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6 Steps to the "Perfect" Lip

Lip augmentation procedures with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have become increasingly popular worldwide because full lips are often considered beautiful and youthful. The goal of a lip augmentation procedure is to create smooth lips with adequate volume and a natural appearance. Various techniques for lip augmentation have been utilized and described. Deborah S. Sarnoff MD & Robert H. Gotkin MD shared their 6 Steps to the "Perfect" Lip in Journal of Drugs in Dermatology back in 2012. Let's revisit the classic again. The 6-step technique involves administering approximately 12 injections—about 0.1 cc HA per injection—placed in strategic locations in the upper and lower lips. Note that some

9 Tissue Changes Over Time After PDO Thread Insertion

Polydioxanone (PDO) sutures have been widely used to tighten and lift the face, but also to improve skin texture with brightened complexion and skin elasticity. In this paper, authors trying to determine what significant changes occur in the tissue over time when a PDO suture is inserted. 4 White Yucatan variety pygmy pigs with skin that most closely resembles the structure of human skin is chosen for the experiment. 9cm 4-0 PDO thread in a 25G needle were inserted into the subcutaneous fat layer parallel to the skin at 1cm intervals. Tissue samples were obtained at 4, 12, 24 and 24 weeks. And H&E staining, Masson trichrome staining, and anti-smooth muscle actin immunohistochemical staining

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