What's New In the World of Beauty?
In this ever changing world, new beauty products are constantly emerging. These masses of products tend to blend in with one another, but recently three exciting new products have caught the eye of many experienced physicians in the cosmetic field. Two of these products are already available, and the final is poised to make a huge impact in the field when it becomes available in the coming months.
What Exciting New Products
Are Available Now?
Most people have heard of fillers such as Restylane, Juvderm, and collagen. They are wonderful tools in skilled hands to help make someone look younger. They can be used to fill in laugh lines, or to fill in under eye hollows, augment cheeks or lips, and for “filler facelifts”. Injectable collagens tend to have less downtime than the hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Restylane and Juvderm. Unfortunately, their longevity has been far inferior, with the product lasting only about four months after injection.
Evolence is a new porcine collagen which has just been FDA-approved for cosmetic use in the United States. This new injectable collagens longevity is on par with the hyaluronic acid fillers, and has a very natural feel. Even more exciting, when injected, Evolence causes almost no swelling and rare bruising, decreasing the procedures downtime. There have been many new fillers over the years, but until now we have not seen a new product, which was able to combine an increase in longevity with a decrease in downtime.
Another new product not only catches peoples eye, it is making them more beautiful. Latisse is a new FDA-approved solution which causes eyelashes to grow substantially thicker and longer. This product is available by prescription, and is to be applied daily to the base of the eyelashes. For most, a noticeable difference occurs within eight weeks, but it may take up to 16 weeks for the full effect. The new glamorous lashes are not permanent. Prolonged treatment is required in order to maintain the effect.
What Exciting New Product
is on the Horizon?
Most people have heard of Botox. In fact, it is the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in this country. What some of you may have heard about, is that Botox is finally about to have some competition. The FDA approval of Reloxin is said to be imminent, which will give Botox its first competitor in this country. They have been competing for years in Europe, where they have both had excellent track records. Europeans have benefited from this with overall lower prices. Botox is an excellent product, but a little healthy competition is welcome in the U.S., and those of us in the industry hope to benefit from it as the Europeans have.
Remember, when considering a cosmetic procedure, seek the advice of an expert. For more information on Evolence, or for a prescription for Latisse, consult a board-certified dermatologist.