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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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial Rejuvenation: Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished with a variety of topical treatments, injectable products, lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. A small number of patients can be allergic to the treatments, injectables or medications used to facilitate lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. Inform your doctor of any allergies you have so that those allergens can be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make up and comedone: In general, make up products that are oil free and water based are less likely to cause acne. But contrary to common belief, comedones happen due to clogged hair follicles. An inflammatory condition, that includes both comedones and inflamed pustules and pimples is called acne. Increased oil production during teenage period, premenstrual period, or in women with pros may cause acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Depends on the degree of volume correction needed. On average i will use 1 syringe for the lips and no more than 2 if both upper and lower lips need a fair amount of volume. Remember, it's always easier to come back for another treatment than to deal with too much. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?
Contact allergies: You should have been. Given information by your testing physician on what products are safe to use. If you go to truetest.Com, you can information sheets on the products you mentioned to void possiblel triggering agents. ...Read more
No: Juvederm is a bit thicker preparation and good for filling in deeper areas. The product is deposited in the dermis. If you use this in a fine line it will have to be very superficial and will make a blue line appear. Belotero is designed to gointo fine lines of the lip and also deeper wrinkles. It can be delivered superficially without blue formation ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Avoid with rosacea: Aha, Alpha hydroxy acid creams are generally safe to use and good exfoliants. Patients with acne and oily skin do well with aha. However, it may exacerbate people with rosacea. If you develop burning sensation and redness with use, you should stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx of Sunspots: Hydroquinone is used to treat spots caused by the sun. Once you have treated the spots, you need to protect from further sun damage. Titanium dioxide is an excellent sunblock to protect from both UVB and UVA. It is more practical than most other sunblocks as you only have to replace it if you rub or wash it off, not hourly. Zinc oxide is even better. Look for 8% zinc oxide, not SPF. ...Read more
Is kojic acid soap safe for pregnant? Ingredients: cocos nucifera, sodium hydroxide,potassium lactate,glycerin, kojic acid dipalmitate,Tetrasodium Eti
Filler Duration: In my experience, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane (dermal fillers) and Perlane last about 9 months up to and just over 12 months when used for cheek augmentation. Perlane should last somewhat longer than Restylane (dermal fillers) due to it's more heavily crosslinked ha design. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What's the difference between perlane and restylane (dermal fillers)? They seem to have the same ingredients. So why is my doctor recommending perlane over restylane (dermal fillers)?
Perlane (dermal fillers) thicker: Perlane is a thicker version of Restylane (dermal fillers) so lasts longer and gives more volume due to the larger particle size, therefore you get more "bulk" and lifting with perlane. These properties make Perlane more suited for deeper folds such as nasolabial folds and marrionette lines whereas Restylane (dermal fillers) is better for lips and tear trough where the skin is thinner. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Best treatment for nasolabial folds/smile lines? Juvederm, Restylane (dermal fillers) or Radiesse? How much do they cost? Which lasts longest & has least side effects?
Combination: The naso-labial folds are formed when the cheek tissues start to shift downward. Often, when the cheeks are lifted, filled and contoured with Radiesse (dermal fillers) and Voluma the naso-labial folds soften. However, the folds can be addressed directly with Juvederm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers