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Sculptra Treatments and All They Entail



Sculptra Treatments and All They Entail

No one likes the physical changes that accompany getting older. As you grow older, your body produces fewer and fewer cells; therefore, your skin may begin to sag or wrinkle. This is where cosmetic procedures come in handy. They enable you to get rid of unwanted features from your face and other body parts, giving a fresher appearance. An example of such a procedure is Kingwood Sculptra. More about this cosmetic technique and its benefits are discussed below.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a dermal filler used as an injectable for the past twenty years. The FDA first accredited it as a solution to lipoatrophy, which affects persons with HIV. This condition causes significant fat loss in your face, leading to deep folds, indentations, and sunken cheeks. It has since been approved as an effective and safe way for dermatologists to treat folds and wrinkles on the face.

Sculptra is primarily made up of poly-L-lactic acid responsible for stimulating collagen production, giving natural-looking, long-lasting results for at least two years.

People with medical issues that result in irregular scarring or those allergic to any of its constituents are not recommended to undergo this treatment as it may be ineffective or unsafe.

Sculptra Treatment

The first consultation with a qualified physician involves the patient providing information on their entire medical history, including allergies and underlying medical issues.

The procedure begins with your physician mapping out places for injection on your skin and cleaning them. A topical anesthetic eliminates any discomfort. Multiple tiny injections are then applied to your skin. Normal activities may be resumed after treatment but only with your physician’s approval.

Areas that get Sculptra treatment

Sculptra can clinically treat wrinkles around the nose and mouth, smile lines, chin wrinkles, and eliminate facial wrinkles. Other off-label uses of Sculptra include:

·         Cellulite correction

·         Nonsurgical buttock augmentation or butt lift

·         Correction of elbow, chest, and knee wrinkles

For people looking to bulk up their bodies, Sculptra is known to be effective. It creates the look of definition and extra muscle mass on the:

·         Thighs

·         Glutes

·         Triceps

·         Biceps

·         Pectorals

This treatment is not advisable to be used on your lips or eyes.

Side effects and Risks

It is typical for the injected area to experience some bruising and swelling. Other common side effects include:

·         Tenderness

·         Redness

·         Bleeding

·         Pain

·         Bumps

·         Itching

Bruising and swelling side effects can be alleviated by applying a cold pack to the affected area. Other rare but possible side effects include skin discoloration and lumps beneath the skin. This effect is associated with the depth in which the injection is performed. This further enhances the need for a qualified physician to determine the depth in which the least amount of side effects may occur.

Unlike other cosmetic procedures, Sculptra treatment has many uses other than aesthetic reasons. This makes it a multipurpose procedure and its results have been proven for some time now. For any Sculptra inquiries, visit us online, or call our offices in Kingwood, TX.


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When Can You Sue For Getting Cancer?



When Can You Sue For Getting Cancer?

Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating and affect anyone at any age. Several factors, such as genetics and lifestyle, can cause it. However, cancer can also be caused by the negligence of others. In such an instance, you can sue the people responsible for causing your cancer and claim compensation for the diagnosis and any associated damages.

Determining when and who to sue for getting cancer can be a complex process. So, it’s a wise idea to hire a lawyer to get you through the process and get the compensation you deserve. The attorney can advise you on when, how, and whom to sue for getting cancer.

With that said, here’s when you can sue for getting cancer:

  1. Product Liability 

You can sue for getting cancer from a defective product. For example, in one hair product cancer lawsuit, a claim was made that a hair straightening product was causing uterine cancer in women. The defects in the hair product increase the risk of developing uterine cancer for whoever uses it. If you think you’re in a similar situation, you can sue the manufacturers if a certain product increases your risk of developing cancer.

However, proving your case and claiming compensation can be challenging. In such a case, you must prove the defective product caused your cancer to sue the manufacturer or retailer. You’ll have to request tests on the products to prove the defect and the relationship to cancer development. The product defect has to have caused your cancer diagnosis directly. One example is when the product has excessive amounts of lead. You’ll need to hire experts or resort to government authorities to investigate the product to prove this. This way, you have a piece of solid evidence to sue the product manufacturer.

  • Medical Negligence 

Medical negligence is one of the most common reasons to sue for getting cancer. You could sue for medical malpractice if the doctors, healthcare facility, hospital, or other medical professionals failed to offer the standard of care causing your cancer diagnosis. For example, if the doctor failed to order necessary tests or misdiagnosed your case resulting in cancer progression, you can sue for medical negligence.  

To successfully sue for medical negligence, you must prove that the medical practitioner’s actions directly caused your cancer diagnosis. You must also show that you suffered damage because of the negligent actions of the medical practitioner. By doing so, you can claim compensation for treatment of progressing cancer, lost wages if you cannot work, and pain and suffering.

  • Environmental Factors 

Exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins is a common risk factor for cancer. Prolonged exposure to asbestos at the workplace, radiation, and other chemicals can increase cancer risk. If you can prove your cancer was caused by exposure to a certain environmental toxin like asbestos, consider suing the company or entity responsible for the pollutants.

Suppose a company’s activities produce excessive radiation that affects the population in a specific area and results in cancer. In that case, you can sue that company for exposing you to toxins that caused the development of your cancer.

Like the previous points, you must prove your cancer was directly caused by a specific substance you were exposed to. You’ll also have to show that the exposure was from the negligence of the company or entity you’re suing. Another aspect you must consider is the entity’s knowledge of the potential risks of exposing people to the toxin or substance. Since you’ll also claim that the company or entity was negligent, expose their bad practices that contributed to the development of your cancer.

Additionally, working in a hazardous environment may expose you to substances or toxins that can increase your cancer risk. For instance, if you’re a construction worker with constant exposure to asbestos, you’ll be at risk of developing cancer. Working as a firefighter can also expose you to asbestos and other carcinogenic substances that cause cancer.  

You can sue your employer for getting cancer while working in a hazardous environment. To be successful, you must prove the cancer was caused directly by exposure to a specific chemical or substance at the workplace or in the line of duty. For example, getting cancer from asbestos exposure at a construction site.  

In such a suit, you’ll claim compensation for the medical expenses covering the diagnosis and treatment, lost wages, damages for the pain and suffering caused to you and your family, and other associated costs.  

Conclusion  Getting a cancer diagnosis because of someone else’s negligence can be traumatizing and devastating. However, you can get a little relief through compensation for the medical expenses and other related damages, such as pain and suffering. The process of suing for getting cancer can be complicated, and it’d be best to hire an experienced lawyer to handle the litigation process. An attorney can also advise on the available legal options available and the compensation to seek.

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