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Procedures for Contouring the Male Body

The male body has historically been depicted across different artistic mediums as an athletic, lean, muscular figure, like sculptures from ancient Greek history. Presently, many male actors are considered body icons and are found on magazine covers worldwide. Research suggests that the ideal male figure matches those in the media and that women prefer lean men with well-defined muscles.[i] This is likely because this body represents discipline, dominance, resilience, and sexual experience.[ii] ... READ MORE

How to Reduce Discomfort and Bruising from Filler Injections

While filler injection procedures are non-invasive and safe, patients may experience some discomfort during the session. They may also see bruising in the days following the procedure. In order to minimize discomfort and treat bruising, there are several steps you can take. How to Identify Bruising Bruising presents itself as a slight discoloration of the skin and is a common side effect of filler injections. Studies show that bruising occurs in anywhere from 19 to 68 percent of patients and i ... READ MORE

Chemical Peeling

Introduction Chemical peeling, also known as chemexfoliation, is one of the oldest skin resurfacing treatments available. It involves the application of caustic agents to produce controlled, predictable destruction of the epidermis and variable portions of the dermis.1 The process is followed by regeneration and remodeling, with clinical improvement of texture and surface abnormality through subsequent re-epithelialization and second intention healing. The advent of lasers put chemical peels ... READ MORE

Types of Dermal Fillers

Types of Dermal Fillers What Are Dermal Fillers? Dermal fillers are medical cosmetic devices that can help restore a youthful appearance to the skin and can also reshape facial contours. Cosmetic filler injections are becoming an increasingly popular procedure thanks to the non-invasive nature of treatment and the low risk of complications. As the face naturally loses subcutaneous fat due to the aging process, lines and wrinkles become more apparent. Aging also causes the facial skin to st ... READ MORE

Mesotherapy for Cellulite Treatment

Introduction Cellulite is a common topographical alteration popularly described as an “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” appearance of the thighs, breasts, and buttocks, which affects millions of aesthetic patients worldwide. The condition mainly affects women and rarely occurs in men. It has been reported that approximately 85% of post-adolescent women have some degree of cellulite. The debate surrounding the etiology of the disease and the efficacy of available treatme ... READ MORE

Why Dentists Should Use Dermal Fillers and Botox

In the last 30 years, esthetic dentistry has seen a huge rise in popularity as techniques such as teeth whitening and dental implants have become more accessible. However, dentists can do more than give their patients a healthy and beautiful smile. Once you’ve seen to the teeth, what about the folds and wrinkles around the mouth that can detract from a perfect smile? Dento-facial symmetry can play a huge role in the cosmetic outcomes of your patients, and being able to offer facial volume ... READ MORE

Medium and Deep Chemical Peels

Introduction Chemical peeling is an aesthetic procedure intended to visibly improve the skin on the face or body via the external application of a chemical agent to induce the controlled destruction of a specific layer of the skin. It can accelerate the process of exfoliation, but it can also destroy the superficial layer of the skin or a portion of the dermis. The dead skin eventually peels off, and newer and healthier epidermal tissues are revealed. The regenerated skin is generally smoother, ... READ MORE

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) for Skin Rejuvenation & Hair Regrowth

What is PRP and how is it processed? The blood in our body is mostly liquid plasma, but it is rich in red and white blood cells and platelets. Platelets are the components of our blood responsible for clotting, and they are rich in proteins called growth factors that promote the healing of injuries. To attain platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the substance is separated from a small blood sample via centrifugation. Platelets have been used for many purposes for several years. One of the more common u ... READ MORE

Eye Rejuvenation Using Pulse-Triggered Laser

The aging eyes are a common concern for many people. Patients seek ways to reduce dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. The thin skin around the eyes is delicate and susceptible to structural changes, which means signs of aging can be much more apparent.  Many techniques and treatment approaches can be used to improve this aspect of skin aging, including fillers, topical treatments, monopolar radiofrequency to tighten loose skin, and treatment from a 1550nm wavelength fractional laser for ... READ MORE

Treating Lips

Introduction A lot of patients resort to aesthetic medicine to rejuvenate the appearance of their lips and the perioral area. These patients are usually presented with aging signs like perioral rhytids (also known as lipstick lines whereby the lipstick tends to bleed into those lines), loss of lip volume, smoker’s lines, and downturned corners of the mouth. Though aesthetic procedures are famed for the efficacy, patients are still wary of these procedures due to the risks of undesir ... READ MORE

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