Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Topical Botox to become a reality?

Topical Botox to become a reality?

Although Botox has proven to be an effective and simple treatment to reduce wrinkles and sweating, some individuals who fear needles may be unwilling to consider the injectable cosmetic procedure. However, it appears that researchers are making strides toward a topical form of Botox, according to AOL's StyleList.
The research results from a study looking into the new form of Botox are encouraging.
"This is a good first study," an expert told the news source. "The idea of [topical Botox] has been talked about for a while. It looks promising. The crow's feet area is the logical place to start because the skin is thin there. It could work eventually in other areas, with this type of transdermal delivery."
Researchers used the botulinum toxin gel on 36 participants between the ages of 35 and 60. If this form of Botox does go mainstream, it could eventually help curb excessive sweating.
Botox is just one of several different types of cosmetic injectables, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

The vampire facelift allegedly makes patients look more youthful and irons out pesky wrinkles. A machine is used to separate platelets out of the blood and then the tiny fragments are injected into the face. High concentrations of platelets are believed by some to stimulate skin cells and prompt natural repair. The facial rejuvenation process utilizes the patient’s own blood and is a lot less invasive than a surgical facelift. The procedure involved appears similar to the time and discomfort involved with getting Botox injections.

The relatively new process is credited with helping reduce or eliminate environmental skin damage caused by smoking, sun or other unhealthy exposure. The process is formally called platelet rich plasma injections, or PRP, according to the OrthoHealing Center website. Happy customers appear to prefer the Twilight-esque moniker they have affectionately used when referencing the wrinkle reduction therapy,according to the Daily Mail. The separation and injection process have been used for reconstructive surgery purposes for years, but the PRP is the first known time the process has been used as part of a cosmetic regimen.

The outpatient skin cell injection process involves the removal of blood from the patient’s arm, according to the Daily Mail. The small cell fragments are reportedly filled with proteins and hormones, which circulate with the blood after injection. Platelets are necessary for the clotting of blood when a person suffers a cut or bruise.

PRP injections have reportedly boasted impressive results in the United States and are now being offered by medical clinics in Great Britain. Approximately 700 women and men have already undergone the wrinkle reducing procedure at the La Belle Forme clinic in Edinburgh, England this year alone.

By Tara Dodrill

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/339581/vampire-facelifts-are-all-the-rage-supposedly-reduce-wrinkles-video/#PQbLr1x751MLcjBC.99

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Meet the men who decide to have Botox with their missus

MANY women swear by Botox to blitz their wrinkles – and now fellas are getting in on the act, with clinics reporting a 40 per cent rise in the number of male clients seeking the skin-smoothing treatment.

And many of those men are opting to have the £300 injections alongside their wives or girlfriends, booking their clinic appointments as twosomes.
What is more, the guys plumping for the treatment tend not to be pampered and preened male-model types.
More often than not they are just ordinary blokes. Here we meet five couples who tell how they love going for their Botox jabs together and why they do it.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Soft tissue fillers are great for plumping up wrinkles and creases, ...

Soft tissue fillers are great for plumping up wrinkles and creases, blending them into the rest of the skin. They’re typically delivered through injection and offer temporary results, so they require repeated treatments to maintain their effect.