botox and fat injections

Botox or Fat Injections .. Which is Best?

Many Baby-Boomers are feverishly looking for ways to reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, and generally regain a more youthful appearance. Here we compare two popular treatments.

Fat Injections
Fat cells taken from one part of your own body are injected back into another area replenishing the skins collagen layer. This has the effect of smoothing lines and wrinkles and plumping out the treated area.

Botox
Botulinum toxin A is injected into affected areas and the botulinum toxins block the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. If an area of the body can’t move, it can’t wrinkle.

What areas

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injectable cosmetic procedure

Complications From Injectable Cosmetic Treatments

 

Before obtaining treatment, anyone considering an injectable cosmetic procedure should consult a medical professional who has experience in such procedures.

 
Just like other parts of our bodies, skin ages over time. Excessive occupational and recreational sun exposure generally causes the most damage to our skin. This kind of exposure can result in:

  • * Wrinkles (either fine surface lines or deep furrows)
  • * Dryness
  • * Sagging, due to the loss of underlying tissue volume
  • * Skin growths and liver spots

Smoking and hereditary factors can also contribute to the skin conditions above.

Women and men are increasingly seeking out …

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Aging Without Plastic Surgery

Beautiful Face

Beautiful Face

It is certainly harder for some women to face getting older without cosmetic help. So, is plastic surgery the answer or will conservative treatments be enough?

Aging without plastic surgery? Is it possible? A stigma is attached to aging in this country, and many other societies around the world. Consequently, many women fight aging. These women do everything under the sun to retain their youthful looks. We are a society filled with women who seek a facelift or other plastic surgery as a natural part of life. Others look for simpler changes that are within their budget. …

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Trends In Plastic Surgery

Botox Injections

Botox Injections

One popular trend in plastic surgery is Botox injections. Prescription medication is injected into muscles around the eyes for a more youthful appearance.

Plastic surgery is becoming more and more common. Not only celebrities are taking advantage of the latest surgical techniques, but many average men and women also want to enjoy a more youthful appearance.

One of the most popular cosmetic trends is Botox injections, whereby prescription medication is injected into muscles to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. The procedure is minimally invasive requiring little “down time” which makes it …

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Improved Wrinkle Treatment Newly Approved

Woman receiving sculptra wrinkle treatment

Woman receiving sculptra wrinkle treatment

Sculptra works by temporarily adding volume to facial tissue and restoring a smoother, fuller appearance to the face. The effect lasts for about one year.

By: Natasha Morgan

In July 2009, a new product for the treatment of wrinkles was approved by the FDA. It is marketed in the U.S. under the trade name Sculptra. Because its effects can be enjoyed much longer it is considered to be an improvement over the well known treatments, Botox and Restylane.

What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid implant in the form of …

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What is Botox?

What is Botox?

Originally used for treating nervous twitch of the eyelid muscles, it was discovered that the crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases can be flattened dramatically with botox.

By: Maria Llorente

Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin A. In this way, Botox is related to botulism. Botulism is a form of food poisoning. Botulinum toxin A is one of the neurotoxins (a neurotoxin is a toxin that acts specifically on nervous tissue) produced by Clostridium botulinum.

The most serious symptom of botulism is paralysis, which in some cases has proven to be fatal. The botulinum toxins (there …

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