By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Dermal filler is the non-invasive treatment for facial rejuvenation and are used to as anti-ageing agents. As people age, facial skin begins to lose its flexibility and natural hydration that helps support, shape and add volume to the face. This leads to wrinkles on the face, deep lines and sagging of the skin. Dermal fillers are injectable gels composed from either natural or synthetically derived materials like hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers gently lift and pump up the skin to restore the lost collagen owing to aging process. Dermal fillers also enable the body to generate its own collagen which can help in giving a natural and youthful facial appearance. Dermal filler treatment is highly effective as its results last from seven to 26 months, depending upon the type of dermal filler used. Dermal filler treatment takes 25-50 minutes with or without local anesthesia which can vary according to the patient skin and physical condition.
Dermal FillerMarket: Drivers and Restraints
Increasing number of patient with various cosmetic skin problems such as scars, deep lines and wrinkles, which is rising due to the imbalance in diet, insomnia, stress and tension, are the major factors which is fueling demand for dermal fillers. Dermal filler treatment is fast and easy for various cosmetic problems with a minimal amount of discomfort and downtime. The main factor which limits the growth of the global dermal filler market is the high cost of treatment.
Dermal Filler Market: Segmentation
Global dermal fillermarket is classified on the basis of product type, therapeutic area and geography
Based on product type, the global dermal filler market is segmented into the following:
Absorbable or Biodegradable
Non-Absorbable or Non-Biodegradable
Based on therapeutic area, the global dermal filler market is segmented into the following:
Deep Facial Lines
Dermal Filler Market: Overview
Dermal filler is the treatment which is used to cure the natural break down of collagen and elastin fibers as people age. This type of natural breakdown occurs owing to the factors such as sun exposure, poor diet, stress and smoking. Dermal fillers can be classified into absorbable and non-absorbable. Absorbable dermal filler treatment last six to 12 months whereas non-absorbable fillers can last for 4-6 years. Hyaluronic acid is used in the gels which are used as fillers in dermal filler treatment. A very tiny needle is used to inject the fillers into the targeted therapeutic areas of the patient body.
Dermal Filler Market: Region-wise Outlook
The global dermal filler market is expected to register a healthy CAGR for the forecast period. Depending on geographic region, global dermal filler market is segmented into seven key regions: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Middle East & Africa. North America held largest share in the global market of dermal filler followed by Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific owing to high occurrence of several skin problems among the population, increasing number of dermatology patients and increasing application in acne scar treatments. The developing nations in APAC and MEA hold huge potential for growth in the global dermal filler market, due to its quick and accurate results without any risk on skin.
Dermal Filler Market: Key Players
Some of the key participating global players in dermal fillerglobal market are Allergan, Inc., Galderma, Merz Aesthetics, Cynosure, Syneron, AQTIS Medical, Bioha Laboratories, Suneva Medical and Cytophil, Inc.
Buhari Authorizes N8.5bn for Medical Research
By Adedapo Adesanya
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N8.5 billion for the conduct of ground-breaking research in medicine and other areas in 2021 under the National Research Fund (NRF) scheme funded by the Tertiary Education Trust (TETFund).
This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Mr Suleiman Bogoro, on Wednesday at a 3-day workshop for Directors of Research and Development of public universities in Nigeria held at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Training Institute, Maitama, Abuja.
“But when I came, I decided to revolutionise it and I said it is not a question of seed money, let it be annual money and that is why I made a case for N5 billion in 2019 alone. 2020 we raised it to N7.5 billion.
“This year, Mr President has approved another N7.5 billion but guess what, with additional N1 billion that we intend to do groundbreaking research around medicine even in respect of the COVID-19 challenge.”
The TETFund boss said the fund intends to put money at the Nigerian Medical Research Institute (NMIR) to resuscitate their vaccine production.
He added that he has scheduled a meeting with the Director-General of NMIR, Mr Babatunde Salako, to be joined by brilliant professors of medicine from some universities across the country to achieve specific research objectives.
He stressed the need for collaboration between the universities and research institutes to know what the institutes are doing and offer assistance where necessary.
While urging participants at the workshop to take the initiative of looking at why kidnapping has become so lucrative, the TETfund boss lamented that young engineers and technology experts were rather deploying their expertise to aid the growing wave of abductions across the country.
He challenged university professors not to parade themselves with titles but to engage in problem-solving research that will change things for the good of the nation.
On his part, TETFund’s Director of Research and Development, Mr Salisu Bakare, noted that universities are by nature problem-solvers, adding that when universities are not solving problems of the society, the question remains whether they are achieving their mandates.
Mr Bakare restated the call for Nigeria to transit to a knowledge economy, stressing that the R&D centre of excellence in TETFund was established for this purpose as research and development represent Nigeria’s future.
According to him, in a bid to achieve this mandate, the fund has established centres of excellence in several universities, increased the national Research fund and constituted a committee that is currently working on a draft bill for the establishment of the National Research and Development Foundation.
He urged participating institutions at the workshop not to be left behind in the effort of the fund to retrain them and instil a culture of research to enhance national development.
Bauchi Gets 1.5 million Vaccines for Cholera
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Bauchi State government has received 1.5 million doses of vaccines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to fight a cholera outbreak in the state.
This was disclosed by Mr Rilwanu Mohammed, the Executive Chairman, State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), at the kick-off of the vaccination exercise in Bauchi on Saturday.
Mr Mohammed said the WHO donated the 1.5 million doses of vaccine to support the state’s response to the cholera outbreak.
“Bauchi is among the 18 states with a high risk of a cholera outbreak, hence the donation to be vaccinated to those at the prone areas,” he said.
He noted that some wards in Dass and Toro Local Government Areas that were prone would also receive the vaccine, noting that the 1.5 million doses of the vaccine would be divided into two phases in the local government areas.
He thanked the global health body for its continued support to the agency through the government in addressing health challenges such as the ongoing cholera outbreak.
On his part, the WHO representative, Mr Goni Ngala, said the outbreak was affecting people of different age groups including children under the age of five.
“In its continued efforts to support the cholera response and in particular, the management of cases, the World Health Organisation Country Office donated the vaccine to support prevention,” he said.
Also speaking, Mr Nura Jumba, the District Head of Bauchi, emphasised the importance of implementing measures to solve the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges in the affected areas.
Mr Jumba urged the government to be committed to improving garbage collection and desludging of latrines.
“Provision of clean water free of charge to the affected communities including community education and mobilisation will be helpful,” he said.
GE Healthcare Donates VScan Ultrasound Equipment to AMCH
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
Seven modern mobile ultrasound systems have been donated by GE Healthcare West Africa to the Abiye Maternal and Child (AMCH) International Foundation.
AMCH is a non-governmental organisation that aims to provide up-to-date evidence-based life-saving knowledge and skill to frontline health workers in communities across Nigeria. Its mission is to help contribute to health system strengthening and quality improvement for maternal and newborn care.
The items were given to the organisation at its office in Maryland, Lagos to help increase access to quality maternal and child medical services especially in rural areas in the state.
At the presentation, the founder of AMCH, Prof. Elizabeth Disu, expressed her gratitude to GE West Africa for donating the medical equipment to the group and promised that it would be used to improve medical services rendered to pregnant women especially in the rural areas in Lagos State and Nigeria in general.
She said AMCH had collaborated with other partners to execute several training programs such as Essential Care for the Newborn which comprises Helping Babies Breathe, Essential Newborn Care, Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies, Newborn Resuscitation Training (NRT), to mention a few.
According to the AMCH founder, the organization recently partnered with Rotary Club International, California, USA to train health workers in Epe and Ibeju-Lekki communities in Lagos State on Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC). The ultrasound system donated by GE would enable them to add obstetric care trainings in these rural communities.
In her remarks, the patron of AMCH, Mrs Aba Sagoe, said, “We appreciate this and we believe this will improve quality of care. We assure you that you are going to see positive results very soon. Thank you, GE.” she added.
The representative of the Federal Ministry of Health Head of Newborn, Family Health Department, Dr John Ovuoraye, in his address, commended GE for their contributions to the development of the health sector in Nigeria and for donating the equipment to AMCH, a reputable NGO whose commitment to maternal and child health is widely recognised.
“On behalf of Federal Ministry of Health, I wish to thank GE for the company’s commitment to improving access to medical services in various communities in Nigeria.
“We have had collaborative trainings with AMCH and its founder, Prof. Elizabeth Disu, a pillar and a worthy person in the health sector, especially on maternal and childcare services.
“The equipment that I am seeing here will help in no small measure to improve quality services to pregnant women in Nigeria.
“The machine is technologically driven, simple, handy and mobile. It works amazingly well with a soft touch, gives accurate analysis, and has durable battery life. Once again, I want to thank GE for this donation,” he said.
Prof. Adeniyi Adewumi, the director of training at AMCH and a consultant at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja opined that the ultrasound equipment would help monitor the number of babies a pregnant woman is carrying, baby’s position and growth of pregnancy amongst many other factors associated with improved quality care.
In his goodwill message, the Permanent Secretary, Primary Health Care Board (PHCB), Lagos State, Dr Ibrahim Mustafa, also expressed gratitude to the donor and said that ultrasound equipment would help achieve focus on antenatal with its special features for obstetrics examination and quantification and could not have come at a better time than this.
The GE team was led by Mr Abdulrahman Alabi, Manager, Ultra Sound, GE West Africa, accompanied by Mr Gospel Johnson, Clinical Application Specialist, GE West Africa, and Mrs Modupe Shittu, Lead, Life Care Solution Business, West Africa.
Mr Alabi said, GE did background research on NGOs and found AMCH worthy to receive the donation of ultrasound equipment to help improve quality services in maternal and child care access of many pregnant women in Nigeria.
Other dignitaries present at the acceptance ceremony were Mrs Ekhaiyeme Taiwo, Clinical Volunteer (AMCH), Retired Chief Matron Mrs Oluwatoyin Odukoya, and Miss Funmilola Oremakinde, an administrative officer with AMCH.
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