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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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I’m no stranger to injectables, but I never considered filler for my lips until about a year ago (I’m 41). Size wasn’t the issue, however the first signs of crinkling on the skin around my lips were, so I added this to my mental cosmetic to-do list—and that’s where it stayed until I was offered the opportunity to try Restylane Silk. As the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler specifically for enhancing the lips and smoothing lines around the mouth, obviously I jumped at the chance. A few weeks later, I found myself at the Boca Raton, Florida office of oculoplastic surgeon (and world-renowned injectable master) Dr. Steven Fagien. Having known Dr. Fagien professionally for almos
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Anti-aging is out, and wellness is in…big time.
Valued at $4.2 trillion in 2017, the wellness economy continues to expand nearly twice as fast as global economic growth, according to a new report from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
Wellness is “the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health,” and wellness initiatives are set to shake everything from how we vacation to where we live and how we function on the job.
The $639 billion wellness tourism industry is a “significant and fast-growing segment of global tourism”, and the bulk of wellness travel is done by secondary wellness tourists or those who se
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Now that summer is over, Fall is an ideal time to consider having a little work done.
Thanks to astute clinical observations and investigation, we know that cheeks and lips both lose volume as we age, our necks are subject to “tech neck” – drooping jowls, sagging skin, and creases around your chin and neck area – and both men and women desire facial “tune-ups” to keep them feeling and looking their best. Patients are turning to facial plastic surgeons in droves for cosmetic and surgical procedures to age gracefully or beat the clock altogether.
Whether your facial plastic surgeon recommends soft tissue fillers, fat or BOTOX®, injectables can help erase fine lines and wrinkl