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7 Things You're Not Doing for Your Skin But Should

By Kate Kasbee | September 2019

The quest for clear, smooth, radiant skin can feel like an uphill battle at times, especially when dealing with hard-to-control variables like pollution and fluctuating hormones.

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What to look for in a med spa

By Katherine Lutz | August 2019

Medical spas, or med spas, have been popping up all over the world due to their increase in popularity. This is because treatments for anti-aging, skin concerns, weight loss and many other areas have been getting better and better.

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8 Ways to Get a Younger Looking Neck

By Kate Kasbee | August 2019

The skin on our necks is thinner than the skin on our faces and it’s exposed to the same wear and tear. So what are you doing about your neck? Read about our 8 tips for a younger looking neck.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR ORTHOPEDIC SELECTION

By Simone Letho | August 2019

We are proud to introduce our orthopedic selection in our online store. It has been an important mission for us to make people’s lives better by making orthopedic devices available for people all over the world. What are orthopedic devices and how can it help people? We are trying to answer some of the most frequently asked questions in the following article.

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8 WAYS TO LOOK YOUNGER WITHOUT SURGERY

By Samantha Stone | July 2019

While plastic surgery is more popular than ever, going under the knife comes with considerable risks (and a hefty price tag) that make it undesirable for some. Luckily, it is possible to restore a youthful glow without surgery.

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Revolax - The hyped dermal filler from South Korea

By Simone Lehto | June 2019

Some people think that Revolax has been the best import since Samsung. It seems like South Korea has taken over the global market of aesthetic fillers and the hype will not take an end.

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The Best Cosmetic Treatments To Get During The Summer

By Samantha Stone | May 2019

Summer is great for a lot of things, but not always for cosmetic treatments. Here are the best options that won't cut into your beach time.

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Minimizing Scars After Surgery

By Gloria Cospito| May 2019

Whether you are looking to correct a scar from years ago or are taking preventative measures for an upcoming procedure, there are treatments that can help prevent and heal surgical scarring.

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Why I'm All About Tweakments

By Kristi Carignan | April 2019

These beauty treatments make little tweaks that reap big results. Here's how to look fabulous without looking like you had major work done.

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hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers 

What you need to know about hand rejuvenation

By India Bottomley | April 2019

This guide will give you all of the information you need to know about hand rejuvenation. What is hand rejuvenation? And how does hand rejuvenation work?

There are a number of visible signs that can develop on people’s hands as they age, from dark age spots to loss of elasticity in the skin. Hand treatments are becoming more popular as people understand that anti-aging treatments should take a full-body approach.

Hand rejuvenation treatments can come in many forms including:

Fat transfer:
Fat cells are removed from, usually, the stomach or the thighs, using a small needle. It is processed and cleaned, then injected into the hands. Fat grafting carries a lower risk of infection and delivers long-lasting, natural looking results.

Fillers:
Dermal fillers have been used to smooth out wrinkles on the face for a number of years, but they have recently been approved to be used on hands, too. Dermal fillers deliver predictable, immediate results and are suitable for patients of all complexions.

Laser Ablation:
Age-related visible veins can be treated with laser ablation, the same kind used for varicose veins on legs. After the procedure, the area will be bandaged and there may be some slight bleeding and minor swelling.

Chemical peels:
Chemical peels offer a practical solution to remove older damaged skin and encourage the growth of more youthful and rejuvenated skin. It also reduces the appearance of dark spots, pigmentation caused by sun damage, and some forms of scarring.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) & laser skin resurfacing:
PL can treat unwanted dark spots on the hands. The number of sessions depends on the type of pigmentation being treated. It can take up to two to three weeks for the dark spots to begin to fade. The main risk of IPL or laser treatments is damage to the surrounding tissue.

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Woman dermal filler in lips 

Everything you need to know about Dermal Fillers

By India Bottomley | March 2019

What are dermal fillers and how do they work? How long does a dermal filler last? Where can I use dermal fillers? These are some of the frequently asked questions.

Dermal fillers are versatile, minimally invasive, and relatively low risk, which makes them a popular option. Dermal fillers work by restoring lost volume to certain areas. They can also be used to enhance some areas such as lips or cheeks.

Dermal fillers come in various forms and can be made from different ingredients to serve a variety of purposes. These are the most common types:

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is similar to a mineral and is naturally found in human bones. The product is used for enhancing volume in the face and plumping deep lines from the nose to mouth. It is a non-animal product, which can reduce the chances of an allergic reaction. Depending on how fast your body metabolizes CaHA fillers should provide visible results for 12 to 24 months.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most common type of filler. It is made from a substance that can be found naturally in the body in areas including joints and skin. Hyaluronic acid can be used on fine lines and wrinkles on most areas of the face it can also be used to treat a wide variety of skin complaints. Results from HA fillers are temporary and generally last between six to 12 months.

Poly-L-lactic Acid is a biodegradable synthetic substance that is classified as a collagen stimulator, it helps your skin rebuild collagen on its own. The filler itself dissolves after a few days, but the results generated by the increased collagen production can last over two years.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) fillers are a semi-permanent solution used to treat medium-to-deep lines, wrinkles, and furrows. It is a good option for those who are looking for a permanent solution to signs of aging, but the process is somewhat lengthier than other temporary dermal fillers.

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7 New & Unexpected Uses for Injectables

By Samantha Stone | February 2019

Where can I use injectable fillers?

Injectable fillers are most commonly used for the face, but unbeknownst to most they are often administered in other parts of the body as well. See if any of these 7 uses for injectables will surprise you.

We introduce seven new and unexpected uses for injectables that may surprise you:

  1. To combat cellulite and dimples.
    Unknown to most, injectables are also a way to minimize divots because they can fill out the undesired dimples and even lift up some of the skin to diminish the cellulite.
  2. To plump up earlobes.
    Wrinkly and sagging ears can also be a sign of aging. This is particularly common among women who have worn heavier earrings for most of their lives. Fortunately, there is a quick fix to rejuvenate earlobes, and you guessed it - it is filler treatments!
  3. To restore volume in temples.
    With aging and fat loss, there is commonly facial volume loss, especially in the temples region. The injections will plump up the hollowed region and contouring the face for a refreshing look.
  4. To smooth wrinkles on knees and/or elbows.
    Sign of aging can be sagging and wrinkling of the skin around the knees and elbows. The injections will smoothing the wrinkles in these areas.
  5. To augment the chin and/or nose.
    Dermal filler can lift the tip of the nose and reduce the appearance of dorsal humps. Additionally, it can also provide a non-surgical and non-permanent option to augment the chin by adding fullness to give the chin more definition.
  6. To smooth out scars.
    Dermal fillers can be used to smooth out acne and surgical scars by lifting up the skin
  7. To rejuvenate the hands.
    Dermal filler can also be used to correct volume loss in the hands.

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Authentic or fake? A guide to buying dermal fillers safely online

By Camilla Mikkelsen | June 2018

The global circulation of fake and counterfeit products is prevalent and causes a great deal of trouble for official manufacturers, distributors and customers. In a market with so many different products available, how do you spot a fake? And which signs should I be looking for when buying products online?

A counterfeit product is a product designed to deceive the buyer by branding the product with the same name as the authentic product. The packaging is almost identical to the original product making it very difficult to distinguish the counterfeit product from the original product. The only way to distinguish between a counterfeit and authentic product is to have a trained eye and to know the small details that cannot easily be replicated by illegal manufacturers.

In the aesthetic market, counterfeit products are most prevalent and pose great risks to the patients. Counterfeit products often contain cheaper ingredients and other unknown substances that can cause various unwanted side effects like allergic reactions, damage to soft tissue and infections. It is therefore important to buy dermal fillers from a trustworthy partner.

To make sure that you buy authentic fillers from a trustworthy and responsible seller, we have composed a list for you with things to be aware of:

  1. Is anyone there? Is it possible to contact the company? Is there a phone number you can call or an online chat available, where you can interact with real employees?
  2. Product identification: Does the products have an identification of a batch code/lot number, which required in order to be able to trace and recall the products.
  3. Where is the company located? Do a little background research on the company. If it’s located in the EU check their tax or VAT identification number
  4. Prices: If the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
  5. Special trademarks: Look for an official holographic sticker.
  6. Social media: If the company is present on the social media, it is a sign that the company is legitimate.
  7. What does people say? - Look for company recommendations on different rating sites.

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Focus on: body contouring – non-surgical body treatments

By Camilla Mikkelsen | April 2018

The search for the ideal body has been a long held mission for many people of all ages across the world. The idea of what constitutes the perfect body is a matter of personal taste and preferences but may also be affected by social media.

But What is body contouring and what are the benefits?

In the search for a satisfying body, strict diet and intense training can take you some of the way, but sometimes alternative approaches can be effective in order to reach aesthetic goals.

Patients have a variety of options available for cosmetic body contouring. In recent years, especially non-surgical body contouring treatments have become the new black. Non-surgical body contouring treatment is an option for patients who want to achieve a long-lasting, non-permanent result without leaving any scars.

Body contouring treatments can be categorized into those treatments that remove unwanted body fat and add volume. Body fillers can also be used to hydrate and correct irregularities in the skin surface such as those caused by weight loss etc.

The benefit of the injectable body-contouring treatment is that the injectable hyaluronic acid body filler is a natural, resorbable gel that slowly degrades in the body over time. Results are predictable and long lasting and it is a non-surgical way of shaping the body.

The first body filler designed to shape the body and enhance body volume was Macrolane from Allergan. Macrolane was the first injectable, biocompatible hyaluronic acid gel designed to address the need for non-surgical body contouring treatments among patients, which has now been replaced by Hyacorp Body Contouring

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A complete shopping experience

By Camilla Mikkelsen | February 2018

At Direct Derma Supplies, we strive to deliver a complete shopping experience to our customers. From an order has been placed until it arrives at its final destination, we do our outmost to assist our customers in the best way possible and to process orders in a fast and timely manner.

We often ask our customers; what is the most important values when you buy fillers online?

We typically experience the same 3 answers;

1. Trustworthiness - Customers chooses to buy fillers from a shop that seems trustworthy.
2. Competitive prices - The price of the products has to be low.
3. Efficient order management - The delivery has to be fast and reliable.

Trust is something intangible and often develops over time, as we do our best to build a relationship with our customers. At Direct Derma supplies, we prioritize personal product handling and fast shipping. It is important for us to deliver a complete and satisfying shopping experience, for all our customers.
In regards to pricing and delivery, it is much more tangible, and we do our best to be transparent and offer the best and most competitive prices on the market. Packages shipped from our warehouse travel to almost every corner of the world. We ship daily from Monday to Friday.

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Dermal fillers – a non-surgical procedure to restore the youthful appearance

By Camilla Mikkelsen | January 2018

What is a dermal filler? Are there any risks associated with dermal fillers? How long time does it last? These are some of the frequently asked questions.

No one can avoid the inevitable aging process. Aging is a natural part of life, and how we live our lives affects how our skin ages. Luckily, modern technology has given us dermal fillers: a non-surgical procedure to restore the youthful appearance to an aging face.

We cannot avoid the fact that aging is a natural part of life. However, the way we live our lives can affect the way your skin ages. The skin’s natural level of hyaluronic acid (HA) is reduced significantly, resulting in the loss of facial volume and support. Due to modern research and technology, we do not need plastic surgery to maintain youthful. Today most people are choosing fillers because you get an immediate result without major side effects, and the prices are more affordable than surgery.

Some of the most popular fillers on the market right now are Juvéderm and Restylane from Allergan. Overall, dermal fillers are injectable gels used to fill out lines and wrinkles, create volume, and to restore the hydration, viscosity, and elasticity of the skin. There is no reason to worry about the content on a filler. It contains of Hyaluronic acid, which is a glycosaminoglycan, a vital substance, which is naturally found in the human dermis. HA should simply be interpret as a youth-supporting part of the skin.

Most of today’s fillers are biodegradable non-permanent and will break down over time; - these are also the most popular ones. However, it is also possible to get semi-permanent and permanent fillers. In general, biodegradable fillers lasts from 6 to 18 months. In addition, the duration depends on the treatment area and the individual's lifestyle, age, and skin type. Dermal fillers are essentially foreign elements that are being injected into the skin. Therefore, you will often experience a reaction from the body. The most common side effects encountered after treatment with dermal fillers are temporary pain, bruising, tenderness and itching at the injection site. These reactions are normal after injection and they usually disappear a few days after the treatment.

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WELCOME TO OUR BLOG

By Camilla Mikkelsen | January 2018

We are very happy to introduce you to our new blog at Direct Derma Supplies. In our company, we work and live by the philosophy that the way to a sustainable business goes through exceptional customer service.

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