Review it carefully with your health care practitioner.
  • Discuss any concerns you may have about the risks and benefits of botulinum products with your health care practitioner.
  • Pay close attention for any signs or symptoms of adverse events and seek immediate medical attention if you have unexpected difficulty swallowing or talking, trouble breathing, or muscle weakness following treatment with a botulinum toxin product.
Botox is indicated for the treatment of severe muscle spasm in the neck, eye and foot, for chronic migraines, incontinence, and for excessive sweating. Botox Cosmetic is indicated for cosmetic purposes, to treat facial wrinkling.
Dysport is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles in adult patients less than 65 years of age.
Xeomin is indicated for severe muscle spasm in the neck, eye and arm. Xeomin Cosmetic is indicated for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines in adult patients.
Myobloc is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with severe muscle spasm in the neck.
SOURCE: Health Canada
  • Continue reporting any side-effects from the use of botulinum toxin products to MedEffect: Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345, visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Treat filler-associated nodules with antibiotics, facial plastic surgeon says

Patients who present with nodules after undergoing filler injections can be treated with a combination of antibiotics and 5-fluorouracil/triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog) injectable suspension, facial plastic surgeon Michael Persky says. Nodules formed at injection sites in one patient who received Juvederm injections about a year after receiving Sculptra injections and in another who received Restylane injections months after receiving Sculptra injections. Both were treated with 5-FU/Kenalog, but the second patient responded better when antibiotics were added to the treatment regimen, Persky said.SmartBrief
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 Modern Medicine

Monday, March 3, 2014

Are dermal fillers are a crisis waiting to happen?

The review last year warned that filler jabs were subject to 'no more controls than a bottle of floor cleaner' (file picture)

Most shockingly of all, the fact that there is no requirement for the actual surgeon involved to provide consent for the procedure makes a mockery of the entire process. It's business as usual in the Wild West and the message from the Government is clear: roll up and feel free to have a stab.'
Dr Grover said the Government's failure to create a compulsory register was a 'huge loophole'.
He said: 'Patients just want to go to one place and see who is registered and who is not. This now will not happen.'
And he criticised the fact the operating surgeon does not have to be the one gaining consent from the patient.