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What is Upper Limb Spasticity?: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

What is Upper Limb Spasticity?: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
August 8th 2018
What is upper limb spasticity? Upper limb spasticity, also sometimes referred to simply as ULS, is a condition that affects approximately 12 million people in the world. It affects movement in the arms, including in the elbow, wrist, and fingers, and essentially causes uncontrollable spasms in the muscles. ULS is a condition that is impacted by the nervous systems and causes muscles in the upper limbs to be stiff or continually flexed. While not life-threatening, ULS can be very painful and can severely impact a patient’s quality of life and make mundane tasks that require ease of mobility to become very difficult. In adults, upper limb spasticity is typically the result of an injury or medical event or develops due to a pre-existing medical condition. However, there are many treatment options available to patients that can help improve their ULS. Symptoms While ULS is often triggered by an injury or other medical event, the symptoms may not appear for weeks or even years and ...

What is Restylane Lyft (Perlane) Used For & What are Side Effects?

What is Restylane Lyft (Perlane) Used For & What are Side Effects?
August 2nd 2018
What is Restylane Lyft made of? Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L, is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid (HA). The HA in Restylane Lyft is of non-animal origin and is created using patented NASHA Technology. This technology creates larger HA molecules than many other dermal fillers, including other Restylane products, leading to a firmer gel that is great for providing a lifting effect in areas of the skin that required added volume. NASHA Technology is also able to create hyaluronic acid that maintains the natural molecular structure of the substance, as it imitates the manner in which HA molecules naturally connect with one another. The hyaluronic acid is then further chemically cross-linked with BDDE in order to make the gel longer lasting. Restylane Lyft appears as a clear gel, and does not require allergy testing as it is of non-animal origin. It also contains lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience. What can Restylane Lyft d ...

Radiesse vs Juvederm for Lips: What is the Difference?

Radiesse vs Juvederm for Lips: What is the Difference?
August 2nd 2018
What is the difference between Radiesse and Juvederm? Radiesse and Juvederm are both injectable dermal fillers that offer volume correction in the face and hands without surgery. The biggest difference between Radiesse and Juvederm is what the gels are made of. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based gel and is designed to instantly add fullness to the cheeks, correct the appearance of marionette lines, smooth vertical lip lines, and augment the lips. Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxylapatite and uses microspheres to add volume to correct wrinkles and folds in the face and hands, including cheeks, around the mouth, and lip lines. Upon injection, calcium hydroxylapatite is able to help stimulate the production of collagen, so while some improvements can be seen immediately upon injection, optimal results will be visible after a couple of months.  The effects of Juvederm typically last for around one year, while results with Radiesse can be seen for up to 18 months. Which is better ...