Voluma vs traditional facelift?


If your face is beginning to show the signs of age, a facelift is no longer the only way to correct it, as there are now a host of non-invasive options to choose from. But how do you decide if a non-surgical procedure like Voluma can give you the correction you need. Voluma vs traditional facelift – Which one is right for you?

Voluma is a second-generation hyaluronic acid filler that is used to replenish volume in the cheeks.  When injected, Voluma gives an immediate and noticeable lift to the midface region. It provides attractive, natural-looking results. Unlike older fillers that typically last 6 -9 months, Voluma can last up to 2 years.

The traditional facelift is usually done to eliminate sagging skin that causes wrinkles, creases, and jowls. A facelift tightens the skin to get rid of sagging in the middle and lower face. The results normally last 5- 10 years.

Voluma vs traditional facelift
Voluma is recommended for people with age-related volume loss in the cheek area. Treatment will also lead to a slight lifting of the mid-face, but this cannot be compared to the more defined lift that you get with a traditional facelift.

The traditional facelift provides full facial rejuvenation. Voluma only corrects volume loss in the cheeks, so if you have significant skin laxity in the lower face, a traditional facelift would be more effective.

Voluma treatment takes only a few minutes, and most people can resume regular activities immediately after. The traditional facelift is a surgical procedure that can take up to 2 hours, and requires a much longer downtime, during which there will be some pain and discomfort.

Contact Medicetics Skin Clinic, London, UK, to find out which option would be more suitable for you. Call +44 (0) 207 402 2033 to book a consultation, or go to www.medicetics.com/.

Is FUE Hair Transplant the Best Harvesting Technique?

After Hair Transplant

Many men suffering with a receding hairline, or a bald spot on the top of their head, are turning to hair transplantation for help. This can be done using either the follicular unit extraction (FUE) or the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) methods. However, since FUE is more advanced, people often curious to find out – Is FUE hair transplant the best harvesting technique?

FUE Method
FUE is a technique in which an instrument is used to harvest units of 1-4 hairs, from the donor area at the back of the head. The hair is then transplanted to the thinning areas. The FUE method requires the shaving of the donor area, but if you have long hair, the hairs nearby can hide the spot until it grows out.

With the traditional FUT or ‘strip’ method, a scalpel is used to harvest a strip of hair from the back of the head. The strip of hair is cut into individual units before being transplanted.

Which is best?
Both techniques yield very good results, but there are notable differences in the method of extracting the hair.

Some patients experience a greater level of satisfaction with the FUE method for the following reasons:
•    FUE leaves a small scar that is hardly visible, while the strip method leaves a long linear scar.
•    FUE does not require the use of scalpel or sutures, so there is less likelihood of an infection or other complication.
•    Patients are able to return to regular activities much sooner with the FUE method.

The results achieved with hair transplantation depend not so much on the method used, but on the experience and expertise of the physician performing the procedure.

Clients in Guilford, CT, can contact Dr. Robert Langdon Connecticut, of the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation on hair transplantation.  Call Dr. Langdon today at 844-551-9880.

Best Season to Get Your Hair Removed – winter or summer?

When temperatures take a nosedive, the last thing you want to do is expose your legs to the elements. Although your legs will probably be covered, you still want to get rid of any unruly hair and keep them looking silky smooth. Laser hair removal is a safe, fast, convenient, way to do so. But when is the best season to get your hair removed – winter or summer.

Laser hair removal can be used to eliminate unwanted hair from the face, legs, back, bikini line, and other parts of the body. The laser is better able to target the hair when it is in the active growth phase. Therefore it generally takes 5 to 6 treatments to achieve optimal hair removal.

Best season for laser hair removal  
Lasers work by targeting the dark pigment or color in the hair. The dark pigment absorbs the laser energy, which heats up and destroys the hair follicle. In order to be effective, the laser has to be able to differentiate between the hair color and skin color.

It is therefore best to limit sun exposure and avoid tanning, prior to laser hair removal. This makes winter the best time to get your legs summer ready. Doctors typically recommend that sun exposure be avoided up to 4 weeks before laser hair removal. This will help to avoid any complications that may occur if the color of the skin and hair are similar. Sun exposure should also be limited for 2 weeks after treatment.

Book a consultation with Sona Med Spa, Memphis, Tennessee, to find out more about laser hair removal. Fill out our contact form at www.sonamedspaonline.com/contact-us/ or call 901-683-8220.

How soon can I wash after FUE hair transplant?

After Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair harvesting method that can restore your hair and produce natural looking results. However, in order to gain optimal results, you must ensure that you follow your doctor’s advice regarding post-operative care. One of the most important questions you should ask your doctor is – How soon can I wash after FUE hair transplant?

What is FUE?
FUE is a minimally invasive hair harvesting technique, used to extract hair from the donor area. The procedure is done under local anesthetic. The hairs are individually extracted using an automated hair transplant device.

FUE hair transplantation is considered a more efficient method to the strip harvesting technique, as more grafts can be removed in one session. In addition, the procedure does not leave a linear scar behind.

How soon can you wash after FUE hair transplant?
Washing your hair is generally not recommended until the grafts are fully healed, because at that time the roots are anchored beneath the skin. This usually takes about 7-9 days. The follicles are vulnerable before this time, as the roots are not yet set, so it’s best to avoid washing or massaging the transplanted hair.

However, some doctors ask their patients to come in the day after surgery for a special sponge wash. Regular washing is usually resumed once the scabs have all come off. Be sure to discuss post-operative procedures with your doctor before surgery, so that you take care of your hair the correct way.

The FUE hair transplant method is available at the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, Connecticut. Call 844-551-9880 to schedule a consultation with Robert Langdon, MD, and find out if the procedure would be suitable for you.

Is FUE Hair Transplant the Best Harvesting Technique?

How Does Hair Restoration Work with Stem Cells?

Hair transplants have become so popular that hair loss is now nothing to be embarrassed about. There are two main techniques used to harvest the hair for transplant – the older strip method, and the newer Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE technique. There has been a lot of talk about the benefits of the FUE method, but is FUE hair transplant the best harvesting technique.

Hair Harvesting Techniques
With the strip method a strip of hair is surgically removed from the donor area. The hair is then separated individually before being put in the thinning area.  The wound is then sutured, leaving a linear scar.

The FUE hair transplantation technique is a newer method of hair extraction. It involves the use of an automated device to remove bundles of 1-4 hair follicles from the donor site, (usually at the back of the head). The units are then transplanted into the area affected by hair loss.

Is FUE the best harvesting technique?
Doctors don’t agree on which harvesting technique is the best. However, the FUE hair transplantation method is often preferred over the older strip method, because it does not leave a linear scar, and no stiches are required. What makes FUE so great is the fact that the scar left behind is very tiny, and almost impossible to see.

The decision regarding which technique to best is often arrived at after considering the pros and cons of both methods.

The correct extraction of the hair follicle is vital for the viability of the transplanted hair, and overall success of the procedure.  Therefore choosing a surgeon that is trained and experienced in hair surgery is an important part of the process.

Clients in Guilford, CT can contact the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, for more information on hair transplant procedures. Call 844-551-9880 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon.