Lip augmentation is quickly becoming a popular cosmetic procedure to alter or enhance the appearance of the lips. Injectable soft tissue fillers containing hyaluronic acid (HA) are the most common method used for lip contouring. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance with fewer allergenic aspects. The temporary and reversible effects it provides make it an ideal filler even for first-time recipients. The water-attracting molecules of HA creates a plumping effect, visibly increasing the volume of the lips.
Ageing, genetic factors, cigarette smoking, and photodamage contribute to volume loss in the perioral area. Lip wrinkles, genetically thin lips, and cosmetic asymmetry are some of the issues that can be improved by lip augmentation. This can be done surgically or through a minimally invasive procedure such as dermal filler injectable.
Different types of lip augmentation procedure
Soft-tissue Filler Injectables
Collagen used to be the most popular injec ...
What are bags under eyes?
Bags under eyes often manifest as mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes. Although it’s a common cosmetic concern, it is harmless. However, persistent and severe swelling can also be caused by serious medical conditions, such as nephrotic syndrome and superior vena cava obstruction. Under eye bags are due to inflammation that results to fluid buildup around the eyes. When the fat that supports the eyes sags into the lower eyelid, it also causes the lids to appear swollen and puffy.
Common causes of bags under eyes
Normal ageing process causes the skin and underlying tissues that support the eyelids to weaken.
Lack of sleep
Inadequate sleep causes the blood vessels under the eyes to dilate that leads to pooling of blood and retention of fluid in these areas.
Cigarette smoking and alcohol use
These cause stress, fatigue, and hormonal imbalances that can lead to fluid retention.
Some people are just more susceptible to und ...
What is glabella?
The glabella is the flat area between the eyebrows and above the nose. It may refer to the skin or the bone underneath. Rhytids that appear in this area are called glabellar lines and range from fine lines to deep furrows, slightly extending up the central forehead. Because these lines occupy a central position in the face, they attract the most attention. Glabellar lines are sometimes called frown lines.
Glabellar lines can easily make a patient appear angry, tired, anxious, or fearful. These rhytids are often deemed socially undesirable because they often wrongly reflect the actual mood of the individual. Contrary to popular belief, glabellar lines are not only prominent on aged skin; people in their mid-20s are also susceptible in developing these lines.
Causes of glabellar lines
These hyperfunctional lines may be dynamic or static. Initially, the lines only appear when frowning, scowling, and squinting or even when someone is intently read ...