When the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use in 2002, it quickly became the most widely-known facial injectable product across the nation. Instead of undergoing plastic surgery, aging patients now had the opportunity to treat forehead wrinkles, fine lines and “crow’s feet” with the simple and strategic injection of Botox. By 2009, however, Botox earned some competition in treating wrinkles as Dysport hit the United States market. … Continue reading
When it comes to the aging face, there are some trending areas of wrinkles and fine lines that we want to erase. Discussions are often centered around the “11’s” (vertical lines between your eyebrows), crow’s feet, smile lines, forehead lines and nasolabial folds. But what about bunny lines? Bunny lines refer to the horizontal or diagonal wrinkles we get on the side of the nose when we smile or scrunch up our nose. Bunny lines may sound cute, but just like crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles, they can be an unwanted sign of an aging face. … Continue reading
Facial injectables have undoubtedly become the most popular option for patients who want to turn back the hands of time without the incisions, anesthesia and downtime of plastic surgery. With a series of strategically placed injections, you can smooth out wrinkles, restore lost volume and add definition to your profile. It’s commonly called a “liquid facelift.” However, there are numerous types of facial injectables to choose from, and each product should be used for certain needs.
The two main categories of injections are Botox and fillers. Here’s a recap of the differences, including when and where to use these products. … Continue reading
Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. These chronic daily headaches can be painful and highly disruptive to your daily life. Unfortunately, they can also be hard to treat for many patients. If your migraines have failed to respond to prescription medication, you may find your answer with a plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon who administers Botox may be able to effectively reduce your migraine episodes.
You probably know Botox for its cosmetic benefits. However, Botox (or botulinum toxin) was approved by the FDA in 2010 to treat migraines. That’s right, the same injection that can reduce your Crow’s feet and frown lines may also be able to prevent your debilitating headaches. … Continue reading
It is common for people to use the terms “Botox” and “fillers” interchangeably. However, while they are both injected into the skin, they are two very different forms of treatment for specific facial concerns. Here is some help in distinguishing between the two and helping you determine which one you need: … Continue reading
You’ve decided to turn back the hands of time and try Botox. By now, you should’ve found an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon to carry out your treatment. This is the most important step, as not all “Botox providers” are created equal. In the hands of the wrong person, your Botox injections could produce far more harm than good, and/or be a waste of your time and money. … Continue reading
Plastic surgery is the best way to make long-term improvements in your appearance. However, not everyone can afford the downtime that is required for most surgical procedures. If you lead a busy lifestyle or can’t take time off of work to recover from plastic surgery, you can still turn back the hands of time. In fact, many patients choose to address facial aging with non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. … Continue reading
Have you ever heard of “Botox immunity”? Probably not, unless you’ve experienced it for yourself. A resistance to Botox and its effects can occur, although it is very rare (only about 1% to 3% of patients). For such patients, the Botox injections work little or not at all. Allergan, the company that makes Botox, explains this phenomenon by saying “BOTOX/BOTOX Cosmetic is a protein complex, and in some patients the body’s immune system may respond by producing “blocking” (or neutralizing) antibodies capable of inactivating the protein’s biological activity.” … Continue reading
Botox is one of the most sought-after treatments when it comes to non-surgical procedures to improve the face. With all of the buzz surrounding Botox, there lies many misconceptions. It is always best to let your plastic surgeon clear up any false information about Botox, but here are three of the most common myths to get you started on a better understanding of this procedure. … Continue reading
Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face. It can be very frustrating for those that suffer and dramatically decrease their quality of life. Bell’s Palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis and affects about one in 5,000 people per year. … Continue reading