The A-Z of Clinical Terminology in Cosmetics

Mouth Nose Lips, Clinical Terminology

Do you know your hyperhidrosis from your mesotherapy? Your perioral lines from your tear troughs? Your transdermal testosterone from your oral and your intramuscular testosterone? Don’t worry if all the jargon bamboozles you – this handy guide will break it down into easily intelligible explanations, so you can feel confident identifying and discussing the treatment that’s right for you. 

Clinical Terminology

  • Cheek augmentation – a procedure to create fuller, higher and smoother cheekbones
  • Chemical peel – the removal of old, uneven and sun-damaged skin with a new, collagen-rich layer
  • Chin augmentation – a procedure to adjust the height, width and projection of the chin to increase facial balance and symmetry
  • Collagen – the building block protein of the skin, often used in cosmetic procedures
  • Dermal fillers – an injection to soften facial lines, lift up deep creases and reshape facial features without surgery
  • Dermapens – a skin renewal technique involving micro-needling, whereby micro-injuries are made to the skin with a specialist pen to stimulate the skin’s self-repair mechanism
  • Hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating
  • Injection lipolysis – an injection which hydrolyses the wall of fat cells anywhere in the body, thus releasing the fat contained within and dissolving it into the natural processes of removal from the body
  • Intramuscular testosterone – the correction of testosterone levels within the body via an injection into the muscles
  • Mesotherapyan anti-aging treatment which injects a mixture of vitamins and active ingredients into the skin to stimulate healing and corrective responses
  • Nasolabial folds – the “smile lines” or “laugh lines” which run from the corners of the mouth to each side of the nose
  • Non-surgical facelift – a bespoke strategy of non-invasive techniques (including dermal fillers, wrinkle fillers and PDO threading) with minimal downtime and immediate effects
  • Oral testosterone – the correction of testosterone levels within the body via an orally administered oil
  • PDO threadlift – non-surgical form of facelift which creates new collagen in a targeted area
  • Perioral lines – wrinkles or lines that appear around the mouth
  • PRP rejuvenation – Platelet Rich Plasma rejuvenation uses growth factors found naturally in the blood to stimulate collagen production. It can be used to rejuvenate the face, hands, or encourage hair growth on the scalp
  • Tear trough filler treatment – the injection of a lifting filler to reduce the appearance of bags under the eyes
  • Therapeutic venesection – the restoration of balance in levels of haemoglobin (Hb) and haematocrit (HCT) in the blood via the removal of a certain volume of blood
  • Transdermal testosterone – the correction of testosterone levels within the body via the application of a cream
  • Zygomatic bone – the cheekbone
  • 8-point facelift – the use of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers in eight key areas of the face to restore volume and achieve a more youthful appearance, without the fear or scarring, bleeding or long downtime

If you’d like to learn more about any of the above procedures, or have any other terminology questions regarding cosmetic practices, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us today. We’re here to help! 

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