aesthetics

Botox and Blepharospasm

Blepharospasm and Botox Blepharospasm is a distressing condition, not to be confused with myokymia, the more common quivering of the eyelid. Defined as the ‘involuntary tight closure of the eyelids,’ blepharospasm can ease after several days or manifest as a chronic and life-altering muscle disorder. In a healthy eye, the blinking mechanism works to protect …

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Skin Peels – A Brief History

Chemical peels are an ancient practice. Abrading the skin and / or introducing an abrasive topical agent dates back to prehistoric times. While the methods have been refined, whether it’s a pumice stone followed by soured milk in 4000BC or a lactic acid peel today, the concept remains the same – to resurface and rejuvenate …

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Botox – what you need to know

Botox is an effective and popular facial wrinkle treatment. If you’re new to Botox treatment, the following questions will help you to decide whether Botox is right for you. Although the results are not permanent, the decision to do botox is a combination of your aesthetic requirements and a detailed discussion with your doctor on …

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The Other Faces of Botox

Botox has a long history of accidental discovery. First used by ophthalmologists to relax strabismus or crossed eyes, Botox’s cosmetic potential began as an unexpected side effect. Cue a revolution in aesthetic treatment! It shouldn’t surprise us then that Botox is increasingly being used in further unexpected ways. Here are just a few: Migraines Botox …

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Dermal Fillers – An Overview

Derma fillers are also called injections, collagen injections, soft-tissue augmentation and often go by the company trade names of Juvederm and Restylane. As we age our skin loses its youthful fullness. The collagen begins to diminish and fat takes it’s place. Fillers restore the fullness to the face, lips, eyes and hands. They are popular …

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