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The uses of botulinum toxin A in facial aesthetics

Botulinum toxin is the exotoxin of Clostridium botulinum, which is a spore-forming, gram-positive anaerobic bacterium (Kedlaya, 2010). In total, seven different serotypes are produced by Clostridium...


Melasma is one of the most common skin disorders that poses a challenge for clinicians. In recent studies, cysteamine cream has been a promising treatment compared to placebo..

Non-surgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers

There are several important considerations regarding the anatomical characteristics of the nose, both from the aesthetic and safety point of view..

Using platelet-rich plasma to treat hair loss and thinning

On average, normal hair loss is under 100 hairs per day; and these are normally replaced by new, thicker hair, so the loss does not tend to be noticeable..

EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 versus US Food and Drug Administration approval of dermal filler products

To ensure the safety and quality of medical devices, there are regulations that must be adhered to so that manufacturers can bring them to market. These regulations are implemented differently in...

Collagen stimulants in facial rejuvenation: a systematic review

In both cases, the search methodology began with a strategy to identify any existing systematic reviews on either substance or brand (as reported above). Peer-reviewed available evidence found since...

Exploring the relationship between young people, body dissatisfaction and aesthetic procedures

Body dissatisfaction—a discrepancy between one's appearance ideal (what they wish to look like to meet sociocultural standards of beauty) and actual appearance—is well documented in Western societies...

How to get rid of visceral fat: a randomised double-blind clinical trial

The technology used was completed in 2008 by Gerald Pollock and Donald Gilbert. The technology was originally built at the University of London for muscle-wasting conditions and multiple sclerosis,...

Dermal filler migration complications following lip augmentation procedures

Research suggests that hyaluronic acid lip fillers usually last approximately 6–9 months before the host's immune response degrades them (Kopp et al, 2013)..

Gluteal projection and augmentation using polycaprolactone-based filler: a promising new indication

A case of a 26-year-old woman who was searching for a non-surgical option to give projection and increase perkiness in the gluteal area is presented in Figures 1, 3 and 4. She had a history of two...

Living with Moebius syndrome

While many with Moebius syndrome are psychologically adjusted and lead fulfilled lives, some may experience psychosocial difficulties. Firstly, facial expression serves as way to convey emotional...

Body contouring using a combination of non-invasive energy-based devices

When someone overeats and is inactive, this raises the question of where fat will be deposited, as well as where fat will be burned when dieting and exercising. This is the typical fat distribution...

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