We love to bring you new and exciting things on each episode of Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today, particularly ones that you have not heard about on any other shows. We recently stumbled upon a brand new treatment for under eye bags and under eye wrinkling which will make a huge difference in cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology.
We are very fortunate to have a world-renowned expert in laser & cosmetic dermatology who has been working with this new product for a while now and who has lots to tell us about it. Dr Barry Lycka cosmetic dermatologist from Edmonton, Alberta is talking today with Dr Mat Avram, Director of Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center.
The topic for discussion this week will be focusing on Neotensil, a revolutionary new method for treating under eye bags and wrinkling without surgery or downtime.
Neotensil: An Interview With Dr. Mat Avram
Q: What is Neotensil?
Neotensil creates a skin conforming film, like invisible shape wear, for loose puffy skin on your face and under the eyes. It reshapes the appearance of puffy, loose, lax skin; it smooths, flattens and reshapes in a very short time and creates a dramatic change in appearance.
Neotensil was originally known as Strateris, but has recently been renamed. The name Neotensil is an acronym which also describes what it actually does.
- Neo (meaning: new)
- Invisible & Immediate
Q: Is Neotensil a replacement for larger surgical procedures traditionally used for lower eyelid bags?
As a physician specializing in aesthetic dermatology, I see a lot of patients coming with these under eye bags and wrinkling – it bothers them a lot. I used to feel like I didn’t have the great answers for them, even with all the latest techniques at our fingertips.
Blepharoplasty surgery (eyelid surgery) is where we remove the fat bags and reconfigure the appearance of the eyelid. It is invasive, there is downtime and the possibility of side effects. Patients these days don’t want pain, surgery or the additional time and expense!
What I like about Neotensil is that it does improve the appearance of an area that previously didn’t have a great non-invasive solution to offer. This takes us from a surgical procedure to something that can be done at home. It improves upon a clinical problem that even the most sophisticated equipment and techniques could not fully solve. This topical application shows dramatic results.
Q: How does Neotensil work?
It compresses wrinkles and lax skin around the eyes. It makes the skin suppler, smoother and pushes away the bags, in the same way that control underwear does for the body. It also hydrates the skin for the duration of the application. It is actually a skin forming polymer which forms an invisible film on the skin so that it reconfigures itself in a 3D way.
You can see the results within 1 hour of application.
Q: How does it feel on the skin? Does it feel like a mask?
In our experience, once you put it on, you’ll pretty much forget it is even there. It’s not heavy or itchy and it doesn’t feel ‘caked on’. There is no greasy feel or any other displeasing texture. This is a product that even men will use.
Q: Is Neotensil easy to put on?
Yes, it is very easy to use but it is best to have someone demonstrate how to do it first. Two different topicals are applied but it is important to follow the correct sequence and do it the way you are shown. If you don’t, it won’t go on properly.
Q: How long does Neotensil last?
It is applied in the morning and you wash it off before you go to sleep. It will probably last longer but at the moment we are saying from morning to night.
Q: How long does it take to begin working after applying it?
Around 45 minutes to 1 hour. You put it on and it gives a wet moisture feel then you forget about it. The most telling way to see the results is to put it on only one eye and not the other. You can immediately see the difference it makes; the difference is so significant that you would think that the ‘after’ photos had been touched up or photo-shopped.
It is certainly not a subtle effect – it makes a significant and immediately noticeable difference.
Q: How can people get hold of it Neotensil?
It is my understanding that it is going to come out around April 1st 2014. A Canadian company called Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. are marketing it. They are very active in the dermatology sphere so we will all be hearing much more about it around the beginning of spring. There is the American Academy of Dermatology national meeting in late spring in Denver so it will dovetail with the product launch.
Neotensil will only be available in doctors’ offices – not over the counter (OTC). It is important that patients are shown how to apply it properly – Dr Avram gets his head nurse to demonstrate and guide patients.
Where To Find Neotensil
In Cambridge, Massachusetts. They are the developers of the product and are also the providers of other topical skincare products and hair care products.
They are the Canadian company that will be marketing it.
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Telephone: Edmonton: (780) 665 3546