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.