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Nijolė Krizancic | Lux Derma Supplies
Get to know the writer behind our blog – E-commerce Specialist Nijolė Krizancic. Nijole has several years of experience and know-how within the aesthetic beauty industry.
In our blog you’ll get an exclusive insight in the aesthetic business and you can read about the latest products, upcoming aesthetic trends and the latest beauty treatments on the market.
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HOW CAN WE BE SO COMPETITIVE AT LUX – DWMS? – THE 7 FACTS ABOUT PARALLEL IMPORT
By Nijolė Krizancic | January 2020
From time to time, we experience many myths about parallel import in the aesthetic business. In the following article, we want to illuminate what are facts and myths. We strive to give you a better understanding of parallel import before you decide where to place your next order of fillers.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAIR TRANSPLANTATION INCLUDING HAIR FILLER
By Nijolė Krizancic | September 2020
Hair transplants represent methods of permanent hair restoration for patients suffering from hair loss that can be reversed in a number of ways. Male and female pattern hair loss can be treated using hair transplantation procedures that transplant hair follicles from strips of scalp or individual hair bulbs into balding areas.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FAT DISSOLVING TREATMENTS
By Nijolė Krizancic | March 2020
Are you struggling with that extra bit of fat here and there, that just won’t disappear? No matter how hard you exercise and no matter how controlled your diet is, there are some stubborn bulges that just won’t budge. Stubborn pockets of fat tend to remain in problem areas such as love handles or bra rolls, muffin tops around the tummy or saddle bags on the outer thighs.
ALLERGAN HAS LAUNCHED ITS MOST INNOVATIVE FILLER YET – JUVÉDERM VOLUX IS HERE!
By Nijolė Krizancic | January 2020
There is a brand new facial filler in town! It is the latest revolutionary treatment for those who seeks for a more defined chin and jawline. Sculpting the lower-face has never been easier.
11 WAYS TO AVOID CHAPPED LIPS THIS WINTER
By Lux – DWMS | December 2019
Chapped lips are a common issue that seem as inevitable as the winter months. Not only is the feeling of chapped lips annoying, but it can also be painful and cause bleeding. We look at ways to get rid of dry and cracked lips.
FORGET THE MOMMY MAKEOVER, IT’S TIME FOR THE DADDY DO-OVER
By Bryan Smith | November 2019
From body contouring to dermal fillers, dads are increasingly heading to the plastic surgeon for a suite of procedures that has been dubbed the ‘daddy do-over.’
FACELIFTS VS INJECTABLE DERMAL FILLERS: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
By Lisa 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 Lux – DWMS | 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 Hasseali | 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 Lux -DWMS | 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 Julia 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 Hasseali | 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 Britta 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 Kathryn 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 Britta 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 Hasseali | August 2019
Many people suffer from osteoarthritis or other disorders, but what is orthopedics? And what orthopedic products do Lux – DWMS 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 Lux – DWMS 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 Lux – DWMS, and we want to be collaborators of the statement “a better health for a better world”.
At Lux – DWMS 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 Lisa 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 Stone | 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 Lisa 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 Carignan| 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 Larissa Cospito | 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.