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How bad is botox for your skin health?

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 more

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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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How harmful for your health is it to crack your neck?

How harmful for your health is it to crack your neck?

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

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How bad is the sun for your skin?

How bad is the sun for your skin?

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

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How harmful for your health is tearing your achilles?

How harmful for your health is tearing your achilles?

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 more

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Is it bad for your health to lick your yogurt lid everyday?

Is it bad for your health to lick your yogurt lid everyday?

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

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How bad is marijuana for your health?

How bad is marijuana for your health?

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 more

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Is psoriasis bad for your overall health?

Is psoriasis bad for your overall health?

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

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The sun causes skin cancer but is vital for optimal skin health. How do you balance sun exposure then? How much is good?

The sun causes skin cancer but is vital for optimal skin health. How do you balance sun exposure then? How much is good?

I wear sunscreen: all the time even on cloudy days as UV still gets through. I take 2000mg Vitamin D every day. I would check your Vitamin D level and get on supplements. Even a little sun can cause skin cancer especially if you are susceptible or have family history ...Read more

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How can I get my face clear...? Is there such thing as [food for your face]?

How can I get my face clear...? Is there such thing as [food for your face]?

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

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What is the best medical procedure to erase wrinkles once and for all?

What is the best medical procedure to erase wrinkles once and for all?

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

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How bad is it for your health to occasionally smoke cannabis?

How bad is it for your health to occasionally smoke cannabis?

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

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How effective is manuka honey for your skin and wellbeing?

How effective is manuka honey for your skin and wellbeing?

Honey: Certain types of honey are used for moisturizing skin and for anti inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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Is clapping your hands benfecial for your overall health? Can it be bad?

Is clapping your hands benfecial for your overall health? Can it be bad?

Not a health issue: Clapping your hands is not bad for you, unless you're doing it to the point of exhaustion and bleeding. Is it good for you? I suppose it's a form of modest exercise. 'if you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!'. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is it to drink before knee surgery?

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

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Is there a safe treatment for excessive sweating on hands and feet to stop it for good. ?

Is there a safe treatment for excessive sweating on hands and feet to stop it for good. ?

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

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Is makeup bad for skin health in the long run?

Is makeup bad for skin health in the long run?

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

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I need some information please!? How long is botox in the system?

I need some information please!? How long is botox in the system?

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 more

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How much SPF is good for your skin?

How much SPF is good for your skin?

Approx SPF 30: Generally speaking, if someone uses sunscreen appropriately and re-applies as necessary then an spf-30 is just fine. I hope that is what you were asking. My apologies if that wasn't quite the question. ...Read more

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