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You know that feeling you get when your skin is taut, rough and thirsty?
Dryness makes skin look older and dull or drab. This can be caused by getting too much sun, climbing high altitudes, swimming in a chlorinated pool, or overdoing it with aggressive or acid-based skin care or peels. The answer, according to many dermatologists and skincare experts, is hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, which is a polysaccharide (like an oversized sugar).
According to New York City facial plastic surgeon Sam Rizk, “HA is naturally occurring in connective tissue throughout the body and is found in the highest concentrations in the fluids of the eyes and joints. It is also fo
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The newest crop of injectables hailing from global pharma giants Allergan (JUVEDERM) and Galderma (RESTYLANE) are changing the face of the so-called ‘Liquid Facelift.’ Whereas hyaluronic acid gel fillers used to be considered somewhat interchangeable like Coke and Pepsi, these novel products have distinct differences in how they work and where they can be used that set each of them apart.
In December 2016, Galderma introduced Restylane Refyne (for the treatment of moderate to severe, facial wrinkles and folds) and Restylane Defyne (for moderate to severe, deep facial wrinkles and folds). These new products to the US are marketed under the brand Emervel in Europe.
Dr. Steven Fagien, an
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Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler is a board certified plastic surgeon in San Jose and greater South Bay Area. She has authored numerous medical journal articles and lectured nationwide. She is one of very few women surgeons in the Bay Area formally trained in microsurgical breast reconstruction; her specialty is aesthetic plastic surgery of the face and body. Dr. Zeidler’s philosophy is to create a fantastic but natural appearing final result.
Dr. Zeidler sat down with BITB to discuss her passions, top trends in cosmetic surgery and her predictions for the future of surgical and non-surgical treatments for the face and body.
1. Can you tell us about your passion for your career?
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“There are some exciting new developments in surgical as well as non-surgical treatments on the market today that are in demand right now, especially before the holidays. For example, from Allergan, Juvederm® VOLUMA just received FDA clearance, and our practice will be among the first to offer this new volumizing hyaluroni