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Treating Permanent Dermal Filler Complications

Treating Permanent Dermal Filler Complications
June 19th 2019
Introduction Injectable dermal fillers represent a popular, non-surgical method for the management of the aging face because patients and practitioners consider them as simple and safe. The popularity of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, specifically the use of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, has been driven by a number of factors, including increased effectiveness, affordability, diminished social stigma, and multiple product options. In the United States, the estimated number of injectable filler procedures performed reached 2.3 million in 2017 alone, according to the statistics published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dermal filler treatment, with over 700 million injections, ranked second to botulinum toxin injection. Most clinicians regard soft tissue augmentation via dermal fillers as versatile and having an impressive safety profile, with the majority of reported adverse effects being mild and self-limiting such as swelling, bruising, redne ...

3 Facial Treatments on the Rise in 2019

3 Facial Treatments on the Rise in 2019
May 27th 2019
The search for ever-lasting youth is nothing new. However, with science and technological innovation, experts are now able to diminish the signs of aging with a number of cosmetic medical procedures. For example, the approval and introduction of Botox to the market in 2002 saw an immediate boom in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and the aesthetics market has only continued to grow since. The market for non-surgical cosmetic procedures continues to rise, with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reporting that over 3 million non-surgical procedures were performed in 2017. Injectables such as Botox and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers accounted for over 2 million of those procedures. Crucially, these numbers are only expected to rise. Not only do market trends predict that non-surgical procedures will continue to grow in popularity, they also indicate that there will be an uptick in younger patients. This is a trend that has been visible for some time, with the AS ...

How to Use Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Skin Rejuvenation and More

How to Use Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Skin Rejuvenation and More
April 26th 2019
What is PRP and how is it processed? Blood is composed of liquid plasma, which is full of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. Platelets are important due to their role in the blood clotting process because they are rich in growth factors, such as vitamins and hormones, that aid in wound healing. For years, these healing properties have been incorporated into medical procedures. A small blood sample is required to collect the platelets. The blood is centrifuged to separate the platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) from the rest of the blood and all other cells. This separate PRP concentrate is what is actually used in medical and aesthetic procedures. PRP is used for the treatment of injured athletes. The pain of sprains or tendonitis can be reduced with PRP injections. In a recent study, PRP injections were found to reduce osteoarthritic knee pain more so than saline injections. Recently, these beneficial properties have been, in conjunction with microneedling, incorporated into sk ...