Topical Products for the Aging Face

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Topical Products for the Aging Face

This article focuses on nonprescription home-use topical treatment technologies for the aging face and is intended to serve as a guide for the core cosmeceutical technologies currently used and to…

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Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Devices

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Devices

This article reviews minimally invasive radiofrequency options for skin tightening, focusing on describing their mechanism of action and clinical profile in terms of safety and efficacy and presenting peer-reviewed articles…

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Laser Resurfacing

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a very popular procedure worldwide. Full field and fractional lasers are used in many aesthetic practices. There have been significant advances in laser resurfacing in the past…

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Basics of Lasers

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Basics of Lasers

Lasers are increasingly used by plastic surgeons to address issues such as wrinkles and textural changes, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, vascularity, and excess fat accumulation. A fundamental understanding of the underlying…

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Synthetic Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Synthetic Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation

Soft tissue filler procedures have increased dramatically in popularity in the United States. Synthetic fillers such as calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and poly- l -lactic acid (PLLA), and…

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Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid soft tissue fillers include a range of products (Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Voluma, Restylane Silk, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Belotero Balance) that are used commonly for facial…

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Fat, Stem Cells, and Platelet-Rich Plasma

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Fat, Stem Cells, and Platelet-Rich Plasma

The ideal filler for aesthetic surgery is inexpensive and easy to obtain, natural in appearance and texture, immunologically compatible, and long lasting without risk of infection. By most metrics, autologous…

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Overview of Botulinum Toxins for Aesthetic Uses

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Overview of Botulinum Toxins for Aesthetic Uses

Botulinum toxin type A (BTA) can be used for facial aesthetics. The 3 currently available BTA types include onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox; Botox Cosmetic, Allergan, Irvine, CA), abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport; Ipsen, Ltd, Berkshire,…

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