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  • Injectables Stopped My Signs of Aging

    Ronald felt he had two things working against him besides aging— he is a cyclist and he's also HIV-positive, the drugs Ronald takes to stay healthy have had some side effects on his looks. Ronald came into Dr. Tracy Pfeifer's office and was interested in looking as healthy and young as he feels on the inside. Together, they talked about the different options in terms of eliminating some of the gauntness he was experiencing in his face and also some of the vertical creases in his skin that really bothered him. 

  • How Neuromodulators Work to Smooth Out Your Wrinkles

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden explains how neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin work to smooth out your wrinkles and crowfeet. 

    “They work by blocking nerve signals. The muscle the little portion is injected into is paralyzed, you can’t move it, and so you get a smooth forehead and crowfeet.” 

    Dr. Walden recommends looking for someone who is very experienced in injecting Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, or fillers. 

  • 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? 

  • 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.  

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