What is a chin augmentation procedure?
The chin plays a huge part in overall facial appearance and symmetry. However, some patients may be suffering from microgenia—an unusually small or deformed chin. This aesthetic imperfection can then be corrected using 2 effective ways which are genioplasty and injecting dermal fillers. Genioplasty which is chin enhancement surgery is a permanent procedure that either involves removing some parts of the chin bone to correct the chin or even placing implants inside the chin. On the other hand, patients who do not want permanent results can instead opt for dermal filler injections. This procedure involves shaping and volumising the chin with viscoelastic soft tissue filler.
How is chin augmentation procedure done?
A chin augmentation procedure is started by assessing the patients’ medical history. Their medical information regarding any underlying diseases, previous history of aesthetic procedures, list of medications and/or supplem ...
What is Monovisc?
Monovisc is a single-treatment viscosupplement that is formulated by Anika Therapeutics, an American-based company which is a pioneer in hyaluronic acid therapeutic products. This orthopaedic injectable is composed of highly concentrated, non-animal sourced hyaluronic acid. The gel has been processed to closely mimic the viscoelastic properties and actions of synovial fluid in the synovial joints, so that the debilitating symptoms of arthritis pain and stiffness can be reduced. Each box of Monovisc comes with a single 4ml syringe that is preloaded with cross-linked sodium hyaluronate gel.
What is Synvisc?
Synvisc is an orthopaedic injectable implant that is manufactured by Sanofi Genzyme, an American biotechnology company specialising in innovative medical products. This viscosupplement is made of chemically cross-linked hylan harvested from rooster combs, making it an animal-based medical device. The filler is cross-linked to mimic the actions of synovial fluid ...
What is Dysport?
Dysport is a brand of botulinum toxin type A powder for injecting solution that is manufactured by Ipsen, a world-renowned French pharmaceutical company. This temporary muscle-relaxing medication is extracted from the bacterial fermentation of Clostridium botulinum. The drug comes in the form of a white powder that must be reconstituted with a sterile sodium chloride B.P. (0.9 % w/v) solution. Once reconstituted, it becomes a clear and colourless solution ready for administration. This medication is usually used to treat painful muscle contractions and spasms such as spasmodic torticollis (wry neck) and blepharospasm (eyelid muscle spasms). Besides medical conditions, this drug is also used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines (glabellar lines) between the eyebrows for patients less than 65 years of age.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a brand of dermal fillers that is designed and manufactured by Allergan, a pharmaceutical company ...