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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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Plastic Surgeon, New York City
MAS / Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery
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The 5 Best Ways To Look Younger With Fillers and Fat Injections

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Perpetually youthful celeb Heather Locklear was recently spotted with a newly puffy face.  Did she have filler or fat injections to plump things up a bit?  We think so!

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Lip Injections: 5 Lessons for Luscious Lips

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Keep reading and learn the 5 ways you can have full luscious lips like these!

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When Lip Injections Go Wrong… Way Wrong!

OK, don’t get too freaked out by what you are about to see. Wait, what am I saying? Go ahead and freak out because this is ridiculous!!!

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A Guide to Anesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery

Thinking about having cosmetic surgery? Then there’s no harm in knowing all your options for a pain-free and perfectly pleasant experience.  With all the hype over “awake” procedures nowadays, we thought a quick Guide to Anesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery might prove useful.

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Is your “Plastic Surgeon” really a plastic surgeon? What you don’t know can definitely hurt you.

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In a recent study, only 1 out of every 4 “cosmetic surgeons” in Southern California actually has formal training in plastic surgery! Even more shocking was the fact that 40% of cosmetic surgeries were performed by doctors who had NO surgical training whatsoever!! Dermatologists, otolaryngologists, ob-gyn’s, and even family practice doctors are offering cosmetic procedures now, and it’s up to YOU to know who’s legit, and who’s making false claims about their qualifications to perform Botox injections, mini-facelifts, and liposuction.

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The Most “Acceptable Injectable”. Top 3 Reasons why Botox is #1

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In 2009, over 2.5 million Americans got Botox injections, making it the #1 cosmetic procedure in the United States. Thanks to this marvelous little molecule, furrowed brows, tired eyes, and crow’s feet are becoming a thing of the past. There are plenty of reasons why Botox is such a popular pinch these days, and here are the Top 3 that made it the country’s most acceptable injectable.

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Get “Cheeky” with Fat & Filler Injections

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Isn’t it a sin that some woman are born with those gorgeous high cheek bones while others of left with the impossible task of fishing through their makeup case trying to find that perfect shade of blush that will make those “apples” pop?  Well, there is hope… and it can give you Beauty, Without The Blade.

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Popularity Contest: Which injectable is our favorite?

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Beware of Bogus Butt Lifts!

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By now you’ve probably heard about the six Jersey Girls who decided that it would be a good idea to have someone inject their derrières with something in a hotel room. I guess this is proof that six heads aren’t better than one… at least not in New Jersey.

All six of these geniuses ended up in the hospital with awful infections after they were injected with what appeared to be caulking material.  That’s right… caulk! Continue reading

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Arnica Montana: An All-Natural Way to Reduce Bruising & Swelling

Arnica Montana (not related to Hannah) is an all-natural homeopathic remedy that is gaining popularity for it’s beneficial effects on postoperative bruising and swelling.

Many plastic surgeons and dermatologists now recommend Arnica to their patients as a natural way for them to recover quicker after cosmetic surgery, and many patients are reporting that it really does make a difference.

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Botax. The biggest “wrinkle” in healthcare reform.

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Although the initial threat of the “Botax”  has been shot down, we would like inject a little life back into the hot topic of taxing plastic surgery like cigarettes and liquor. The idea was originally part of President Obama’s Healthcare Reform bill, which proposed a 5% “luxury” tax on cosmetic surgery to help finance a much-needed facelift for America’s rapidly aging healthcare system. Fortunately, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), along with We The People, sold the government on the idea that there are worse things in life than the desire to be more beautiful. Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror on the wall…

… why is my face starting to fall?

Most of us ponder little bits of our reflection every day and wonder, “what if?”. What if there was a way to get rid of those crinkles by my mouth? What if I could smooth out that little roll on my tummy? What if I had a magic wand; not a knife, just a wand? Continue reading

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