Aug
30
2012

Internet/Social Media Infulence

According to the most recent statistics from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), 42 percent of patients are now receiving most of their information about plastic surgery from social media and the Internet.

Aug
27
2012

Summer Injectable Treaments

Summer is the ideal time to rejuvenate the face with injectable treatments, as little to no recovery time is needed.

Aug
16
2012

The Key to Botox

The key to a natural and beautiful look after injecting Botox is often found in the technique and skill of the injector. During consultation, we will examine the wrinkle pattern of your forehead as well as around the eyes and nose and develop a plan for your cosmetic treatment individualized for your facial anatomy. A conservative yet effective targeted dosage with administration of Botox to the key muscles causing your frown lines or crow’s feet will help to create a youthful look.
Jul
27
2012

Botox Injections

When receiving Botox, the areas where you need to be injected will vary from person to person. It could be as few as five or as many as 15.

Jul
11
2012

Bruising and Botox

Anti-wrinkle injections, like Botox, are great ways to eliminate wrinkles. However, some side effects are normal, like bruising. Remember what happened to Kim Kardashian when she got Botox injections for her 30th birthday?

Fortunately, there are new precautionary treatments that one can undertake to minimize bruising.

According to experts, there are certain medications that can increase the chances of bruising. These medications need to be avoided 10 days prior to the treatment. In name, these medications include: aspirin, Advil, Aleve, and Tylenol.

Select supplements can also have the same effect. Days prior to a treatment, Botox patients are advised to avoid ginseng, omega-3, and vitamin E. Some experts even recommend avoiding green tea.

Professionals also say that drinking wine one day prior to an anti-wrinkle injection is inadvisable.

- Source (Grinza)

Jul
9
2012

Be safe this summer and protect your skin!

While supplies last, $20 + tax for Cosmedix Serious Protection sunscreen (regulary $40).

Cosmedix Lightening Gel sale $30 plus tax (regularly $50)

Cosmedix Purity or Benefit Peel $75 (save $15)

Jun
19
2012

Botox increases with male clients

Botox is for everyone! According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the use of Botox Cosmetic by men skyrocketed between 2000 and 2010 — up 258%.

Jun
11
2012

Botox–10 years later

It’s been 10 years since the FDA approved Botox for "relaxing these muscles that create the ’11s’, or the wrinkles between the eyes." Now it’s used all over the face for a variety of subtle improvements.

Apr
18
2012

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is an injectable treatment that can help you rejuvenate your skin by filling up the wrinkle areas. Besides enhancing your skin’s smoothness, this treatment also provides volume to your skin making it look younger and wrinkle free. As it is a non-surgical treatment the negative effects, post taking the injections, are minimum and so is the recovery time. Generally in treatments that involve surgical procedures, it may take hours for the treatment and days to get back to normal life. But in Juvederm treatment, you can resume to your normal life immediately after taking the injections.

Apr
9
2012

Juvederm – An Instant Facelift

Great article in ArticlesRX today about Juvederm:

For a facelift that requires no surgery, consider talking to you doctor about JUVEDERM. A few strategically placed injections will eliminate wrinkles, restore youthful skin, and instantly plump sagging areas like the skin around your cheeks bones or jaw line. You’ll leave your appointment feeling refreshed and looking years younger!

Benefits of This Treatment Option

JUVEDERM is designed to soften smile lines that typically appear between the corners of the nose and the outer edges of your mouth, reduce mouth lines which tend to form below the edges of your mouth and give the face a sad or angry appearance, diminish static lines which can be seen even when your face holds no expression, and lessen the appearance of smoker’s lines caused by sun damage, smoking, or heredity. It can also be used to restore fullness in your cheeks, lips or chin.

Steps for Treatment

If any of your friends have had this type of face rejuvenation treatment done in the past, be sure to ask about their experience. It’s always good to get reviews and opinions from others who’ve been through the treatment before!

Once you’ve decided that it’s time to find out if you qualify for JUVEDERM treatment, you’ll need to make an appointment with a cosmetic doctor. He’ll review your medical history including prescription medications that you’re currently taking and any allergies you may have. Your doctor will examine your face to choose which product or combination of products will work best for you, and he’ll probably take some before pictures so you can see what a difference your injectable facelift will provided!

Your treatment appointment will be so simple that you can schedule it during your lunch hour at work or during your kids’ sports program after school. You’ll be able to continue on with your normal daily schedule right after your appointment! Your doctor may apply a topical anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the injections, and then he’ll apply the wrinkle-filling treatment. This anti-aging treatment takes anywhere from fifteen minutes to one hour, depending on the areas you’re having filled.

After your JUVEDERM treatment, your doctor will probably recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise, time out in the sun, or drinking alcoholic beverages. These are just precautions to avoid side effects like redness, itching, swelling, pain, firmness, or a bumpy surface on the skin. If you do experience any of these side effects, they should resolve on their own in about a week.

Some Safety Notes

Since this treatment is made from a naturally-occurring substance the body produces, it’s generally safe for most patients. Some who have severe allergic reactions like anaphylaxis or multiple severe allergies may want to avoid this product.

To avoid side effects like bruising or bleeding, those who regularly take medications like aspirin or ibuprofen should check with their doctor to see if they can stop treatment for a week or so before the procedure. Since JUVEDERM is an injection treatment, there’s always the risk of infection, especially for those with low immune systems.