Cosmetic procedures are entirely common in the U.S.; in fact, facial rejuvenation procedures experienced the most growth in 2012, with subdermal botulinum injections reaching an all-time high.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is responding to a recent study showing wrinkle-removing cosmetic procedures can lead to permanent blindness.
According to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, injecting cosmetic fillers such as fat, collagen, or specialized cosmetic products into the forehead to remove wrinkles can have devastating consequences for the eyes and even lead to permanent blindness. While the Food and Drug Administration has only approved cosmetic fillers for use in the middle parts of the face—for example, around the mouth—doctors routinely use it for helping reduce or correct wrinkles around the eye and on the forehead. (Source: Carle, M.V., et al., “Cosmetic Facial Fillers and Severe Vision Loss,” The JAMA Network, March 6, 2014; https://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1838342.)
“Cosmetic procedures are entirely common in the U.S.; in fact, facial rejuvenation procedures experienced the most growth in 2012, with subdermal botulinum injections reaching an all-time high,” says Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin, Agein.com’s anti-aging specialist. (Source: “14.6 Million Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures Performed in 2012,” American Society of Plastic Surgeons web site, February 19, 2013; http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-release-archives/2013/14-million-cosmetic-plastic-surgery-procedures-performed-in-2012.html.)
Dr. McLaughlin explains that even though complications are rare, the long-term results can be devastating. That’s because there is an intricate web of vessels and arteries around the eyes, and cosmetic fillers can accidentally get into small blood vessels and enter the eye’s artery, blocking the blood supply. Common side effects, such as bruising and swelling, will go away, but the loss of vision is permanent.
“Patients need to be aware of the potential risks associated with cosmetic enhancement procedures that involve facial fillers. While rare, loss of vision is a real significant risk, with stroke and even death having also been previously reported,” he adds. “In lieu of getting costly and potentially dangerous cosmetic fillers, people should consider using an anti-aging product that has been clinically proven to significantly reduce fine lines around the eyes and the appearance of deep wrinkles and improve skin tone.”
For example, Matrixyl is a peptide that stimulates the production of collagen and has been clinically shown to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles by 45% and improve skin tone by nearly 20%. Argireline, another peptide, has been clinically shown to reduce the appearance of expression lines by 32%. While Alpine rose stem cell technology increased skin vitality by 75% and reduced the visibility of wrinkles by nearly half. (Sources: “Matrikines and Rejuvenation,” RBC Life Sciences web site, December 2003; http://www.rbclife.info/pdfs/c7/matrixyl3000.pdf, last accessed March 10, 2014; “Argireline,” Botanical-Link.com, 2003; http://www.botanical-link.com/Argireline.pdf; “Argireline,” Botarin web site; http://www.botarin.com/media/download/Argireline.pdf, last accessed March 10. 2014; “The First Peptide for Expression Wrinkles,” Nature’s Beauty Cosmetics web site; http://www.naturesbeautycosmetics.com/studies/argireline.pdf, last accessed March 10, 2014; “PhytoCellTec Alp Rose Charges skin stem cell resistance,”. Mibelle Biochemistry Group web site; http://www.mibellebiochemistry.com/pdfs/Web_Brochure_PCT_Alp_Rose.pdf, last accessed March 10, 2014.)
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