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In addition to the dizzying array of available hyaluronic acid injectable fillers, the means in which they are injected continue to expand as well. Although a pointy needle may be the first tool that comes to mind for injecting fillers, it’s worth getting familiar with the cannula. This alternative injection tool is a thin, flexible tube with a blunt tip that is inserted into an entry site created with a needle, and then used to place the filler. Many physicians prefer a cannula for filler injections because this tool slides through the skin more easily, potentially reducing the trauma that can lead to swelling, bruising and other issues—and Allergan/Abbvie’s Juvéderm’s Voluma XC is the
My LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% journey started when it was first launched, all the way back in 2008 when the drug received FDA clearance. Rarely does anything work as predictably and fast as Latisse did for me! I was beyond thrilled. But the challenge was that my eyes were definitely a little more sensitive from regular use, so I ultimately had to taper off.
According to the studies, Latisse lengthens, thickens and darkens eyelashes and it does so predictably. Like the hair on your head, lashes tend to sprout, grow for a while and then eventually fall out. Latisse extends the growth phase and increases the number of hairs that sprout. Latisse promotes thicker lashes
Your genetics, chronological age and the sun play major roles in how well your skin will age, but your lifestyle and habits are huge contributing factors as well. If you’re hell bent on keeping those lines, wrinkles, uneven tone and rough-textured skin at bay, Dr. Mirwat Sami, a Houston board-certified Oculoplastic Surgeon has some recommendations for you:
SLEEP ON YOUR BACK: Sleeping on your side or stomach can cause uneven blood circulation which can deprive certain areas (including your skin) the nourishment it needs. Dr. Sami says that, “Not only do these sleeping positions cause wrinkles, poor blood circulation causes fluids to be stuck around your eyes.” This contributes to und
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With offices in Manhattan, Westchester and Long Island, oculplastic surgeon Brett Kotlus, MD, is widely sought after for his expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Bringing a special touch to every procedure he performs, Dr Kotlus has also developed eyelid surgery instruments with 3D printers and has a patent pending for the design of custom aesthetic facial implants.
He received a Master’s degree in Genetics from the Pennsylvania State University in State College and a Medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel. After completing his residency at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System of the Albert Einstein College of M
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