Posts for: August, 2018

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
August 13, 2018
Tags: Restylane  

Restylane Lyft—the injectable gel filler formerly known as Perlane—just received FDA-approval to be used on the hands. Today, Nestlé Skin Health announced that hyaluronic acid dermal filler has been approved for the correction of age-related volume loss in the back of the hands, making it the first hyaluronic acid filler to get approval for this area. 

This announcement gives the calcium-based filler Radiesse some competition, as prior to this it was the only filler to be approved by the FDA for the hands. To find out what this news means for someone considering a hand rejuvenation, we reached out to an expert injector who broke down the differences between the two fillers. 

“Radiesse is a calcium-based product and Restylane is a sugar-based gel,” explains West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD. “Radiesse is sort of thicker and white, and Restylane Lyft is clear and is made of hyaluronic acid. I like Radiesse for people who have a little bit thicker skin and I usually dilute with an anesthetic or reconstitute it to thin it out. I like to use Restylane Lyft for people with thinner skin, so it may be better suited for someone a little bit older.”

The FDA approval of Restylane Lyft for the hands comes after a clinical trial of 89 patients over the age of 22. Study results showed that participants who had the backs of their hands injected the dermal fillers saw improvement in volume for up to six months. This new approval makes Restylane Lyft the only dermal filler on the market that has FDA approval on three separate treatment areas—the midface/cheeks, nasolabial folds and the backs of the hands. 

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
August 06, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Untagged


NewBeauty Award Winners: Celebrity Glam Squad Favorites

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Celebrities often rely on their own personal glam squads to create their red carpet–ready looks, but most of us don't have that luxury. Instead, we stock our vanities with a carefully curated arsenal of makeup and try our best. These winners make that process much easier.

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Get Budge-Proof Makeup

We’re hooked on the fine-yet-never-sticky mist of Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($32) that locks makeup in and let’s your face pull an all-nighter


Beauty On the Go

A convenient and mess-free way to achieve flawless skin in seconds, the makeup-loaded stamp-pad in AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($60) delivers serious coverage without skimping on protection or moisture. 


Cut the Creasing Out

You can forget about shadow that flakes, creases, smudges or disappears when you prep your lids with NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ($26), a creamy primer that maximizes the intensity and staying power of your favorite eye shadows. 


Precision Eyeliner for a Perfect Look

Can’t decide between a thick flick and a thin line? That’s where MAC Cosmetics Brushstroke Liner ($21) comes in. With a precision-tip, tapered brush applicator that glides onto lids, this liquid eyeliner pen makes it easier than ever to get a perfectly lined eye. 


For Nails On Point

When it comes to the best assortment of colors (more than 240 to be exact) that give your nails shine, OPI Nail Lacquer ($11) is the way to go. 


Contour Queen

Some cream-based contour palettes are tricky to use and can make skin look streaky and “done.” Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit ($40) seamlessly blends into skin, leaving everyone thinking, “How are her cheeks that defined?” 


Foundation That Won't Slip Off Your Skin

Unlike many matte foundations, Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation ($8) covers everything you want to hide while letting your skin show through. Never cakey or flat, this formula makes pores do a disappearing act. 


Sweat in Style

Now that gym-approved makeup is a “thing,” you can bat perfect lashes courtesy of Tarte Cosmetics Lifted Sweatproof Mascara ($23). Not only will your lashes look impeccable before you take the saddle in your favorite spin class, but they’ll also stay intact through the entire workout without any smearing, bleeding or feathering. 


The Day in and Day Out Eye Shadow Palette

Of course, Drew Barrymore nailed it with her Flower Beauty Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette ($16), a foolproof mélange of 10 shades that easily take you from day to night and everywhere in between. 


The Hardest-Working Eye Makeup Remover

Tugging and scrubbing your eyes to get every last trace of makeup off is never fun, and with Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover ($30), you don’t have to. It takes off the most stubborn liners, shadows and mascaras sans any red, irritated lids. 


Smoky Eye Staple

If the name itself, Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Smoky ($44), isn’t enough to sell you on the fact that these mineral shadows are a requirement for a smoldering eye, then the finishes—satin, matte and iridescent—ranging in color from light to dark will have you hooked. 


Eyes Wide Open

A celebrity makeup artist staple, the cult-classicShiseido Eyelash Curler ($20) is a must-have for the sheer fact that it instantly morphs limp, straight lashes into perfectly curled ones with just the right amount of “lash flip.”