Want Smooth Skin with No Wrinkles? Try Botox!

Botox is an injectable medication that relaxes the facial muscles that cause lines or wrinkles. Technically called Botulinum Toxin A, Botox is a neuromodulator that is synthesized in the laboratory by Allergan, a major pharmaceutical company.

To learn more about the best Botox in Washington DC, contact dermatology specialist Dr. Isaac at the MI Skin Dermatology Center! With years of experience, Dr. Isaac and her team can help rejuvenate and restore your skin!

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What is Botox?

Contrary to stories in the media, Botulinum Toxin A is not food poisoning bacteria and you cannot get food poisoning from a Botox injection. Botulinum Toxin A was discovered as a toxin created by the Clostridium Botulinum bacterium, which is a cause of food poisoning.

The synthesized, medical grade Botulinum Toxin A used today has been safely used in medical practice for 30 years and is FDA approved. It was first used in children with spastic legs – the spasms were relaxed by a Botox injection. Borox has also been used to treat toticollis, which are painful spasms of the neck, and for oculogyric spasms – tics or involuntary movements or twitches of the eyes.

How Does Botox Eliminate Wrinkles?

The wrinkles caused by the pull of the muscles of facial expression are called “dynamic lines” because they are dynamic or move. In other words, these wrinkles and lines are caused by repeated motion of muscles of facial expression. Each time the muscle moves it pulls the skin into a wrinkle. After years of repeated motion, these wrinkles or lines become permanent.

Botox relaxes or quiets the muscles of facial expression. When the muscle is relaxed, the line or wrinkle caused by the muscle disappears.

Is this Wrinkle Treatment Right for Me?

The lines of facial expression that can be treated by Botox include the following:

  • Crow’s Feet: Lines on the cheek around the eyes
  • Frown Lines: The deep creases between your eyes at the base of your nose
  • Worry Lines: The creases running across your forehead
  • Bunny lines: The wrinkles at the base of your nose that wrinkle when you smile hard
  • Lip Lines: The wrinkles around your mouth when you purse your lips
  • Marionette Lines: The lines running from the corner of your mouth down to the jaw lie that pull the mouth down when you are angry or sad

What to Expect

Tiny amounts of Botulinum Toxin A are injected directly into the muscle that is causing the wrinkle or dynamic line. These injections are dosed in International Units (IU). Very small amounts of the solution are used.

Generally a treatment of 25 IUs is used to treat the crow’s feet and frown lines (5-6 IU in each side of the crow’s feet and 13-15 IUs in the frown lines). If worry lines are also treated, an additional 6.25 IUs are placed into each side of the forehead for an additional 12.5 IUs.

Very small amounts are used around the mouth to avoid any interference with mouth function. Generally only 1 or 2 IUs are used on the upper lip for lip wrinkles. After treatment you may not be able to whistle or drink through a straw temporarily, but those lip wrinkles will be gone. Only 1 IU is used on each marionette line-this treatment can reduce the mouth line and help reduce the jowl.

Small amounts of Botulinum Toxin A can also be used on the bands on the neck below the chin. 1 or 2 IUs in each band will reduce the folds or bands on the neck.

Does the Injection Hurt?

Many Botox injection specialists use a topical numbing cream which is very effective. Dermatologists use a cold Titanium Roller to cool the skin which is very effective at numbing the skin and which also helps prevent bruising. Patients often do not even feel the injection. If the patient has had a previous injection without these measures in a different office they are amazed at the difference.

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How Much Does Botox Cost?

The cost of Botox differs and depends on the skill and expertise of your injection specialist. If you are offered a discount or deal be sure to ask how many units you are getting. Some low priced offers are using diluted Botulinum Toxin A which will not be as effective for removing wrinkles.

Complications

Botox injections are safe when done properly by an experienced and licensed physician who is an expert in facial anti-aging therapy. However there are potential side effects which can occur. Some are related to injection technique. The more common potential side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Flu-like illness
  • Nausea
  • Temporary eyelid droop

Eyelid droop is caused if the agent is injected too low in the forehead near the eyelid, and does not occur with the typical forehead injection.

 

Contact a Dermatologist Specialist in Washington DC

Learn more about wrinkle treatments and other dermatology procedures at MI Skin. As a Botox specialist and CoolSculpting expert, Dr. Isaac provides patients with a variety of skin care treatments.

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Which Salivary Stone Treatment is Right for You?

Salivary stones can be a real nuisance and a literal “pain in the mouth.” The condition is variable, ranging from a calcification plugging up a gland to an infected salivary stone. Understandably, salivary stone treatment varies depending upon the severity of a problem. Since you need to know whether your condition would improve from conservative care or require advanced medical treatment, you should consult with an ENT (ear nose throat) specialist to confirm a diagnosis.

While home treatment might require a little more time by using over-the-counter remedies, physicians typically first recommend a conservative approach. If these fail or if your salivary stone problem keeps recurring, then you might be a candidate for minimally invasive treatment.

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Salivary Stone Treatment Options

Salivary gland problems are fairly common, but frequently, they might be ignored or treatedinadequately without medical care. It’s recommended to consult with an ENT specialist to ensure correct diagnosis and treatment. Physicians at the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence have helped many patients by using one of the following methods:

  • Antibiotics – prescribed medicine to dissolve a salivary stone
  • Sialendoscopy – stone removal
  • Salivary gland removal – partial or complete gland removal

The treatment method chosen would be the one best suited for a patient. Circumstances and severity differ from person to person, but Salivary Stone Center of Excellence doctors will always select a method that gives the best outcome for each individual case.

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Consult a Salivary Stone Specialist Today

There are several effective and helpful methods for expert salivary stone treatment in Los Angeles, and board-certified ENT specialists are trained and highly qualified in all of them. If you are suffering from salivary stones, contact the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence, a facility comprised of surgeons with superior experience and knowledge and supported by a talented and dedicated medical staff.

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Erectile Dysfunction And Your Overall Health

While an occasional bout of erectile dysfunction can be common and resolve without need of medical attention, chronic erectile dysfunction can often be a symptom of underlying health conditions, and therefore should not be ignored. The stress and anxiety that frequently accompanies erectile dysfunction can also wreak havoc on a patient’s emotional and romantic life (as well as that of their partner.)

At Comprehensive Urology, expert urologists provide treatment for erectile dysfunction in Beverly Hills. Urologists advise patients to be aware of what feels normal to their own situation in order to be aware of any changes as they arise.

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Potential Physical Causes Of Erectile Dysfunction

  • Diabetes
  • Clogged arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Low testosterone
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Side effects of certain medications or medical treatments near the pelvis or spinal cord
  • Peyronie’s disease (can lead to scar tissue inside the penis)
  • Hormonal and metabolic issues

There can be many underlying physical causes for ED, but not every case will necessarily stem from an illness or medical condition. Many cases of ED can result from psychological and emotional stressors, most notably stress, depression, and anxiety.

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Preparing For The Appointment

A urologist will perform a comprehensive set of exams to determine the cause of ED. Potential tests include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urinalysis (urine test)
  • Blood test
  • Physical exam
  • Ultrasound
  • Psychological exam
  • Overnight erection exam

There are also steps that patients can take to prepare for the exam, and provide the urologist with detailed background information to help make as accurate a diagnosis as possible. Taking note of symptoms at their onset and the duration is a great first step towards obtaining a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

To learn more, please visit www.comprehensive-urology.com.

Next, read our blog, The Benefits of Cosmetic Gum Surgery.

The Benefits of Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Having a great-looking smile does not just mean having straight and white teeth, it also means having healthy gums. If you are searching for the perfect smile, you may want to consider the help of an expert cosmetic gum surgery Los Angeles periodontal team. There are countless conditions that can seriously affect both the appearance and health of gums, but cosmetic surgery can find many different solutions.

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How Can Cosmetic Gum Surgery Help You?

No two people have the exact same path to a perfect smile. As such, there are many different options for cosmetic gum surgery available, each with their own functions and goals. If you are considering gum surgery, you may be in need of one or several of the following procedures.

  • Crown Lengthening – By removing excessive gum, more tooth will be exposed to correct a gummy smile and have a brighter and fuller smile.
  • Functional Crown Lengthening – If you are in need of a crown placement, gum may be removed for better and longer lasting crowns as part of an overall smile improvement.
  • Gum/Soft Tissue Grafts – If you have unevenness in your gum line from gum disease or injuries, gum grafts can be used to re-contour the gum line for a more pleasing and symmetrical appearance in teeth.

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Help from Cosmetic Gum Surgeons in Los Angeles

Countless patients have been able to find help for a wide variety of periodontal needs at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy. If you or a loved one is looking for skilled help for gum, tooth, or any other dental condition, visit www.implantperiocenter.com. A better looking and healthier smile is possible through the assistance of a skilled periodontist.

Next, read our blog, All About Laser Back Surgery.

All About Laser Back Surgery

Laser back surgery is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgical procedure in which a laser is used in place of a scalpel for extreme precision. Laser back surgery can be performed on patients who have a variety of spinal conditions, including herniated discs, bone spurs, spinal stenosis, and pinched nerves. This minimally invasive technique ensures the most precise care while cutting down on the risk factors associated with standard open back surgery.

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Laser Back Surgery in Valencia

Expert spinal surgeon Dr. Todd Gravori at ProMed SPINE performs expert laser back surgery in Valencia, CA. He performs these surgeries on an outpatient basis, and the patient is often able to go home and resume their daily activities on the same day as the surgery. Recovery time following a laser back surgery is minimal compared with open back surgery, with many patients fully recovering in only a matter of weeks or a few months, depending on the type and extent of the surgery.

Laser back surgery is done by means of a high-tech endoscope inserted through a small laser-cut incision about the size of a dime. This endoscope allows the surgeon to see in clear detail what needs to be done, and through advanced computerized navigation and nerve monitoring technology, the surgery is able to be performed without the need to cut any muscles or damage any tissue.

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Laser back surgery will not be the appropriate choice for everyone, but whenever possible, it is the preferred method due to its myriad benefits. Be sure to have a consultation with your doctor about what the right surgery for you is, and whether you would benefit from it. Many people can get relief and a better quality of life from back surgery, but it’s important to discuss such a big step with a trusted doctor.

Please visit www.promedspine.com to learn more.

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Breast Lifts for Post-Pregnancy Women

Breast lifts are common after having a child, as many women are unhappy with their post-pregnancy body. While they may be able to exercise and diet their way back to the body they had before having a child, it’s harder to deal with the breasts. Breasts can’t be dieted or exercised back into shape, and it can be a frustration for new mothers who just want their old body back. This is where a breast lift can help.

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Breast Lifts in San Diego

Breast lifts are a great way to restore the lift and fullness you had before childbirth. They are a common procedure for women who are not necessarily looking for breast augmentation, but who want to restore sagging breasts to their former look. Breast lifts manipulate the skin and tissue of the existing breast to bring it higher on the chest and give it a more pleasing shape. Breast augmentation can also be done along with a breast lift if so desired.

Dr Paul Chasan, a cosmetic surgeon in San Diego with years of expertise in breast lifts, breast augmentations, and breast reductions, can help restore breasts to their former fullness and position. Dr. Chasan is an expert in breast lift techniques, and has a high level of patient satisfaction. He will listen to your concerns and endeavor to provide you with the most optimal results possible.

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Breast lifts are a very common and safe procedure when performed by an expert plastic surgeon. When choosing a plastic surgeon, it’s important to research them thoroughly and choose one based on qualifications, experience, and patient testimonial, not simply price. While breast lifts are a common procedure, that doesn’t mean that just anyone can perform them. Breast lifts are complex and require expertise for a good result. Don’t end up having to have reconstructive surgery because your surgeon didn’t do a good job the first time!

Learn more by visiting http://realself.com/find/California/Del-Mar/Plastic-Surgeon/Paul-Chasan.

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Botox for Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are those small lines that radiate out from our eyes as we age. The skin around our eyes is significantly thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, so wrinkles around the eyes are some of the first to appear. Especially if you have an animated face, crow’s feet can appear and deepen quickly. These lines can cause a person to look prematurely aged, and can detract from the eye itself, causing expressions to lose some of their brightness.

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Botox Treatment in San Diego

A common treatment option for crow’s feet is Botox. Botox is FDA-approved for use on wrinkles around the eyes, and is proven to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. When injected by a board-certified, experienced doctor, Botox is a safe, fast, effective solution for crow’s feet. If not injected by an experienced doctor, however, injecting Botox so near the eye can have side effects such as drooping eyelids. This is why it is extremely important to do your research when looking into having Botox done. It’s such a popular procedure that many places such as spas and salons offer injections, but it is much safer to have a Botox injection done by a licensed dermatologist.

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The best Del Mar Botox experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are highly experienced, board-certified dermatologists. They have years of expertise and know exactly where to inject Botox for the best results. With a Botox treatment here, you know that you don’t have to worry about a frozen expression or a drooping eyelid. Your crow’s feet can be softened and your face rejuvenated, all while still being able to smile, frown, and make all of your everyday expressions! Plus, a Botox treatment with an expert dermatologist only takes a few minutes, so you can be in and out in a flash.

Learn more by visiting www.clderm.com.

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