Botox®/Juvéderm® pearls of wisdom

The September 2012 issue of Redbook asks, “Is Botox® really worth it?” A savvy editor interviewed top board-certified doctors and scores of women who had undergone injectable procedures. She also looked at studies that have been done on injectable satisfaction rates. Though Botox® costs far less than cosmetic surgery, it is still an investment for… Read More »

Why is smoking so bad before cosmetic surgery?

Smoking and cosmetic surgery do not go well together.  Certain procedures are less susceptible to wound healing problems than others but the reasons for stopping are clear. Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood. The nicotine causes constriction or tightening of the blood vessels. What this means is that less blood makes it… Read More »

Getting the Most from Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as Botox® or Dysport®, can be called the cautious woman’s (or man’s) facelift. Like other drugs that are now common household names, the effects of this neurotoxin were discovered by accident. Botulinum toxin was first used in the late 60s as a treatment for crossed eyes. Although the treatment worked well,… Read More »