• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG

Top 3 Most Common Wedding Cosmetic Procedures

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Planning your wedding isn’t all about buying the most fabulous cake, creating the perfect venue and deciding on the perfect dress. As a bride, your wedding is one of the best and most memorable days of your life and it is understandable that you want to look your best.

Nowadays, more and more brides are opting to have extensive wedding makeovers to make sure they look the most radiant on their wedding. We have looked into the most common wedding cosmetic procedures brides today are requesting before they walk down the aisle.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are formulas applied topically to help exfoliate dead skin cells and rejuvenate the skin’s surface. This procedure renews the skin to encourage shedding of the old skin layer. In just a week after the procedure, you’ll notice that the top layer of the skin sheds and a new layer reveals, giving you a radiant, youthful appearance.

Botulinum toxin

The procedure involves targeted injections of the drug OnaBotulinumToxinA on smooth facial wrinkles using an ultra-fine needle. After the procedure, no recovery time is necessary. Wrinkle reduction Injections are used for smoothening wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, the neck and the forehead.

The treatment procedure is practically painless and does not take long hours. When done properly with an experienced injector, it can literally erase years off on your face. Wrinkle reduction treatment can also be used as a prevention, especially when you begin to notice wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes or between your brows.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

This procedure involves multiple injections, similar to how Wrinkle reduction treatment is administered. Dermal filler is often used to smoothen wrinkles, fill in hollow areas of the face, plump the lips and lessen the appearance of scars. Hyaluronic acid filler comes in a variety of brands that include Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero.

Dermal fillers can help restore volume loss. Facial volume loss can make you look five to 10 years older than your age. As we age, we often lose the volume in our cheeks and the skin starts to sag. By adding volume into the cheek area, it makes it appear round and it also pulls the nasal-labial folds (or the parentheses). Filling the temporal hollows will help you look not too gaunt. We can also fill your jaws to achieve a straighter jawline, making you look more youthful.

Why Use Wedding Cosmetic Procedures

Like high school reunions, weddings are one of the major life events that inspire and motivate our patients to look for treatment procedures that will enhance their appearance. Brides-to-be must allot plenty of time to look around, research and plan the procedures they want to be done and should set aside ample time for proper healing before they walk down the aisle.

Are you interested in having wedding cosmetic procedures as part of your preparation? Please leave us a comment about the treatment you are considering.

7 Surprising Uses of Wrinkle reduction treatment

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While the best known uses of Wrinkle reduction treatment are smoothing wrinkles and diminishing facial lines, it has repeatedly surprised the medical circle for its apparently endless applications. Since its approval about 30 years ago, Wrinkle reduction treatment has become a staple for cosmetic enhancement nowadays.

In general, Wrinkle reduction treatment is considered safe when used in minimal amounts and given by a licensed professional. But Wrinkle reduction treatment is now without risks. For Wrinkle reduction treatment , the risks may include the drug spreading in other areas, causing vision problems, muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing and trouble breathing.

Being approved by the US FDA, Wrinkle reduction treatment has been used for a number of medical issues. The off-label uses of Wrinkle reduction treatment has made Wrinkle reduction treatment become extremely popular. Here are some of the most intriguing uses of Wrinkle reduction treatment .

Excessive Underarm Sweating

When doctors found out that their patients being treated with Wrinkle reduction treatment for facial spasms are sweating less, Wrinkle reduction treatment company started researching whether Wrinkle reduction treatment could be used as a therapy for people suffering from several axillary hyperhidrosis. It was approved by the FDA for such treatment in 2004. It can also be used for treating overly sweaty feet and hands.

Overactive Bladder

In a study, it has been found that nearly 70 percent of women treated with Wrinkle reduction treatment for overactive bladder reported three leaks as compared to the average five leaks a day at the beginning of the study. But there’s a risk – Wrinkle reduction treatment can overly relax the bladder and patient may need to use catheter.

Chronic Migraine

In 1992, Dr. William Binder noticed that when he administered Wrinkle reduction treatment for wrinkles, they also reported fewer migraines. Wrinkle reduction treatment company later tested the drug on people suffering from chronic migraines. In 2010, Wrinkle reduction treatment was approved for chronic migraine. Some doctors argue whether Wrinkle reduction treatment is truly effective as migraine treatment or whether it’s only a placebo effect.

Today, people who get Wrinkle reduction treatment for migraine get 31 injection in various spots on their neck and head and the effect can last up to three months.

Crossed-eyes

One of the uses of Wrinkle reduction treatment first approved was strabismus, a disorder affecting 4 percent of Americans where the eyes don’t line up in the same direction.

Cleft Lip Scars in Babies

Cleft palate and cleft lip are birth defects that happen when the baby’s mouth or lip don’t form properly during pregnancy. Most undergo surgery to correct it. Some doctors inject Wrinkle reduction treatment on the infant’s scars to hold the muscles still and let it heal.

Depression

While many experts are still unconvinced, numerous trials suggest that Wrinkle reduction treatment could improve depression symptoms. In a recent study of 74 patients with major depressive disorder, it was found that 52 percent of those who got Wrinkle reduction treatment reported a decline in symptoms after six weeks, compared to 15 percent of people given placebo. Wrinkle reduction treatment company Allergan is still doing clinical trials to verify if Wrinkle reduction treatment could treat depression.

Premature Ejaculation

Injecting Wrinkle reduction treatment in the penis could relax the muscle, delaying ejaculation. Right now, Allergan is still conducting clinical trials for this problem. They also hold a patent for treating erectile dysfunction.

A Closer Look Between Fat Filler vs. Dermal Filler

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Two of the most popular cosmetic procedures today for facial rejuvenation and volume restoration are fat filler vs. dermal filler. What are the difference between the two? Let us take a deeper lens on how best to restore facial volume.

Fat Filler vs. Dermal Filler – How They Work

One way to restore facial volume is by using hyaluronic acid, as a direct filler. Another is a polymer of lactic acid that serves as an inflammatory material to induce collagen synthesis and develop a guided tissue volume additive. These two materials can easily be administered in the office with minimal downtime. Although these treatments are safe and easy, it is important to get a doctor with experienced eyes, hands and judgment to ensure the best outcomes. Results may last up to two years.

Another option to restore volume of the face is through fat grafting. Fat can be harvested easily from the thighs or abdomen to be used in the face. The procedure is a milder, gentler form of liposuctioning that requires a small amount of processing. It is then re-injected into the specific location. Under local anesthesia, patients may feel some pressure sensation from obtaining the fat. To ensure not to injure the fat, specialized cannulas are used. The technique may cause some pressure sensation compared to the small, sharp needle used for injecting dermal filler.

The good thing of using fat is that it’s cheaper to obtain as opposed to a manufactured material. Also, peripheral stem cells could direct cellular differentiation which leads to better tissue quality.

Which Do You Use? Fat Filler vs. Dermal Filler?

Fat can be technically demanding because it is soft and doesn’t exert force on the skin as compared to fillers. This is the reason why most doctors prefer to use hyaluronic acid and other dermal fillers around delicate areas such as around the eyes and the lips.

The use of fat filler is still an evolving technique in the world of plastic surgery. Currently, there are significant discussion on the techniques as well as the science behind the results. Fat grafting is application to every region of the body, including the face, hand, breast, buttock, neck and other contour deformities.

As for the early stages of volume restoration and facial rejuvenation, which can happen during the third decade of life and beyond, most volume restoration procedures is done using off-the-shelf dermal filler in an office setting because of the convenience and the ease of use.

Fat filler vs. dermal filler? Well, it is a case-to-case decision. It depends as it is important to identify the best protocol for every patient. Taking the customized approach is still the best thing to do, from the initial consultation to the procedure. Here at Skin Hampshire, it is our goal to provide only the best, optimal results for every patient and to develop a lifetime relationship.

The Benefits of Having Tear Trough Treatment

Our eyes are one of the most important features of our face and their ability to be the main focal point of the face can be diminishes because of wrinkles, eyebrow dropping, eyelash loss, cheek volume loss and fine lines. One of the most popular cosmetic treatment that can enhance the appearance of the eyes is the tear trough treatment.

Most injectables could take a few days, even weeks, for the effect to be noticed. However, some treatments can provide instant results. Tear trough treatment is one example and the highly skilled professionals at Skin Hampshire perform it for those tired of looking ‘tired’.

How Tear Trough Treatment Works to Firm Under Eye Area

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There is a natural depression that lines the curve of your eye socket, going from the nose to the underside of the eye. This is called as ‘tear trough’ as this is where your tears collect. As you get older, the skin loses its natural elasticity. Your face also lose volume from the mid and upper section as the facial fat starts to shrink and sag.

Because of the sagging and shrinking of the delicate skin around the tear trough, it causes eye bags and dark shadows, which is hard to conceal with makeup. It makes your face look tired and old.

But the texture of dermal filler used for tear trough treatment can improve the appearance of this area non-surgically, through the use of multiple injections administered above the orbital bone. Tear trough filler can give you an instant result as the dark shadows get ‘plumped out’ for a naturally renewed, rejuvenated face and a far more ‘awake’ look.

Who are the Ideal Candidate for Tear Trough Treatment?

Though deep tear troughs usually appear in the 30s or 40s, there are patients as young as 20 who are to have early sign of aging. Ideal candidate is anyone who knows and understands the procedure, in general good health and has realistic expectations of the results. During the initial consultation, we will be able to determine if the treatment procedure is fitted for your situation.

We will do a skin evaluation, a discussion of your desired results as well as a review of your medical history. If you decide to get a tear trough treatment, a personalize treatment plan will be developed.

What to Expect from the Tear Trough Treatment

For the first four hours after the procedure, patient is advised to stay upright, to let the filler to settle. Any strenuous activity is not allowed within 24 hours. Cosmetics can be applied the following day. Take note that chemical peels, tanning or facials of any kind should be avoided within seven days after the procedure as the tissues are still highly sensitive.

Patients can expect very slight redness and bruising at the injection site for the first few days after the injection. Cold treatment can be applied to reduce any swelling. The side effects are expected to dissipate after one week.