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Doctor insights on: Botox Skin Aging

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


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Can skin lightening creams lighten the skin too much?

Can skin lightening creams lighten the skin too much?

Ask Michael Jackson: Yes, they can. We use a 4% hydroquinone at my practice, but a 20% like benoquin (monobenzone) can bleach you forever. Over the counter products are typically ok. ...Read more

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Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Sunburn, skin cancer: Sunburns are implicated in skin cancer and aging. While tanning from sun exposure and tanning beds give you a "healthy glow", know that the "glow" is actually an indication of skin damage and inflammation. Prevent sunburns, reduce the risk of skin cancer and delay aging by limiting sun exposure, wearing minimum of spf 30 daily and getting any suspicious skin lesions examined. ...Read more

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Does Botox help sagging face?

Does Botox help sagging face?

Botox: It helps lift some areas, but it won't be a long term solution. If you have excessive skin laxity and wrinkles around the face, then a facelift might be the right solution. ...Read more

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Can palomar skin resurfacing cause fat loss under the eyes?

Can palomar skin resurfacing cause fat loss under the eyes?

Usually not: Fractional laser isn't something used on lower lids, as the eyes are often protected from the heat of the laser on purpose.Usually, the dermis of skin is built up upon repeated exposure to laser not fat loss. Not sure if you mean orbital fat loss.Have your oculoplastics eye doctor review your case to give you the most accurate answer. They can tell on eyelid/slit lamp exam quickly what's going on. ...Read more

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Can skin rejuvenation means exfoliating the skin?

Yes: Exfoliation is the most common form of rejuvenation and good to start early. However, there are other treatments that become more aggressive depending upon age and the result that you would like to achieve. ...Read more

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Could botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

Could botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

No, they do not.: Aging is a natural process that continues unabated but muscle paralytics, fillers etc help decrease the signs of aging. ...Read more

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Does belotero help improve elasticity for wrinkles around the eyes?

Does belotero help improve elasticity for wrinkles around the eyes?

Belotero and crow's : Belotero may be used to smooth wrinkles in the eye area, either alone or along with xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Botox or dysport. There is currently no clinical evidence that treatment with belotero improves skin's elasticity. For this look at retinols, peels or laser treatments. ...Read more

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Will botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

Will botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

No: Aging is a natural process that continues unabated but muscle paralytics, fillers etc help decrease the signs of aging. ...Read more

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Best under eye cream for sensitive skin? One that reduces wrinkles and tightens loose skin

Best under eye cream for sensitive skin? One that reduces wrinkles and tightens loose skin

No perfect answer: This is a common problem and one that many products have been developed to treat. Best advice is to eat healthy, get plenty of rest, exercise on a regular basis and avoid cigarettes and alcohol. Use good quality sunscreen on your face and exposed skin daily. ...Read more

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Is sculptra recommended for aging skin?

Is sculptra recommended for aging skin?

Sculptra -aging skin: Sculptra is designed to replace volume, but you do get a nicer surface too - though nothing comparative to laser. Good products and sun protection are part of the anti-aging protocol, so be sure you are taking care of your skin. Diet can't ever be under emphasized too. ...Read more

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Will anti aging/wrinkle creams reduce epicanthal folds?

Will  anti aging/wrinkle creams  reduce epicanthal folds?

No: These are a structural component of some eyes, more common in the asian and oriental eyes. Eye cream won't work. There is a surgery for it...But the scar may be worse than the fold itself! ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Leave it alone: None of these are likely to "help". Please forgive my frankness. Many folks have "poikiloderma", skin of varying colors. If you have freckles and don't want them, a sunscreen may help some. Nobody worth knowing cares whether your skin tone is "uneven". Appearance is about physical fitness and how you carry yourself and interact with others. Focus on what you can manage and you'll look fantastic. ...Read more

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Will pulling/ rubbing skin cause wrinkles?

Will pulling/ rubbing skin cause wrinkles?

Prevention: The best thing you can do to protect your appearance and decrease the formation of wrinkles is to (1) protect your skin from the sun through the use of broad spectrum uva and uvb sunscreens and (2) do not smoke. Cigarrettes dramatically age the skin and produce wrinkles. Once you see signs of aging, consult with a plastic surgeon. Any effects of pulling or rubbing on the skin will be lessened. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Skin Aging (Definition)

Skin aging is a term for the changes that occur to the skin with age, mostly caused by exposure to sunlight. These changes include thinning, wrinkling, ...Read more