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Celebrities Who Had Botox Injections
It’s been ten years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved Botox for use on wrinkles. Between now and April 15, 2002 a lot has happened. High-profile lawsuits, medical breakthroughs, tragedies, controversies, reality TV segments and a generation of celebrities suspended in their mid-thirties. Hollywood royalty may have been the first to jump on the wrinkle-filler trend but it was years before they actually admitted it. For years their M.O. was “Deny Deny Deny”, but as the rest of the country has caught up with the trend, stars are finally letting their guard down, if not their forehead skin.
Did Rachel have work done?
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Botox and Underarm Sweating…
If you’ve ever shaken someone’s hand and come away with a hand full of sweat, you know what problem sweating is. The medical name for it is hyperhidrosis. People with problem sweating have a hyperactive reaction to stimulation of the sweat glands. Normal everyday encounters, such as holding or shaking someone’s hands, are embarrassing.
Sufferers fear any situation that may require hand contact, impacting on workplace interactions and having devastating effects on social interaction with the opposite sex. Different bodily areas of problem sweating vary, but palmar sweating is most difficult to control and most troubling. Many people also have excessive sweating on the soles of their feet and in their armpits
Sweat & Odour Management
A 23-year-old tells Allure magazine, “I don’t even have wrinkles, and I’ve had Botox twice. I wasn’t trying to look better through the miracle of science; I was actually trying to smell better.” She had excessive sweating since her teenage years, especially under her arms. She always worried about playing sports and when the temperature soared at a party.
She asked her doctor if Botox could dry up her underarms and wound up getting 20 injections in each armpit. The result was nine months of nearly “sweat-free bliss”; her sweating was reduced to about 20% of what it had been pretreatment. The temperatures this summer sent her right back for more Botox. She now walks the two blocks from subway to office and arrives, “calm, cool and dry.”
FDA & IMB Approved
If you have this problem, Allure outlines the basics:
•make sure your doctor is registered,
•expect that you will need treatment once or twice a year,
•if you’re diagnosed with hyperhidrosis, your insurer may pay a portion of the treatment,
•you will need about 15 to 20 tiny injections for each underarm, and
•finally, don’t worry about the sweating shifting to other body parts; it doesn’t.
You can undergo this treatment with confidence. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Botox was FDA approved for underarm sweating in 2004.
VASER stops sweating permanently
As the sweat glands are to be immediately below the skin (where the dermis and the underlying fat meet), Vaser Ultrasonic energy can be utilised to remove and destroy the function of these glands without damaging any other tissues in the area.
The Vaser Procedure for Excessive Sweating is intended to reduce sweat PERMANENTLY to normal levels, not total elimination of sweat. The aim of the Vaser Procedure for Excessive Sweating is for a vast improvement in the condition.
Following clinical suitability evaluation the procedure can be carried out in an outpatient setting. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia to make you comfortable. A small Vaser Probe is inserted under your skin, to deliver safe ultrasonic energy in order to emulsify the superficial layer of fat in the armpit where the sweat glands are.
The VASER procedure for excessive sweating is a simple procedure and is carried out in an outpatient. Recovery is very quick. You can even return to your daily routine the day after your treatment if you wish.
In addition to being your body’s largest organ, the skin is an indicator of your overall health and wellbeing, so it deserves some TLC. Follow these five steps to welcome glowing, flawless skin.
Skip the tea and fizzy drink and stick with water. Drinking water helps to balance pH levels, remove toxins from the body, and give a youthful look and feel to your complexion. Stay hydrated with at least eight glasses of water a day, and seek out fruits and vegetables with a high water content, like watermelon, cucumber and leafy greens.
Here’s a tip: Try drinking a big glass of water right before bed – you’ll be amazed at the difference in your skin when you wake up.
Out With the Old
Commit to exfoliating your skin at least once a week. Try the Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System which features an oscillating brush head to help dislodge impurities and gently exfoliate dead skin.
Removing dead skin from its surface will allow newer, softer and smoother skin to emerge, but be careful not to overdo it as there is a gentle balance between exfoliation and hydration. If your skin stings during exfoliation, apply a calming moisturizer.
Start your day the right way
Think of antioxidants as your skin’s lifeline to good tone and texture. Apply an antioxidant-rich serum or lotion each morning to protect your skin against free radicals. Look for one with coffeeberry, Coenzyme Q10 or a mix of vitamins-C and E are favorites-like SkinMedica(r) Vitamin C+E Complex. This not only locks in hydration, but will also give your skin a healthy glow.
Put up you guards
Defend your skin against the sun by applying a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 daily. Nothing ages you faster than the sun and its damaging rays, and a daily dose of SPF will prevent the UV damage that leads to dull skin and brown spots.
Have a good night
Use a good night cream with retinol or vitamin A to turn back the clock while you sleep. Take advantage of your skin’s natural repair cycle-even as you sleep, your moisturizer will be working double-time to minimize the appearance of fine lines and existing sun damage. SkinMedica’s Tri-Retinol ComplexTM features a sustained-release system that delivers vitamin A slowly to minimize irritation.
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Until the next time,
Dr Hazem Kahlout
Ms Maggie Walsh