All Article News for Injectables

  • Saline breast injections: Are they safe?

    A quick way to temporarily expand one's breast size, saline injections are a newer method of breast augmentation that is awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration. According to The New York Times, the results last about 24 hours before the saline solution is absorbed into the blood. Because of its short shelf life, some patients seek the injections as a way to preview how they would appear after surgery. 

  • The effectiveness of using stem cells in plastic surgery

    With all of the positive effects of stem cells in medical treatments, some would assume that the same benefits would exist for their use in aesthetic procedures. However, their effectiveness in plastic surgery remains undetermined, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. While their capabilities seem promising, substantial research still needs to be performed to evaluate their use. 

  • Can Botox help treat chronic conditions?

    Injectables are effective for fighting against the signs of aging, including smoothing out lines and wrinkles that may form over time. But while most patients are aware that this form of treatment can help improve appearance, they remain unaware of the additional benefits Botox may provide. 

  • How much is too much Botox in Hollywood?

    Since the Federal Drug Administration approved its use in 2003, Botox has lay claim to the title of leading cosmetic surgery procedure in the US. The non-invasive injectable treatment carries low risk of complications and is relatively painless, making it a popular facial enhancement for millions of women and men over the last decade. Recent studies have also founded that the injectable can help alleviate symptoms of overactive bladders, severe migraines and depression - boosting Botox's potential in the medical field. 

  • Can Botox quell severe headaches?

    The next time you have a headache, you might be better off reaching for Botox instead of Advil. A new pilot study out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is currently testing the effectiveness of using Botox as a treatment for cluster headaches, which the researchers dubbed "suicide headaches." 

    Known for their intensity, cluster headaches are chronic and can often lead to dangerous side effects, such as seizures and suicidal thoughts. 

  • Are there holistic options for plastic surgery?

    When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, people are always searching for the best anti-aging remedies. For many, the answer is clear: Botox injections, which are FDA-approved and safe when administered by a board-certified plastic surgeon. But what if you could eliminate the imperfections of your skin through an entirely different needle? 

  • Study shows Botox can relieve bladder symptoms

    Many studies have already been conducted on the potential benefits of Botox, ranging from treatment for depression to a remedy for migraines. Now, a recent study out of the UK suggests that the injectable typically used to limit the appearance of frown lines might have another medical gain. 

  • Cheek-plumping injectable filler gets FDA nod

    "Round, plump cheeks look young. Saggy, sunken ones look old," according to a New York Times article on facial rejuvenation. The latest trend is for plastic surgeons to increase facial volume. In the past the trend was to see a line and fill it. While this can make you look better, it may not necessarily make you look younger. 

  • Hand-in-hand, Florida couples receive cosmetic procedures

    For those looking to give their significant other an unconventional anniversary gift, his and hers Botox injections might be just the thing. According to The Sun-Sentinel, plastic surgeons in South Florida are seeing an uptick in couples receiving joint plastic surgery procedures, ranging from injectables to body-contouring. 

  • Can Botox injections cure your blues?

    Over the years Botox has evolved from a procedure to reduce wrinkles and frown lines to a treatment for various medical conditions, such as migraine headaches, incontinence and even excessive sweating. Now, new research suggests that the injectable might become a leading way to ease depression. 

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