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What Is Botox

What Is Botox

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What is Botox?

Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin A. In this way, Botox is related to botulism. Botulism is a form of food poisoning. Botulinum toxin A is one of the neurotoxins (a neurotoxin is a toxin that acts specifically on nervous tissue) produced by Clostridium botulinum.

The most serious symptom of botulism is paralysis, which in some cases has proven to be fatal. The botulinum toxins (there are seven — types are A through G) attach themselves to nerve endings. Once this happens, acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, cannot be released. A series of proteins are essential for the release of acetylcholine. Certain botulinum toxins attack these proteins. Basically, the botulinum toxins block the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. Say, for example, it attacks the muscles in your chest — this could have a profound impact on your breathing. When people die from botulism, this is often the cause — the respiratory muscles are paralyzed so it’s impossible to breathe.

Why Botox?

At this point, you may be wondering why anyone would want to have a botulinum toxin injected into his or her body. The answer is simple: If an area of the body can’t move, it can’t wrinkle.

Botox injections are the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure in the industry, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). In 2001, more than 1.6 million people received injections, an increase of 46 percent over the previous year. More popular than breast enhancement surgery and a potential blockbuster, Botox is regarded by some as the ultimate fountain of youth.

A little history

Botox was first approved in 1989 to treat two eye muscle disorders–uncontrollable blinking (blepharospasm) and misaligned eyes (strabismus). In 2000, the toxin was approved to treat a neurological movement disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions, known as cervical dystonia. As an unusual side effect of the eye disorder treatment, doctors observed that Botox softened the vertical frown (glabellar) lines between the eyebrows that tend to make people look tired, angry or displeased. But until this improvement was actually demonstrated in clinical studies, Allergan Inc., of Irvine, Calif., was prohibited from making this claim for the product.

By April 2002, the FDA was satisfied by its review of studies indicating that Botox reduced the severity of frown lines for up to 120 days. The agency then granted approval to use the drug for this condition.

How is Botox applied?

Botox is injected with a very tiny needle. After Botox injection, the muscles will relax and the skin will smooth out over about 5 days. The effect usually lasts about six months, and can be repeated when needed.

There are very few side effects to this procedure. While allergy to any medicine is possible, it is rare with Botox. While a small amount of brow or lid droop is possible, it is unusual and can usually be avoided by not treating the area just above the outer portion of the brow. If it does happen, it goes away by itself.

Originally used for treating nervous twitch of the eyelid muscles, it was discovered that the crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases can be flattened dramatically. Neck Bands can sometimes be helped also.

Who Can Provide Botox Cosmetic Treatments?

Any authorized healthcare professional can administer BOTOX® Cosmetic, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced.

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic “mini-treatments” today. This procedure can be done on a lunch break and requires no anesthesia or recovery.

Choosing a Doctor

You want to find a doctor with experience—someone familiar with injecting Botox Cosmetic. To make the selection process easier, consider choosing a doctor from the Botox Cosmetic Physicians’ Network. Members of the Network have medical practices that focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience injecting Botox Cosmetic. Their practices also offer other facial aesthetic treatments. At the end of this article there is a link to finding a qualified Botox doctor in Spain.

Step-by-Step

Here’s what you might expect at the doctor’s office from the moment you arrive until your procedure is done. (Please note that although this experience is typical, the routine at your doctor’s office may be different. )

• Your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals.

• Your doctor will administer several tiny injections of Botox Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.

• No anesthesia is required, although your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Most patients compare the sensation to a pin prick.

You may resume normal activity immediately. You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days. Improvement may continue for as long as a month, and could last up to 4 months.

Anti Aging Facial Skin Care

Anti Aging Facial Skin Care

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If you’re serious about anti-aging facial skin care, you owe it to yourself to investigate all the alternatives. While cosmetics might seem to be the logical solution, over time their cost might prove prohibitive. Botox injections, chemical peels or microdermabrasion can give superior (and more immediate) results that often justify the additional cost.

Botox injections relax the muscles that create wrinkles like the “frown lines” on your forehead. The treatment lasts three to six months, and lines and wrinkles either disappear or dramatically diminish during this period. Besides frown lines, Botox is effective on crow’s feet, laugh lines and forehead wrinkles. A medical doctor must administer Botox injections. After several treatments, some doctors report that the period of effectiveness is extended.

Chemical peels are meant to improve skin appearance and diminish wrinkles by removing one or more of the skin’s outer layers. Like Botox, chemical peels are done by a medical doctor and usually consist of phenol, TCAs (trichloroacetic acids) or AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids). Phenol is the strongest of the chemical peel agents and provides the most dramatic results. TCAs are the next strongest, but several treatments are usually required. AHAs are the least strong and are generally used for skin brightening and smoothing, rather than wrinkle removal. Phenol and TCAs will remove wrinkles and blemishes, and even out skin tone.

Microdermabrasion does not require a medical doctor. It can be performed by a trained aesthetician. In this procedure, tiny crystals are sprayed against the face with a device similar to a sand blaster, producing a gentle polishing action that removes the dead outer layer of skin on the face. Microdermabrasion is less harsh than chemical peels and works well for women with sensitive skin. Treatments must be repeated for maximum effectiveness.

While not for everyone, Botox injections, chemical peels and microdermabrasion are all valid methods of anti-aging facial skin care. If you want fast results and are willing to spend the money, these treatments can provide significant improvements in skin texture and appearance.

Plastic Surgery: More Than Meets The Eye

Plastic Surgery: More Than Meets The Eye

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We all have the initial notion that plastic surgery is only for vanity due to the media hype created by celebrities undergoing such operations to change the size of their breasts, the shape of their nose, or other body parts in order to improve their looks.
However, people who have birth defects such as cleft palates or ear deformities as well as those who get involve in accidents and have broken nose, and jaws may also benefit from plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery is a medical procedure to change a person’s appearance and ability to function. Plastic surgeons strive to improve a patients’ appearance and self-image through both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. It is derived from the Greek word plastikos, which means to form or mold.
Reconstructive surgery is a procedure that corrects defects on the face or body which includes physical birth defects like cleft lips and palates and ear deformities, traumatic injuries like those from dog bites or burns, the aftermath of an accident or the side effects from disease treatments like rebuilding a woman’s breast after surgery for breast cancer.
Cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is another procedure that alters a part of the body based on the patient’s desire and satisfaction. Some cosmetic surgery may not require surgical techniques such as cutting and stitching. Non-surgical methods like special lasers are being used nowadays for minor procedures like unwanted hair removal, acne treatments and other age-reduction procedures.
Common cosmetic procedures include making the breasts larger (augmentation mammoplasty) or smaller (reduction mammoplasty), reshaping the nose (rhinoplasty), and removing pockets of fat from specific spots on the body (liposuction).
Many plastic surgery procedures involve the use of anesthesia because the process involves a deliberate wounding of the body. This is why most doctors who perform these procedures want to know that their patients are capable of understanding and handling the stress of surgery. For those who are undergoing major reconstruction such as sex change, the patient’s emotional and psychological conditions are factors to be taken into consideration. The patient needs a lot of counseling regarding the pros and cons of the surgery.
People with physical deformities resort to plastic surgery to correct the defect or to alter parts of their bodies that makes them feel uncomfortable. Young men with a condition called gynecomastia or excess breast tissue that doesn’t go away with time or weight loss may consider reduction surgery. People with birthmarks may turn to laser treatment in order to lessen or conceal its appearance.
Other people decide they want a cosmetic change because they’re not happy about the way they look. It may sound vanity but everyone has the right to feel good about oneself. For those who have ears that stick out of their heads, they can go for otoplasty procedure to pin back their ears. Most teens usually avail of otoplasty as well as dermabrasion, a procedure that can help smooth or camouflage severe acne scars.
The most common procedures teens choose include nose reshaping, ear surgery, acne and acne scar treatment, and breast enlargement or reduction.
Cosmetic surgery is unlikely to change one’s life. Most plastic surgeons spend a lot of time interviewing young people who are considering plastic surgery to decide if they are good candidates for the surgery. Doctors want to know that patients are emotionally mature enough to go through surgery and that they are doing it for the right reasons.
There are surgeons who refuse to perform certain procedures like rhinoplasty on a teen until they are sure that person is old enough and has finished growing. For rhinoplasty, that means about 15 or 16 for girls and about a year older for guys.
Young women who are thinking of having breasts augmentation for cosmetic reasons usually must be at least 18 because saline implants are only approved for women 18 years old and above. However, there are some cases when there’s a tremendous size difference between the breasts or one breast has failed to grow at all, then a plastic surgeon may get involved earlier.
Generally, people are self-conscious about their bodies. Almost everyone wishes there were a thing or two that could be changed. But self-consciousness goes away with time. You might consider going to the gym to get in shape through appropriate weight control and exercise which can do great things for a person’s image without resorting to surgery. Liposuction may seem like quick and easy fixes compared with sticking to a diet. But there is risk involve in surgery than dieting, exercise or weight loss pills. People reserve surgery for extreme cases when all other options have failed.
Young people should think a lot of times and seek counseling before undergoing plastic surgery. A teen’s body continues to change through the years. Body parts that might appear too large or too small now can become more proportionate over time. Sometimes, for example, what seems like a big nose looks more the right size as the rest of the person’s face catches up during growth.
Emotions have a really big effect on how people think about their looks. People who are going through depression, extremely self-critical, or have a distorted view of what they really look like sometimes think that changing their looks will solve their problems. Unfortunately, it’s not going to work that way. They need to resolve whatever emotional issues they have with the help of a trained therapist first. In fact, many doctors won’t perform plastic surgery on people who are depressed or have other mental health disorders.

Hyaluronic Acid – Newest Celebrity Beauty Secret?

Hyaluronic Acid – Newest Celebrity Beauty Secret?

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We can always count on celebrities to serve as guinea pigs for the latest cosmetic and beauty treatments. During the Botox ™ craze, even director Martin Scorsese commented that he couldn’t find actresses who could frown anymore! Perhaps actors, politicians, musicians and the like all grew tired of looking like Stepford wives because the latest cosmetic craze involves Hyaluronic acid, a key component of human tissue, providing the body with essential moisture and a viable way to erase wrinkles without the loss of facial expression. Hyaluronic acid is available in facial injections reportedly favored by celebrities like Charlie Sheen, Tommy Lee Jones and Oprah Winfrey who have chosen Restylane, a Hyaluronic acid wrinkle-filler that works to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold and create volume. Hyaluronic acid injections do not relax muscles but instead “fill in” areas most affected by wrinkles and fine lines.
There are also several new, non-invasive beauty products that contain Hylauronic acid or work to stimulate the body’s own Hyaluronic acid production. Apparently full lips a la Angelina Jolie are a must-have because celebrities of all ages are going gaga for City Lips, a cutting edge product developed by City Lips Cosmetics. The City Lips product stimulates lips to produce their own collagen and Hyaluronic acid, painlessly increasing the size of lips. According to Karen Rauen, Good Housekeeping Institute’s chemistry director, “The City Lips lip plumper, we found, plumps people’s lips an average of three millimeters.” Celebrities like Teri Hatcher, Nicolette Sheridan, Jamie Lynn Discala, Virginia Madsen, Melissa Rivers, Angela Bassett, Lacy Chabert, Lake Bell, Eliza Dushku, Bijou Phillips, Haylie Duff, Kathy Griffin, Tracy Ross, Marlee Matlin, Shannon Elizabeth, Michelle Rodriguez, Faith Evans, Giuliana Depandi, Debbie Matenopoulos and Princess Ann Claire, are reportedly huge fans of City Lip Cosmetics.
There are other Hyaluronic acid boosting “lip plumpers” on the cosmetic market including Lucky Lips which allegedly increases Hyaluronic acid levels by 148% just 48 hours after use. Other celeb Hyaluronic acid beauty favorites include Hydrating Gel Cream from Prada Beauty, a lightweight, sheer cream featuring Hyaluronic acid and Rest-A-Line Face Treatment by Joey New York, an anti-aging cream rich with Hyaluronic acid which helps the skin hold 1000 times its weight in water, causing a natural plumping effect. All in all, between facial injections and non-evasive beauty creams, it seems like there is much hope on the frontier for finding that elusive fountain of youth; for celebrities and for common folk, alike!

Wrinkles that fold and age

Wrinkles that fold and age

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With the media shoved in our face everywhere that we go, our visual appearance has become a huge part in our every day lives.
Whether it is tanning, hair coloring, plastic surgery, or “Anti-aging cream”, we can see the dominance of image in our society. Everyone wants to look young, healthy, and like Brad Pitt, Right?

As a result of this pressure on image, Anti-aging creams are a heavily marketed and advertised product, promising to deliver healthier and younger looking skin, while reducing wrinkles. Most of the time these creams are targetted at women, but we are now beginning to see products that are more targeted to men as well. This shift is because are society is starting to more readily accept men being conscious about their looks and image.

There are several different forms of anti wrinkle treatment. The biggest advantage to using a ceram over another method such as plastic surgery and botox injections is the huge difference in cost. Many critics will tell you that the marketing and advertising that goes into these products is actually damaging, and is playing with the fears in women and men. Really there isn’t huge proof that any of these products work well, if at all, which is another thing you will hear critics rave about.

Do wrinkles in our skin matter, and do these products really work? I would recommened asking yourself that first question, and spending some time to answer the question for yourself as every individual is different.

Safer And More Effective Than Botox? Shocking Results by Deanna Barducci

Safer And More Effective Than Botox? Shocking Results by Deanna Barducci

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Are the new Argireline Wrinkle Relaxing Creams as effective as Botox?
For many women, wrinkles and fine lines are the an unforgiving reminder of the ravages of time. Looking into the mirror and seeing a face filled with wrinkles, weathered skin, and fine lines can be psychologically difficult to deal with, but it’s all a part of getting older, right?
Well, yes and no. Of course, our skin will age as we grow older, but in this day and age we can take steps to reduce the appearance of aging and facial wrinkles. Recent surveys indicate that 70% of the female population over 35 will look for answers to their aging faces. Many will opt for plastic surgery, Botox® or chemical peels. Countless others will search for youth in a jar in the form of a cream. Up until recently some of these so called wrinkle creams have gotten mixed reviews. While they may have offered quality moisturizing and protection from the elements their impact was not as great in eliminating or reducing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles.
Wrinkle fighting breakthrough: Rejuvinol™ and Rejuvox™ with Argireline
Recently Argireline, a unique new peptide ingredient that reduces the degree of existing facial wrinkles and has been demonstrated to be effective against their development, has been added to the formulas of the newest dermaceutical wrinkle creams. The Argireline containing wrinkle creams in controlled studies have demonstrated that facial wrinkle depth can be reduced in the forehead and around the eyes. These results validate the prevention of apparent facial skin aging. Skin topographic analysis done on healthy women validates the biochemical mechanism of action for these Argireline containing creams. The physical results have been amazing.
Nancy, a youthful 42 year old administrative assistant from Pompano Beach, Florida used a popular AM/PM Argireline based skin care system for three months. The product Rejuvinol™ was used in the morning and the Rejuvox™ was used just before bedtime. These formulas contained 5% high grade Argireline with additional anti-aging ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid. “I noticed a difference right away” Nancy stated, “My skin seemed to tighten up and by the second month the crows feet were dramatically diminished. I can’t imagine stopping the use of these products.”
Many of these Argireline based products can help people take years off their face, without resorting to Botox® injections or costly chemical peels or face-lifts.
Products like Rejuvinol™ and Rejuvox™ are setting the standard for future Argireline based skin care products. Argireline wrinkle relaxing creams are definitely worth a try. They may not have the impact of plastic surgery but the risk to reward ratio is much better. You can get a bad face lift or have an expressionless face with Botox® while these new creams offer quality results without taking unnecessary risks.

Botox Information and History

Botox Information and History

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Botox Information:

What is botox?

Botox is a substance derived from botulinum toxin A which is a neurotoxin that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions. Botox is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily which last for 3-6 months and have to be injected again.

History of botox:
Botulinum toxins were first researched in the late 1960s to treat neurological disorders and for that otox were first approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat eye muscle disorders like blepharospasm, uncontrollable blinking, and strabismus, crossed eyes and even for wrinkles. In 2000, it was approved to treat cervical dystonia which is a disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions and as an unusual side effect of the eye disorder treatment, doctors observed that Botox softened the frown lines between the eyebrows. So botox came into existence.

How does it work?
Every time when you smile, laugh or frown wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles. Years and years of making these expressions, thus causing a crease in the skin, makes these creases permanent and for this no eye cream or anti-wrinkle cream can smooth out these wrinkles. And hence botox is injected into the affected area and temporarily paralyzes the muscles so that you cannot make these creases in the skin and due to this you will still have movement which allows you to still look like you, but not enough movement to cause a wrinkle. Taking the botox treatment you will look younger.

How much does botox cost?

Now-a-days many people, both men and women are turning to botox injections as a method of reversing the effects of time on their skin and turning back the clock and due to its increasing popularity it has now become the most affordable and effective wrinkle-reducing option available to the average consumer. Botox injections prices vary. The average cost of botox injections in the United States is $350 and the areas that require single injection such as the area besides the eyes cost $400 to $900. For larger surface areas such as the forehead can cost $600 to $1300 in US. While in Canada, a single injection can cost from $300 to $500.

Side effects:
If you are pregnant and breast feeding or you are allergic to any ingredients of botox it is recommended by doctor not to go under botox treatment since it may result into any of the problems like headache, flu-like symptoms, facial pain, nausea, double vision, muscle weakness, temporary eyelid droops,etc.

History Of Botox:

Botox is a derived from botulinum toxin that is botox is a substance injected into the face to smooth wrinkles in the skin by paralyzing the underlying muscles. Hence botox injections are natural purified protein which in very low doses relaxes the overactive muscles that cause frown lines to form. Treatment is simple and non-surgical and smoothes the deep, persistent lines between your brows that have developed over time and it last for 4 to 6 months.

History of botox:
Botulinum toxins were first researched in the late 1960s to treat neurological disorders and for that otox were first approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat eye muscle disorders like blepharospasm, uncontrollable blinking, and strabismus, crossed eyes. In 2000, it was approved to treat cervical dystonia which is a disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions and as an unusual side effect of the eye disorder treatment, doctors observed that Botox softened the frown lines between the eyebrows. So botox came into existence.

In April 2002 due to the FDA Approval, the FDA was satisfied by its review of studies indicating that Botox reduced the severity of frown lines for up to 120 days and approved the drug. It is under review for approval to treatments for disorders like brow furrow, migraine headache, chronic tension headache, upper limb spasticity, juvenile cerebral palsy, and hyperhidrosis.
Botox has now become the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed. In the year 2003 there were 2,272,080 botox injections performed and these botox injections treat the wrinkles that are caused by muscle contraction, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases, and neck bands. These disorders can be safely and successfully treated with Botox.
Benefits of using botox injections?

Botox injections are a diluted form of botulism which is injected into facial muscles to weaken the muscles that form wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic is purified botulinum toxin and is used to soften facial lines and wrinkles and it also works well for forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the muscle in these areas and works by weakening the muscle, which in turn lessens the lines of facial expression and you can look years younger without surgery. This results last for 4 to 6 months.

Better Than Botox is there a Safer Substitute?

Better Than Botox is there a Safer Substitute?

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Rejuvinol Product Purported to have Great Anti-wrinkle Promise.
Women since time immemorial have always looked for ways to enhance and prolong their beauty. This of course becomes more difficult as they age. As women are living longer more productive lives, it is understandable that they want any advantage to put their best face forward.
Exuding confidence and success for today’s women seems to also include looking one’s best . This interest in radiating ageless beauty has given birth to a burgeoning beauty industry focusing on ways to ease the effects of aging skin.
But at what cost is the yearning for the timeless beauty? I once heard my mother tell us “that achieving beauty was painful.” But are today’s women enduring a range of procedures like plastic surgery, chemical peels, and Botox far beyond the bounds of their predecessors?
Botox has become all the rage because of its ability to smooth out some wrinkles. Nevertheless, Botox has recently come under question because of concerns about its toxicity. Furthermore, many women don’t want to undertake the injections necessary in Botox treatments.
Moreover, havoc and health problems are being widely reported in the media recently in association with Botox. A get deal of concern is focused on Botox treatments in the hands of unqualified, unscrupulous, and misleading professionals.
“New Topical Treatment with Anti-wrinkle Benefits Emerges without the Controversial Side Effects of Botox Treatments”
Is there a safer way to have a more youthful facial appearance without risky face lift surgery, chemical peels or Botox Injections? Some women are sharing their success and positive experiences with a topical treatment featuring high quality anti-aging ingredients known as Rejuvinol.
What is Rejuvinol?
Rejuvinol is an anti-wrinkle cream with premium products developed by a company known as Optimal Therapeutics. The ingredients of Rejuvinol are widely purported to have significant wrinkle smoothing and anti-aging effects. From reports that I have read Rejuvinol utilizes a morning and evening treatment to insure optimal results.
For instance many leading doctors open to natural herbal supplements suggest that products like green tea, ginseng derivatives and sun screens may be very beneficial with anti-aging properties. Upon checking the ingredients of Rejuvinol I noticed these products were present.
Perhaps even more significant is the widely noted active ingredient in Rejuvinol known as Argireline. Argireline is reported as having properties resistant to the process of skin wrinkling — especially on the face.
Is Rejuvinol the Answer for Safe Anti-wrinkle Facial Smoothing?
For some like Andrea M. a 37 year old triathelete, living in South Florida, Rejuvinol is a welcome alternative to Botox.
She claims “Even though I religiously slather myself with SPF 30 prior to heading outdoors, I still manage to get obvious sun damage, especially the lines around my mouth and eyes. Since I started using the Rejuvinol System three months ago I am astonished to say that the lines have been diminished by at least 60%. I am ecstatic with Rejuvinol. “
With all the controversy, costs, safety issues, and anxiety associated with cosmetic surgery, skin peels, or Botox a product like Rejuvinol is an alternative women should consider. Imagine women being able to get the wrinkle smoothing benefits of Botox without all the associated risks. More information on Rejuvinol can be found at Amazon or www.BODeStore.com.