Friday, December 15, 2017

How Botox Injections Work?

A wrinkle in the skin is typically formed perpendicular to a contracting muscle located directly beneath it. For example, the muscle in the forehead is a vertical muscle, and when it contracts (such as when you raise your eyebrows), the lines that form (wrinkles) will be horizontal.

Botox is not a dermal filler. Instead, it blocks nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause forehead wrinkles.
Likewise, the two muscles that are responsible for the frown lines are positioned slightly horizontally between the eyebrows, so when they contract, the frown lines appear vertical.

Botox Cosmetic is injected into muscles, where it blocks nerve impulses to those tissues. The muscle activity that causes the frown lines is reduced, and a smoother look results. Without a contracting muscle beneath it, the skin has a difficult time wrinkling.

Facial lines that exist when your face is totally relaxed are not very good candidates for Botox. These lines are better handled by the dermal fillers. Botox can frequently "soften" these lines but not always get rid of them.

The injections take about 10 minutes, and you should have no downtime afterward.

Normally you would see improvement within a few days. Botox requires two to four days for it to attach to the nerve ending that would normally stimulate the muscle to contract. The maximum effect usually occurs at about 10-14 days. Therefore, whatever effect is obtained two weeks after the injections should be considered the maximum effect that is going to occur.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The MeDical (MD) codes

The MeDical (MD) codes have transformed the way that fillers are used and we are proud to offer this treatment at health + aesthetics.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Kids aren’t just “little adults.” Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of chemicals, and preventing early-life exposures to harmful chemicals can help prevent health problems throughout their lives. 
Despite these concerns, children’s cosmetic products — like the ones we tested — contain carcinogens and hormone disrupting chemicals. Tell Congress: Cancer-Chemicals & Heavy Metals Don’t Belong in Kid’s Face Paint or Makeup!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Neauvia in the Prime Journal

Talking deeply about Neauvia wide range of fillers in the latest issue of Prime Journal, the International journal of Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing medicine.

Application Skin lifting, firmness, and elasticity NEAUVIA ORGANIC range of fillers is crosslinked with PEG, an outstanding new technology able to give the products a high safety and tolerability profile. Each reference of the filler line has a specific rheology, due to the particular chemical geometry and the real polymeric technology, to be effective and perfectly integrated in different anatomical planes. The high viscoelasticity and cohesivity of Neauvia INTENSE LINE promote an important tissue bio-integration of the medium and deep planes together with a high lifting power and a long-lasting effect.

 The polymeric 3D architecture containing CaHA of Neauvia STIMULATE LINE shows a scaffold-like action promoting a slow release of the microparticles, with a size of 10–12 microns, blocked in the hydrogel clusters, thereby activating the fibroblastic components at the metabolic level. The range is completed with a CaHA suspension in a linear hyaluronic acid filler with high viscosity for superficial correction and stimulation: the HYDRODELUXE LINE. 

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Facial Rejuvenation May Involve More ...

Facial Rejuvenation May Involve More Than Skin Tightening

Facial Rejuvenation May Involve More Than Skin Tightening | eReport | Plastic Surgery Practice

Most people worry about developing wrinkles and want to delay the effects of aging as much as possible to ensure they look their best. However, a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology may prove there are more drawbacks to having wrinkles than just the aesthetics.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

More isn't always better: making better health-care choices

More isn't always better: making better health-care choices
Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year. But we can improve patient outcomes and save resources

By Wendy Levinson
Expert Adviser
Wendy Levinson
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TORONTO, Ont./Troy Media/ - Each year, at least one million unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures are done in Canadian health-care settings. This means that hundreds of thousands of Canadians are exposed to potential harm by unnecessary care.
Unnecessary care could be a prescription drug, a diagnostic test or a medical procedure that doesn't improve a patient's health outcomes and isn't backed by the best available evidence. It may also involve risks and harmful side-effects.
In other words, this medical care offers no value to patients and strains resources.
A recent report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), in partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada, demonstrates how pervasive unnecessary care is across the country and highlights several key examples where changes could benefit patients and the health system.
So what are we better off without?
Unnecessary imaging has consequences.
The report says about 30 per cent of patients visiting Ontario and Alberta emergency departments for minor head injuries have CT scans. CT scans deliver strong X-ray radiation. Exposure to this radiation can increase lifetime cancer risk. Yet evidence shows there are good alternatives to CT scans for investigating head injuries. For example, doctors can use a set of questions, known as a clinical decision rule, to assess the severity of a head injury and decide if further diagnostic testing is warranted.
Unnecessary medications have side-effects.
The report estimates that one in 10 Canadian seniors regularly uses sleeping pills, known as benzodiazepines, and other sedative hypnotics. The long-term use of these medications outweighs benefits, which is why they're only recommended for short-term use. These medications increase the risk of falls causing injuries and car accidents in seniors.
Seniors aren't the only population where there is unnecessary and potentially harmful medication use. The report shows a disturbing 300 per cent increase in dispensed prescriptions for the powerful antipsychotic quetiapine for insomnia in children and youth in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. This drug is not recommended for children or youth and has a long list of harmful side-effects.
An important finding of the report is wide variation across regions and between provinces. Variation means major differences in medical practice, some of which are not evidence-based and can be harmful to patients.
Reducing variation improves quality for all Canadian patients and can reduce waste. A good example is pre-operative testing. In Ontario, nearly one in three patients having eye surgery had a preoperative test, compared to one in five in Alberta.
Medicine has evolved and so has medical practice. It used to be standard that before certain surgeries, like hip or knee replacements or cataract surgery, pre-operative tests would be done to ensure a patient was fit for surgery. These tests could include blood work, electrocardiograms and chest X-rays. As surgical techniques and technology evolve, however, most of these pre-operative tests are no longer needed unless there's a specific concern.
In spite of the pervasiveness of unnecessary care, the picture isn't bleak. The report also provides several examples of how health-care providers work hard to put in place better practices or protocols to reduce waste, which may also harm patients.
We know patients are aware of this problem, too. Ipsos Reid survey data shows that one in four Canadians say they have experienced unnecessary care in the past year. And 67 per cent of Canadians surveyed believe patient demand is also responsible for unnecessary care, rather than decisions made by health-care providers alone. Nearly half (42 per cent) of Canadians surveyed said they expect a test ordered or a prescription written when they visit a doctor's office.
But the vast majority (92 per cent) of Canadians surveyed also said they need more information to help make decisions and ask the right care questions.
So what should patients do?
Choosing Wisely Canada, a national, clinician-led campaign, has four key questions a patient can ask their care provider to help start a conversation about unnecessary care:
  • Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure?
  • What are the downsides?
  • Are there simpler, safer options?
  • What happens if I do nothing?
Together with health-care providers, Canadians can help reduce unnecessary care by asking questions and having conversations about when more isn't always better.
Wendy Levinson, MD, OC, is an expert adviser with, the chair of Choosing Wisely Canada and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
© 2017 Distributed by Troy Media

Friday, June 2, 2017


Injectable medical devices are products that are in direct contact with
 the patient's skin and mucosa for extended periods of time.
The complete absence of systemic and, first and foremost, direct cellular
toxicity is the essential requirement for a filler that is implanted in the skin
 and remains there for 8 months (on average).
For this reason in particular, in order to exclude even the lowest of cytotoxic
effects, increasingly sensitive cytotoxicity assays are needed - which
 means performing in vitro tests using immortalised human keratinocytes as cell line.
Cytotoxicity can be assessed with the MTT test, which relies on mitochondrial
 activity. The test, originally developed by Mosman in 1983, is simple,
ccurate and yields reproducible results (Mosman, 1983). The MTT test is
 based on the principle that, in most viable cells, mitochondrial activity is
 constant, so an increase or decrease in the number of cells is directly
 proportional to mitochondrial activity. Viable cells convert MTT tetrazolium
 salts into formazan crystals, which can be solubilised in dimethyl sulphoxide
 (DMSO) for homogeneous spectrophotometric measurement.
Therefore any change in the number of viable cells can be detected by
 measuring the optical density of formazan at 570 nm.
NEAUVIA STIMULATE Hydrogel 26 mg of HA with 1 % hydroxyapatite
 has shown complete absence of cytotoxicity at various concentrations,
 even ones higher than the normal concentration used for clinical purposes.
NEAUVIA STIMULATE is a "hybrid" filler, new, safe and reversible,
which concentrates in a single product both the tissue filling functions
of a filler and the collagen production of particle fillers, which already
 have successfully been on the market for years. The amount of collagen
produced by NEAUVIA STIMULATE is comparable to particle fillers,
 without having the problem of being irreversibile. NEAUVIA STIMULATE
 is recommended for interventions on hands, cheeks, nasoslabial
and jaw area, and the aesthetic corrections last approximately 12 months.
Prime Journal

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Neauvia developed a unique MAN LINE of bioactive fillers and mesotherapy products..

Being aware of the differences between men and women tissue as well as their subjective expectation from the aesthetic medicine, Neauvia developed a unique MAN LINE of bioactive fillers and mesotherapy products.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Neuromuscular Toxins

The first option, which is most appropriate for active lines or age associated wrinkles that are just starting to appear, is to temporarily weaken or paralyze the muscle that is causing the wrinkle. Botulinum Toxin type A is a family of neurotoxins that block nerve signals that cause muscles to contract.

The toxin works directly where it is placed, and thus can be artistically used to alter facial expressions. Botox Cosmetic® is widely recognized, and was the first neurotoxin to be approved for cosmetic use in the United States. Other manufactures are producing variant toxins that will likely be approved for use in the near future, including Reloxin and PurTox. These toxins will be differentiated by their time to onset, duration of effect (the clinical effects of Botox Cosmetic® are typically 3 to 4 months), and the distance of effect from the injection site.

 Risks include bruising at the injection site, rare chance of an infection, and the possibility of unintentionally affecting nearby muscle groups. Specific risks should be discussed with your injector when considering treatment.

Friday, May 12, 2017