Articles Tagged: Los Angeles Botox
Posted on June 7, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
June is National Headache & Migraine Awareness Month. Studies have estimated that approximately 29.5 million Americans suffer from migraines, however only 15-30% seek medical attention.
Migraines can affect men, women, and children, but they are more prevalent among adult women. The primary characteristics of migraines include intense and throbbing headaches that can last anywhere between 4-72 hours and are often associated with hypersensitivity to light and sound. Although the exact causes of migraines are not fully understood, studies have shown that hormonal changes, stress, and abnormal sleeping patterns could trigger a migraine attack.
Patients are diagnosed with chronic migraines if they have more than fifteen headache days a month and on at least eight of those days the headaches have classic migraine headache features.
Effective migraine treatments are available to prevent and relieve painful and debilitating symptoms associated with this illness. Botox is one of the FDA approved preventative therapies for patients suffering from chronic migraines. There have been a number of clinical studies conducted that indicate that Botox can reduce the number and frequency of migraine attacks and improve the quality of patients’ lives.
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.
Posted on October 20, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
That’s right, ladies—autumn is officially here. The weather’s getting a little cooler, the kids are going back to school, your local coffee shop is serving pumpkin spice lattes, and the holidays are right around the corner. In fact, Halloween is just a few weeks away. As we move into November and December, your schedule is bound to get busier and busier. And once the holiday season is in full-swing, you might not have much time for yourself. So why not use these early days of fall to make sure you start the holiday season looking your very best? In honor of Halloween, kick off the festivities with a little Botox. You’ll look hauntingly beautiful! (more…)
Posted on September 5, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it makes sense that you’d want to look your best. Follow these tips to achieve clear, glowing, beautiful skin—just in time for your walk down the aisle.
1. Pay attention to the basics: a healthy diet, exercise, plenty of water, and at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
2. Try to avoid stressful situations. Too much stress can wreak havoc on your skin, causing acne and wrinkles.
3. Consider a Photofacial. Dealing with acne, sun damage, or hyperpigmentation? An IPL photofacial is a great way to revitalize your complexion for clear, even-toned skin on your big day. Just make sure to schedule this treatment at least three weeks before the wedding or any other important event. (more…)
Posted on June 6, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
The same drug that smooths out your skin can help soothe your headaches if you suffer from chronic migraines. Severe, recurrent headaches significantly affect patient’s quality of life. Botox, consisting of botulinum toxin type A, decreases frequency of migraines in some patients.
Botox for Migraines
Botox is prescribed for people who have severe debilitating migraines. It is not approved for use in adults who suffer fewer than 14 headache days every month. Each headache episode must last at least four hours.
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Neurology recently updated its guidelines and approved the use of Botox for migraines and certain other neurological disorders. These include:
- blepharospasm – a condition causing a disabling eyelid closure
- cervical dystonia – involuntary contractions of the neck and upper shoulder muscles
- adult spasticity
- spinal cord injuries.
While the FDA approved Botox for chronic migraines in 2010, American Academy of Neurology did not include Botox treatments for migraines in its guidelines until April 2016. Scientists aren’t exactly sure how Botox works in reducing chronic migraine, although research indicates it may inhibit pain by reducing pain pathway expression involving specific nerve cells.
The injections are performed on certain areas of your neck and head. Patients receive injections roughly every three months for about a year. As a result, most patients enjoy significantly more pain-free days.
Botox has not yet been scientifically proven to work on tension, cluster or other types of headaches.
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Posted on September 21, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
The Food and Drug Administration recently warned the public and medical professionals about counterfeit Botox. An unlicensed company sold the product, which may have found its way to medical clinics across the country, the FDA noted.
The counterfeit Botox poses dangers and should not be administered, the FDA warned. The agency noted that it could not confirm that manufacturing and handling of the product followed national safety standards.
Similarities to legitimate Botox
FDA-approved injectable Botox, which is manufactured by Allergan, displays “OnabotulinumtoxinA” as its active ingredient on the vial. On counterfeit versions, the vial instead may show “Botulinum Toxin Type A” as the active ingredient. In addition, the lot number may be missing on the counterfeit vial, and the outer carton may not list entries for lot number, manufacturer and expiration. Counterfeit Botox bottles also do not include the Allergan hologram.
Consumers who did not achieve the desired effects from Botox injections should not assume that the product they received was counterfeit. Various factors can influence the effectiveness of Botox treatment, including the level of experience of the individual providing the treatment.
Patients should also avoid ordering Botox on the Internet. Consumers who order Botox on the Internet, cannot be sure that they are receiving a legitimate and thoroughly tested product.
Seek Botox treatments from a licensed professional
In order to avoid counterfeit Botox patients should receive Botox injections only from licensed professionals such as board-certified physicians.
For more information please visit us online at www.YourLaserSkinCare.com or call us at 323 525 1516.
Posted on February 26, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about Botox. From waiting room discussions to talk show commentary, people love to talk about the procedure, whether or not they have actually received it.
Unfortunately, all too often, the assumptions are incorrect, leading people to faulty conclusions about this medical and cosmetic injection that has been helpful to so many.
Thankfully, research is not silent about the risks or benefits of Botox treatments. In fact, research shows that Botox is a low risk cosmetic procedure.
Patients looking to receive Botox in Los Angeles should consider these 3 important insights:
1. Botox has a very good side effect profile.
In an age when nearly every medical procedure is accompanied by a list of intimidating side effects, the fact that Botox is relatively harmless is impressive. According to an article in JAMA Dermatology, side effects including bruising or skin discoloration occur in less than 1 percent of cases. This is a far cry from side effects of other commonly practiced procedures.
2. Botox remains a safer alternative to facelift.
Facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery requiring general anesthesia. Sometimes facelift requires removal of excess skin. At other times, it requires a specialized type of draping of the skin. As recently as in 2011, facelift was the most popular aesthetic surgery in the United States. Though facelift can be performed safely and effectively, Botox can accomplish many of the same objectives without placing the patient at unnecessary risk.
3. Botox should be administered by an experienced provider.
It should be noted that statistics for achieving successful results improve when patients do their homework and choose a qualified, board-certified provider. Doing careful research before choosing a Los Angeles Botox provider will ensure great results you deserve.
Posted on August 12, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko
With summer in full-swelter and high temperatures affecting many across the U.S., perspiration, and how to keep it in check, has hit almost everyone’s radar this year. It’s a natural problem usually remedied by mindful attire and dutiful deodorant usage. Sometimes, especially with exercise or outdoor excursions under the scorching sun, perspiring is normal, preferable and unavoidable.
But for some, hyperhidrosis, or abnormal levels of sweating beyond what is normally required needed to regulate body temperature, is a persistent concern. The condition can affect an individual’s feet, hands, underarms and, in rare cases, face or even entire body. The result can be drenched clothing even when exerting little physical effort.
Thanks to recent news articles, many are learning about the multiple uses of Botox to treat medical conditions, especially hyperhidrosis. Using Botox for severe underarm sweating specifically is not a new treatment method, but it is becoming more common. The injections help to block nerves that send signals to sweat glands. Los Angeles botox treatments do not permanently fix overactive glands but are a welcomed, temporary relief to many sufferers who are looking for alternatives to medication or surgery.
Are you suffering from hyperhidrosis?
1. Does sweat visibly roll off your hands or other areas of the body?
2. Do these episodes occur at least once or twice a week?
3. Are you feeling anxiety or embarrassment from your inability to control your perspiring?
4. Do you regularly carry an extra set of clothing with you when venturing out of the house?
Traditionally, Botox has been utilized to improve the appearance of wrinkles due to the loss of elasticity. More and more, injections are being used to treat many pressing medical issues, as well. As stated in our previous posts, Botox helps with cerebral palsy, depression and migraines, among other conditions.
We want to help you learn more about how Botox can improve your quality of life, whether it is for overactive glands or the appearance of fine lines. For more information, please call us at 323-525-1516 or visit yourlaserskincare.com.