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Botox and Breastfeeding: Treatment, Usage, & Safety

Botox and Breastfeeding: Treatment, Usage, & Safety
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that disrupts the chemical signals between muscles and the brain upon injection. Botox is injected into the muscle of the area affected by the issue being treated. Once the neurotoxin takes effect, which typically takes a few weeks, the muscle that was injected will be temporarily paralyzed. Botox is able to block the transmission of neurosignals between the muscle and the brain, so the muscle does not receive the message to contract. The effects provided by Botox are temporary, typically lasting around four to six months, though the duration of results depends on a number of factors, including the age of the patient and the issue being treated. Patients should not receive Botox injections or any other botulinum toxin product more often than once every three months. At this time, there have not been many studies regarding the risks of using Botox while breastfeeding is not typically recommended.   When is Botox used? Botox is used to help ...

What is the Difference Between Botox Cosmetic and Botox Therapeutic

What is the Difference Between Botox Cosmetic and Botox Therapeutic
Botulinum toxin is a substance that is derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. In humans, it acts as a neurotoxin, effectively blocking the transmission of neurological signals between the brain and any muscle in which the toxin is injected. There are eight types of botulinum toxin, named types A through H, and two of those types—types A and B—are sold commercially and medically to be used in humans. The most well-known and popular commercially available botulinum toxin product is Botox, which is made of botulinum toxin type A. Other botulinum toxin type A products include Dysport and Xeomin, and botulinum toxin type B, which is essentially functionally identical to botulinum toxin type B, is available as Myobloc. What is Botox Cosmetic and what can it treat? Botox Cosmetic is a dermal injectable that must be prescribed and administered by a healthcare professional such as a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. Botox Cosmetic is made of botulinum toxin type A ...

Juvederm vs Radiesse for Marionette Lines: Effectiveness Compared

Juvederm vs Radiesse for Marionette Lines: Effectiveness Compared
Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are predominantly used in the treatment of wrinkle correction, such as nasolabial folds and, of course, marionette lines. Juvederm Ultra is primarily indicated for the treatment of mild and moderate lines, while Ultra Plus is used for deeper marionette lines. Juvederm Vollure is also used to correct superficial marionette lines. This particular filler is much thinner in viscosity compared to Ultra and Ultra Plus; therefore, it is best for superficial lines. The thinness of the gel also lowers the possibility of over-plumping, ensuring natural results. Radiesse, on the other hand, does not offer a variety of fillers. It comes in one formulation with or without lidocaine. The Radiesse dermal filler is, nevertheless, used to treat marionette lines effectively. This dermal filler has been proven great regarding the restoration of  elasticity and collagen in this area of the face, which makes it minimally invasive and long-lasting. It i ...