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Dentists and Botox

Dentists and Botox
October 7th 2019
Dentists and Botox When it comes to dermal filler treatments, few products have achieved the immense popularity of Botox. It is by far the most widely known elective aesthetic treatment in the world. It is also commonly believed to be offered solely by medical doctors, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. However, more and more dentists are making Botox a regular part of their elective treatment options. This is likely why approximately 10% of dentists have been trained in Botox procedures. Botox was originally pioneered by Dr. Howard Katz, a dentist. A Quick Glance at Botox Botox is short for botulinum toxin, which is a purified protein. Botox works by blocking the transmission from nerves to muscles, preventing the muscle from contracting without losing sensory feeling in the muscle itself. It is this muscle contraction that causes fine lines and wrinkles to form. Once stopped, the skin appears smoother. Within three to ten days of treatment, the skin above the treated muscles wi ...

Radiesse: What You Need to Know

Radiesse: What You Need to Know
September 11th 2019
Radiesse is a dermal filler that is commonly used to plump wrinkled or folded areas of the skin in the facial area. The effects are immediate and can last up to 2 years. Radiesse works by stimulating natural collagen that is found beneath your skin. It is most commonly used around the mouth and nose area, although it has been known to be effective when treating wrinkles in the hands as well. Patients between the ages of 35 and 60 are ideal candidates for Radiesse. All of the ingredients used within Radiesse are non-allergenic and non-toxic. Radiesse is a dermal filler used for cosmetic skin treatment of the face and hands. It stimulates your natural collagen to help fill in wrinkles commonly caused by aging. Treatment takes roughly 15 minutes and is performed in-office. The results are immediate and there is no recovery time for Radiesse treatments. The cost is $650 to $800 per syringe. The dosage will vary by patient. Commonly used by patients who are 35 to 60 years old. ...

Understanding Retinol Tolerance

Understanding Retinol Tolerance
September 11th 2019
Vitamin A and its derivatives can be found in many skin care products as they are some of the best treatments available for the prevention of aging, right after sunscreen.[i] Tretinoin is a natural retinoid available as a prescription, and tazarotene and adapalene are synthetic retinoids. There are many over-the-counter options as well that contain retinol and retinyl esters. An example is the Zo product line. These products are easy to use and ideal for those seeking a fresher appearance. Retinoids bind to the nuclear receptors in cells and modulate their gene expression for processes like cellular differentiation and proliferation. This causes normalisation of cell keratinisation, wherein the outermost layer of cells on the epidermis are replaced by keratin.[ii] Most people do not stick to continuous retinoid use because of their side effects, but these can overcome with proper use. Benefits of Topical Retinoids Kligman and Willis introduced the first topical retinoids in 1975. ...