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  • Injectables: 9 Safety Tips For Botox and Fillers

    When I was a kid, every five-year-old in town was invited to a magical weekend event called Safety Town. At Safety Town we were taught how to make simple safe choices—everything from using a crosswalk to not touching the stove. If you didn’t pass Safety Town, you couldn’t go to kindergarten. (Harsh, I know.) When you think about how applicable these elementary safe choices are—even into adulthood—you realize that even the simplest choices require, at some point, that someone teach them to you. 

  • Botox Party Bust: Why Botox and Parties Don’t Mix.

    Oil and water. Fire and ice. My own taste buds and cinnamin-flavored coffee. (Never again.) There are things in this world that simply do not, and should not mix. Yes, yes. We know. It’s easy to get lost in the boozy haze of happy hour cocktails and other friendly gatherings, we thought we should, however, point out two more things that don’t mix: Botox (Botulinum Toxin) injections and parties. 

  • Lip Enhancement at Any Age

    Lips are the most sensual place on the face. Sure, bat your lashes all you want, but the lips can pout, entice, and excite… all at once.  

    The team over at New Beauty did a deep dive into what lip enhancement looks like at every age. Subtle enhancements with nonsurgical treatments can make a significant and positive change to one’s overall look. 

  • What really happens when you get Botox

    I have tried as hard as I possibly can to stop myself from frowning, screaming and getting mad at my kids and my husband. Why you ask? Is it because I am trying to be more grounded and Zen about life? Oh hell to the no. It’s because I am in a mad race against father time to keep the lines on my forehead from getting increasingly more furrowed and deep. I figure if I frown as little as possible, stay out of the sun and basically keep my face as expressionless as can be, it will go a long way in staving off those wrinkles. 

  • Social Media and Botox: How the Anti-Wrinkle Injection Became Popular Among the 20-Something Set

    Botulinum toxin is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure and with good reason. It works by minimizing muscle activity and provides temporary paralysis to the muscles it is injected into. It does so by interfering with the underlying muscles’ ability to contract, which allows for existing wrinkles to smooth out. And even though results from the anti-wrinkle injection treatments only last three to four months, it is still the go-to injectable treatment and gold standard for smoothing out facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin comes in three brands, (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin). 

  • A Secret Enhancer for Fillers? Don’t Do it, Says One Top Doc.

    There has been a lot of talk about a secret way to ‘preserve’ or lengthen the duration of results from typical fillers like Restylane and Juvederm such as combining them with a neurotoxin like Botox, but do these magical tactics even work? Are they worth the additional hundreds, if not thousands of dollars they typically cost? 

  • Is it Better to Have Fillers Injected with a Micro-Cannula?

    Your chronological age, genetics, exposure to the sun and certain lifestyle factors all play a role in how well your skin ages. Of the many ways your doctor can help you reverse the signs of aging, dermal fillers are considered a godsend by those who use them for their ability to restore lost volume and help turn back the hands of time without having to undergo invasive surgery. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Aretefill and more are used to contour the face, plump thinning lips, soften wrinkles and even diminish the look of certain scars. 

  • Fillers May Very Well be the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    It’s no secret that injectables are as mainstream as makeup in 2016 — there’s no more stigma or shame associated with visiting a doctor for a little something here or there, but while Botox and similar neurotoxins were the way to go in past years, fillers are certainly the way of the future.  

  • The One-Two Punch of Fillers and Neurotoxins

    Bogey n' Bacall, popcorn and a movie, salt and pepper, fillers and neurotoxins. Fillers and neurotoxins might not sound as snappy as some of the other pairings, but they do go together just like peanut butter and jelly. When these two injectables are used in tandem, the result is a nonsurgical facelift. Dr. 

  • Botox, Dysport or Xeomin: Are all Botulinum Toxin-Based Injectables Created Equal?

    Being over 40, I’ve been invited to my share of Botox parties - AKA ‘Come to my house, get a shot of Botox and then we’ll celebrate with champagne!’ parties. Everyone and their mother (especially their mothers) swear by the power of Botox and its almost magical ability to shave years off your forehead, eyes and mouth. In my opinion Botox seems to be my generation’s temporary fountain of youth. 

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