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17 11, 2020

The miracles of muscle-relaxing injectables

2024-01-02T14:42:44+00:00

Botox. For those who have had appropriately dosed injections, it can work miracles within a few days. For those just considering it, reason for concern is understandable, since I think we’ve all seen examples of overdone Botox and/or med spa procedures not being applied properly. These are the patients I must take by the hand and explain how conservative I am about using it to give natural, refreshed results. First, a bit of history. Botulinum toxin was approved by the FDA for treatment of children’s crossed eyes and twitching eyelids in 1989.  Since then there have been myriad other safe and effective uses discovered for it, including the treatment of chronic migraines, overactive bladder, severe neck spasms, and excessive underarm sweating.   Botox cosmetic injectables were first approved by the FDA in 2002 and have become a household word for relaxing wrinkles; a brand name virtually interchangeable with the category itself. Here in the U.S., the most common cosmetic procedure is a form of botulinum toxin type A which, injected in small doses into [...]

The miracles of muscle-relaxing injectables2024-01-02T14:42:44+00:00
6 11, 2020

Beauty Without Guilt

2024-01-02T14:42:44+00:00

If watching your diet and exercising to promote good health is a given, how is beauty care so radically different? We work hard to take care of our insides as well as our bodies, but is paying attention to your looks such a narcissistic endeavor? I don’t think so. Plastic surgeons see people across the age spectrum walk through their doors. Some are trying to fix something that has bothered them, some are worried about how age is treating them, and others just want to look as good as they can. Whether it’s injectables, non-invasive skin-tightening procedures or surgery, I enjoy addressing all of it.  Some patients will not breathe a word about having come to me, as if spending money on themselves is the ultimate in self-centeredness. In other words, plastic surgery tends to be a deep, dark secret except, perhaps, between BFFs.  While I understand the need to keep this private, I also don’t see the need for shame. If you remodeled parts of your house it would be no big [...]

Beauty Without Guilt2024-01-02T14:42:44+00:00
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