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08/7/2015
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Botox to Keep Hairstyles in Shape!

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If you are like many people, you might be spending a lot of money on those wonderful stylish haircuts, or the voluminous blow out. So, just how far would you take it to keep it in place after you leave the salon? For instance, would you have 100 tiny little shots placed directly onto your scalp? Interestingly, there’s a new procedure that many have been undergoing to keep that hairstyle fresh. Botox is now being used on the head to reduce the amount of sweat on the scalp, which helps

08/7/2015
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Botox Being Used to Treat Migraine Headaches

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Many people know that Botox is commonly used for cosmetic enhancements — mainly wrinkle reductions; however, it can also be used to provide relief to migraine suffers. Chronic migraines can be caused by many different reasons including foods, sleep deficiencies, hormonal changes, genetics and others. Those suffering from migraines often seek relief in many places becomes of the painful nature of these headaches. Interestingly, Botox is often used to treat migraines in many patients. Botox is generally used on chronic migraine suffers, those who experience severe headaches 15 or more

07/27/2015
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Patients Who Undergo Continuous Botox Treatments Perceived Themselves as Younger Than Actual Age

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During the recent annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Study, results of an international review outlined some interesting findings about the overall effect of Botox treatments. The review indicated that Botox treatments that were given over several years were shown to be safe, even when given along with other aesthetic treatments. Interestingly, it was also found that patients receiving those continuous Botox treatments perceived themselves as looking younger than their actual chronological age. The results of this review were presented by Alastair Carruthers, FRCPC (Carruthers, 2014). The review results

06/26/2015
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A Look at the Differences Between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin

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There are some great debates such as Coke versus Pepsi, or Windows versus Mac. Now, the difference between Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin doesn’t really need to take on a life of its own. Here’s a quick look at the difference between these cosmetic procedures, and finding the one that will be the best for you. All three — Dysport, Xeomin, and Botox — are all injectable neuromodulators. Neuromodulators temporarily alter the nerves of target muscles to reduce contractions, which can produce wrinkles. Each is manufactured by different companies: Allergan manufactures

06/19/2015
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Botox Treatments Show Results of Improved Skin Elasticity

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Most of us understand that Botox can reduce the appearance of wrinkles; however, new studies have found that it can actually improve the skin’s suppleness and elasticity. According to a JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery study, using standard Botox techniques have shown an increase in skin elasticity. This elasticity is what keeps our skin looking youthful. Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of Laser, Lipo and Vein Center says “We’ve known for years about how effective Botox is for wrinkle reduction through its property of relaxing the muscles. This new study is

05/8/2015
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Brides and Botox

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One of the most popular months for weddings is June, and most brides will agree that extreme measures will be taken to look stunning on this unforgettable day. In fact, many brides dream of their perfect wedding their whole lives, so who wouldn’t want attention to every detail! This is the reasoning behind why many June brides will consider Botox and other cosmetic services for their big day. A new article posted by the New York Times supports this argument, and shows how a bride and her entire bridal party

04/24/2015
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The “Selfie” Causing Rise in Cosmetic Procedures

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It is not unusual for patients to bring photographs of their favorite celebrity to their cosmetic or plastic surgeon to request a nose, bottom, lips or some other feature similar to the admired star, but recently more people have been bringing in pictures of themselves to help convey the after image they’re most hoping for. As the ever-popular “selfie” picture has become a daily occurrence for many people, the plethora of filters available for touching up the image has caused many of those behind the lens to see themselves in

04/24/2015
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The Age of Profile Photos and Selfies

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Many of us have lived through our fair share of fads and trends, but one hot activity that doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon is our need to take photos, and selfies. The cosmetic surgery field is heavily influenced by this trend, as our image-driven society is getting even more demanding. With the ease of access to the internet, and simple cosmetic procedures, which can be kept low-key, people are always trying to get more beautiful. The Laser Lipo and Vein Center is happy to give you a

07/31/2014
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Botox Remains a Popular Cosmetic Procedure

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Breast augmentation remains the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure; however, it did see a recent 7% decline. So, if the most popular procedure declined, how is it that in 2013 an overall growth of cosmetic procedures occurred? Interestingly, the answer is Botox. Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA), fillers, and chemical peels are considered the most popular procedures, and have fueled a rise in growth in the cosmetic surgery industry for three consecutive years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 14.6 million procedures were performed in 2012—a 5% increase since 2011. Botox

03/20/2014
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Was Bob Costas Affected by Botox?

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Could Bob Costas have contracted pinkeye from Botox? A rumor circulated shortly after Bob Costas was forced to step down from on-camera duties at the Sochi Olympics because of conspicuously reddened eyes. The cause of the pinkeye was not apparent, but the rumor speculated that Costas displayed pinkeye from Botox injections. Dr. Thomas Wright, of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in metropolitan St. Louis, says this is highly unlikely. In truth, it’s not possible to get pinkeye from Botox (or Dysport or Xeomin or any other injectible neurotoxin). For

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