Friday, December 28, 2018

Wrinkle Treatments & Injectables-Lip Enhancement

Your skin will appear smoother and fuller and have an overall more youthful appearance with
wrinkle injections.

Lip Enhancement
Similar to dermal filler procedures, lip enhancement works by injecting hyaluronic acid into the area underneath the skin. This creates increased volume, making the lips appear fuller and more luscious. As well as increased volume, a lip enhancement procedure can add foundation to the skin and smooth out creases, leading to a more youthful appearance. Whatever your desired outcome, Clinic Aesthetic’s lip enhancing methods are effective and safe, using substances naturally found in the body to enhance your lips and give you a sexier, more youthful pout.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Botulinum toxin ...

Botulinum toxin is produced by a specific type of bacteria. In higher amounts, it can be poisonous. However, only small, weaker doses of botulinum toxin are used to reduce facial wrinkles.
When botulinum toxin is injected, it blocks certain nerve signals that make muscles contract. The muscles relax, reducing unwanted wrinkles. This effect lasts about 3–6 months. After that, the muscles move again and wrinkles come back.
Photograph of eye wrinkles before Botox
Crows’ feet before botulinum toxin injection
When you have botulinum toxin injected, your doctor may first rub an anesthetic cream on the area to numb it. Then he or she will inject the medicine into specific facial muscles. This only takes a few minutes, and can be done right in the doctor’s office. You will be able to continue your daily activities right afterwards.
About 3 days after the injection, you should notice some muscles starting to relax. After 1 week, you likely will see fewer facial wrinkles and lines. This effect wears off in about 3–6 months.

Friday, December 14, 2018

PRP: Interesting Studies Investigating Platelet Rich Plasma, LLLT - Low Level Laser and Combined Effects


Improving Patient Outcomes and Increasing Practice Revenue: Pain Management, Sports Performance and Surgical Recovery

A recent search on PubMed turned up some very interesting studies regarding PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma and LLLT - Low Level Laser Therapy.  While there are thousands of scientific studies on both PRP and LLLT used individually, it is  finally good to see some studies on the combined effects.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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.