June 29th 2018 - General Public
Anatomical considerations when treating the male jawline
As with all aesthetic treatments, it is important to understand the anatomy of the treatment area (and the underlying anatomy of aging) thoroughly. Anatomical knowledge is essential to the success of an aesthetic treatment. When treating the jawline of male patients, doctors should take a systematic approach while considering the underlying anatomy. This allows any potential issues to be managed in a controlled manner, ensuring the safety of patients.
Formed from two halves that are fused in the mandibular symphysis midline, the mandible establishes the foundation of the jawline. In terms of anatomy, it is made of a curved tooth -bearing body that extends from the midline symphysis (with the mental protuberance), inferiorly, to the ramus, laterally. Consisting of two lateral mental tubercles and a central depression, the mental protuberance forms the chin. The ramus is known to project superiority with two ...
June 28th 2018 - General Public
Most expectant mothers are aware of the harmful effects of alcohol and smoking during pregnancy. But what about Botox? Is Botox safe for pregnant women?
Botox is an injectable that contains botulinum toxin type A as the active ingredient. Commonly used for line reduction, Botox visibly reduces the look of forehead lines, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines between the eyebrows. Botox exerts its line-reducing effects by blocking the nerve cell signals. This helps to weaken and paralyze the muscles, diminishing the look of lines and wrinkles. In addition, Botox is also prescribed for a wide range of disorders and conditions such as urinary incontinence (resulting from detrusor overactivity due to multiple sclerosis or other neurologic conditions), spasticity, cervical dystonia, overactive bladder and blepharospasm.
Can I use Botox while I am pregnant?
Botox has been approved for cosmetic use in more than 78 countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, ...
June 27th 2018 - General Public
Treating Hyperhidrosis with Botox
Commonly used for wrinkle reduction, Botox is a high-performance injectable that consists of botulinum toxin. It visibly diminishes crow’s feet, glabellar lines between eyebrows, and forehead lines, helping to create a younger-looking skin. Many people do not realize that Botox can be used for other clinical indications. This includes overactive bladder (OAB), spasticity, blepharospasm (associated with dystonia) cervical dystonia, and urinary incontinence (due to detrusor overactivity associated with neurologic conditions e.g. multiple sclerosis). Apart from that, Botox has shown remarkable effectiveness in the management of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is condition characterized by abnormally excessive sweating that is not related to exercise or heat. The heavy sweating caused by hyperhidrosis significantly exceeds normal sweating caused by a hot environment or stress. In patients wi ...