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  • 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. 

  • ‘Organic Botox’ Is Not the Same as Botox

    Surely on our list of overused buzzwords for 2015 was “detox,” followed swiftly thereafter by “organic” “Clean eating” and “decluttering” which also rank highly in our newly curated lexicon for embracing virtuous living. “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” starlet and cover star extraordinaire, Kim Kardashian made headlines when she bought rights to a product called Biotulin, heralded “organic Botox.” It’s a cream she says yields the same results as the neurotoxin that addresses wrinkles and fine lines. It sounds fascinating, but does it actually work? 

  • Is it True — You Will Soon Get Botox Without an Injection?

    For years, there’s been talk about a Botox gel/cream. Many companies have tried to market these for in-office and at-home use, but none have managed to do the job well. The reason being, molecules that make up the toxin are far too big to be absorbed by the skin — until that’s eradicated, it’s safe to say you shouldn’t fall for claims that you can rub away your wrinkles. That said, Revance Therapeutics, a California-based company is claiming that it has managed to do just that.  

  • Fillers Gone Wrong: What to Know Before The Syringe Touches Your Skin

    As fillers like Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane grow in popularity, so does the long list of mishaps from poorly-trained professionals— one of the top reasons to see a board-certified plastic surgeon for dermal fillers. Issues range from minor under-treatment to potentially serious life-threatening/altering and often illegal silicone injections. 

  • Neck Botox is the Next Frontier

    While injecting a little Botox in our foreheads has become commonplace, and even scalp injections are the new ‘it’ area to talk about at the water cooler, Botox in the neck area may be the next frontier in the battle against looking old. Truth be told, I really hadn’t paid much attention to the neck area until recently, when I discovered among my fellow beauty blogging buddies that this is fast-becoming a ‘thing’ and that it’s worth paying attention to.  

  • Don’t Sweat It: Can Botox Save Your Blowout?

    If you’re an early adopter of fitness and beauty trends, then you no doubt noticed the early summer headlines touting the latest holy grail of the hair/skin set. According to Harper’s Bazaar, Shape Magazine, InStyle and more, devotees of the daily workout have started having Botox administered to their scalps in order to stop excessive sweating at the gym from ruining their costly blowouts. After all, dry shampoo can only do so much, right?  

    Maybe.  

  • Botox Does More Than Just Smooth Away Wrinkles

    Yes, Botox can preserve your smooth, wrinkle-less skin, but did you know it could even help you maintain your blow-out post-spin class or stop your migraines and/or sweaty hands from being a nuisance? But isn’t getting 100+ units of Botox (the amount necessary to shoot up an entire scalp) much more costly than indulging in twice as many $45-a-shot Dry Bar sessions? Should we really use the chemical equivalent of a sweat straitjacket just because we want less sweaty hands? What do we need to know before Botoxing our scalps, hands, underarms or temples (in the name of migraine prevention)? 

  • Restylane Lift®: The First and Only FDA-Approved Filler for Plumping Your Cheeks and Erasing Your Smile Lines

    It’s official: we live in a facial contouring-crazed society and right now, it’s all about sculpted, high cheekbones, full lips and a defined jawline. Normally, it would take hours of makeup application to achieve this look – and almost as long to remove the numerous cosmetic layers, but now you can plump up with dermal filler instead. 

  • Beauty High Five: Radiesse Just Got FDA Approved For Hands

    For anyone who has ever tried to combat the signs of aging with injectables, the FDA’s latest approval of Radiesse for hand rejuvenation is a major victory. We have all seen people with young looking faces and old, leathery hands that just don’t seem to match chronologically. That is now a thing of the past, thanks to the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in the gel-like Radiesse formula. The gel goes to work immediately creating added volume, but continues to work by stimulating our natural collagen production. 

  • Don't Sweat It: Perspiration Reduction Procedures

    Nothing can ruin a day like the telltale signs of excessive sweating. 

    If you aren’t even working out and are sweating through your dress on a regular basis, chances are you are sweating more than you should be. It’s an embarrassing problem to have, but you aren’t alone. Excessive sweating affects one out of every five adults between the ages of 18-49, or approximately 30 million people, says Dr. Anthony Youn, a Detroit-based plastic surgeon.  

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