FACELIFTS VS INJECTABLE DERMAL FILLERS: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
By Samantha Stone | November 2019
If you are looking to rejuvenate your appearance and fight the effects of gravity, you may have been contemplating a facelift and/or dermal fillers. It is important to review the differences between the two to understand which option, if either, is best for you.
How to make your lips with Belotero Lips
By Direct Derma Supplies | October 2019
Bigger and more voluminous lips are something many of us dream about! And no wonder. Voluminous and fuller lips can give us a fresher look and an appealing appearance. Luckily there are many options and ways to help you get a boost in your lips, so you can get bigger, beautiful lips. Read here and learn how Belotero Lips is a great choice if you are interested in trying a filler for natural-looking, bigger lips.
Profhilo - A totally different injectable
By Simone Lehto | October 2019
We are about to approach the winter season, but a lot of us still want to maintain the summer glow.
If the thought of Botox or fillers makes you uneasy, but you are looking for some seriously effective skincare, then let us introduce you to the hyped Profhilo treatment from IBSA.
Knee injections for osteoarthritis - What is it and how does it work?
By Direct Derma Supplies | October 2019
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is a chronic joint condition, caused by a joint damage and affecting millions of people worldwide causing implications such as pain, stiffness and swollen joints. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that needs treatment for relief!
5 Things You Need To Know To Become Ready For Your Dermal Filler Treatment
By Sholeen Damarwala | October 2019
Heading in for a cosmetic treatment but don’t know what to expect? Fret not, The AEDITION is here to help you tackle the unknown with #ProTips.
NEAUVIA - AN INNOVATIVE AND ORGANIC FILLER BRAND
By Simone Lehto | September 2019
It has been more and more legitimately to get injections in order to remove wrinkles etc. We want to look as young as we feel, but it can still be a taboo topic, because it conflicts when we are cultivating a natural and organic lifestyle in all aspects.
7 Things You're Not Doing for Your Skin But Should
By Kate Kasbee | September 2019
Do you also quest for clear, smooth, radiant skin? It can feel like an uphill battle at times, especially when dealing with hard-to-control variables like pollution and fluctuating hormones.
An estimated 85 percent of young people between the ages of 12 and 24 are plagued by breakouts. As we get older, the worries over blemishes don’t end. Here are seven simple skincare secrets for getting an Instagrammable complexion – no filter required:
1. Cut back on sugar - When you consume sugar, it causes inflammation in the body. Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, contributing to sagging skin and wrinkles. Sugar can also make conditions like acne and rosacea worse.
2. Look to supplements for hormonal balance - Katie, a 30-year-old blogger in California have been battling with painful acne with no success, Katie turned to supplements to treat her sensitive skin from the inside out, with supplements for hormonal balance.
3. Use vitamin E to rejuvenate your skin - While it’s hard to resist, it’s not a good idea to pop your pimples or pick at your skin during a breakout. While there’s little evidence that vitamin E heals scars, it can help regulate the production of collagen and elastin.
4. Drink enough water - The skin is made of 64 percent water, hydrating will help keep your complexion from becoming dry, tight, and flaky.
5. Establish a nightly skincare routine - For a flawless complexion, it’s important to establish an evening skincare routine that cleanses, nourishes, and moisturizes your skin.
6. Give skincare products a chance to work - Constantly switching up your night cream, face oil etc. doesn’t give the products a chance to produce visible results. You need to use most products for at least a month to see a difference, since average cell turnover is 28 days.
7. Use sun protection every morning - Even if you work indoors, you’re still exposing your skin to harmful UV rays during your commute that can cause dark spots, wrinkles, and worst case, skin cancer.
What to look for in a med spa
By Katherine Lutz | August 2019
Medical spas have been popping up all over the world due to their increase in popularity. To help make your search for the perfect med spa a little easier, here is what to look for in a med spa (and what you should avoid!).
Long-Term and Personable Staff
If the staff are regularly leaving, this is a fair indication that something isn’t ideal.
Having a healthy, established relationship with the staff will make it easier to seek out other remedies and solutions, than if you bounce from physician to physician.
Focus and Experience
It’s important to find physicians who have experience, especially in the specific areas that you are looking for!
Some Red Flags to Avoid
With a variety of options comes the possibility that you will come across practices with less-than-ideal standards of service.
Some of the most important things to avoid include:
- Unlicensed naturopathic doctors or aestheticians:
It is extremely dangerous and oftentimes illegal that many med spas, naturopathic offices and physicians market themselves as “UnDs” even though they do not have proper licensing and education in medicine. This is common in natural medicine (true alternative medicine still requires extensive schooling).
- A revolving door of staff:
If doctors, nurses and other personnel are constantly coming and going, this can be an indication of negative elements in the practice.
- Poor reviews/lack of reviews:
It is always a good idea to check the practice´s website for reviews, before making an appointment.
- One-size-fits-all treatments:
Aesthetic treatments should always be tailored specifically to each patient. Everyone has a unique body with specific concerns and needs.
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?
We spend so much effort preventing signs of aging in our faces. In reality, the neck is where we see the first sings of ageing. As we get older, laxity in the neck occurs due to a loss of support from connective tissue and muscle.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
The single best thing you can do to preserve a youthful neck and prevent sagging skin, age spots, and fine lines is to wear sunscreen.
Add a Retinoid To Your Skincare Routine
Retinoids can boost the collagen production and stimulating cell turnover deep within the skin. This will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing the skin texture, and evening the skin tone.
Shrink Your Double Chin
If you’re worried about a double chin, Kybella® can help restore the youthful neck you desire.
Reduce Wrinkles Caused By Aging and Sun Damage
Botox® can be injected into the submental area and jawline to give a “lift” to an aging neck.
Embrace Technology to Improve Sagging Skin
Radiofrequency and ultrasound devices have shown to tighten loose neck-skin by using energy.
Go Under the Laser, Not the Knife
Lasers can also be used to rejuvenate the skin and promote a more youthful look.
Try Intense Pulsed Light Therapy For Dark Spots
Intense pulsed light therapy uses energy to treat wrinkles, dark spots, and sun damage.
When Surgery is The Best Option
According to Dr. Paul, a neck lift in conjunction with a deep plane facelift is the gold standard in restoring a youthful neck and jawline.
AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR ORTHOPEDIC SELECTION
By Simone Letho | August 2019
Many people suffer from osteoarthritis or other disorders, but what is orthopedics? And what orthopedic products do Direct Derma Supplies offer?
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that involves the treatment of bones and muscles. Orthopedic surgery is the branch of diseases, injuries, and conditions of the body's muscles and skeleton, including the joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
An amazing fact about our selection of orthopedics is that they can replace or postpone surgery over a longer period. One of our missions at Direct Derma Supplies is to offer innovative medical solutions to help patients remain active and healthy. We want to give hope to patients and their families and set new standards in modern healthcare. Global social responsibility is very important for us at Direct Derma Supplies, and we want to be collaborators of the statement “a better health for a better world”.
At Direct Derma Supplies we offer a wide range of orthopedic brands. At the moment we offer the most coveted manufacturers on the market:
Anika Therapeutics is a manufacture producing a wide range of hyaluronic acid (HA) products specialized in therapeutic applications. Anika Therapeutics offers the following brands: Cingal, Monovisc and Orthovisc.
Bioventus Active Healing Therapies product range supports healing of bone fractures while treating the chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis. Bioventus offers the following brands: Durolane and Supartz.
8 WAYS TO LOOK YOUNGER WITHOUT SURGERY
By Samantha Stone | July 2019
What can I do to restore my youthful glow? Learn all about which qualities that makes us appear younger without surgery.
What makes us look old is often loss of fat in the face. Sun damage is another big factor that contributes to an older look. There are many ways you can reverse the signs of aging for a more youthful look. The best part? You do not even need to go under the knife. Here are some of the eight ways to look younger without surgery:
Vitamin C and Vitamin A
The wrinkles and freckles we associate with aging appear most prominently on skin that has been exposed to the sun. Vitamin C can improve the appearance and texture of the skin. Vitamin C is proven to decrease the sun’s harmful effect and prevent future damage. This miracle antioxidant targets stubborn skin discoloration and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, redness, and under eye circles. Vitamin A helps fade dark spots and stimulates the production of new skin cells.
Anti-aging injectables fill in wrinkles and depressions, replenishing lost volume to smooth your skin and promote an even complexion.
The purpose of microneedling is to create microscopic channels for anti-aging products, like hyaluronic acid or vitamin C, to seep through the deep layers of the skin.
Facial flaws like age spots, acne scars, blood vessels, wrinkles, and sun damage respond well to laser resurfacing as it smoothes out the skin.
Radiofrequency skin tightening
Radiofrequency treatment involves heating the deepest layers of the skin to encourage new collagen production and cell turnover to help the skin become firmer, thicker, and younger-looking.
See all 8 ways to look younger without surgery in our blog post.
Revolax - The hyped dermal filler from South Korea
By Simone Lehto | June 2019
Why is Revolax so outstanding? Let’s look into the benefits of the South Korean beauty favorite.
Revolax is South Korea’s absolute number 1 dermal filler. The South Korean market has been growing for years with especially anti-aging products.
Fast changing trends
In the aesthetic business the cosmetic trends are changing quickly, thanks to social media. This is also one of the reasons why Revolax has grown so fast on the western market. Revolax is here to stay, they have been approved by MHRA and had to pass several safety test in order to receive the CE mark, meaning Revolax is certified for using within the EU.
An affordable tweakment
Revolax filler is the perfect “tweakment” if you want to maintain youthful. It is a very cost effective product where you get great value for money and a long lasting result. Clients no longer have to compromise with the quality if they have big tweakment-plans that previously has been unattainable.
The difference between the range
Revolax consists of a range of three products. Each of them are developed to achieve specific results on different face areas:
Revolax Fine Lidocaine is designed for treatment of superficial lines, including crow’s feet, glabellar lines and neck wrinkles. It quickly absorbs into skin creating a very natural and healthy look to the injected area.
Revolax Deep Lidocaine is used to treat deep wrinkles and nasolabial folds or augmentation of the cheeks, chin, and lips.
Revolax Sub-Q Lidocaine has the thickest properties within the product line. With its advanced ability to mold, maintain structure and longevity, it is recommend for treatment of deep sized to extremely severe wrinkles.
The Best Cosmetic Treatments To Get During The Summer
By Samantha Stone | May 2019
There are numerous of cosmetic procedures that we do not recommend you doing during the summer time. Mostly because they can cause sensitivity to sun exposure. We have created a lifesaving guide for you with four treatments we highly recommend during the summer:
1. Body Sculpting
Non-surgical body sculpting treatments include technologies like CoolSculpting®, SculpSure®, and UltraShape®. Instead of surgically removing the fat, they work by freezing fat cells or administering intense heat by means of ultrasound or radiofrequency. It can also be used to reshape a variety of areas.
2. Dermal Fillers
Unlike many other facial treatments, injectables do not have negative interactions with the harsh summer sun, making it a perfect treatment for summertime. Injectable dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers that restore volume and smooth out fine lines with a minimal downtime.
BOTOX® is another non-invasive way to smooth out unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. In addition to reducing signs of aging, it can also slim out the face, making it the perfect alternative to more invasive facial slimming procedures. There is no downtime with BOTOX®, and sun exposure does not affect it.
Ultherapy® is a noninvasive treatment. The results are not as strong as a traditional facelift, but it is a great alternative for those who are not ready to commit to a surgery or who want a speedier recovery. The procedure is different from traditional laser treatments. As a result, it tightens and lifts the skin, giving its patients a more youthful appearance.
Minimizing Scars After Surgery
By Gloria Cospito| May 2019
Are you looking for a treatment to prevent or heal surgical scarring? Then this is the perfect guide for you, recommended by surgeons and dermatologist.
There are different types of scars. Hypertrophic scar is typically raised and red in color. These scars are common in areas of tension or movement. Keloid scar forms when the body thinks the wound has not yet been healed. This results in raised and bumpy scars.
Is it possible to prevent a scar?
Yes, in fact you can begin several in-office treatments when the wound is closed.
- Avoid creating tension in that area.
- Protect yourself with SPF.
- Moisturize the skin.
- Lastly, you can cover with silicone gel sheeting or bandages.
How do I minimize the appearance of raised or indented scars?
This is simple; these problems are often addressed with similar treatments as smoothing skin texture and minimizing pigment differential.
- Laser treatments.
- Microneedling with PRP.
Why I'm All About Tweakments
By Kristi Carignan | April 2019
What are tweakments? And what are the most in-demand tweakments? Some of them may surprise you, and all of them can be done on your lunch break.
Take one look at social media and you'll realize tweakments are one of the most dominant trends in skin aesthetics and plastic surgery. Tweakments are best described as non-surgical or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, the goal is less-noticeable, subtle improvements that make it hard to figure out if someone is just taking better care of themselves, or making regular dates with their dermatologist.
Tweakments can come in many forms, some of the most in-demand tweakments are:
Sculptra facial rejuvenation:
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen. This non-invasive procedure helps the body grow its own collagen to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
This one is a no-brainer. Patients seeking for tweakments aren’t asking for a motionless expressionless face, instead the Botox is used to soften the line without totally erase them.
Tear trough augmentation:
As the fat pads in the lower eye dwindle in volume, the result is a sunken, perpetually exhausted look and dark circles. Instead of a cosmetic surgery, the new go-to choice is injectable dermal filler – usually hyaluronic acid.
Complexion- Perfecting lasers:
Gone are the days when you need to spend a week hiding out at home because of a dramatic skin rejuvenation. One of the many popular treatments are Laser Genesis® because it has no downtime. The non-invasive laser treatment are designed to target fine lines, acne scars, large pores, and uneven skin tone by heating the upper dermis, which accelerates collagen regrowth.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To smooth out scars.
Dermal fillers can be used to smooth out acne and surgical scars by lifting up the skin
- To rejuvenate the hands.
Dermal filler can also be used to correct volume loss in the hands.
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:
- 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?
- 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.
- 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
- Prices: If the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
- Special trademarks: Look for an official holographic sticker.
- Social media: If the company is present on the social media, it is a sign that the company is legitimate.
- What does people say? - Look for company recommendations on different rating sites.
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
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.
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.
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.