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Viscosupplementation Options: Euflexxa Injections Vs. Synvisc

Viscosupplementation Options: Euflexxa Injections Vs. Synvisc
May 3rd 2018
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 Composition 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. Dosage The recommended dose for Euflexxa is 2mL s ...

Botox Injections For Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Underarm Sweating)

Botox Injections For Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Underarm Sweating)
May 3rd 2018
Excessive underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis affects more than a million people in the United States. The disorder leads to diminished physical and emotional well-being, hampered personal relationships, and social stigmatization. To diagnose hyperhidrosis, the severity of social impairment caused by excessive sweating must be determined. Botox injections for hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) Botox injections have become a widely recognized treatment for excessive sweating of the underarms. Doctors are also using it off-label to treat palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the hands and feet). Mode of Action Botox corrects excessive sweating of the underarms by blocking the secretion of chemicals that signals the activation of sweat glands. Treated patients will experience anhidrosis within 3 to 6 months. In a randomized placebo-controlled trial, patients treated with botulinum toxin reported 93% satisfaction, while the placebo group reported 30% patien ...

What are The Best Anti-Ageing Face Creams & Masks?

What are The Best Anti-Ageing Face Creams & Masks?
May 2nd 2018
What is face cream? Face cream, commonly known as moisturiser, refers to complex mixture of chemical constituents that adds and retains moisture into the facial skin. It could exist with various mechanism of actions depending on types of skin:     Humectant: This type of product attract moisture from the air to hydrate skin cells. Glycerin and urea are excellent example of hygroscopic substances. Emollient: This hydrator smooths the skin surface by filling in the cracks between the dermal cells that are missing naturally occurring moisturising lipids. Ceramide hydrates and softens the skin by acting as an effective emollient. Occlusive: Its name probably would have given away the mode of action. Occlusives like mineral oil, lanolin and silicones form a thin layer on top of the skin to prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and enhance the penetration of other skincare products. What is a face mask? Face mask involves leaving the product on the face for about 1 ...