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As injectable fillers themselves continue to improve, so do injection techniques. A syringe with a needle has long been doctors’ go-to implement for filling lines, restoring facial volume and enhancing the lips, but injection via cannula has gained momentum—and Galderma’s Restylane Lyft has joined Restylane Silk as the second hyaluronic acid filler approved for injection with this tool.
Dermatologist Dr. Anne Chapas of Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City explains, “A cannula does not have a sharply pointed tip like a needle, the tip is more like a ballpoint pen. Instead of tearing or puncturing tissues, the cannula glides through the tissue causing less trauma. Patients
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Some women will do it until they bleed, and can no longer walk without pain. While others may just feel ashamed during a pedicure or when wearing sexy, sling-back sandals. We are talking about dry, cracked heels and the women (or men) who pick at them.
“It is one of those secret addictions or compulsions,” says Suzanne M. Levine, DPM, a podiatrist at the Institute Beauté in New York City. “We can see rips and tears that don’t coincide with blisters or seem to be related to increased pressure on the heel,” she says.
And yes, it’s a cosmetic concern, but this habit can also increase risk for infections and may be a red flag for more serious psychiatric issues such as