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肉毒杆菌素(BTA)- 前言


为什么会需要它呢?那么,先要了解什么是动态性皱纹

我们的皮肤,会因为总总的原因慢慢而逐渐的失去原本的弹性,就像过度的运动,皮肤老化,长期曝光在阳光下的损伤。其中,过度的运动,例如脸部皮下肌肉的绷紧收缩产生各种表情如笑~~怒时,就很容易造成鱼尾纹,眉间皱纹,抬头纹等动态性皱纹。这种动态性皱纹与脸部的表情有关,有些表情深刻的人会比较容易有动态皱纹,有的人二十岁开始就明显的会感觉到这个变化,而有些人四十岁后才开始出现。

这种动态性皱纹,会让人看起来比实际年龄老的多。那么,要如何改善这种状况呢?我们可以试着放松脸部的肌肉,做一些些微的调整。如果是因为过分脸部表情所引起的,好像习惯性的皱眉(看起来心事重重),眯眼看东西(近视或习惯性),那么只要记得放松,甚至做一些反方向的扩张运动,这些所谓的动态性皱纹,几乎皆可消除变平整。这样会让你看起来年轻,也会更平易近人。

肉毒杆菌素的除皱原理,就是在与放松肌肉的运动,让动态皱纹消除。简单的来说,它就是肌肉的安眠剂,它可以让肌肉放松(睡觉),而把动态性皱纹给消除掉。



 ps:要分清楚,肉毒杆菌,和肉毒杆菌素,是有分别的。


by, 
William Hoo

微调?微整形?



什么是微调?什么是微整形

过去的日子,当一个人想要变得更漂亮,或更年轻,好像只有经过整形,或者必须去到外国打胎盘素,才能够达到,因此让人觉得,这个是一个要花大钱,或者是有钱人的“特权”,才能够享受得到的特别,所以有很多人,特别是钱包比较羞涩的那一群,只能够暗地里的羡慕,期想。

不过,现在这一个现象开始有了变化。 

在2003年,肉毒杆菌素(BTA)的注射性美容治疗用途通过了FDA的许可,然后接下来推出的皮下填充物(Fillers),特别是皮下玻尿酸(Hyaluronic acid )注射,渐渐的,要变得更年轻,更漂亮,已经是开始能够大众化,变成可以是每一个想要改变的人的权利,不再是特别族群的特别专利。
 
这个改变是好事。

所谓的微调,或微整形,意思就是微微的调整,或者是微微的整形。只要打一打针,就能够在大家都不注意的情况下,渐渐的变得更好看,更年轻,更漂亮。这种不着痕迹的微型调整,不需要开刀麻醉进医院,不需要长时间的请假等待恢复期的度过,只是小幅度的修正,风险低,花费相对较少,恢复期短,也就是现时所谓的微调,或微整形。
在微调后,不会有人看到你就惊讶的喊道:你去整形了?如果你不说,大家很难察觉的,大家只会觉得,怎么你最近变得越来越年轻,越来越漂亮了呢?是不是用了更好的化妆品的结果?或者是有了什么让你整个人为之一亮的喜事?或谈恋爱了?
 最重要的是,这个微微的调整,不仅仅会让人“不经意”的变得更漂亮,更年轻,而且更令人负担得起。

科技的日新月异,也让医学美容的趋势改变着。要知道,这种微调是可以“复原”的,不再是像以前的整形,痛苦过后,无论喜不喜欢出来的“门面”结果,都必须硬着头皮啃下,或者忍痛重新的再改头换面过一次。微调后,只要你觉得不错,在一段时间后,就可以再接受治疗,效果也会变得比之前更持久,而且花费相对之下,比较廉宜。

我觉得这个微调是爱美人士的福音,在现在以及将来,会越来越热络。

变美变年轻,本来就是一件令人愉快,有益身心的事。当你身边的人突然发现,你在不经意间拒绝了岁月的变化,在众人不察觉的情况下,变得更漂亮,更年轻,更有自信,进而让生活变得更有魅力,那么大家一定会很好奇,很有兴趣的想要知道如何能够获得这种正面的改变。

知道了什么是微调,然后发现自己的经济也可以负担得起,那么会有谁能够按捺得住那一颗心动的爱美心而不加入变得更漂亮更年轻的美丽行列里头呢?

在接下来的部落格里,会尝试与大家分享在美容医学的经验与知识,希望大家如果有心要让生活变得更美好的当儿,可以得到完整与正确的知识,当然,一切前提必须以自己的安全和健康为重



By
William Hoo

Refining Your Life



What is Refining in Aesthetic Medicine?

In the not so distance past, refining how one’s look seemed like a major thing. We might just wanted to remove an explicit mole over the face which has been disturbing to the sight but does it mean one would need to go under the knife? The word “knife” does not sound nice. It sounded aggressive and painful. Moreover, it sounded expensive. It gave an impression that these surgeries were only affordable to celebrities and the rich and famous.  Hence, most people would shy away from doing that little something that will perhaps remove the imperfections that have been bothering us for years. 

But all these have changed. Technology has brought about non invasive ways to enhance how one’s look. By tuning laser beam according to its wavelength, we are able to direct the beam to hit the targeted pigment accurately, thereby removing it without surgeries.  Meanwhile, in 2003, FDA approved the use of Botolinum toxin A for use to ameliorate wrinkles. More injectables started to surface, amongst others are the fillers, which were used to fill void spaces in the body, in particularly, the face.  Slowly, people started to realise that fixing imperfections and gracing oneself is no longer a dream. These privileges which, in the past were only exclusive to the very few were now a commonplace, thanks to the non-invasive nature of the treatment and the technology that managed to bring down the costs.

All these changes were for the good. Like flying, it should be made available to everyone.
Refining means making fine touches onto the face that will improve how one’s look, and how one’s feel of him/herself. It lifts ego and boost self confidence. It‘s like wearing a power suit to work and your performance improves because you feel good about yourself. A touch of laser or minor injections refines one’s look without making major changes to your complexion. Nothing invasive and explicit. The recovery time is short and the down time is minimal. The changes are subtle and may continue over a period of time. Often it is so subtle that people realise there is something different about you but just could not pin point what it is. Could it be the new dress that you wearing or that you were recharged after the holidays? Or could it be you just fell in love? 

The beauty of refining in Aesthetic Medicine is that it is non permanent. As one ages, complexion and our body changes. In order to change with time, refining should also be tailored individually instead of being fixed and non adaptable. Moreover, being non permanent also means that the treatment administered do not stay in our body forever rendering the treatment a safe one.  Also, being non permanent you can make changes according to your liking. If the results of the refining do not suit your taste, not to worry, it will go away with time. 

As you do now aware, Refining in Aesthetic Medicine is safe, affordable and increasingly popular. People are generally not shy to share the treatment they have just had. Refining should not be seen as something vain but something to slow down aging and to make yourself feel beautiful. If being given a chance to slow down the process of aging, to enhance the beauty that you have already possessed and to make you feel good about yourself, I do not see why refining should not be a privilege to all.



By
Anna Hoo