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What Are The Differences Between Refirme And Juvederm
Laser vs filler: Refirme is a laser device using bipolar radiofrequency and light manufactured by syneron. It helps to improve the appearance of skin by stimulating collagen production. It usually requires multiple treatments to get reduction of fine wrinkles over the entire face or neck. Juvederm is a filler that is injected into the individual wrinkles using a needle to help plump up the groove or crease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Juvederm is the hyaluronic acid dermal filler sold by allergan for the purpose of enhancing the deeper lines formed on the face--most notably, the nasolabial folds. Many other 'off label' uses such as enhancement of the cheeks, tear troughs, lips, etc have also been performed. This substance lasts in most ...Read more
See details: Dermabrasion can refer to any process in which the skin surface is abraded, but usually refers to the use of a mechanical rotary device similar to a "sander." salabrasion specifically refers to the use of a concentrated saline solution (saltwater) to perform the abrasion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TURP vs laser TUVP: Main differences occur with the surgeon's experience. Both procedures (mandated by insurers) must be scheduled/performed on an "outpt" basis, and may leave you with a foley catheter for ~ 1 week. Reports suggest longer post-operative discomfort following laser tuvp. Also, no tissue is typically obtained for review with a laser procedure, unless the surgeon is performing a laser "resection.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The yin/yang of diet: Gherlin, a peptide secreted by the fundus of the stomach, increases before meals and falls after meals; whereas leptin, produced by adipose cells, interacts with the cns, specifically neuropeptide y in the arcuate nucleus wherein it induces satiety, or a sense of fullness. Currently, intense research exists to temper obesity via a pill and diet, rather than, say, gastric bypass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A job and a process: Optometery is the name for the profession that examines eyes and prescribes glasses, contacts and identifies diseases to refer them to ophthalmologists as needed. Orthoptics is the process of eye exercise used to correct malpositions and other defects of eye motions. It is like saying what is the difference between a mechanic and an air powered wrench. ...Read more
Type of Tissue: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and "mastos" meaning breasts. it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). Lipomastia refers to adipose tissue causing the breast enlargement. Differentiation of these conditions important because treatment may differ. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Would belotero reduce the heavy lines between by eyebrows? What are the differences in the fillers belotero, Restylane and juvederm? Would a belotero injection between my eyebrows (for those wrinkles that look like the number eleven) be the best filler op
Dysport/Botox first: In this situation, you need to get Dysport or Botox to relax the muscle first. After a few weeks, if the line is still present, you can use a filler to help further improve results. Belotero, although not fda approved for this region, can be used to accomplish this task. Be aware that a very rare complication of skin necrosis is possible with any filler in this region. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Differences: Dry needling inserts needles (with or without injection of local anesthetic) into a trigger point. It is a local treatment which can be quite painful at time. Acupuncture encompasses a large number of techniques some of which are local and many of which work on systems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Piercings: I will not profess to have expertise in the different types of piercings. See: http://tattoo.about.com/od/piercingsgeneralinfo/fl/Body-Piercings-Guide.htm ...Read more
Differences: Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid membrane component which plays a role in cell signalling and serine is an amino acid which plays a role in enzymes. ...Read more
CT : Ct and MRI are complementary exams in many cases, which means that we can examine the same body area and get different "looks" to help us figure out what we are seeing. Ct uses ionizing radiation, while MRI uses magnetic fields to create images. (a physicist once reminded me that a magnetic field is also radiation, but the kind that people talk so much about, in relation to cancer potential, is the ionizing type.) example: when a kidney or liver mass is seen at ct, a radiologist might suggest that an MRI could help to further clarify (1) whether it is real, or (2) what it is. We don't always need an MRI to clarify a ct finding, just sometimes. That "sometimes" is determined by the radiologist, depending on how the abnormality looks at ct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MS v FM: MS is an illness in which there are lesions in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Fibromylagia (FM) is a condition in which there is muscle and bone area pain, fatigue, and issues with sleep, mood and memory. There are no lesions in the brain, spinal cord, or optic nerves in FM. The causes of each are not known. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Molding: is a simple shifting of the infant skull plates, while a caput develops from the accumulation of blood between the periosteum and the skin of the scalp. Both are common and not harmful, usually. ...Read more
Similarity : volume: The reason this question is asked is usually where people have had "filler injections" placed years ago with collagen and now these are discontinued in favour of hyaluronic acid as the side effect profile is so much lower with the latter. Collagen was derived from cows, so allergic reactions were commonly seen. Other than volume replacement, and being organic molecules there is no similarity. ...Read more
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