Vancouver Cosmetic Physician on More Precise Wrinkle Correction With Solid Hyaluronic Acid

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Hyaluronic acid is traditionally used to treat deep wrinkles and folds. However, the gel form of the popular soft tissue filler has been ineffective in smoothing wrinkles such as crow’s feet and marionette lines. At her Vancouver skin care practice, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim discusses the latest development concerning a study that shows solid state hyaluronic acid may be more effective at treating these wrinkles, and says she believes this study will have a tremendous impact on the continued popularity of soft tissue fillers.

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Cosmetic Physician in Vancouver Discusses Solid Hyaluronic Acid for Wrinkle Treatment

Although baby boomers are getting older, they don’t feel old, and there seems to be a mismatch between the two. Nonsurgical procedures such as soft tissue fillers, tend to fill that gap and allow individuals to look and feel their best.

In a new development recently presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), solid state hyaluronic acid was shown to improve the aesthetic appearance of participants in a non-painful manner. The gel form of the soft tissue filler has traditionally been used to treat deep wrinkles and folds, yet was often ineffective at treating crow’s feet, marionette lines, or forehead line wrinkles. Vancouver dermatology diplomate Dr. Shehla Ebrahim says this latest development is exciting because it offers patients another effective way to turn back the clock and look as young as they feel. She adds that she expects the results of this study will further increase the popularity of this common cosmetic treatment.

Soft tissue fillers accounted for 1.8 million of the 11.6 million minimally-invasive cosmetic enhancement procedures in 2010 according to the latest data from the ASPS. Dr. Ebrahim says pursuing the latest technological advancements in skin care have always been a priority for her and her team because this pursuit allows her to offer the safest and most effective care possible to her patients. She says the results of the study are especially intriguing when considering the overwhelming effectiveness and the 100% reversible nature of the procedure, which she expects will further impact the popularity of these procedures. “The demand for noninvasive cosmetic procedures continues to grow. Although baby boomers are getting older, they don’t feel old, and there seems to be a mismatch between the two. Nonsurgical procedures such as soft tissue fillers, tend to fill that gap and allow individuals to look and feel their best.”

As the popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic enhancement continues to grow with the expanded use of procedures such as BOTOX® injections and hyaluronic acid, she adds that developments like this are not only exciting for her and her colleagues, but patients as well.”Patients should be excited about this study because combination skin care therapy is further impacted and improved. By this, I mean 2 + 2 = 10, and results are almost immediate while requiring very little downtime.”

About Dr. Shehla Ebrahim

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim is a 2011 nominee for best doctor on the North Shore. She is also a diplomate in dermatology, and a certificant and fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Ebrahim is a member of the BC College of Family Physicians, the Society of General Practitioners of British Columbia, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics is located at 104-2609 Westview Dr., North Vancouver, BC V7N 4M2, and can be contacted at (604) 998-1594, or found online at afterglowskincare.ca.

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