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FILLER “RHEOLOGY”—A GOOD REASON TO CHOOSE WELL INFORMED COSMETIC INJECTORS

“Rheology—the study of flow-related properties—has been recognized for almost a century as being relevant to a number of fields, including materials science, geophysics and pharmaceutics. Rheologic theory and measurements are considered critical for the manufacture of topical medications, paints and inks, concrete and even chocolate”   Hema Sundaram, MD, FAAD Medical Director of Sundaram Dermatology,…

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“COSMETICA”–KEY AESTHETIC FACIAL SIGNIFICATION

Facial aesthetic key features are signified by beautiful eyes, cheeks and mouth along with a heart shaped face. Skin quality is fundamental but creating a beautiful face is a challenge that goes far beyond diminishing wrinkles. Contemporary cosmetic practitioners focus on these signifiers of facial beauty, improving them by “winding back the time” to recreate a more…

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Corporate Creeps

Corporate cosmetic clinics and franchise arrangements may soon dominate the marketplace for aesthetic treatments. Aggressive marketing while diminishing the real risks of treatment hallmarks the voracious drive to get the punters in the door. Once your are in the door upselling is name of the game. Unhappy with outcome? Well too bad-you didn’t you read the fine print…

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Filler Injection Techniques- A Significant Evolution

Filler techniques have evolved over the last 15 years. Gone are the days where fillers simply involved injections to corrected lines and folds. Contemporary application of fillers requires a far more advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology to aesthetically enhance the face. While each patient presentation has to assessed and treated in a bespoke approach,…

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Facial Involution-“Filliing” versus “Pulling”

As we age the skeleton and soft tissues involutes. So the underlying structural foundation of the face contracts leaving the skin to re-drape this deficient skeletal support. Until the advent of structural and contouring fillers plastic surgeons regularly excised skin (and some underlying tissue) and elevated the remaining skin, anchoring it front of and behind…

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Filler Treatment Side Effects and Catastophes. Not as simple as it Appears!

The advertising makes it all look so easy and risk free. Well guess what-it’s not the case. Lumpy and poor aesthetic outcomes are very common with filler injections. Filler injections can also lead to severe skin loss requiring skin grafts and even blindness.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cosmetic-fillers-can-cause-blindness-when-injected-into-the-forehead-new-report-warns-9177128.html    https://ispub.com/IJAM/9/1/14758    http://www.realself.com/question/restylane-injections-blood-vessel-occlusion-left-eye-90blind It is very important that patients seeking fillers see experienced and well…

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Cosmetex 2014-“Blended Filler” Technique-a wonderful innovation!

Cosmetex 2014 http://www.cosmetex.org/qld2014/ was our annual 3 day cosmetic medical and surgical “jamboree” on the Gold Coast some 2 weeks ago now. Once again the star turn of the event was my colleague Dr. Arthur Swift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pLphrH07jU&feature=player_embedded#! whom I have dubbed the “PHI Master” of Montreal, Canada for reasons that will apparent from the link. Dr. Swift…

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"Reputation Is Everything" & the Magic of the Multipotent Stem Cell in Fat.

When I commenced in this field of minimally invasive facial rejuvenation some medical colleagues remarked: “aren’t you frightened of treating faces in case something goes wrong?” The answer was then and remains: that I am not frightened but do take I take my work very seriously. Without any disrespected intended it should be understood that  an aesthetic facial procedure is…

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Suture/Thread Lifting Book Publication

I was delighted recently to be informed that a chapter I was invited to write was recently published in a book freely available online: Miniinvasive Face and Body Lifts – Closed Suture Lifts or Barbed Thread Lifts.  My chapter titled “Suture Lifting and Liposculpture Integration in the Creation of Facial Esthetic Harmony” can be reached by clicking on…

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Platelet Rich Plasma "Wow" Factor

A recent visit to attend the Biobridge congress in Venice http://www.biobridge-event.com/site/index.php/2013-preview/day-1-plenary-session.html  has convinced me of the potent advantages of using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in healing and rejuvenation aesthetic procedures.Some amazing outcomes are being achieved boosting healing in cases of bone, leg ulcers and damaged joints. There is little doubt that the improved outcomes that we are achieving with fat…

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