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How Bad Is Botox For Your Skin Health
Botox is beneficial: Botox and disport work by preventing the contraction of muscles which leads to wrinkles. When used regularly, it can help promote long term improvements in your appearance. When given by a properly trained and experienced injector, the risk of problems is very low and patient satisfaction is very high. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
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
Depends on : Who's doing it. If you're doing it yourself, probably not a good idea, because doing it chronically will loosen your neck joint ligaments and worsen the problem. If done by a skilled manual medicine practitioner should be ok. Once in a great while, especially in older people this can lead to vertebral artery dissection. ...Read more
Mostly: A small amount of sun will generate vitamin d which is a good thing. More than that especially with those with lightly pigmented skin, will cause sunburns, metabolic changes and a marked increase in the chance of skin cancer and melanoma in later life. Use protection and sunscreens as much as possible. ...Read more
A significant injury: If this was a complete rupture it would require surgery to reattach it. A cast is usually applied above the knee for at least a few weeks. This is then followed up with a short leg cast for a few more weeks. Partial tears can be treated with casting alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: as long as you are only licking the inside of the lid there should be no problem. It is sealed and in contact with the yogurt inside so there is no more risk than eating the yogurt. ...Read more
Cannabis: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: People with psoriasis have a variety of health problems beyound the skin. Some of the skin can be very extensive and the fingernails can be involved. Also the nails can be involved but beyond that there is a type of arthritis call ed psoriatic arthritis and there can be 5 types. Beyond that there is risk for heart disease and even lymph nodes cancer such as lymphoma. ...Read more
The sun causes skin cancer but is vital for optimal skin health. How do you balance sun exposure then? How much is good?
No: Cracking one's joints does not cause any harm. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: There's no magic food. If your acne is confined to your face, topical benzoyl peroxide may clear you or if not, addition of a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin may be all that's required. If the oral contraceptive pill is right for you, this may also clear you up. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: There is no way to erase wrinkles permanently. Wrinkles come with the aging process and until one finds the fountain of youth - this is going to be impossible. There are multiple procedures, both surgical and non-operative that can improve the appearance. Consult with our plastic surgeon for your best options. www.associatedplasticsurgeons.com. ...Read more
Cannabis damage: Zalesky et al 2012 show long-term cannabis use is hazardous to white matter in the developing brain. Given the association between cannabis-related harms and age of onset of regular use, delaying use may minimize such harmful effects. Disturbed brain connectivity in cannabis users may underlie cognitive impairment and vulnerability to psychosis, depression and anxiety disorders (lim et al., 2002). ...Read more
Risky: The alcohol intake is a major concern in two types of patients. Obviously the alcoholic in one, but the other is the one who has drunk the night before surgery. Alcohol is essentially a dehydrating agent. This is to say your blood volume is lower than normal after alcohol. When we induce anesthesia we lower the patient's blood pressure . This is made worse by alcohol. Try without before surgery. ...Read more
NoPermanent solution: Iontophoresis and Botulinum toxin injections are the most effective safe treatment. You can read about them at this link> http://bit.ly/1HFBsnj With Iontophoresis hands are placed in tap water and direct current causes ionized substances to enter skin. 20 min daily or 3X a week. May be able to decrease frequency to once a week. Botulinum injections last 6 months. Injection can be painful. ...Read more
Possibly: Makeup covers the pores and potentially clogs them, giving the possibility of getting infections or folliculitis. However, if you have clean skin, over the long term, you are going to do better. Make-up that rubs in rather than "covering" is likely to be less damaging or clogging over the long term. ...Read more
2-6 months: Botox is a neuromusclular paralyzing protein that binds irreversibly to acetylcholine receptors in the muscles where it is injected. The effects are not permanent because each of us "grow" new receptors, usually within 3-4 months, but occasionally quicker or slower (2-6 months). If injected precisely it does not "travel" or have effects elsewhere in the body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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