What is lipodystrophy syndrome?
Lipodystrophy—also known as fat redistribution syndrome—is a medical condition that is characterised by varying degree of body fat loss. This medical condition is usually classified based on the severity and locality of body fat loss and whether the disorder is genetics of acquired. The following details the general classification of major lipodystrophy subtypes:
Congenital Generalised Lipodystrophy (CGL): This rare disorder—also known as Berardinelli-Seip congenital lipodystrophy—is caused by an autosomal recessive inheritance and results in a near total loss of adipose tissues at birth or during infancy. The magnitude of fat loss directly correlates to the severity of metabolic complications such as insulin resistance.
Familial Partial Lipodystrophy (FPL): This condition presents with varying degrees of loss of subcutaneous body fat from the upper and lower limbs as well as the truncal region during puberty o ...
Common aesthetic imperfections of the lips
The lips are the fleshy tissues which surround the oral cavity. They function not only to promote eating, allow proper speech articulation, and express facial expressions, but also as a tactile sensory organ with an important role in intimacy. Since the lips are usually regarded as a symbol of attractiveness and sensuality, a lot of patients get frustrated with the common aesthetic issues that affect the appearance of the lips such as:
Loss of lip fullness and definition;
Development of smooth and vertical perioral wrinkles;
Asymmetry between the upper and lower lip;
Naturally thin and shapeless lips.
The lip aesthetics above, if left uncorrected, can give a false perception of one’s age and subsequently affect one’s self-esteem. Nowadays, patients have the option to resort to non-surgical lip augmentation procedures, like dermal filler injections, to get rid of those frustrating issues.
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What is Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)—also known as microneedling or skin needling—is a skin rejuvenating cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly poking the skin with tiny needles. These needles are precisely engineered to resemble acupuncture needles to produce micro holes in the skin. This therapy is paired with a skin reinvigorating solution that contains a cocktail of ingredients like hyaluronic acid, plant polyphenols, and multivitamins to improve the production of collagen fibres via neocollagenesis. Though this procedure works efficiently as a stand-alone treatment to regenerate collagen fibres, its efficacy can be intensified when combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or laser treatment.
How is CIT performed?
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is commenced after the treatment area had been completely sanitised and anaesthetised to reduce pain and discomfort. Next, the chosen skin-rejuvenating topical solution (e.g. Filorga N ...