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How do botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections differ?

How do botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections differ?

Different drugs: Botox is what we call a neurotoxin. It's a purified protein that blocks the transmission of a signal from the nerve ending to the muscle. By doing so, it allows the muscle to relax and in turn, it gives the skin a chance to relax and the wrinkles disappear. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic acid that is injected under the skin to fill depressions. It's usually used to reduce laugh lines or plump the lips. ...Read more

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Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


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Will hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue?

Will hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue?

Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bundles which are not affected by hyaluronidase. ...Read more

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Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bundles which are not affected by hyaluronidase. ...Read more

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Do dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid stimulate the body's cells to produce collagen?

Do dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid stimulate the body's cells to produce collagen?

Fillers and collagen: There are many fillers on the market right now. Not all stimulate collagen. Check to see which fillers are available in your country first. ...Read more

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Are Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvaderm effective?

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Are Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvaderm effective?

Definitely: Dermal fillers like juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) work by restoring volume to the skin or fat beneath the skin that has been lost because of aging or repetitive motion. Restoring this lost volume softens facial creases, resulting in a more rested/more youthful appearance. ...Read more

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What are risks of Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

What are risks of  Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

Restylane (dermal fillers) Risks: Possible bruising, redness, lumps. Be sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon or certified nurse injector to administer the procedure. ...Read more

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Which fillers last longer: restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, teosyal, esthelis, aquamid, or bio alcamid?

Which fillers last longer: restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, teosyal, esthelis, aquamid, or bio alcamid?

I avoid "permanent": Though Aquamid (and others)is not available in the US, it is in other countries. (if it's being offered in the US you should avoid that office altogether). I generally recommend that my patients avoid permanent fillers though, especially when they are young like you, because you don't know how your face will change over the next 20 years. You may end up with volume where you don't want or need it. ...Read more

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Injectable rhinoplasty with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler typically lasts how long?

Injectable rhinoplasty with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler typically lasts how long?

6-12 months: It seems to last a little longer in this location than in the lips or nasolabial folds. But on average, about 8-9 months. ...Read more

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Does vitamin C and collagen injection work?

Does vitamin C and collagen injection work?

No.: Vitamin c is essential for collagen to form crosslinks, but if you have collagen, you already have cross links holding it together. I cannot believe someone is giving this! ...Read more

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How does botox or Restylane (dermal fillers) treatment work?

How does botox or Restylane (dermal fillers) treatment work?

Differently!: Botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) are not similar at all and they are not interchangeable. Botox relaxes the muscles under the skin which allows the skin to move less and have less wrinkles. Motion wrinkles go away quickly, resting wrinkles take multiple treatments. Restylane (dermal fillers) is filler that replaces lost volume in the face. It works great for fixing facial contour, it does very little for wrinkles. ...Read more

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Will botox or collagen injections correct a cleft chin?

Will botox or collagen injections correct a cleft chin?

Perhaps: Cleft chin is caused by the adherence of the skin in the middle of the chin to the deeper tissues. Correction requires releasing these strong attachments and placing a graft of fat or muscle to add volume. Filling agents injected under the cleft might be of some value, however, the results will be limited if the strong deep attachments are not released. ...Read more

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Does platelet rich plasma injections to ligaments cause scar tissue or new connective tissue?

Does platelet rich plasma injections to ligaments cause scar tissue or new connective tissue?

Both: Injecting platelet rich plasma is supposed to amplify the response of the repair cells by supplying growth factors to the area of injection. It's a good theory, but evidence of other than short term changes is lacking. ...Read more

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What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint ?

What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint ?

Can help reduce pain: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is a form of viscosupplementation. There are many chemicals used :synvisc, orthovisc, Hyalgan and others. These are chemical substances that are similar to the cartilage of the knee. Some are totally synthetic and one is from the comb of a rooster. They are used as a single or series of injections into the knee to relieve pain and improve function. They are inert and have no side effects. ...Read more

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Anyone ever have perlane (dermal fillers) injected?

Yes: Perlane is very similar to Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm. They are are brands of hyaluronic acid gel used to restore facial volume. A good injector can make a dramatic and long lasting improvement in your appearance with any of these products. A bad injector can make a mess. Go to doctor with lots of experience and you should be happy with the results. All can be dissolved with hyaluronidase so try it! ...Read more

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Does biocell collagen cause acne?

Does biocell collagen cause acne?

Probably not: Acne is a chronic disease with exacerbations and remissions. The key isn't to look to what might trigger it, but to learn how to use today's medications to keep it at bay. If benzoyl peroxide isn't sufficient, form a therapeutic alliance with a competent primary care physician. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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DERMATOLOGISTS: Will taking collagen capsules help with fine lines over time? Ingredients:hydrolyzed marine collagen, elastin polypeptides

DERMATOLOGISTS: Will taking collagen capsules help with fine lines over time? Ingredients:hydrolyzed marine collagen, elastin polypeptides

I really doubt it.: Protein is digested and absorbed. It's doubtful that a small amount of a particular protein is going to be 'special' compared to a burger. Less collagen, degraded protein loss of subcutaneous fat are aging features that promote crow's feet and specific dietary proteins just aren't going to change any of that. ...Read more