A research has reported that botox injections can really make a positive impact on your skin.
The study was published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. It investigated the skin condition of two patients who had their wrinkles and fine lines treated with Botox injections, a non-surgical cosmetic procedure.
The research was of very small scale, but it was noticed that botox had caused positive effects on the quality of both the patients‘ skin conditions. The patients were monitored for a total of 7 years.
The participants did not notice any new wrinkles forming and enjoyed smooth, youthful and naturally looking skin. “I have found that with short-term use, expression lines still remain, but over the long term creases actually disappear, meaning the smoothing effect does not wear off when the botox does.”
Another way Botox injections are used in cosmetic surgery is stopping underarm sweating.
A new adhesive used in cosmetic surgery has been allowed to use in browlift procedures across Europe.
BioForm Medical is going to advertise and trial BioGlue Surgical Adhesive manufactured by Cryolife.
The cosmetic adhesive is used to flexibly seal the tissue within 20 to 30 seconds. Steven Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Cryolife, claims that the product has been proved to be safe and effective in over 400,000 procedures.
“We are pleased that BioGlue is now available for use in browlift cosmetic and plastic surgery in the European Community. We look forward to continuing to expand BioGlue’s applications and availability worldwide,” said the CEO.
Chief executive officer of BioForm Medical, Steven Basta, claimed that the company is “particularly excited” by BioGlue being approved to use in browlift procedures. However, he added that the cosmetic adhesive had many other ways to be used in plastic surgery. He also said: “This is an important step in our overall development strategy to evaluate the use of BioGlue as a quick and easy-to-use fixation method in plastic surgery,”.
Experts have decided to investigate the possibilities of a specially designed laser treatment aimed at improving the skin condition of patients with darker skin suffering from acne scars.
Dark skin with acne scars has always been particularly difficult to treat. Usually, in order to treat acne scars the outer layer of the skin is removed with lasers or by chemical peeling. However, in this case dark-skinned patients develop a discolouration.
The new laser method would not remove any skin, but induce collagen in the deepest layers of the tissue to grow., thus causing the skin to become smoother without damaging it.
“This is breaking new ground in that there’s been very little research published in this area,“ commented Dr Natalie Semchyshyn, assistant professor of dermatology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
“Most of the studies involving non-ablative lasers for acne scarring have been done on patients with lighter skin – yet an increasing proportion of the population…has darker skin tones.”
The initial trial will last for 18 months and if it brings positive results, it could be a revolutionary way to treat people suffering from acne without surgical procedures.