Medical Terms Often Used In Aesthetics:
Anesthetic – a medication (or “treatment”) that reduces pain
Dermal filler – a material that is injected underneath the skin to smooth wrinkles and restore volume
Hyaluronic Acid ( within HA Fillers) – a naturally occurring sugar, found in the body that gives the skin moisture, volume, and elasticity.
Hyaluronidase – an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid (can reverse HA Filler)
Lidocaine – a commonly used local anesthetic to numb the skin, see “anesthetic”
Nasolabial folds – the medical term for the creases that run from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. Commonly known as “laugh lines”
Tear Trough – Medical term for under-eye area (tear trough filler to counter dark circles and hollowness)
Topical –a cream or ointment applied to the top of the skin, affecting only the area to which it is applied – usually used when discussing anesthetic (numbing cream)
Marionette Lines – The lines run vertically between the mouth and chin – Restylane Defyne helps smooth out deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) as well as enhance chin projection
Touch-up – an additional injection of dermal filler or neurotoxin such as Dysport that is usually given a short time after the initial injection. (2-3 weeks later) Some patients may require a touch-up treatment to achieve the desired result.
What Is Sculptra Aesthetic And What Does It Do?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable poly-L lactic acid that produces a gradual and subtle enhancement to the skin’s appearance by stimulating the body’s own collagen production. Although it is common for patients to assume that nearly all injectables are fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic (often referred to as Sculptra) is not a filler as we know it. It is perfect to pair with HA fillers for even better results and a more youthful appearance. Sculptra Aesthetic has several applications, from smoothing facial wrinkles to augmenting the cheeks. The final results of the treatment will easily last two years, but some people enjoy the final results of the treatment for up to five years. Sculptra Aesthetic Injectable requires initial dose and follow up dose for the same area 4 weeks after first treatment.