A recent study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research discusses, people who are suffering from depression, when injected with Botox, began to improve. [Read more…]
With the recent introduction of Allergan’s new product Juvederm Voluma, people are asking what is the difference between a volumizer and a facial filler? [Read more…]
Juvéderm Voluma XC has recently been approved by the FDA and is the first filler designed for the cheek area to correct age-related fat volume loss. [Read more…]
People with double chins often are very self-conscious of how they look on camera and take care to hide their appearance. Treatments to remove a double chin typically required a combination of several treatments, including: [Read more…]
A recent study suggests that having too much Botox, injected at the same time, can harm relationships. This is a result of the effects Botox Cosmetic has on normal facial expressions. The problem comes with the ability for people to show their real emotions, by their facial expressions, and for others to be able to interpret them.
Dr. David Havas, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted a study in which his team monitored the speed and efficiency of over fourty volunteers attempting to decipher statements that involved an emotional message both before and after receiving large doses of Botox injections.
The observations concluded that the volunteers took a lot longer to understand the negative meanings of unpleasant scenarios.
Dr. Havas states, excessive “blocking facial expression diminishes the experience of emotion. Our faces are normally alive with activity, which contributes to our understanding of each other, and there is a strong link between our facial expression and our ability to comprehend the meaning of language.”
“If people seem slow in reacting to what they are being told, it is likely to be interpreted as a lack of sympathy or interest.”
This study will soon be published in the journal Psychological Science.
Like any cosmetic procedure, moderation needs to be addressed. Botox, if used correctly, can effectively diminish wrinkles without hindering a person’s facial expressions. Always seek out a qualified medical professional who is well trained in the use of Botox Cosmetic.
With the lagging economy some people looking to improve their appearances have opted to use dermal fillers instead of cosmetic surgery. [Read more…]
For some time now, the internet has changed the way people make purchases. A person can buy just about anything online from Apples to Zinnias, and that includes cosmetic prescription pharmaceuticals like wrinkle reducing Botox and other facial fillers. [Read more…]
When the FDA first approved collagen for cosmetic use back in the early 80’s, people considering the treatment were hopeful about taking years off their appearances, however, many were scared about allergic reactions, painful injections, and swelling.
Fortunately, today people have a much greater variety of safe and effective dermal fillers to choose from. Facial fillers can be injected into the deep depressions that run from your nose to each side of your mouth or the nasal labial folds. Filling in these areas that have lost volume, such as thinning lips and those deep furrows that develop between the eyebrows. When someone has any of these areas injected, it can take many years off a persons face. The results may be so good that it can even allow someone time to postpone having cosmetic surgery in the future.
In an outpatient setting, all of these fillers can be used effectively with almost immediate results. Unfortunately, there is a downside, since fillers are only temporary, lasting anywhere from a few months to a year, and some patients have experienced some bruising and swelling.
So the question is: “Which one should someone use?”
The majority of the new facial dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid, a natural occurring substance found in the human body.
Here is a list of five dermal fillers that are available from qualified practitioners:
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based filler regarded as “the world’s best selling dermal filler.” It is used for correcting moderate facial wrinkles and folds.
Perlane – very similar to Restylane, it is designed primarily for treating deeper and more severe wrinkles and folds.
Radiesse – this thick compound is made with (natural, biocompatible) calcium based microspheres in water based gel.
Juvederm – Like Perlane, this popular filler is designed for treating deeper wrinkles and restoring volume to the face. It’s been referred as the “liquid facelift” treatment.
Evolence – one of the newest and best fillers on the market, Evolence is made with porcine collagen which has been purified. It helps create plumper cheeks and lips, and has a reputation for quick results and minimal bruising.
To learn more about facial dermal fillers please contact Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park today.