Friday, July 12, 2019

The science of rejuvenation....

The science of rejuvenation

What is aesthetic medicine?

No longer willing to accept the visible signs of aging, an increasing number of women and men are seeking treatments to help them look as vibrant as they feel.
Thanks to aesthetic medicine, millions of people around the world can now look and feel younger for longer. A fast-growing field, aesthetic medicine is the art of rejuvenating skin and enhancing facial beauty through safe, physician-administered treatments based on breakthrough science.

About fillers and botulinum toxin Type A.

Most popular aesthetic treatments are fillers and Botulinum toxins, which are well-tolerated, injectable treatments that help, smooth the appearance of wrinkles or compensate volume deficits creating a beautiful appearance.
Botulinum toxins are purified substances that relax the facial muscles stop them from contracting and smooth the skin. The degree of muscle contraction impairment can be varied to soften the lines while maintaining the ability to elevate your eyebrows.

Botulinum toxin Type A is very well tolerated and safe for longer-term use.

Fillers plump up wrinkles by replacing lost volume in the skin creating a more youthful appearance. There are many types of wrinkle fillers; some of them are based on hyaluronic acid or collagens which are known for their safety and lifting capacity.

Source:  Merz Aesthetics

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Wrinkle Injections - Methods

As far as the treatment process is concerned, wrinkle correction via injection is similar to wrinkle correction procedures with botulinum toxin, e.g. botox®. Only the active mechanism is different, which is why different substances are also injected. Whereas treatment using botulinum toxin, e.g. botox®, involves inhibiting the contraction of the muscles in order to smooth wrinkles, wrinkle injection using tissue filler achieves the smoothing of wrinkles by filling slackened parts of the skin, providing support for the tissue, or increasing the amount of moisture and elasticity in the skin through the injected material.

Possible tissue fillers used for this procedure are natural substances known as bio-implants, synthetic preparations, or one's own body fat. The described substances are injected under the wrinkles using fine needles under local anaesthesia; autologous fat (fat from one's own body) is removed from a separate spot on the body in advance via suction. Among the most commonly used bio-implants are collagen and hyaluronan; synthetic polylactic acid is also often inserted.

Collagen is a natural protein taken from animal skin that is cleansed and prepared for injection using a special process. Once it is injected under the wrinkles, it binds itself to the body's own collagen, fills up slackened skin parts, and forms a natural protective framework for the surrounding tissue. Swelling after the procedure generally goes down within 24 hours. Hyaluranon is what is called a natural polysaccharyl, which is responsible for the lubrication and elasticity of the skin. With increasing age, hyaluranon content in the skin decreases; this can be compensated through the injection of colorless gel in some cases, thus raising sunken skin tissue.

Crystalline polylactic acid likewise effects an increase in the volume of collagen fibres and stimulates the formation of new fibres, which ultimately leads to a soft buildup of tissue and resulting mitigation of wrinkles.
In order to obtain the most complete results, it may be necessary, depending on the characteristics of the wrinkles, to repeat the treatment involving the above-mentioned filling substances at intervals of 1-2 weeks. For injections of polylactic acid, there should be at least four weeks between treatments.

"Frown lines" (glabellar wrinkles) on the forehead as well as folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds) can also typically be treated via the injection of autologous fat. The fat previously removed from another spot on the body under local anaesthesia is injected, thus achieving increased volume and tautening of the skin.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wrinkle injections for around the mouth

Wrinkle injections are becoming increasingly available for people who want to wipe a few years from their face.  Injections come in different varieties and use different methods to remove wrinkles.  These methods range from using toxins to paralyze face nerves to using gels and filler acids to “fill in” the wrinkles.  While none of these injections are miracle fixes, and some of them have side effects, many happy customers return to their doctors for repeat injections.

Collagen wrinkle injections provide a temporary solution  for scar and wrinkle reduction or lip enhancement.  A natural protein derived  from cattle, collagen injections can cause allergic reactions in some people.   For this reason, an allergy test is usually performed a month before treatment.   Results typically last between six months and a year.  However, some people  absorb collagen into their skin rapidly, making the results less effective.
One of the newest wrinkle injections on the market is Juvederm.  Juvederm, an injectable gel, has nearly identical results to Restylane.  It removes crow's feet, laugh lines, frown lines and under eye hollows.  It is also frequently used as a lip plumper and can be used to fill in scars on the face.  Juvederm is popular with users and physicians.  It is a more pleasant experience for the user and physicians find it easiest to use.  Juvederm injections can be done every 6 - 9 months.
A very fine needle is used to administer wrinkle injections to select muscles of the face.   As these muscles become immobilized, the facial skin begins to smooth and fine  lines and wrinkles start to soften.  A treatment typically takes 30 minutes.  It  may take four to seven days, however, for the full results of the wrinkle injections to  become apparent.

Muscle relaxing injections serve best to smoothen out the face wrinkles.  They work by blocking the function of muscle that cause wrinkles.  Different types of injections are available and it is our choice to choose the best among them.

Wrinkles around mouth  is an issue of which lots of folks experience particularly ladies.   Majority of these facial lines could appear anywhere on your face although it seems that the most noticeable part is whenever it forms lines from the bottom of your nose all the way down to the edges of your mouth.

The presence of wrinkles around mouth affects your self-esteem.  They customarily appear on the area from the base of your nose down to your mouth.  The worse thing is that its location makes them so obvious.  That is why when you see them in the mirror you want them to be removed straight away.

It has long been suspected that wrinkles around mouth has been more of a problem for women than for men.  Those wrinkles are called perioral wrinkles, and a recent study indicates that biology may be the culprit in terms of women being more prone to them than men.
There are many factors that cause wrinkles around mouth.   The most typical is the excessive facial movements and expressions like when you're frowning, thinking too hard, smiling or annoyed.   Environmental components such as too much sun exposure and pollution can result into early aging that will be the reason behind your wrinkles.

People want to get rid of wrinkles around mouth as it can make a positive change to their entire appearance.  And one can adopt a lot of ways to get rid of wrinkles around mouth.  Since unhealthy skin can also be one the culprits, you can get rid of wrinkles around mouth, by making some substantial changes to your diet.  Usually a diet which constitutes of vitamin E filled fruits and vegetables can help you to combat wrinkles, and in certain cases, the development of wrinkles can get delayed as well.

One of the first sign of aging is the wrinkles around the mouth which are called the smile lines.  As the production of collagen slows down with aging, the skin's elasticity breaks down, resulting in those wrinkles.  It is further hastened by smoking and sun exposure without proper care.  But the good news is, there are many professional skin care products that will help you to reduce wrinkles around mouth.  There are some natural home remedies as well.
The most expensive skin care is not necessarily the best one either.  On the contrary, an inexpensive product may show tremendous results on your skin simply because it may contain more effective natural ingredients.  It is highly recommended that when choosing an anti-wrinkle product, select one with ingredients that are safe and natural, especially when using on wrinkles around mouth.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Two Wrinkle Types: Two Solutions

By:  Dave Stringham

types of facial wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic lines appear at a young age. They are the lines that form when a facial expression is made. This is because the underlying facial muscle contracts to form the appearance of a facial line. People may relate to such lines as anger lines, worry lines, surprise lines, and smile lines. Static lines may develop without muscle contraction and may also be the consequence of the frequent formation of dynamic lines. With age, dynamic lines evolve into static lines.
Facial Fillers and Injectables
Dynamic Facial Lines: Botox significantly reduces the appearance of dynamic facial lines, including: certain forehead lines, lines between the brows, crow's feet and lines above the upper lip.
Static Facial Lines: Injectable Facial Fillers such as Restylane and Sculptura reduce the appearance of deep static lines such as smile lines.
Anti-Aging Aesthetics
Facial Fillers and Injectables cannot solve all anti-aging problems. The slowed natural skin renewal process has an impact on facial wrinkling. Sun damage contributes to facial wrinkles. Skin conditions play a role in the appearance of an aging face. Lifestyle habits such as smoking and diet affect facial aging. Gravity produces sagging to an aged face. This is why other treatments may be required to improve facial aging, including:
Medical Grade Skincare: Cleansers, toners, exfoliators, moisturizers, and under eye creams found at plastic surgeons' office offer advanced techniques to improve the signs of aging. Topical retinoids, vitamin C, alpha hydroxyl acids, and polypeptides fit into the medical grade skincare category as well.
Skin Resurfacing: Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, thermal skin resurfacing, ablative and non-ablative lasers are all techniques used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and aging.
Facial Implants: There are chin and cheek implants to improve the appearance of wrinkles and facial hollowness.
Facelift or Mid-Face Lift: Facelift, also known as the Mid-Face Lift, removes excessive skin and tightens underlying muscles from the cheek to the neck.
Forehead or Brow Lift: Forehead or Brow Lift reduces facial lines that are at rest and lifts droopy eyebrows.
Nose Surgery: Rhinoplasty may lift the nose tip, reshape the nose, augment or reduce an aging nose.
Upper and/or Lower Eye Lid Surgery or Blepharoplasty: Eye lid surgery removes excessive skin and fat pads on the eyelids.
Neck Lift: Neck lift improves the appearance of platysmal neck bands and a sagging neck.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Sculptra and Dermal Filler Combo -Combination procedures in facial filling, collagen stimulation and body sculpting represent the theme for 2017 and beyond. 

Ageing has become an option that people can prevent and delay should they choose. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

How is Dermal Filler Different to Botox?

 by Dr Timothy Beazleigh

How is Dermal Filler Different to Botox?

People are often confused by the difference between Botox and dermal filler treatments, assuming they are the same. Whilst Botox is a muscle relaxant and is used to minimise muscle contraction thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles on facial movement, dermal filler is used specifically to restore volume to deeper, lines, creases and folds that are usually static i.e. permanently visible on the face even when the face isn’t moving.

Traditional areas to treat with standard dermal fillers – including Juvederm and Restylane – are the nasolabial folds (corner of the nostrils to corners of the mouth), marionette lines (corners of mouth to chin/jowls) and the smokers lines (above the top lip). Thicker, more volumising fillers including Juvederm Voluma are used specifically to the mid face region to augment cheek bones, restore volume and plumpness to the lower cheeks and redefine the chin and temples. Fillers are also used to enchance and recontour lips.

As a treatment with dermal fillers requires the needle to penetrate the dermis deeper than for a standard Botox treatment, there is usually more opportunity for bruising to occur as the blood vessels are not visible to the practitioner (beyond the superficial layer), but bruising is by no means a standard side effect and occurs in approximately 50% of treatments.

Juvederm is the filler of choice at Melior Clinics Botox & Facial Aesthetic London Clinic as, being monophasic, it is smooth in consistency and also contains a built in anaesthetic, making the process a lot more comfortable for the patient.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Stem Cell & PRP


MeMedical Director at Advance Spine Care and Pain Management

Stem cells research falls in the field of regenerative medicine. The field itself is undergoing active research worldwide and rapidly advancing.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Brotox: Botox for men

Brotox: Botox for men

While many people believe the typical Botox patient is female, doctors say an increasing number of men are seeking out this cosmetic treatment as well.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Wrinkles A Quick Fix For Bunny Lines

Think about it: Which area of the face do you normally consider getting neurotoxin injections (better known as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin*)? Many women will tell you the crow's feet, forehead and even "the elevens," which are those pesky lines that form between the eyebrows. But you don't often hear about bunny lines, the wrinkles that form at the top of your nose when you scrunch it. That's likely because it's an area that many of us don't know can be treated because it hadn't occurred to us in the first place. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Danger zones for dermafillers !!!

The high risk areas for arterial/venous occlusion when injecting dermafillers are the temple, glabella, nose, cheek, nasolabial folds, lips, and lower face. It is virtually the entire face. Injury of vessels may result in embolisation (resulting in visual loss), blockages (tissue necrosis), severe bruising, and volume compression. There can also be injury to nerves.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Men and Muscle Relaxing Injections

According to a new study in the journal Cosmetic Dermatology, the number of Americanmen getting Botox injections—which relax the facial muscles to minimize..

Monday, February 25, 2019

Patrick Treacy 

Winner ‘Aesthetic Doctor of the Year’ 201 Chairman Royal Society of Medicine (Lon) International Society of Medicine aker. Educator, Author 'Behind The Mask'

Royal Society of Medicine Research Award for poster submissions relating to the combined use of PRP, Stem Cells and 633nm red light to regenerate epithelial tissue