Why do wrinkles appear around the mouth?
Skin, the largest organ in the human body, is composed of numerous components, including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, that work together diligently to ensure optimal dermal health and functionality. More often than not, skin is the first to display premature aging signs like noticeable creases and depressions. These symptoms of aging occur when biological ageing is exacerbated by external agents like smoking, excessive ultraviolet (UV) exposure and harsh weathers that contribute skin oxidising free radicals. In turn, bodily maintenance systems lose their normal regenerative capacities and skin injuries get repaired at a much slower rate. As a result, skin depressions and lines appear on areas that are extremely expressive, such as around the mouth. Fine lines around the mouth are also known as perioral wrinkles. These wrinkles form when the lips deflate, and lip borders become undefined. The term “smoker’s lines” ...
Radiesse and Juvederm Voluma are FDA-approved dermal fillers for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the nasolabial folds. Although both are known for their excellent lifting effect, they contain different materials, and as such, have different mechanisms of action.
Juvederm Voluma was the first facial filler approved specifically for age-related volume loss in the cheeks (cheek augmentation). Radiesse was the first dermal filler to be approved for treating areas other than the face. It corrects volume loss in the backs of the hands (hand augmentation). For off-label uses, these products are also consistently being used for marionette lines and facial contouring.
Advantages of Radiesse
It stimulates the production of new collagen.
Its synthetic polymer component is not easily degraded by the body, which means its effects last longer than HA-based fillers.
It can be used for hand rejuvenation.
Its scaffolding-like structure supports the skin.
Similarities between Euflexxa Injections Vs Synvisc
Both Euflexxa and Synvisc contain hyaluronic acid (HA) or sodium hyaluronate for treating pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. These injections work by lubricating the affected joint to promote greater flexibility and mobility.
Euflexxa and Synvisc are only approved for knee injection but are often used off-label to relieve painful arthritis in other joints, such as the elbows and hips. Despite having similar indications and mode of action, these 2 injectables have a few differences that must be considered prior to injection.
Differences between Euflexxa Vs Synvisc
Euflexxa contains highly purified sodium hyaluronate extracted from lab-controlled bacterial cells, while Synvisc contains 2 types of HA derivatives: Hylan A and Hylan B. These hyaluronic derivatives are isolated from rooster combs, as opposed to bacterial cell-derived HA in Euflexxa.
The recommended dose for Euflexxa is 2mL s ...