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20 Jan 2011

Are there any long-term risks of using Botox?

Submitted by admin on January 20, 2011

Are there any long-term risks of using Botox? Does your face ever build up a sort of immunity to it?

Botox has been used in clinical medicine since the 1980s. It is one of the most effective treatments for conditions such as blephrospasm that causes spasm like contractions of the muscles around the eyes. Many of these patients we see in the hospital and have had Botox treatments for 20 years or more. Although a minority of pati...

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18 Jan 2011

How long does it take to get a chemical peel?

Submitted by admin on January 18, 2011

How long does it take to get a chemical peel? I heard that you need several treatments.

There are a whole range of chemical peels that differ in both the depth of the peel, one or a course of treatments and with a range of products. We find that peels are best tailored to an individuals needs. Some patients would prefer only a single treatment and maximum results, this patient would be best suited to a deep peel, w...

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15 Jan 2011

I want the strongest physician strength peel. How long will my face be red afterwards?

Submitted by admin on January 15, 2011

I want the strongest physician strength peel that would be suitable for my skin type. I am Irish and right now have a face loaded with freckles. I am 37 years old and want to have smoother skin. What type of peel would you recommend for me? How long will my face be red afterwards?

Fair colored skin is very suitable for peels, however the dept of the peel should be tailored to individuals needs and lifestyle. Although a deep peel will have greater effect in rejuvenating the skin, it is associated with more peeling of the skin and downtime after the peel. The deeper the peel the more red the face will be in...

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10 Jan 2011

Can Botox be used as a sort of browlift to open up the eyes?

Submitted by admin on January 10, 2011

Can Botox be used as a sort of browlift to open up the eyes?

The use of botox in a specific locations above the eyebrow can generate an attractive lift of the brow. Its accepted that aging of the tissues of the face result in descent with gravity which is particularly relevant to the brow. High brows are one of the signs of a youthful face. Botox can be used by an expert to gently raise t...

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8 Jan 2011

I have many age spots on my forehead and cheeks

Submitted by admin on January 8, 2011

I have many age spots on my forehead and cheeks. Otherwise I don't look too bad for a 76-year-old grandpa. I would like to reduce the appearance of these pigmented spots. Can a chemical peel do this and what would the recovery time be?

Ageing spots are very common in the skin and often occur as a result of previous wear and tear changes including damage from the sun. A chemical peel can be very effective on removing ageing spots and freshening up ones experience. On occasion marks in the scene can be something else such as a skin cancer, and your skin should b...

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22 Dec 2010

I am terrified of needles but I still want to pursue Botox injections

Submitted by admin on December 22, 2010

I am terrified of needles but I still want to pursue Botox injections. I think that is the best way to treat my frown lines from what I have read online. Do the injections hurt? If so, is there any topical anesthetic that you can give me so that they don't.

Sorry to hear about your fear, but please be assured we don't think any of our patients 'look forward' to that part of the procedure! Quite a number of our patients have similar concerns. The first thing to say is we are able to put some local numbing anaesthetic cream on your skin beforehand so you won't be able to feel anythin...

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22 Dec 2010

I would like to get injectable fillers in my face

Submitted by admin on December 22, 2010

I would like to get injectable fillers in my face. I would like to plump up both my lips and my nasolabial folds which have gotten quite pronounced. I would like hyaluronic acid because the reports that I read indicate it is longer lasting than collagen. Is hyaluronic acid appropriate for both areas?

Many of the modern day fillers contain hyaluronic acid. The reason being this is a substance that is present in the natural body, it has very good results and a proven safety record. Collagen fillers are used infrequently these days as they are contain animal products that may cause reactions such as allergies. Plumping up your ...

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10 Oct 2010

I would like to have Botox injections for my crow’s feet

Submitted by admin on October 10, 2010

I would like to have Botox injections for my crow’s feet. They used to crinkle when I smiled and now they crinkle all the time. How many injections are needed for this area of the face? Do you apply a topical anesthetic prior to the injections?

Crows feet at the corner of the eyes usually require 3-6 injections of bow tox, care is taken to ensure the eyebrow position is not effected. This is one of the most popular uses of bot tox and it is very effectively at smoothing out these wrinkles. The needle used to inject the bot tox is very fine and majority of patients can ...

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9 Oct 2010

I think that we have finally decided on the Clarity ceramic braces for my son.

Submitted by admin on October 9, 2010

I think that we have finally decided on the Clarity ceramic braces for my son. He is very self conscious and he thought they looked fine. Are they as rugged as conventional braces? My son is actively involved in sports (football, tennis, baseball) and I want to make sure that the braces will hold up to his activities.

Good to hear that your son has found a brace that he is happy to wear. Clarity ceramic braces are an excellent choice for clear braces. They look very good, much more discrete than the metal fixed braces, but they are as robust as the metal fixed braces. These clear ceramic braces work in the same way as the metal braces but the...

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8 Oct 2010

Are the Damon self-ligating braces more painful at first than conventional braces?

Submitted by admin on October 8, 2010

Are the Damon self-ligating braces more painful at first than conventional braces? I had braces as a child and remember that achy feeling. My teeth have shifted and I have been looking at the Damon braces.

Brace treatment has changed quite a bit since we were younger. Damon braces which are also known as self-ligating braces are definetly not any more painful than conventional fixed braces. Quite often, the discomfort is less as the wires are not held in so tightly. With Damon braces, the wire is held in place by the Damon bracket...

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