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Cheek Fillers | The Info, Benefits and Risks

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What Are Cheek Fillers?

Cheek fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are used to enhance the look of cheekbones on a person’s face. The cheeks are one of the first things on the face to age, as we get older our skin becomes less elastic and looser, we also begin to lose bone volume, fat and muscle tone, with all results in the skin sagging and losing its youthful appearance. The treatment helps reintroduce the volume and sculpt of the cheeks.

 

What Types of Cheek Fillers Are Available?

  • Collagen – effects last 3-4 months
  • Hyaluronic acid – lasts around 4-6 months
  • Calcium hydroxyapatite – lasts 18 months
  • Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) – injections given over several months, effects can last up to 2 years
  • Polymethylmethacrylate beads (PMMA) – permeant, but most risky

 

Aren’t Cheek Fillers and Botox the Same?

No, cheek filler and Botox are not the same. Botox eliminates wrinkles that come from facial muscles contracting, it does this by freezing the muscles and keeping them from moving. Botox also takes a few days to kick in, whereas fillers that use hyaluronic acid are immediate. Cheek fillers, on the other hand, can help smooth out deep set wrinkles that Botox cannot. Pretty much the only similarity between the two is that they are administrated through a syringe.

What’s Involved in a Cheek Filler Procedure?

A local anaesthetic will be injected or a numbing cream provided. The practitioner will then inject the filler in a series of small injections and may massage the area to even out the filler.

Treatment normally takes thirty minutes to one hour, but this time may vary. The procedure may feel uncomfortable but should not be very painful.

After Care

Afterwards, the affected area may be a little swollen, tender and red for 24 hours. During this time the doctor may advise you to avoid coffee, alcohol, hot drinks and the sun.

 

Risks Associated with Cheek Fillers

  • Rashes, swelling, itching and bruising
  • Infection
  • Filler moving away from intended treatment area
  • No guarantee desired effect will be achieved
  • Filler forming lumps under skin – may need to be treated with surgery or medication (rare)
  • Filler blocking a blood vessel – can lead to tissue death, permanent blindness or pulmonary embolism (rare)

 

What If a Problem Occurs?

Cosmetic

If you’ve received cheek fillers and are not happy with their appearance, and experience problems such as lumpiness, then you should take this up with the practitioner at the clinic that treated you.

Medical

If there are post-procedure complications that require medical attention go straight to A&E or your local GP, depending on the seriousness.

Factors That May Contribute to Poor Health

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Bugs, viruses and infections aren’t the only things that can lead to poor health. There are a number of different factors that can contribute to you feeling “not quite right.” This article will explore what can cause poor health so that you can change, adapt and feel better.

Stress

Chronic stress is one of the most recognised and common factors contributing to poor health. Despite this, it is also one of the most difficult to control. Chronic stress causes adrenal exhaustion, which hinders your ability to adapt to situations in your life. This can leave you feeling worn out, stressed, overwhelmed, and even depressed.

A study has also shown a link between chronic stress and immune system deficiency and dysregulation. This can increase the vulnerability to infectious diseases and autoimmune disease.

Nutritional Deficiencies

With modern food production and processed foods, there can be very scarce amounts of nutrients in a lot of what we eat, if any at all. Consumers are on average 50% more nutritionally deficient than 50 years ago. Even one nutritional deficiency can cause adverse effects to your health and simple problems can become more problematic. A combination of nutritional deficiencies may result in chronic diseases.

Excessive Toxicity

Removing toxins from your life isn’t always possible, especially because the world we live in has increasing amounts of pollution which can cause a lot of pain and suffering. Our bodies can naturally detoxify, but with so many pollutants in our system, it is causing our bodies to become burdened with the toxins that it may have once been able to cleanse itself of. With excessive toxins in the water we drink, the air we breathe and the food we eat, not to mention the vaccines that our parents are forced to give us as children, it’s no wonder our bodies break down and become overcome with disease.

Poor Sleep

Sleep is necessary to allow our bodies to regenerate, and rest is essential for fighting off illness. Lack of sleep can also cause you to be more stressed as your brain cannot function in the way that it should be able to – making you feel slow and sluggish.

Lack of Movement/Blood Flow

Not being active enough is another way that we can become sick. Stagnation can occur if your blood isn’t flowing sufficiently and this can affect your muscles, organs, tendons, and tissues by not releasing as many nutrients into the body.

Disconnect from the Basics

By disconnecting from all these basic human needs, and seeing them more as an option than a necessity, we can make ourselves very ill. A healthy lifestyle and a healthy mind are the keys to living a long happy, and healthy life. We take what we have for granted when one day – a lot sooner than you think – it will be gone. Don’t spend the prime of your life feeling ill, tired and not 100%.

Tarmac Services for Sports Teams

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Tarmac is long lasting which makes it a great choice for sports teams. Summer is the perfect time to hire a company for tarmac services.

Due to the versatility of tarmac, it can be used for almost every recreational sport. As we reach the end of summer it may be best to evalate the quality of your tarmac courts as they may require tarmac repair.

Tarmac Services

You will see tarmac on your way to work or school every day. It is incredibly popular within the UK as it is a bituminous material that can be used paving.

Tarmacadam is often shorted to “Tarmac” which is comprised of tar and broken stone. RM Kennedy & Sons a professional tarmac laying company say that once they have this mixyure they “will then mix and shape the substance, laying it and brushing it evenly. The mixture is then set with tarmac laying machinery such as a steam roller”.

This is the perfect substance for playground and sports areas as it is long lasting as well as cost effective.

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Playing on Tarmac

For years sports teams have chosen to work tarmac companies. A macadam (tarmac) sports surface is an excellent choice for any sport team. A tarmac company will tell you that it is a robust and economical choice.

Whitelining in Glasgow

Tarmac and whitelining go hand and hand. A good tarmac company will come to your premises and discuss the variation in styles with you. The may be able to tell you the costs of their surface lining services over the phone.
Tarmac companies offer a number of colour options that are suitable for roads, car park lining, play areas and local industrial factories.

Running Outdoors: Top Tips For Beginners

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running tips

Have you started off 2017 with a new running regime? Motivating yourself to run is a great step and is a wonderful way to improve your overall wellbeing.

If you are looking for some beginners tips to help you on your journey, likes jump into our runner’s guide, written by our experts here at Discover Outdoor Fitness.

Let’s Talk About TAG Heuer Service To Sports

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source: tag watch repair

Some would say that TAG Heuer and sports go hand in hand. This watch brand has worked with sports personalities such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Maria Sharapova over the years promoting sports in both male and female catgeories, after all, the brand are known for breaking boundaries.

Water Rescue and Outdoor Safety Training

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rope access training

Would you like to take your outdoor skills to the next level? Learning about water rescue and rope access training will boost your confidence when partaking in sports outside. Become the trainer and learn skills that may save one of your team members in times of trouble.

The Ultimate Showdown: Outdoor Fitness Vs Indoor Fitness

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Outdoor Fitness

First things first. Let’s get the formalities out of the way. Exercising and keeping healthy is a great habit no matter where you ply your trade. Indoor or out, fitness is beneficial in a hundred ways that we’re sure you already know. That’s not what we are here to talk about.

Outdoor Summer Fitness Activities

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summer time

 

With summer around the corner, there is no better time to get fit outdoors. The warmer weather and lighter nights only mean one thing- more time to get fit. Getting up and out on a freezing, dark winters morning can be hard! There is nothing worse than trying to go for a run in the freezing pitched black. This is where the summer light mornings come in and you are given the motivation to get moving.   Getting up in the morning during summer and seeing the bright sun boosts your mood and can give you the motivation to get fit. Here are some outdoor fitness activities perfect for summer.

Fighting Back Against the Outdoors: The Benefits of Botox Glasgow

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Botox Glasgow

If you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume that you’re the active type that likes the outdoors and the freedom that comes with it. Whether its rock climbing, kayaking or parkour, we know that you live for the outdoor lifestyle and keeping fit in the company of mother nature.