Monday, February 18, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Talking with your doctor about Botox safety

Talking with your doctor about Botox safety

The number one way to make sure your plastic surgery goes well is to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon. A medically trained doctor who specializes in aesthetic surgeries will be the best-equipped to provide you with quality care and satisfactory outcomes.  
Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous people out there who pose as doctors, or who falsely say they're trained to carry out Botoxinjections. Knowing the facts before you go in to see a plastic surgeon can help you ensure that you're safe and sound throughout your entire experience.
According to ABCLocal, Botulinum is a unique drug, because it is a biological agent, and thus, its potency is monitored by the FDA. The term "Botox" is actually a brand name, and there are generic alternatives out there - but buyers beware – other formulations may not be approved by the FDA and have damaging results. 
There have been many stories in the news about unsuspecting individuals who had other substances injected into their faces by back-alley "doctors." These injections can have detrimental and sometimes permanent affects on appearance and overall health. Botox should not be mixed with anything besides a harmless saline solution, which makes it injectable.
Patients who want to ensure that they're in the hands of a professional can ask to see the bottle of Botox being opened and the saline-mixing process. They can also examine the bottle to look for a label bearing a hologram that proves it's the "real deal."
The news source also recommends that patients keep an eye on price. Anything that offered at too cheap a price could be the generic brand. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A, which includes Botox and Dysport, costs on average around $328 per session.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wrinkle Fillers For Eyes: Get Rid Of Crows Feet

Wrinkle fillers for eyes are specifically designed to get rid of crow's feet. If you've noticed these dreaded wrinkles in the corner of your eyes, now is the time to take action. The sooner you begin combating the problem, the more likely you'll eventually be successful.
Wrinkle fillers are essentially creams that literally fill in and smooth over the cracks in the eye lines normally associated with crows feet. They are especially convenient when you need immediate relief from these wrinkled eyes. While treating or preventing them is by far the most long-term and preferred solution, it won't help you in the short term. So in a way, think of Wrinkle fillers as part of a multi-pronged approach to healthier and younger looking skin.

Best Wrinkle Fillers For Eyes

Wrinkle fillers are a lot like any other type of foundation makeup: They fill in the cracks and make the skin appear smooth and healthy. There really is no "best" one per se, it's more about what one works best for you and your skin.
That said, there are a few differences to consider, mostly depending on your gender. Let's examine a few of these:

Best Wrinkle Fillers For Women

Since most women wear make up, finding the ultimate skin tone matching filler isn't as important, especially if you add additional toning makeup later in your cosmetic process. While it's still a great idea to come as close as possible, it might be more important to match the filler to the other makeup you use. Primarily, make sure your other stuff will stick, or won't change the toning colors.
And of course make sure you're not allergic to it.

Best Wrinkle Fillers For Men

Unlike women, most guys don't wear a lick of makeup. In fact, most guys wouldn't even consider wrinkle fillers makeup at all. Because this is probably all you're wearing, make sure to match your skin tone perfectly, otherwise it will be painfully obvious that you're wearing a cover up.
Again, make sure your skin won't get irritated by whatever you use.

Where To Buy Wrinkle Fillers For Eyes

You've got plenty of options here. Obviously, any place that sells make up or cover up will stock at least a decent array of fillers. Here are just a few suggestion to aid your search:
Department Stores: Macy's, JCPenny, The Gap, and even Khol's have very well-stocked cosmetic departments and are a great place to begin your search. The down side is that things are almost always more expensive at these stores than anywhere else.
Big Box Retail Stores: Wal-Mart and K-Mart might surprise you with their big variety of fillers. And the prices are much lower than the big name department stores.
Online: Buying online will almost always yield the cheapest prices. The downside is it's difficult to fully examine a product before buying it. Color tones might be a bit off in the pictures, which could cause you to buy a tone you didn't want.
My Recommended Method: Shop around in local retailers until you find the wrinkle filler for eyes that fits your skin, then buy it online and save yourself a bundle.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Injectable Fillers

Injectable Wrinkle Fillers, do just that – they fill in creases and lines and depressions. There are primarily 3 brand names of Wrinkle Fillers --- Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse. For facial depressions, there is Sculptra.

Dr. Kridel talks about the differences between
these four Injectable Fillers in this video.