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What are the differences between refirme and juvederm?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Juvederm (Definition)

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


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What are the differences between dermabrasion and salabrasion?

What are the differences between dermabrasion and salabrasion?

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 more

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What is the difference between hyalgan and juviderm? As they are both hyaluronate base..

What is the difference between hyalgan and juviderm? As they are both hyaluronate base..

See details: Both are hyaluronic acid based but used for entirely different purposes. The Hyalgan is injected into the knee for treatment of osteoarthritic pain and the juviderm is used as a filler for facial wrinkles. ...Read more

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What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

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 more

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What are the differences between grehlin and leptin?

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 more

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What are the differences between lenticonus and keratoconus?

What are the differences between lenticonus and keratoconus?

Cornea versus lens: Keratoconus involves the cornea, the clear front part of the eye. The corneal collagen is abnormal and somewhat weaker. The cornea will not maintain its shape. Lenticonus involves the lens of the eye having an abnormal shape. It is usually congenital and very rare ...Read more

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What are the differences between optometry and orthoptics?

What are the differences between optometry and orthoptics?

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

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What are the differences between juvederm & evolence?

Collagen/Hyaluronic: Juvederm is made up of hyaluronic acid molecules (the same that we naturally have in our bodies to help hydrate the skin). Evolence (which was discontinued by johnson and johnson in 2009) was made from collagen derived from pigs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between elevess and botox?

What is the difference between elevess and botox?

Filler vs neurotoxin: Elevesse is a temporary soft tissue filler used to increase volume, while Botox blocks the contraction of muscle which cause wrinkles. ...Read more

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What’s the difference between lipomastia and gynecomastia? Are the treatments different?

What’s the difference between lipomastia and gynecomastia? Are the treatments different?

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 more

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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

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 more

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What are the differences between retin-a and vitamin a?

What are the differences between retin-a and vitamin a?

The former is: a topical prescription pharmaceutical in the latter is a nutrient. Tretinoin is a man-made derivative of vitamin A ...Read more

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What are the differences between acupuncture and dry needling?

What are the differences between acupuncture and dry needling?

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 more

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What is the difference between skin divers, dermals and micro dermals?

What is the difference between skin divers, dermals and micro dermals?

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

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What are the differences between phosphatidylserine and d-serine?

What are the differences between phosphatidylserine and d-serine?

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

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What is the major difference between CT and MRI technology? How are the results different?

What is the major difference between CT and MRI technology? How are the results different?

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 more

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What are the differences between fibromyalgia and ms?

What are the differences between fibromyalgia and ms?

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 more

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What are the differences between tearing and being cut?

What are the differences between tearing and being cut?

Size of thecut: Episiotomies are rarely necessary. It is ok to ask that a routine episiotomy not be performed. A spontaneous tear should it occur may be smaller and less painful than an episiotomy. ...Read more

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What are the differences between caput succedaneum and molding?

What are the differences between caput succedaneum and molding?

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

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What's the difference and similarities between hyaluronic acid and collagen?

What's the difference and similarities between hyaluronic acid and collagen?

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