What causes fine lines around eyes?
The process of ageing affects every part of our bodies, and one of the most visible areas affected is the skin. Patients often feel particularly self-conscious about the effects of aging on the face, and one of the first areas to be affected is the area around the eyes. This is due to the fact that the skin in this area is particularly thin and is more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles. As the skin ages, it loses hydration and starts producing less of important nutrients and proteins such as hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen. The skin also loses volume, making it even thinner and making it easier for fine lines and wrinkles to develop in the skin. Fine lines around the eyes also develop due to repeated facial expressions, causing lines such as crow’s feet, and exposure to sun can speed up the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
Steps to prevent fine lines around eyes
There are a number of things patients can do to slow d ...
How Botox for men works
Botox is a neuromodulator that can be used to relax the underlying muscle that causes dynamic wrinkles in the face. Made of botulinum toxin A, Botox works just as effectively on men as it does on women. When injected into the muscle, Botox will temporarily paralyze the injected muscle, effectively preventing wrinkles and lines to appear as the muscle will not contract, thus lessening the appearance of the wrinkles. Botox for men will typically provide results for 3 to 4 months, and treatment can be repeated, though no more often than once every 3 months. While some results may be seen a few days after treatment, the patient should not expect to see optimal results until 1 to 2 weeks after injection.
What areas to inject Botox for men
Botox for men can be particularly effective in treating signs of ageing in the upper half of the face. This includes glabellar lines, which form between the eyebrow, crow’s feet, and deep horizontal forehead wr ...
What is Synvisc One?
Synvisc One, also known as Hylan G-F 20, is a single-use intra-articular injection made from hyaluronan. Synvisc One is an effective treatment to help relieve pain and delay surgery in patients living with osteoarthritis of the knee. This injection works by implanting a fluid that is similar to synovial fluid, which is the fluid in the joint that lubricates and absorbs shock. When there is not enough of this fluid in the joints, it can lead to pain and limited mobility. Hyaluronan, the key active ingredient in Synvisc One, is also naturally present in the fluid of the joints and helps return functionality and reduce pain once the patient is treated with Synvisc One. When patients are treated with Synvisc One, they can expect relief from osteoarthritic pain for up to six months.
Side effects of Synvisc One
While treatment with Synvisc One is very safe and effective, there are some common mild side effects that may occur. Approximately 1 in 14 patien ...