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02/10/2016
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Social Media Making Cosmetic Procedures Popular

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The selfie is king in today’s popular social media trends. We’ve all seen various celebrities posting photos on various social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram, with the latter being particularly popular. The cosmetic surgery industry has also experienced an uptick in the requests for procedures that can help patients gain celebrity features and looks. Currently, there has been a trend that sees women using edited selfies as a way to present a better image or look. Photo Filters Driving Industry According to a recent study by the American Academy

09/30/2015
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Xeomin Shows High Efficacy in Treating Upper Facial Lines

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According to a recent study1, Xeomin was found to have significant efficacy when treating three areas of upper facial lines. One hundred and fifty six healthy adults with moderate to severe lateral periobital (around the eyes) lines, horizontal forehead lines, and glabellar frown lines (areal between the eyebrows and above the nose). The study was conducted as a randomized trial with 105 patients being treated with Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), while 51 patients received a placebo. The 105 patients had a mean age of 47.4 years and 80.5% were women. The placebo

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 and 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

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 skin elasticity and suppleness. 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 exciting

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

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