BOTOX 101

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 | 23 comments

Can you see deep lines in between your eyes?  Do you have deep frown lines, crow’s feet or prominent jaw?  If you have one of these most common facial concerns of men and women, you are probably a candidate for BOTOX®.  Read more to learn about the frequently asked questions. BOTOX® injected to the jaw can reduce the overall size of the masseter muscle, for improved facial appearance and relaxed jaw muscles. This can be used as treatment for TMJ with advised of the Dentist. In some ethnicities like Korean and Chinese, women have a propensity to develop “squarish” or prominent jaw. Only few certified dermatologists have the skill to perform Botox in the Masseter or Jaw in a safe and effective manner.  It is best to come in for consultation and to ask the dermatologist the extent of his or her experience in doing this type of procedure.  Ask for before and after photos of previous clients.  Half of the face is usually covered or cropped for confidentiality.       * The following photos are provided for reference only.  Actual before and after photo will be shown in the clinic.  Usually 50 units are used for the jaw or masseter. You will appreciate that the BOTOX® for jaw reduction is relatively painless. It takes skill and technique to provide this in a relatively painless manner. It will be done in a sterile room, in about 15 to 20 minutes only.  You can go back to work right away since it is a non invasive procedure. If you have always longed for a smaller, more delicate feature, you would want to consider this treatment.  It is more affordable now, than it was before when it first came out in the market.  Patients typically notice softening of the masseter muscle at one week and softening of the jawline at 6 weeks. Some researchers have noticed permanent changes to the jawline after 2-3 treatments. However, it is reasonable for patients to expect long term benefit but not permanent changes. For frown lines, glabellar lines and crow’s feet, the same treatment shall apply with lesser units to be used. Botox will be administered by a board certified dermatologist, and injected into the muscles. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.Due to the improvement in style and technique, you don’t need to worry about the “frozen look”.  BOTOX® now is done in a more natural way.  Some lines may still remain, but the ones that are bothersome will be softened to make the face look more youthful.  Furthermore, studies seem to show that long term treatment with Botox in regular dosages give long term results.  This is advisable as preventive measure in developing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. All our equipments and supplies are original and authentic.  The patient has the option to use Allergan (US Brand) or Botulax.   Questions to ask before undergoing Botox 1.  Be sure to have Botox performed by a Board Certified Dermatologist or Cosmetic Surgeon. 2.  Ask if the Dermatologist or the Cosmetic Surgeon has...

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How To Improve Your Underarms 101

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 | 30 comments

Do you still have dark underarms?  You probably still pluck, wax or shave.     Shaving is the most common method of removing hair in the underarms.  It is said that the most efficient way to shave is to always use a new razor or to follow the direction of the hair growth.  Been there, done that.  Though shaving is a cheap, quick and usually painless method to remove the hair, one also get stubble hair re-growth, scratches, irritation, razor burns, ingrown hair and often, grayish skin tone. Waxing is another common hair removal method.  This can be done at home or in a professional salon.  A potential problem withwaxing is that the pulling on the delicate skin can cause it to loosen when done on a regularly basis.  This could be uncomfortable and unsightly.  Though popular in the 90’s those who really want flawless underarm will not achieve it when removing hair this way.  Constant friction also contributes to discoloration. Again this is a temporary solution compared to underarm laser hair removal. Laser hair removal has been growing in both efficiency and popularity for several years. Laser hair removal for the underarms help to smooth out the skin and reduce hair count and thickness. The light of the laser hits the follicle and damages it which in some cases can permanently stop hair growth. A series of treatments is spaced over a number of weeks in order to destroy the hair root in all its 3 growth cycles. Hair can initially grow back, however it is thinner and lighter. Over the course of the treatment, any regrowth will be noticeably finer, sparse, and less likely to become ingrown hair. Sessions for underarm laser hair removal are quick and relatively painless. Most people who have had laser hair removal treatments agree that the improvement is tremendous.  Provided of course that you are having laser hair removal done in a reputable clinic with trained technicians, and medical grade diode laser hair removal machine.  It is important to research on the machine and background of the clinic before signing especially those who offer prices that are too good to be true. At Skin House, photos can be taken before treatment starts for future comparison.  This way, the patient can evaluate and see gradual improvement of the color and texture of the skin. It takes time to see improvement, and this will depend on the starting color and texture of the skin.  The darker the skin, the longer it will take for it to lighten.  Laser Hair Removal combined with underarm whitening will give beneficial results. Before signing up, a consultation will be done to know if the patient is a suitable candidate for the laser hair removal treatment.  If the patient gets the go signal, the procedure will take only about 15 to 20 minutes for a small area like the underarms.  A note regarding the do’s and don’ts will be provided after every visit. The causes of excessive hair growth are as follows: –   – Pregnancy –   – Hormonal Imbalances (ex. PCOS) –   – Thyroid Problems –   – Reactions to certain Medications...

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