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Nasolabial Folds

Your first dermal fillers course: 5 tips to know beforehand

It is commonly thought that the use of a cannula, instead of a needle, will automatically eradicate the risk of vessel penetration. However, anecdotal evidence amongst clinicians suggests this may not always be the case. Pavicic et al. (2019) have now shown clinical data that proves this. Pavicic’s study looked specifically at the superficial temporal …

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Nasolabial Folds

Does cheek filler improve the nasolabial folds?

For a long time now, it has been a commonly held belief that patients with nasolabial creases/folds should be treated by injecting nasolabial fold filler into the cheeks first due to the lifting effect created. Unfortunately though, there has never been any evidence to prove this beyond reasonable doubt. Pictured: A – nasolabial crease. B …

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Nasolabial Folds

5 essentials for creating the perfect patient Jawline

5 Essentials for creating the perfect patient jawline Jawlines are an incredibly popular area that fillers are requested for. Understand the tips below to make sure that you don’t overtreat and create results that cause regret for both you and your patient. Fat’s important! An overweight patient asking for jaw definition should ring alarm bells. …

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Nasolabial Folds

Do cannulas offer lower blood vessel risk?

It is commonly thought that the use of a cannula, instead of a needle, will automatically eradicate the risk of vessel penetration. However, anecdotal evidence amongst clinicians suggests this may not always be the case. Pavicic et al. (2019) have now shown clinical data that proves this. Pavicic’s study looked specifically at the superficial temporal …

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