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21 Apr 2011

What filler is good for improving the area under the eyes or the tear troughs?

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2011

What filler is good for improving the area under the eyes or the tear troughs?

There are a range of different fillers, the most commonly used contain a substance called hyaluronic acid. This substance is found naturally in the body soft tissues and joints and as gradually broken down by the human body over a four to six month period. Older fillers used different materials however are less commonly used in ...

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20 Apr 2011

What type of skin or skin issues most benefits from a chemical peel?

Submitted by admin on April 20, 2011

What type of skin or skin issues most benefits from a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are often used to rejuvenate the skin and give a freshened appearance. The principles of the technique have existed for many years with evidence that Cleopatra used natural peeling agents to maintain her beauty. Aging and sun blemishes of the face result in changes in dis-colouration including pigment, increased p...

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21 Feb 2011

I was watching TV and saw Kim Kardashian right after getting a Botox injection

Submitted by admin on February 21, 2011

Two weeks ago I was watching TV and saw Kim Kardashian right after getting a Botox injection. Her eye was completely swollen as she was having a severe allergic reaction. She also started turning black and blue! Is this type of reaction common?

Botox injections have been used in the hospital for medical indications for over 20 years. It is true that allergy can occur to some of the ingredients the Botox particularly the preservatives, Most allergies are relatively mild reactions and redness. Marked allergic reactions are very rare and is possible with any medical treat...

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21 Feb 2011

Post chemical peel, how long do the effects last for?

Submitted by admin on February 21, 2011

I've heard people rant and rave about their chemical peel. My only concern is about the duration of its effects. Post chemical peel, how long do the effects last for?

Chemical peels are a very useful way of rejuvenating one's appearance. The older more wrinkled and blemished skin is replaced with younger and fresher underlying skin. Peels last for many months, and their effect is dependent on their strength and depth of effect. By taking precautions to avoid the sun, the effects of the peel a...

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26 Jan 2011

Botox injected into my forehead last month

Submitted by admin on January 26, 2011

I had Botox injected into my forehead last month. I love the results so I'd like to start having injections for my crow's feet as well. Even though the injection will be in a different area, is it safe to have Botox this close to my last injection?

Botox treatments are often used to the forehead, crows feet and under the eyes at the same time, it maximizes the effect, and when given frequently reduces the wrinkles on the face very effectively. The increased dose is very small and not significant to cause side effects. The most common side effect from Botox are related to f...

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24 Jan 2011

Will I need to use any specific type of lotions or creams during or after my chemical peel procedure?

Submitted by admin on January 24, 2011

Will I need to use any specific type of lotions or creams during or after my chemical peel procedure?

The skin peels are very effective at freshening up the skin by enabling the newer skin to be seen as the older skin peels off. To keep the fresher skin in a healthy state we really encourage wearing sun protection after the peel, to maximize the peel's benefits. Deep peels often require other emollient creams that increase comfo...

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23 Jan 2011

I have a lot of wrinkles under my eyes which make me appear at least 10 years older

Submitted by admin on January 23, 2011

I am a 46-year-old woman. I have a lot of wrinkles under my eyes which make me appear at least 10 years older. Is it safe to have Botox injections under the eye?

Wrinkles under the eyes are common, they are often quite fine and these are particularly well treated with botox. Sometimes the lines can be a little deeper and may be best treated with a combination of both botox and a fine filler. The area under the eyes tends to be a little more sensitive than skin elsewhere, so we sometimes ...

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22 Jan 2011

My sister recently had a chemical peel and her skin was red and dry

Submitted by admin on January 22, 2011

My sister recently had a chemical peel and her skin was red and dry during the process. Was this part of the chemical peel or a negative reaction?

The body's natural response to a chemical peel is a to trigger a mild inflammatory response in the skin that is represented by redness. This is often followed by peeling of the very superficial layers of the skin, to uncover the fresh rejuvenated skin below. The level of redness and discomfort after the procedure is determined b...

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21 Jan 2011

Are there any fillers that can fix a down turned smile?

Submitted by admin on January 21, 2011

Are there any fillers that can fix a down turned smile?

A downturned smile can have a variety of causes. The most common is a gradual aging of the facial tissues that is present to some extent on both sides, depending on the extent it may be suitable for a filler treatment that will naturally elevate the corner of the lips. A more sudden onset and single sided droop should be seen by...

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20 Jan 2011

Which injectable filler would you recommend for crow’s feet

Submitted by admin on January 20, 2011

Which injectable filler would you recommend for crow's feet? Do patients often get several areas of the face treated at the same time?

Crows feet usually refers to the fine lines at the outside of the eyes that usually appear when smiling and on facial expressions. These fine lines are best treated with Botox treatment as this softens these wrinkles with a natural look. Occasionally there can be a deeper line which is bet treated by a filler, however this is no...

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