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Archive | November, 2016

Juvederm Ultra Vs. Juvederm Ultra Plus

dermal fillersFuller lips and less wrinkles around your mouth and nose are just a few of the things that fillers can help with. If you are starting to notice that you are showing signs of aging around the lower half of your face, then you may want to consider getting some fillers done by Dr. Daniel Tresley in order to get rid of them. However, with several different types of fillers available on the market, the decision of what type you should get might seem a bit overwhelming. As one of the most popular fillers to use, and one that Dr. Daniel Tresley recommends for most patients, Juvederm works to fill in those fine lines and wrinkles by using a natural substance called hyaluronic acid. But did you know that there are two different types of Juvederm that Dr. Daniel Tresley offers? Read on to learn more about the distinctions between these two types of fillers.

First, in order to fully understand the distinct differences between both Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, it’s nice to know the commonalities that these two fillers share.

  • Both are made up of hyaluronic acid
  • Both are injectables that are injected directly into the dermis
  • Both work by adding volume and smoothing out wrinkles in and around the injection site.

Juvederm Ultra
Juvederm Ultra is an effective filler that is best used to treat more moderate fine lines and wrinkles. Specifically, if you have small smile lines around your mouth or if you just want a little bit of a fuller lip, then Juvederm Ultra will be good for you. Additionally, if you have any scars that need correcting, because Juvederm Ultra’s consistency is a bit thinner, it is great to treat scars.

Juvederm Ultra Plus
Juvederm Ultra Plus tends to last a bit longer and is more ideally suited for individuals who either want dramatically fuller lips or need to fill in lines and wrinkles that are a bit more significant in size.

Say goodbye to thin lips and wrinkles around your mouth and nose with either type Juvederm! To learn more about what type Juvederm is best suited for you and your needs or to schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Daniel Tresley, contact our office today!

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How Graves Disease Could Be Affecting Your Eyes

Graves Disease Affecting EyesGraves disease is a disease that affects your thyroid gland, the butterfly shaped gland that resides in your throat. As the leading cause of hyperthyroidism, a disease that causes your thyroid to produce extra hormones, Graves disease is a disorder that once diagnosed can easily be treated by your doctor. But what is Graves disease exactly and how does it affect your eyes? Read on to learn more.

More About Graves Disease
In order to understand more about Graves disease, it’s important to understand the thyroid gland and a condition called hyperthyroidism. Typically, hormones produced by the thyroid gland help to control your metabolism. Normally, the thyroid is instructed to produce these hormones through a chemical called TSH. However, in Graves’ disease, the body produces abnormal antibodies that mimic the chemical TSH which causes the thyroid to work harder than usual.

How Does It Affect Your Eyes
Once your body starts to work overtime and produce more and more hormones caused by the thyroid, you will start to exhibit symptoms such as eyes that bulge out a bit through a condition called exophthalmos. Additionally, patients who have Graves’ disease also suffer from eye problems such as itchiness, dryness, overall irritation, inflammation, and  it can even cause some patients to get impaired vision or lose vision completely.

Treatment for Graves Disease
If you suffer from Graves’ Disease and are exhibiting symptoms related to your overall eye health, then Dr. Daniel Tresley can help you get your vision back on track. Varying from case to case, Dr. Tresley utilizes his expertise in order to help restore your eyes to their normal resting position. Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Daniel Tresley may even need to use an orbital decompression surgery, a surgery which enlarges the bony orbital vault that the eye rests in to allow the eye to fall back into a more normal position.

If you suffer from Graves’ disease and your eyes are starting to exhibit abnormal and irritating symptoms, don’t suffer a minute longer. With the help of Dr. Daniel Tresley you can get your vision back to normal in no time. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Tresley’s office today!

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