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What is Desirial Dermal Filler Used For & What are Its Side Effects?

What is Desirial Dermal Filler Used For & What are Its Side Effects?
June 4th 2018
What is Desirial? Desirial is a range of hyaluronic acid-based fillers that is formulated by Vivacy Laboratories for the preservation and rejuvenation of the vulva. The injectable gel is made of cross-linked sodium hyaluronate gel integrated with mannitol. The sodium hyaluronate molecules are extracted biotechnologically from fermenting bacterial cultures before being purified and reticulated using InterPenetrated Cross-Linked Networks (IPN)-like Technology. This proprietary technology interlinks antioxidant mannitol within and between the sodium hyaluronate molecules; hence, the need for chemical reticulating agent is greatly reduced. This moisturising filler comes in 2 strengths: Desirial: This filler is composed of 19mg/mL of cross-linked sodium hyaluronate gel integrated with mannitol. Each box of Desirial comes with 2-1ml prefilled syringes, 2-27G½” single-use needles, 2-30G½” single-use needles, and package insert. Desirial Plus: This filler is ...

What is The Difference Between Dysport Vs Botox?

What is The Difference Between Dysport Vs Botox?
June 4th 2018
Botulinum toxin type A is popular treatment used to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. It is also known to relieve various medical conditions, ranging from cervical dystonia to upper limb spasticity. Botox was the first botulinum toxin to be approved by regulatory agent. Dysport entered the market a few years later, and also gained approval from regulatory agents. A frequently asked question regarding botulinum toxin is the difference between Dysport and Botox. Both products contain botulinum toxin type A, but they have a few differences. Differences Between Dysport vs Botox Molecular size Dysport has smaller molecules compared to Botox, which means it diffuses more and spreads out over a broader area. This can be beneficial when treating larger areas, such as the forehead. Dilution The formula of Dysport is more diluted than Botox, so their dosage level is not interchangeable. It also means a greater number of units is needed when using Dysport than with Botox, but higher dilut ...

What is Hyperpigmentation?: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

What is Hyperpigmentation?: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
June 1st 2018
What is hyperpigmentation? Freckles, dark spots, acne scars—while they are not medically threatening, these marks are often seen as a defect to a person’s aesthetic. These are commonly categorised as hyperpigmentation, a condition where darkening spots appear on the skin, especially in the facial region. Types and causes of hyperpigmentation Under the skin, the cells melanocytes produce melanin. Its main function, other than providing colour to the skin and hair, is to absorb ultraviolet rays from the sun, so as to protect the skin. However, prolonged exposure will cause an excess of melanin in spots as the UV light overstimulates the melanocytes. Inflammation and skin injuries such as acne vulgaris may also trigger the formation of deposits which resides as stubborn brown patches on the complexion.   A common type hyperpigmentation that occurs among elderly people is known as age spots, liver spots, or lentigines. They are dark, irregular shaped brown patches. ...