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15Apr/13Off

The Effects of Stress on The Aging Process

It's not exactly clear whether or not chronic stress can cause wrinkles and grey hair but it certainly does seem to be the case.  When you look at photos of presidents as they start their presidency versus the end of the term, the differences are amazing (and not in a good way).  In just four years President Obama looks like he's aged at least 8 years.  George W. Bush looked as if his 8 years in office aged him 16.

So what do you do if you have a high stress job, or just a stressful life for some reason?  Are you doomed to looking old and wrinkly because of your stress?  Not if you know a good doctor who knows how to wield weapons of anti aging like dermal fillers or even Botox Cosmetic.

Dermal Fillers and The Fight Against Aging

Juvederm is a dermal filler used the most and your doctor can use it to fill in those laugh lines, wrinkles and even those marionette lines around the mouth.  Juvederm can erase the visible signs of stress and aging by simply filling in those little tell tale signs.  Even if you don't have a stressful job (or life for that matter) you will undoubtedly still show the normal wear and tear on your face as you age.

Age Gracefully or Fight it With Your Doctor?

That's the question.  You've seen it done well either way, right?  You've seen some people who wear wrinkles and aging well.  Think Clint Eastwood, he looks rugged and still good with these visible signs of aging.  You've also seen the people fighting it too much as well.  Think Bruce Jenner or any of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, they look strange and it's obvious they've simply had too much Botox.

Find your balance with it...  find a good doctor who won't let you overdo it.  Keep some of the fine lines and smooth out only those that detract from your overall appearance.

 

 

27Mar/13Off

What’s the difference with the ‘Toxins on the Market?

When doctors, nurses and injectors use the term 'toxins' they aren't referring to anything bad for you.  Well, at least we don't think so.  What they are referring to are a class of neurotoxins affectionately referred to as toxins.  Currently the neurotoxins on the market are Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin.

So What's The Difference Between Botox, Dysport & Xeomin?

For starters they are each made by different manufacturer's, although they are each considered large pharmaceutical companies.  Allergan makes Botox Cosmetic, Medicis makes Dysport and Merz Aesthetics makes Xeomin.  The way they work is the same though which is why they are all in the same class of drug.  They paralyze the nerve endings in the areas in which they are injected (frown lines, crows feet and between the eyebrows).

It's tough to say which one works the best as it really just depends on which product your body happens to respond to best.  Botox and Xeomin are dosed at the same strength while Dysport normally takes twice as much product to get a good effect.  Again, it just depends on your body and which particular product you respond to the best.

Where Do You Get Botox, Dysport or Xeomin?

See your doctor, dermatologist and/or medispa.  These products are administered only under the care of a qualified injector so you'll want to do your homework.  The skill level of the injector will play a role in how good your result is.

 

27Feb/12Off

Information On Botox San Jose

If you no longer appreciate what you see when you look in the mirror, you may consider getting Botox San Jose. Botox injections or shots are the terms that are used to describe the cosmetic procedure of administering Botox through an injection in order to treat wrinkles. These injections were first used to treat neurological issues, but today, they are also used to remove from lines, crow's feet, forehead wrinkles and other lines on the face.
Botox San Jose is a drug that is used to temporarily relax the motor nerve endings. It can improve appearance when moderate to severe wrinkles are in existence on the face. When you receive Botox treatments, you will have to go in for many different sessions because the injections eventually wear off. The injections paralyze the muscles in the area so the skin cannot scrunch up and create wrinkles. The wrinkles, therefore, temporarily go away.
The dangerous side effects that go along with Botox San Jose are relatively low. Side effects that do occur will likely only last 6 months at the longest because the treatments themselves are quite temporary. Anyone considering the injections should consult with their doctor to make sure their health is good enough to endure the treatment. Some patients report a little bruising around the injection sight as well as headaches, nausea, and even flu-like symptoms. Those effects are rare and temporary.
The cost of Botox will be anywhere from $250-500 for each injection. Surgeons generally have to pay $400 for a tiny vial of Botox San Jose so it only makes sense that the procedure costs quite a bit of money for the patient as well. Anything that costs less than that should be subject for concern. There are plenty of people that try to pass themselves off for officials, but they are injecting other substances in an unsafe manner. The injections are not only costly, but they have to be re-administered ever 4-6 months in order to maintain the results.
Choosing the right doctor is key to getting Botox San Jose or any other location. The doctor giving you the injections is performing a medical procedure so it is important that the individual doing the treatment is qualified. There are organizations that specialize in these treatments, such as the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. You can check with this organization to make sure the doctor you have chosen is certified in the procedure. You will want to make sure you check the doctor's credentials and ask for a full patient evaluation. You can also ask to speak with other patients who have seen the doctor to make sure they have been satisfied with the results. Keep in mind that you will be having work done on your face and the person administering the injections is very important to how the procedure goes.
Whichever doctor you choose, make sure you ask what results you can expect along with possible side effects so you are fully prepared for what the injections might bring.

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7Feb/12Off

Botox Cosmetic Vs. Dysport

Botox treatments have become one of the most popular anti aging treatment that helps both men and women to rejuvenate and revitalize their appearance in a successful manner. However, for the first time ever, another wrinkle treatment product Dysport has joined Botox in the fight against wrinkles. Although both these treatments are quite similar in many ways, they do have some key differences between them. Thus, taking a look at both the similarities and differences in these treatments can prove to be beneficial in helping you decide which anti wrinkle therapy would suit your needs and requirements in an ideal manner.

Similarities between Botox and Dysport Treatments

  • Both Botox and Dysport are FDA approved specifically for treating facial wrinkles or fine lines.
  • One of the most common features of Botox and Dysport treatment is the fact that the main active ingredient used in both these treatments is a refined form of botulinum toxin type A. This toxin works by paralyzing the muscles that can create the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes, facial wrinkles on the forehead and creases near the corners of the mouth.
  • Unlike dermal fillers, both Botox and Dysport injections are injected into the facial muscles underneath the surface of the skin
  • Side effects of Botox and Dysport treatments are similar and may include temporary headache, numbness, swelling, light bruising or redness in the area that has been treated. However, using an ice pack before and after the treatment can prove to be beneficial in helping relieve these side effects to a great extent.

Differences between Botox and Dysport Treatments

  • The fact that Dysport treatment delivers faster results (up to two days) when compared to Botox and is likely to fade wrinkles within 24 hours after receiving Dysport treatment, this anti ageing treatment proves to be a perfect choice for all those people who are looking for a quick fix before a big event.
  • Dysport treatment can also be an effective alternative for all those patients who have become immune or resist Botox after repeated treatments.
  • Studies have also shown that Dysport injections last longer for up to six months or a year when compared to Botox injections that last for about three to four months.
  • The fact that Dysport treatment uses fewer antibodies, this anti aging treatment has lesser allergic reactions when compared to equal treatments of Botox.
  • There are differences in the cost of both these anti wrinkle treatments. While that cost of Botox is usually between $300- $450 ranges, the cost of Dysport has been reported to be more than $200- 300 ranges. Thus, while the price range of Dysport is less, more is required to achieve the same effects delivered by Botox.

The fact that both these wrinkles relaxing treatments are quite similar in many ways, consulting a cosmetic provider prior choosing either Botox or Dysport treatment can prove to be highly beneficial in helping you opt for the right anti aging treatment in a successful manner.


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