Botulinum toxin (Botox®) and dermal fillers are often clumped together when discussing “injectables” however, there are several ways in which the non-surgical methods of treating fine lines and wrinkles differ.
One of your good friends has recently received a Botox treatment and can't stop smiling about the results! Her delight is infectious and you've already been wondering if Botox is right for you too. Perhaps you've noticed you look more worried or have a few deepening frown lines or maybe you think its time for a little lift. No matter what, you probably have questions about the procedure. After all, you know your body best. Here are some questions you can bring to your consult or treatment with Dr. Maureen Sweeney that will help make you an informed patient.
Our last blog post, “Painting the Walls,” offered you an initial approach to choosing among what can seem like endless choices in facial rejuvenation. If you consider your face as a living room renovation project, and your skin is the room’s walls, ceiling, and floor, you’ll want to upgrade your skin first. In the earlier blog we reviewed skin treatments such as fractional resurfacing, IPL photorejuvenation, microneedling, medical exfoliation, and a proper home skin care routine which work wonders to restore your skin’s colour, tone, and texture.
Once you are satisfied with the appearance of your skin (i.e., “the walls are painted”), it is time to start thinking about restoring lost volume, rebuilding structure and contours, and enhancing your features. We like to think of this, regarding your renovation project, as “moving in the furniture.”
Retinol, Botox, Profound, Fraxel, Belkyra, Coolsculpting, PRP, IPL, fillers, microneedling…. with so many buzzwords in the medical aesthetics industry today, it is easy to become overwhelmed. If you are new to the world of cosmetic medicine, you may be thinking, “What treatment is best for me?” “Where do I start?” “Which treatment does what?” and, “How do I make the most out of the amount I have to spend on myself?”
How many times have you heard that red meat is bad for you? Has hearing this ever deterred you from eating it? The list of foods we are told to be wary of only grows longer and longer each year. But how much caution do we really need to take? With Father’s Day here and summer near, many of us are undoubtedly looking forward to patio grilling and backyard BBQing. Let’s assess some of the warnings regarding red meat and see if they are worthy of your worry.
In an era where many of us spend more times interacting with our screens than with each other, “Tech Neck” is as real of a thing as people going to rehab for smartphone addiction. Constant bending of our heads to look at our devices has caused not only an epidemic of neck and upper back pain observed widely in physician’s and chiropractors offices around the world, but also a phenomenon in aesthetic medicine where practitioners are seeing neck skin aging prematurely. It is not uncommon for women even as young as mid-twenties to seek out cosmetic procedures to remedy wrinkles, lines, and skin laxity of the neck, jaw, and under-chin areas.