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Everything You Need to Know About Botox

Botox injections are one of the most requested cosmetic treatments on the market. They are sought after as a treatment to smooth the horizontal lines and wrinkles of the forehead, the “crow’s feet” at the corner of the eyes, necklines, and to smooth out creases in the chin area. Botox is also sometimes prescribed to treat medical conditions, such as migraine headaches, excessive sweating, muscle spasms, urinary incontinence, and others. How Is It Created? Botox is created from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which produces seven types of neurotoxins. Type A is the most powerful of the toxins and is marketed by Allergen Pharmaceuticals under the brand name Botox. Type B is branded as MyBloc and is marketed by Elan Pharmaceuticals. Type A was approved by the FDA to treat other […]

A Short History of Botox

Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is one of the most used non-surgical treatments in the United States. In 2006, sales surpassed $1 billion. It has been used to treat both cosmetic and medical ailments, including muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and forehead and eye wrinkles. But this versatile treatment has humble roots; it was discovered by studying moldy foods. Here is a short history of Botox, from its initial discovery to its modern-day applications: 1820s German scientists Dr. Kerner was studying spoiled meats in an effort to understand food poisoning. Dr. Kerner came across the first strains of what became known as the botulinum toxin. 1895 More than seventy years later, another scientist, Émile van Ermengem, building off Dr. Kerner’s work, discovered seven distinct strains of the botulinum toxin, including […]

Five FAQs About Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular plastic surgery procedure. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of your body. Here are answers to common questions about liposuction surgery. 1. What Is It? Using a tool called a cannula, doctors can remove unwanted fatty deposits between the muscle and the skin. Because it targets specific areas of the body to make them more aesthetically pleasing, liposuction is considered a form of body contouring. 2. Will It Help With Weight Loss? Although patients often experience a slight drop in weight because fat is removed, liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss/ obesity. It is recommended that you are at your ideal weight before considering surgery. Liposuction does reduce fat deposits in stubborn areas, such as the belly, love handles, and buttocks, which do not […]

Mommy Makeover

Before proceeding with plastic surgery, it is important to understand the scope and long-term expectations of the procedure you are considering. People with different issues and goals need to consider these details when making a final decision about whether to have a mommy makeover. Mommy MakeoverThis general term refers to a combination of procedures that address both the abdomen and the breasts. It’s named this because women often elect to undergo these combined surgeries after pregnancy. It is common for women to notice a combination of deflation and sagging in the breasts and a bulging abdomen after pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover targets specific areas of concern that require multiple procedures during surgery. Liposuction is recommended for fat deposits that are collected during pregnancy. The most common areas are the thighs, […]

Ways To Maximize The Effects Of Liposuction Surgery

More than 200,000 Americans had liposuction in 2014, making it one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. While most are satisfied with the results, there are some simple ways to improve results. Here are some tips every patient should follow. Follow Doctor’s Orders When patients do not observe aftercare instructions to the letter, there’s a much greater risk of unwanted side effects. According to plastic surgeons, all patients should get as much rest as possible on the first day. Because being upright and ambulatory helps with fluid removal, they should begin walking the next day. Wearing compression garments for several weeks after surgery helps reduce pain and swelling, as does gently massaging the area. Patients should avoid any substances that may thin the blood such as NSAIDs and alcohol. […]

How to Use Chemical Peels to Achieve Younger, Healthier-Looking Skin

Chemical peels are a great option for those who want to improve wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin imperfections. They’re used for both medical and cosmetic purposes and can be performed by plastic surgeons, estheticians, and dermatologists. This is what our patients should know about chemical peels. There are several different types of medical peels that offer results. Each type of peel offers different benefits, and certain peels are best suited for certain skin types. For example, salicylic acid peels are ideal for those with acne-prone skin, and lactic acid peels are great for anyone with dry or sensitive skin. A great advantage of chemical peels is that, unlike most treatments, there are few risks unless a patient is allergic to an ingredient. Deeper peels are, however, sometimes associated with […]

The Right Financing Tools and the Low Costs of Cosmetic Surgery

In the past, access to life-changing plastic surgery procedures was limited to those who could pay out of pocket. Not anymore. Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly affordable because of the availability of flexible financing plans. Cosmetic surgery financing is available for patients that are seeking a change that isn’t categorized as medically necessary. Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic provides upfront pricing and an affordable cosmetic surgery financing option. CareCredit is a special financing credit card. Payments are made monthly with short-term plans. With CareCredit, when a patient meets minimum monthly payments, no interest is charged on purchases of over $200 if paid in full within the 6 month promotional period. CareCredit also offers a 24 or 36 month extended payment plan. The interest rate is 14.90% APR and fixed monthly payments […]

Eliminate Ear Deformities With Otoplasty

Otoplasty surgery, or ear reshaping, is a procedure used to change the shape or the size of a person’s ears. The treatment is a type of plastic surgery that aims at correcting misshaped or protruding ears. You might want to consider this treatment if your ears seem to stick out too far from your head, they seem large in proportion to your head, or you are seeking to correct issues from a previous surgery. While otoplasty surgery can correct many ear structure maladies, there are some things that the procedure cannot fix. First of all, this treatment will not change the location of your ears. Also, this type of surgery will not remedy any hearing loss or change your ability to hear. This procedure is safe for all ages, but […]

Important Advantages of Restylane Dermal Filler

Restylane filler is a special dermal filler that can help fill out folds and wrinkles in facial skin. These issues typically happen as men and women get older. However, people do not have to accept these common signs of aging. The lines between the nose and the outer corners of the mouth, nasolabial folds, are problematic for many men and women. Lip lines are another area that might become pronounced with advancing years. This treatment can be the perfect option for adding a beautiful plumpness to the lips. A number of advantages are associated with this product. Restylane is a non-animal-based product made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the human body. This helps most people who use it avoid common allergic reactions. Administering this treatment is simple […]

A Brief Guide to Recovering From Body Lift Surgery

Gravity can have a negative impact on the body, especially after significant weight loss or with aging. Some people opt to counteract these issues with body lift surgery. Patients may wonder about the recovery process after this procedure to help them prepare for it fully. General Recuperation Plan Recuperation after this surgery varies depending on a number of factors. In general, most patients plan a two- to three-week medical leave from work during the time immediately after surgery. This is the period when people tend to feel the most discomfort and pain. The initial weeks will also be the time when patients experience the most swelling, bruising, and redness in the surgical areas. These symptoms will go away gradually over time. Post-op instructions generally include wearing a compression garment for […]

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