Friday, December 28, 2012

Oak Ridges SurgiCentre, 13291 Yonge Street, Suite 401, Richmond Hill in's York Region directory

Oak Ridges SurgiCentre, 13291 Yonge Street, Suite 401, Richmond Hill in's York Region directory

- Wrinkle Injections - Cosmetic Plastic Surgery - IPL - Skin-Tite - Body-Tite -Mommy Makeovers -Liposuction -Skin Resurfacing

- Radiesse - Restylane - Perlane ~ Dermal Fillers

- Obagi NuDerm -Obagi SPF 50 -ClenziDerm -ElastiDerm ~ Skin Care

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

There’s no place like home for the holidays, but not for cosmetic procedures

There’s no place like home for the holidays, but not for cosmetic procedures

A registered nurse in Perth, Australia, Tiffany Fraser thought she could start a cottage industry, injecting clients with Botox and Juvederm in the privacy of her home. ABC News, Australia, December 10th, reports that this is the first small business of its kind detected in Australia.            
Fraser is now being investigated by the West Australian Health Department and her clients are being tested for blood-borne viruses. After investigating Fraser’s home, health officials were not able to rule out the risk of a possible infection control breach – a breach that could expose Fraser’s clients to hepatitis B, C and the HIV virus. Fraser had 33 clients known to the authorities; they were all notified that they should be tested by their general practitioners.
The Australian Chief Health Officer, Dr. Weeramanthri, makes this point: “If you go to your local doctor and get an injection, it has to be sterile, the skin has to be cleaned, and a new needle and new syringes have to be used. There’s a whole system built around making sure that one person’s blood isn’t making contact with another person.” Outside of a medical setting there are no guarantees that such a system exists.
RN’s like Fraser are not allowed to administer or prescribe these injections in Australia without a doctor’s supervision. Both Botox and Juvederm are prescription only and must be prescribed by a doctor. Weeramanthri further argues that a normal healthcare practice has a whole lot of safeguards, including emergency measures to save you if you have an allergic reaction.
Other dangers of getting cosmetic injections in an inappropriate setting include being injected with a lethal or dangerous substance, getting no results, or getting poor results, such as a droopy lid or a bruised appearance. Aside from safety concerns one needs sophisticated anatomical training and experience to know where and how to inject Botox.
Hopefully, publicity around this event will serve as a reminder to get cosmetic injections in an appropriate medical setting by a practitioner who is board-certified in an appropriate specialty.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Procedures
By Small

A Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Proceduresis one of four books in the new Cosmetic Procedures for Primary Care series. This series offers guidance to primary care practitioners who wish to expand their practice to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. 

Whether the physician is just getting started or well versed in aesthetic medicine, this series can be used as a routine quick reference for current aesthetic procedures that can be readily incorporated into office practice. The series will put these cosmetic treatments into the hands of the physician the patient knows and trusts the most, and will bring primary care practitioners increased autonomy, improved patient satisfaction, and added  reimbursement.

This book provides thoroughly illustrated step-by-step instructions on botulinum toxin injection procedures and advice on managing common issues seen in follow-up visits. Each chapter focuses on a single procedure and reviews all relevant anatomy, including target muscles and their functions and muscles to be avoided. Injection points and the injection Safety Zones are highlighted to help practitioners perform the procedures more effectively and minimize complication risks.

Initial chapters cover treatment in the upper third of the face for frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, and crow's feet—procedures suited for practitioners who are getting started with cosmetic botulinum toxin treatments. Subsequent chapters cover more advanced face and neck procedures and treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Botox turning into miracle treatment for more than wrinkles

For years the brand name Botox was synonymous with wrinkle removal via injection.

Unlike soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra Aesthetic that add volume to skin depressions, Botox blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which triggers the muscle contractions that create wrinkles.
Botox essentially paralyzes the muscles and stops them from contracting

"Not only does Botox alleviate the grinding but it also loosens up the jaw area giving the face a more oval look which gives it a more youthful, softer appearance."

Monday, December 3, 2012

Botox on your nose could banish hay fever, too

Never mind wrinkles - a blob of Botox on your nose could banish hay fever, too..

  • Gel is applied to the nose and will penetrate the skin
  • It's hoped the toxin will block chemicals released by the body that cause annoying symptoms

It has been used to treat a host of ailments from migraines to incontinence - and that's on top of it being the world's most famous wrinkle-buster.
Now Australian scientists are to trial Botox to treat hay fever after early tests showed promising results.
Under the trial, a Botox gel will be applied to the nose to hopefully give hay fever sufferers relief from sneezing, itchy eyes and runny noses for up to three months.

It's hoped that the botulinum toxin will affect the nerves in the nose and potentially block some of the chemicals released by the nerve endings which play a large role in causing hay fever symptoms.
To try and treat the allergy, the Botox molecule has been re-engineered to be able to penetrate through the skin but also through the lining of the nose.
Philip Bardin, a professor at the Monash Medical Centre, said Botox was already widely used in medicine to reduce spasms in muscles following strokes and in treating cerebral palsy.
'This is very new way to use an old medication,' he said
Interference: Botox may block some of the symptom-causing chemicals released by nerve endings in the nose
Interference: Botox may block some of the symptom-causing chemicals released by nerve endings in the nose
Botox, which makes muscles relax, is a purified form of a nerve poison.

It is produced by a bacteria that causes a disease which paralyses muscles.

Seventy people will be recruited for the new study following a preliminary trial that suggested the drug provided relief.
Last month it was announced that hay fever relief may also come in the form of a jab.
A new vaccine that promises lasting relief for sufferers is being developed, amid fears that the pollen season could go on six weeks longer in future due to global warming.
British scientists behind the project say it could help control symptoms of grass-pollen hay fever with several injections over the course of just a few months.

An existing vaccine requires a course of injections lasting several years and benefits only 1,000 people a year.
Both vaccines are based on similar technology, but immunologists have now discovered that injecting closer to the skin’s surface is far more effective than the current method.
Dr Stephen Till from King’s College London emphasised that it was early days, but said: ‘This new vaccine is potentially applicable to far larger numbers than the existing one.’

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