Botox for Smile LinesBotox for Smile Lines

A smile is a great gift of nature, and is a beautiful expression of happiness. However, repetitive motion of smiling may cause the formation of fine lines around the eyes and mouth over a period of time. Botox treatment at a certified medical spa is an effective way to address smile lines and make the skin look smoother and more youthful.

Smile lines may be more prominent in some people because the facial shape and the size of the facial muscles involved in smiling will vary from one individual to another. Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides Botox injectable aesthetic treatments. The med spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.

Botox Expertise

Botox treatment to remove smile lines is based on botulinum toxin, which is a powerful biological agent. Wrong location or wrong quantity of treatment or poor administering of the injections can result in serious side effects. Therefore, it is critical to choose a medical spa with a proven and established reputation in procedures such as Botox.

Smile lines are caused by a muscle caused orbicularis oculi. This is a circular muscle around the eye, which also performs the function of shutting the eyes tight. The treatment in precise quantity must be injected into this muscle carefully. Few small injections of Botox may be needed on each side. An expert will be able to perform the injections very quickly and without causing any significant pain or discomfort to the patient.

How does it Work?

Smiling activity can cause the skin to crease repeatedly in the same place because of the wearing down of the underlying tissue in that area. The overactive muscles causing the smile lines will be relaxed instantly when Botox is administered through injections. This will ensure that the skin will not crinkle up in the area around the eyes.

When the Botox medication goes into the muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from being transmitted to that area. This enables the underlying muscle become relaxed. The skin overlying the muscle will naturally become smoother and the wrinkles in the skin will slowly soften and disappear.

FDA Approval

The FDA had originally approved Botox cosmetic treatment for the reduction of frown lines between the brows. In 2013, Botox additionally received approval for the reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes. However, a majority of Botox providers have been using the injectable treatment for smile line reduction with excellent results.

The FDA has issued a warning on the Botox label that the treatment must only be received by a qualified provider. No adverse impact of Botox has been reported in cases where the treatment is administered by an expert.

Benefits

Botox cosmetic reduction for smile lines is a safe and predictable treatment. When performed by an expert, the treatment will usually cause minimal or no discomfort. Very little or no downtime is involved. The total treatment time required will be less than 30 minutes in most cases.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; freezemyfatflorida.com

Zeltiq Receives FDA Clearance to Treat Submental Fat with Coolsculpting Procedure
Zeltiq Receives FDA Clearance to Treat Submental Fat with Coolsculpting Procedure

A large number of women and men today seek fat reduction treatments that do not involve cosmetic surgery. One of the best alternatives available for such candidates is CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a unique cooling device that is designed to freeze the unwanted fat cells and eliminate them from the body. However, this procedure was until now more popular only for the larger and more accessible areas of the body.

Zeltiq, the company that provides CoolSculpting technology, has now received FDA clearance for its new applicator called CoolMini, which is uniquely designed for smaller fat pockets, including submental area or double chin. Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides CoolSculpting and CoolMini procedures. The med spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.

FDA Clearance for CoolMini

CoolMini by Zeltiq has now received an expanded clearance from the FDA, paving the way for non-surgical fat reduction in the submental area, which is commonly known as double chin. CoolMini technique is bound to revolutionize the field of non-surgical treatments for submental fat. More than two million aesthetic treatments with CoolSculpting have been performed successfully.

Mark Foley, the President and CEO of Zeltiq, said that the company’s continued introduction of new applicators along with expanded clearances from the FDA enable it to address additional problem areas for the patients. The CoolMini applicator will allow a CoolSculpting practice to treat smaller volume areas of stubborn fat with the same efficacy as its other applicators, and involving little to no downtime.

Results with CoolMini

The size, shape, and curvature of the CoolMini applicator have been designed to comfortably address the small, problem areas such as excess chin fat. Results will be visible to the patient within about three weeks. In about one to three months after the treatment, the patient can expect to achieve the most dramatic results. The treatment provides an effective alternative to liposuction cosmetic surgery.

An expert treatment provider will be able to deliver optimal results for most patients in just one or two treatment sessions with CoolMini applicator. Patients will usually be able to resume regular activity almost immediately after the treatment. Dr. Fiala is an experienced plastic surgeon providing CoolMini treatment to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas.

Clinical Trial

According to a 2014 study conducted by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, about 68 percent of people are concerned about excess chin and neck fat. Therefore, the need for an effective non-surgical fat reduction treatment for this area is quite evident. The FDA provided clearance to CoolMini for the reduction of submental fat on the basis of the data from a US pivotal clinical trial.

Patients in the trial received one to two treatments in the area below the chin. Each treatment was spaced six weeks apart, and the result was an average fat reduction of 20%. This result was similar to the results achieved with other CoolSculpting applicators. Furthermore, no adverse events were observed and patients experienced very little or no discomfort or downtime.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; freezemyfatflorida.com

Sclerotherapy vs. Laser Therapy for Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy vs. Laser Therapy for Spider Veins

Spider Veins is a medical condition that occurs in people commonly in the leg or facial area. Spider veins are medically known as ‘telangiectasias’. Spider veins are a typically innocuous medical condition, however, sometimes it could pose as a symptom of a more serious underlying condition. Spider veins are a gathering of a cluster of blood vessels close to the surface of the skin.

Things you need to know about spider veins

The cluster, or formation of blood vessels on the skin resemble that of a spider, or sometimes a spider web. Due to this occurrence, telangiectasias, is more commonly known as spider veins. These spider-like formation of veins occur in a dark red, blue or purple color at the surface of the skin. Most common reasons that are cited by experts as the causation of spider veins are pregnancy, hormonal change or imbalance, and a lack or over exertion of the body. Any form of physical stress may also trigger the formation of spider veins.

When blood flows though the veins, there are valves which control the blood flow in the entire body. However, during times of pregnancy, hormonal imbalance or physical over exertion, the valves tend to be tampered with. This gives rise to an irregular blood flow, which in turn engenders spider veins.

Even though spider veins are a medically harmless condition, it is very conspicuous on the human body. This problem can be easily rectified by cosmetic procedures. Sclerotherapy and laser therapy are commonplace in various medical clinics and spas across the world. For example, the Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa in Altamonte Springs, Florida cater to exactly these needs. The Fiala Med Spa is operated by Dr. Thomas Fiala.

In the case of sclerotherapy, the cosmetic surgeon injects an irritant known as sclerosant into the veins. These irritants damage the blood vessels and interior lining of the veins, causing the blood toclot. Once the clotting begins, the spider veins almost magically disappear instantly.

Types of treatment for Spider Veins:

Sclerotherapy is a relatively painless, but extremely time consuming process. The pain is very mild and does not hamper any bodily functions. The process of sclerotherapy does require a cosmetic surgeon to arduously inject the sclerosant into each visible vein on the surface of the skin. This is carried out with the utmost precision and dexterity.

Laser treatment of spider veins are also used very commonly these days. During laser therapy, the cosmetic surgeon directs a laser beam on the affected veins. This process cuts off the veins blood supply and burns off the unwanted veins entirely. It causes scar tissue and blood clotting, eliminating the appearance of spider veins on the skin surface.

Which is better?

Laser therapy does have a few side effects like skin burns or skin discoloration. Even though laser therapy is a quicker newer and recent therapeutic process, it is still undergoing the experimental period. It is not necessarily as effective as sclerotherapy. In fact if the vein appearing on the surface is too large, it is advisable to first undergo a round of sclerotherapy and then carry on with laser therapy for the smaller veins.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; freezemyfatflorida.com

Plastic Surgeons vs Cosmetic Surgeons
Plastic Surgeons vs Cosmetic Surgeons

Cosmetic Surgery has often been mistaken for and interchanged with plastic surgery. The two forms of surgery, while distantly related, are entirely different from each other. There is a lot of antipathy amongst the plastic surgeon faculty towards the cosmetic surgeon. Plastic surgery is considered to be a surgical practice and science, while cosmetic surgery is more of an extension branch of plastic surgery. Most plastic surgeons agree with this notion.

Defining Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery:

Plastic surgery is a generically larger umbrella under which the branch, or study of cosmetic surgery falls. It primarily deals with the imperative surgery carried out in patients who suffer drastic deformations in their body. For instance, sinus problems may give rise to uneasy breathing in a person. Plastic surgery aims at correcting that in order to restore normal breathing conditions in the patient.
If the defect of a person is not congenital, it could also be a trauma induced deformity. This would mean that the functionality of the particular body part is impaired due to trauma, like an accident. In this case, plastic surgeons fix the anomaly to restore the bodily functions too. In the case of cosmetic surgery, operations are optional. This means, that the surgery and its benefits have a superficial function to it.

Underlining differences between plastic and cosmetic surgery:

The preparation and training for both the forms of surgery vary drastically. This is even more so in Northern America. In America, plastic surgery is a specialty that requires all the basic requirements as qualification. For instance, a medical student aspiring to be a plastic surgeon requires a regular completion of medical school. Following the completion of medical school, the student needs to complete residency course that may vary from 3-4 years. Plastic surgeons need to be trained rigorously in surgical practices before they become surgeons.

Contrarily, a cosmetic surgeon may hail from any specialty in the field of medicine as long as the student has completed medical school. The training period or internship of a cosmetic surgeon generally lasts upto a year. Over the training period, a cosmetic surgeon could choose to work under few fellowships to boost his potential.

Another fundamental difference between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons is the Board of recognition, or the Board of Certification. Even though both forms of surgery fall under the larger spectrum of medical science and plastic surgery, the certification and recognition of either forms of surgery are different. In the Northern American continent plastic surgery falls under the American Board of Plastic Surgery, while cosmetic surgery falls under the jurisdiction of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

The American Board of Plastic Surgery is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, while cosmetic surgery isn’t.
In recent times plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons seem to be overlapping their practice. However, it is commonplace to see plastic surgeons venture into the field of cosmetic surgery as well. Like the Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa in Altamonte Springs, Florida cater to exactly these needs. The Fiala Med Spa is operated by Dr. Thomas Fiala.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; freezemyfatflorida.com