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Treating Sun Spots with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

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We all hate those stubborn signs of sun damage on our cheeks, neck and chest, but what we hate even more is that we’ve tried every product and cream on the planet… and nothing works!

Enter the “laser”… IPL… Intense Pulsed Light therapy!

  • Does IPL work? Yes.
  • Is there any downtime with IPL? No.
  • Does IPL hurt? No.
  • Should you keep reading to find out more about IPL? YES!

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Botox for Bone Density?

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Researchers at Yale University had a very interesting question that they decided to test recently… Does the quality of your skin have anything to do with the quality of your bones?

If you think about it, it does make sense that your skin and bones may have something to do with one another. The chemical building blocks, such as collagen, that make up many of the tissues in your body are quite similar, and those building blocks deteriorate as we age. If collagen breaks down at an early age in your skin, it is only natural that it would break down in your bones as well.

The research team studied 114 women and found that skin quality is in fact related to bone “quality”. Women who had more wrinkles, and deeper wrinkles, were also found to have less bone density than women with more resilient, better “quality”, skin. Their conclusion was that wrinkles may be a red flag for decreasing bone density, and a reminder to take good care of your bones (Calcium + Vitamin D supplements, exercise, regular bone density scans).

The new question arising as a result of this study is… “Since Botox fixes wrinkles, will it fix your bones too?”. Unfortunately, the answer is no 😦

Botox doesn’t change your skin’s chemical structure or it’s level of collagen production (both of these things are determined by your genetics). Botox simply relaxes the muscles the pull on your skin and thereby softens the appearance of existing lines, and prevents new lines from forming. Having less wrinkles because of Botox isn’t the same thing as having less wrinkles because your skin was strong and wrinkle-resistant to begin with.

The bottom line here is that if you have great skin, chances are that you have great bones too. And just as people with great skin should still consider Botox treatments to keep wrinkles at bay, people with good bone density should keep up with their nutrition and exercise regimens to make sure they don’t get “wrinkles” in their bones.

Read more about the research study by clicking here, or schedule a consultation for Botox by clicking here 🙂

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Botox for Migraines…My experience (update!)

Shea Slaymaker, MAS, Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery, Dr Nicholas Vendemia, Plastic Surgeon New York City

It has now been a little over 4 weeks since I got Botox injections for chronic migraines.

I wrote my original article about 2 weeks after my first treatment, and I was still having a few headaches. At that time, the headaches were different (not as intense and did not last as long), but I was still getting them.

In the time after those first 2 weeks, and one touch up to add more Botox at the base of my neck and temples, I have been almost 100% headache free (something that no medication or alternative treatment has ever been able to do). I have had a few headaches over these past weeks (maybe 2 or 3), but they have been so mild that I cannot even remember when I got them.

The real test came this past week… work was crazy, I was sleep deprived, and not eating right (I should point out that it was also a full moon). Normally, stressful weeks like this trigger a terrible migraine that will last for days. Surprisingly, I haven’t had one headache, not even a mild one!

In fact, when I sat down to start writing this update, I actually had a hard time figuring out when my last headache actually was. I am so happy (and amazed) to say that I have not felt this good since 5th grade when I first started getting these headaches.

Botox may not work for everyone who gets migraines. But if you are like me, and have tried anything and everything for migraines without any relief, give Botox a try! You definitely dont burn any bridges, and even if it doesnt help your headaches, you still get the cosmetic benefit!

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Wanna look less “creepy”? Try the 3 F’s of Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift, Fat and Fillers!

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Perez Hilton has a couple great photo galleries on his site called the “Creepiest Men/Women of Hollywood”, and these two characters stood out from the bunch as being ultra creepy 🙂

Are they the creepiest in Hollywood? Probably not, but that doesn’t make it any easier to take your eyes off them!

The both have the ultimate example of what happens to all of us as we get older… volume loss in the face. Most of us don’t lose volume to this extreme (Christopher’s face is almost falling off!), but we all lose it. We spend our lives dieting and sweating away our fat, and then all of a sudden we wish we had some extra to make our faces look young again.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could take some fat from a place that we have too much and put it in a place where we don’t have enough? And if we could get rid of those sunken cheeks, hanging jowls, and turkey necks?

There is! With the 3 F’s of Facial Rejuvenation… Facelift, Fat Injections, Fillers

Keep reading to find out how we can make the creepiest couple in Hollywood look young again!

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Lisa’s Lumpy Lips! Longer lasting fillers aren’t the best option… (via Celebrity Plastic Surgery)

Think permanent fillers are the way to go for Lip Augmentation? Think again… Check out this great article on the risks of using permanent and long-lasting fillers in the lips.

Lisa's Lumpy Lips! Longer lasting fillers aren't the best option... Last year, we told you about Lisa Rinna’s corrective lip surgery that she needed to fix the lumpy oversized lips she got from silicone injections. As you can see, her lips look dramatically better than they did when they were overflowing with silicone, but that doesn’t mean Lisa is out of the woods in terms of developing further problems. She was most likely attracted to the idea of using silicone to augment her lips because silicone is a permane … Read More

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“Liquid” Rhinoplasty?

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As fillers become more and more popular, plastic surgeons are coming up with a wider profile of uses for these fantastic injections. Take a look at this picture of Sandra Bullock, who is aging so well that she’s making every woman in our office jealous 🙂 One of the first things that you notice about Sandra is that cute little cleft in her nose that we don’t even pay much attention to anymore because we’re used to seeing it on her. If we think back to one of her first blockbuster roles in Speed, we can all picture that little divot in our mind’s eye.

Let’s say “Sandy” wanted to fix that little notch one day… what would her options be?

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