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Preventative Aging: Botox for Twenty-Somethings

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It can seem like a great deal of beauty and skin products are based around preventative care. Mothers tell their daughters and sons to be sure to moisturize their faces with sunscreen each day in order to help keep the skin hydrated and prevent sun damage, helping to stave off wrinkles. Yet those in their young 20s who peer into the mirror and find their first wrinkles on their forehead know that even the best of skin care routines may ...

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How do wrinkles form?

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I have yet to meet a person who is thrilled to see their skin wrinkling as they age. We all like the wisdom we acquire with aging, but I think most of us can agree that we can do without the wrinkles.

The formation of wrinkles is a complicated process. It involves a combination of exposure to sunlight, environmental pollutants, smoking, decrease in critical connective tissue components such as collagen and elastin with aging, and years of repetitive contraction of the ...

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What are Dermal Fillers made of?

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Dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, Pervelle Silk®, and Perlane® are made of a substance called Hyaluronic Acid (HA) found naturally throughout our body.  HA is a complex sugar that maintains its three-dimensional shape in the body by attracting and holding large number of water molecules. In the skin, HA fills the space between collagen and elastin fibers and replenishes the natural support layers lost with aging while delivering essential nutrients and hydration.

Unfortunately, the amount of HA ...

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Botox is Not Just for Women

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More and more men are using Botox® Cosmetic to help refine their wrinkles and reduce the sagging appearance of their skin.  In addition, many men are inflicted by excessive underam sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis)  and have used Botox to remedy this problem.  Studies have shown that Botox® for hyperhidrosis lasts much longer (6-9 months) vs. Botox Cosmetic for wrinkles (3-4 months).  So whether you’re a man or a woman, looking young is something that we ...

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