Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lip Injections May Ease Challenges of Facial Paralysis

 People with facial paralysis may benefit from cosmetic lip surgery, a preliminary study finds.
Facial paralysis is "a very large problem that can occur because of stroke, Bell's palsy, muscular dystrophy, trauma and birth defects," Dr. Kofi Boahene, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, said in a university news release.
Poor lip control caused by facial paralysis can cause drooling, spillage of food and drink, and difficulty making sounds that require fully closing the lips, such as the letters "b" and "p."
Many of these people are also self-conscious about their appearance, Boahene said.
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Lip Injections May Ease Challenges of Facial Paralysis

Monday, September 28, 2015

Doctors are using a 3D imaging technique commonly used in the car industry to see the impact Botox has on people.
The procedure, called three-dimensional speckle tracking photogrammetry, uses photography to measure distances between black dots.

The dots are then followed by a digital camera, and the change in their position is measured to find out if wrinkles have disappeared or been reduced. 

Using the technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania were able to create a colour-coded heat map showing the results of Botox.

Red indicates the areas of greatest muscle strain and blue shows areas of lesser strain.
'There is a growing body of evidence that injectable fillers for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes can have significant psychological benefits,' said senior author Ivona Percec.
'With more people turning to this procedure, it is important to have evidence-based ways of improving cosmetic and reconstructive surgical results.'

Injectable fillers reduce or eliminate wrinkles by relaxing the muscles responsible for their development.
After treatment, the muscles gradually become less active, allowing the overlying skin to appear smoother.
In the new study, the Penn team studied fourteen subjects using a dual camera system and three-dimensional optical analysis.
The 3D imaging technique - more commonly used by mechanical engineers to measure strain on various materials - has recently been applied to measuring the properties of human tissue.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3108136/What-Botox-really-looks-like-Scientists-use-3D-imaging-technique-reveal-wrinkle-reduction-injections-transform-faces.html#ixzz3dHfVrBap
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Travelling for treatments....

As the cost of cosmetic surgery in the U.S. rises, more and more Americans are looking abroad. In 2015, the most popular countries Americans traveled to for plastic surgery were Canada, the U.K., Israel, Singapore, and Costa Rica, according to The New York Times.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Restylane Lip Refresh and Restylane Lip Volume


Lip enhancement is an extremely popular treatment, appealing to both women and men of all ages, who are seeking natural-looking yet full lips.

New Restylane Lip Refresh and Lip Volume give Aesthetic Medicine Physicians new specialist lip filler products tools with which to enhance and treat their patients’ lips. Dr Barbara Kubicka explains the features and benefits of the new products and how they are used in treatment.

What are Restylane Lip Refresh and Restylane Lip Volume treatments? How do they differ and how do they compare to general-use fillers