Articles Tagged: botox

 

Study Finds Botox May Help Patients Suffering from Psoriasis and Eczema

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

The winter months bring in the joyous holiday season, but the cold weather can also wreak havoc on our skin. Indoor heating adds warmth to homes, but unfortunately it makes our skin feel dry and tight. The dry air can be particularly detrimental for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema because the lack of moisture can trigger flare-ups

Psoriasis and eczema are two chronic skin conditions that result in rough, red, and scaly patches developing on various parts of the body. The lesions are notoriously hard to treat, but researchers are currently investigating if Botox can offer relief to the millions who suffer from these conditions. Recent studies have explored if Botox can inhibit the chemical messengers that trigger inflammation in psoriasis and eczema patients. The test subjects involved in these studies experienced an improvement in the appearance of psoriatic plaques, and Botox also seemed to reduce the feeling of itchiness in eczema sufferers. Although these studies have produced promising results, there is more research needed before Botox becomes widely accepted treatment modality for these diseases.

Botox already has FDA approval to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and it is one of the most effective ways to visibly improve the appearance of aged skin. The prescription medicine smooths the skin by inhibiting the communication from nerves to muscles which is an underlying cause of wrinkle formation. The treatment is injected into the expressive zones of the face, and patients can expect to see a more relaxed and refreshed appearance after their first treatment. The treated muscles will maintain their beautiful and youthful qualities for a period of three to four two months, and then the skin may need to be freshened up with additional treatments.

Furthermore, since Botox is such a highly effective tool at inhibiting cellular communication it has inspired scientists to study if the drug can be used to treat other ailments of the body. Their experiments have led to new and FDA approved medical breakthroughs in the treatment and prevention of chronic migraines and severe underarm sweating. We are excited about the research being done to prove that Botox can improve the lives of patients suffering eczema and psoriasis, and we hope that we can tap into more potential benefits from this powerful treatment.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Understanding Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Posted on December 1, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Starting in our 20s, collagen production gradually declines. With fewer reserves of healthy collagen and elastin, our skin becomes increasingly fragile and more susceptible to damage from both internal and external factors.

For instance, our faces begin to show the wear and tear from the muscle activity related to smiling and squinting. Fine lines and wrinkles first make their appearance in areas of the face that experience the most muscle movement, and the creases become more prominent as we mature. We will break down four of the primary types of wrinkles to help you understand better how they are formed.

 

  1. Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids

These wrinkles appear as fine lines on the skin, and the lines often run parallel to each other.  Skin tightening can greatly improve the appearance of this type of wrinkles because the treatment works by stimulating collagen production.

 

  1. Permanent Elastic Creases

The creases are permanently etched into the skin as a result of years of repeated facial movements. We have found that the best way to treat this type of wrinkles is with dermal fillers injections, which will help plump up the skin and create a more youthful facial contour.

 

  1. Dynamic Expression Lines

Botox is one of the most effective treatments available today to both treat and prevent this type of wrinkles. Botox will create a softer and more relaxed facial appearance, but it’s important to seek out a qualified professional to administer this treatment. Botox is a very powerful injectable medication, and you need an experienced clinician who understands the product as well as your facial anatomy if you want the most natural-looking results.

 

  1. Gravitational Folds

These folds are caused by gravity, and the furrows deepen and become more pronounced as you age. We recommend applying facial and décolleté creams in an upward motion to avoid worsening the problem of downward pressure our skin regularly faces.

 

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

Video: Your Botox Questions Answered

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

For decades, Botox has been a reliable way to reverse the signs of aging, benefitting patients of all ages and skin types. Watch our patients describe their experiences with Botox and address common concerns.

 

Simplify Your Hair Care Routine with Botox

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Our hair tends to never look better than when we walk out of a salon with a fresh blowout. Protecting it changes the way we go about life since we now have to be mindful of how the elements may affect our beautiful hair. We start to avoid moisture because we know it will ruin it. Sweating, for example, can instantly transform voluminous hair into lifeless, flattened strands.

Fortunately, sweat is something we can now control with the help of Botox. More and more patients are turning to Botox to reduce sweating. Botox can be safely used in the underarm and scalp areas, and the in-office treatment will work to block the neurotransmitters that promote perspiration.

When Botox is injected into the scalp, patients can expect to see their hairstyles looking fresher for longer. Routine activities like exercising can now be performed without the fear of ruining your hair.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Botox: The Solution for Excessive Sweating

Posted on October 6, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Everyone sweats. For the 7 million Americans suffering from hyperhidrosis, sweating can be such an unpleasant experience that it actually reduces their quality of life. Hyperhidrosis is a term used to describe a medical disorder in which the body perspires at an abnormally high rate, even if there are no physiological or mental triggers to elicit such response.

Deodorants and antiperspirants are the most common ways to reduce the odor and wetness associated with sweating, but these two over-the-counter products have very limited success when dealing with excessive underarm sweating. The active ingredient in antiperspirants is aluminum, but the concentration of the chemical in most commercial antiperspirants is simply not strong enough to handle hyperhidrosis.

Luckily, there is an affordable medical grade treatment, such as Botox, that can offer relief to patients suffering from excessive sweating. Although Botox is typically lauded for its wrinkle-fighting abilities, it is also a very effective treatment for hyperhidrosis. In fact, in clinical trials, Botox was shown to reduce sweating up to 80 percent for up to six months. Botox is so effective because it works by blocking the chemical signals that activate sweat glands, which prevents sweating in the first place.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

3 Ways to Maximize Your Beauty Sleep

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

During the day, our bodies are exposed to various environmental toxins that could damage the skin. We repair the damage best at night when our body can fully concentrate on cellular repair and regeneration. Although our natural functions help us heal from the everyday stressors, we should also put in the effort to optimize our sleep routines. Here are three tips to make the most of your beauty sleep and reduce wrinkles.

  1. Use a humidifier

Every night, before bed, many people take a few moments to nourish their skin with moisturizing lotions and creams. We strongly believe hydration is absolutely essential to achieving soft, supple skin. We also believe you should always be aware of the way the environment affects the condition of your skin. For instance, the dry air that circulates throughout your room as you sleep can create a dull complexion. A humidifier placed in the bedroom will infuse the air with moisture that will keep your skin hydrated.

  1. Use silk pillowcases

Cotton is a common fabric used in pillowcases because it is affordable and easily manufactured. However, spending a night with your face resting on a cotton sheet can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Cotton blends create unnecessary friction against your body, which results in frizzy hair and creased skin. Silk, on the other hand, is a soft and luxurious material that will not cause the friction and it will increase your comfort during sleep. Silk pillowcases are more hypoallergenic than cotton and polyester blends, and they are also better at moisture retention than cheaper fabrics.

  1. Sleep on your back

It’s no secret that a good night’s rest can do wonders for your appearance, but sleeping can also age the skin if you are positioned incorrectly in bed. Sleeping on your side creates creases and exaggerates nasolabial fold on one side of your face. Over time, it will cause facial asymmetry and create wrinkles. You can prevent premature aging by simply sleeping on your back.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

The Most Common Reasons Men Choose Botox

Posted on September 5, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Botox has become increasingly popular with men in recent years. The majority of men who opt for Botox injections are professionals between the ages of 35 and 65. Just as women, men choose Botox because they want to appear younger, but their biggest reason for choosing it is the desire to stay competitive in the workplace.

  • Areas round the eyes and forehead are the most common Botox injection sites for men.
  • Frown lines, also known as 11s, is another popular treatment area for men. These vertical lines between the eyebrows can create an angry or tired appearance.
  • Men who suffer from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, have also seen the benefits of Botox. It can be used to treat underarms, face, feet, and palms.
  • Botox is a proven treatment option for migraines.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.