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The Liquid Facelift – What It Is and Isn’t

The well known procedures of anti-aging facial plastic surgery continue to be debated as to which techniques are best. (e.g., facelift)  And those debates will undoubtably continue for decades to come as the differences in them are often subtle and no matter how it is done it is still a surgical procedure. In contrast, the Read More…

Product Review – Restylane Lyft injectable Filler

  The anticipated approval of new injectable fillers shows no sign of stopping with the development of ‘niche’ filler products. This was demonstated this week as the FDA (US Food and Drug Administation) approved Restylane Lyft for cheek augmentation. Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L, was approved for the standard injectable filler indications of treating nasolabial folds. Read More…

Product Review – Radiesse for Hand Rejuvenation

One important aspect of hand rejuvenation is volume restoration of the back (dorsum) of the hand. Skeletonization of the hand occurs through loss of subcutaneous fat allowing the tendons and bones to be easily seen which is associated with aging.  (bony hands) This has been shown to be effectively treated using a variety of filler Read More…

Product Review – Radiesse Plus Injectable Filler

  Radiesse is a semi-permanent injectable filler that has been in clinical use for over a decade since its initial FDA approval inj 2004.. It is unique amongst injectable fillers because of its composition and mechanism of action. It is composed of approximately 30% calcium hydroxyapatite spheres contained in a 70% aqueous gel carrier. The Read More…

Treatment Guidelines for Silicone OIl Facial Injections

The use of silicone oil for aesthetic facial injection treatments has a long and checkered history. Besides the fact that it is not FDA-approved for this type of treatment (can be used off label based on the physician’s discretion), the general perception amongst physicians is that it is unsafe and associated with a high rate Read More…

Plastic Surgery Products – Bellafil Injectable Filler

Over the past decade there have been many new injectable fillers that have become available for clinical use. And just about every year a new one is commercially released either by an existing or new manufacturer. As we end 2014, there is a new injectable filler that has become available…although it is new in name Read More…

MIcrocannulas for Injectable Lip Augmentation

The lips are one of the most unique areas of the face to be treated by injectable fillers. The lips are extremely soft and supple, have a high number of nerve endings and are the most frequently touched part of the entire face. They also have a somewhat complex shape to them and undergo a Read More…

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