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Is Botox Beneficial To Your
Healthy skin: Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Washing your face is an important part of a good skin care regimen. You should use a gentle cleanser which is matched to your skin type. Make sure you use a sunblock as well. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist can recommend the best product for you. I recommend skinmedica products in my practice as the most effective product line on the market. ...Read more
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
What is the best way to treat imbalance of gut flora , is it best to change your diet as well as supplementing with probiotics?
Diet,herbs,probiotic: Canidida & unfriendly flora thrive on sugars, so a low-sugar & starch diet helps, as well as high vegetable fiber intake, as this breaks down into beneficial prebiotics & short chain fatty acids. I advise taking herbs to kill dysbiotic microbes, such as garlic, oregano oil, olive leaf extract, uva ursi & berberine extract, as well as a quality probiotic. It may take a few months of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrotherapy: Frankly no. Too much is really determined by what you can tolerate. I certainly would not continue if it has not benefit. ...Read more
Clarisonic + cleanse: I advocate that my patients invest in a clarisonic pro skin cleansing brush. It helps your cleanser do a better getting dirt, grime and makeup residue off your skin and allows for improved penetration of treatment products. Best used with a cleanser appropriate for your skin type and condition. ...Read more
A Botox party — a social gathering at which Botox injections are given, often in a person's home — might seem like a comfortable way to get Botox treatments, sometimes at reduced rates: However, a Botox party might not have measures in place to ensure safe and effective treatments. Most experts recommend having cosmetic procedures, including Botox injections, in a doctor's office. Botox Cosmetic, a form of botulinum toxin type A that's used to improve facial wrinkles and is often referred to as simply Botox, should be used only under a doctor's care. While Botox injections are relatively safe when given by an experienced doctor, side effects and complications can occur — including pain and bruising at the injection site and temporary muscle weakness. Although highly unlikely, the effect of the toxin can also spread to other parts of the body. In the event that something goes wrong, a doctor working in a medical office is better equipped to handle an emergency situation than is a doctor giving injections in a home setting. Also keep in mind that drinking alcohol before getting Botox injections can increase your tendency to bruise afterward. It could also prevent you from fully understanding the risks and benefits of the treatment. If you're considering Botox injections, don't take chances. Ask for a referral from your primary care doctor or look for a doctor who has experience with Botox treatments. He or she will go over your medical history and medication use as well as explain the possible risks and results to help you determine if Botox is right for you. ...Read more
What is considered the maximum amount of minutes for a nap to be beneficial to your health (life)?
It depends: It depends upon how much you are sleeping at night. Some people benefit from "power naps" for about 15-20 minutes, others need longer nap times. Prolonged naps may interfere with your night time sleep. Here are more tips on sleep and sleep hygiene http://www.Princeton.Edu/uhs/healthy-living/hot-topics/sleep-hygiene/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With your docs help: Assuming you are having some testosterone symptoms, first have it measured. If it is too low, then your doctor will look for the cause and start to fix it. This is not something that is easy for you to do on your own. Have a doc help you. Get it right the first time, the results are worth it! ...Read more
Want to know is which would alleviate my pain best for the longest; massage, accupuncture or seeing a chiropracter for an adjustment?
That depends on : What the source of your pain is. Each have their place. You need to ensure that the type of treatment you select is appropriate for your particular problem. You have not provided adequate information to give a more definitive response. Take care. ...Read more
?: Sometimes people ask questions and mistake the one compound for another. Nitric oxide is a gas that is used infrequently and specifically for people with a severe disorder such as pulmonary hypertension and also in newborns with certain cardiac defects. Nitrous oxide is a commonly used anesthetic gas and nitrate is a another compound that is prescribed similar to nitroglycerine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision enhancement: Blurry vision is caused by the light not coming in to focus in front or behind the retina. That is caused by the eye being too steep, too flat or in some way irregular. There is not way to bring your eyes in to focus with exercise, no more than you can make your feet smaller with exercise. ...Read more
Why is it important to obtain a physicians order for medication that your giving including OTC supplements?
Here's a guess: Since OTC meds do not inherently require a physician order, I assume you're dealing with an institution which requires enrollees to have such an order. If so, it means the institution perceives a need to exert more than the normal level of control over such products, for medical and/or legal reasons that pertain to the population of enrollees. ...Read more
Is botox a valid treatment for migraines? I've read that botox injections can make migraines less severe. Does this really work? How long is the treatment effective?
Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Hearing aids will make sounds louder. If you are deaf, cochlear implants will give you sound and speech detection and understanding. If your hearing loss is due to fluid behind the ear drums, evacuation of the fluid will help y our hearing. If it is becaue of wax, removal of the wax will improve your hearing. ...Read more
I want to know what is the benefit that the complex B (injection) can give to my body, especially with regard to the muscles.
Many: All vitamins B are very useful for our body,but there are not for developing muscle ...Read more
I have an overactive bladder. None of the of pills I've taken helped. I'm thinking about getting botox in my bladder. Would this surgery be benefical?
Yes: Botox has been used for years in many medical applications. The amount of Botox used for the typical cosmetic treatment of moderate expression lines of the face is 1/10 to 1/3 the amount used in other medical conditions. The biggest contraindications for the general healthy public include pregnancy and breast feeding or active infection at the site of treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Yes: Like any product, its safety of the is dependent upon and responsive to the person administering it & it's quality. Botox is a purified protein that alters the muscles ability to cause lines and deep wrinkles around the outer eyes and forehead. Choose a physician wisely and do not go overboard with removing all lines or wrinkles. Animation is good! Be smart! www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: Botox is a purified protein that is used to soften wrinkles of the forehead and those on the outer lids (crows feet). Ideally, the muscular motion that contribute to these lines will be softened leaving a relaxed and pretty appearance. Good Botox should still allow some animation. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From your Doctor: Botox is a substance that requires not only a doctor's prescription, but for a certified medical person to give the injection. The injector should understand facial anatomy - that's why i give my patients the injections myself. Other offices allow their nurses to give it. The bottom line is that when given correctly, it is both safe and effective for control of facial lines and wrinkles. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
A pinch: Botox injections feel like a slight pinch at the area of the needle. Results become apparent over the next 1-2 weeks. Results last for 3-4 months. Wrinkles in treated areas will become less apparent or even totally disappear. Very safe and very effective! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Minimal: Botulinum toxin is a deadly poison in large doses because it can paralyze vital muscles used in breathing and swallowing. In the very small doses used in cosmetic treatments, there have been no serious incidents. Bruising, drooping and rarely, blurred and double vision are realistic risks. Counterfeit products could be a problem. Going to an experienced, licensed injector is your best protection. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
When to do Botox: The only person to answer this question is you. If you have certain wrinkles like frown or "11" lines, worry lines on the forehead or crows feet around the eyes then you might consider doing Botox or Dysport to relax the muscles that cause these lines. If they do not bother you then you do not need to treat the. Cosmetic procedures are completely elective. You are in control. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several: Botox has on label and off label uses. On label means uses that the fda has specifically approved it for and off label are other uses not "on the label". Some common uses are: decreasing the appearance of wrinkles, migraine headache treatment, clenching/tmd, overactive sweat glands, and relief of muscle pain. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Safer than peanuts: Botox has been around for decades! there are more deaths from peanuts and penicillin than there are from botox. Botox side effects are generally mild and they resolve without any treatment. There is no chance whatsoever of getting botulism from botox. It is a purified protein not a bacteria. Find a doctor with lots of experience and try it! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
For wrinkles: Botox is most effective at preventing worsening of certain lines of expression especially the glabella (between the eyebrows), forehead, and crow's feet , and perioral (smoker) lines. These can start forming as early as 20's and get more noticeable in 30s, 40s. Botox can be started at any age when wrinkles form but early intervention helps to keep the lines from deepening and worsening. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers