What causes Marionette Lines?
Marionette lines are the grooves that form from the corners of the mouth down to the jawline. There are many reasons why these lines appear, and many patients find that they add many years to the face. Marionette lines, which are also called oral commissure lines, appear as the depressor anguli oris muscle (DAO muscle) starts to pull down the corners of the mouth. The appearance of these lines is further exaggerated by the degradation of collagen within the skin, which happens as a natural side effect of aging. With less collagen in the skin, elasticity and facial volume also decrease, making marionette lines more apparent. Dermal fillers are a safe and effective treatment for many facial lines and wrinkles, and many patients ask if it’s best to use Restylane or Juvederm for marionette lines.
Restylane or Juvederm for Marionette Lines?
There are many similarities between Restylane and Juvederm. They are both non-surgical, minimally invasive ...
What is Orthovisc?
Orthovisc is an injectable viscosupplement that is used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. It is made of hyaluronan and comes as a 30mg/2mL pre-filled syringe, which must be prescribed to patients by a physician and administered by a medical professional in office. Orthovisc effectively relieves pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee because it is similar to the synovial fluid that surrounds the joints, acting as a lubricant and shock absorber. While treatment with Orthovisc is proven to be safe and effective, there are some mild side effects that may occur, including:
Pain, stiffness, or swelling of the joint;
Itching, numbness, tingling;
Redness, swelling, pain at injection site.
What is Synvisc?
It is also a viscosupplement that can be injected into the knee joint of patients suffering from osteoarthritis. However, the difference between Orthovisc vs Synvisc is that Synvisc is made of hylan A and ...
What causes under-eye wrinkles?
The fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the eyes are likely one of the first signs of ageing that your patients will notice. Under eye wrinkles in particular may lead to a lot of self-consciousness surrounding a patient’s appearance. Lines and wrinkles occur under the eyes as the body ages and beings to produce less of the important nutrients and proteins that keep the skin hydrated and firm. Elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid are all essential in keeping the skin looking youthful, and age, along with environmental factors and lifestyle choices such as sun exposure and smoking can cause the skin in the under-eye areas to age prematurely. When these substances diminish, the skin becomes thin and weak. This, combined with repeated facial expressions and age-related volume loss, leads to the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes. Thankfully, under-eye wrinkles can be diminished effectively and quickly with cosmetic injections.
Why cosmeti ...