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 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 ...
Cumulative effects of ageing create several changes to facial characteristics. Sagging skin is 1 of the many undesirable signs of ageing; together with atrophy and wrinkles, they form the ageing trilogy. The lower face and the neck are the areas where sagging skin is more predominant. Sagging in the neck manifests as loss of tension and tone and is due to loss of elasticity.
Causes of Sagging Skin
Intrinsic ageing is a natural part of the ageing process and it includes significant reduction in the production of collagen and elastin. These 2 structural proteins provide support and flexibility to connective tissues. Elastin, in particular, allows the skin to spring back into shape when stretched.
Some people are just predisposed to sagging skin. If you have family members that are prone to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin at a younger age, there’s a chance that you will suffer the same problems.
The damaging rays from the sun can increase th ...