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Archive | July, 2015

Saggy Eyelids? The 411 on Brow Lifts

Eyes Older WomanHave you noticed that the more you age, even the littlest things become harder to do? For example, have you noticed that putting on eye makeup is a lot more difficult because the skin around your eye is starting to fold over? If you’ve recently noticed sagging around your eye area, it might be time to consider a brow lift.

 

What is an endoscopic brow lift?

Unlike larger surgeries like a facelift, a brow lift can be done endoscopically which means that it’s a minimally invasive surgery that still requires the use of anesthesia. During this procedure, small  cranial incisions will be made in the scalp in order for the doctor to gain access to the forehead muscles and eyebrows. A tiny camera will then be placed in the incisions in order to guide the doctor as he gently raises the eyebrow area, eliminating the dreaded hooded eyelids that plague so many individuals.

 

How long is recovery time?

Because brow surgery is minimally invasive, your recovery time will be much less than other procedures. The typical recovery time for brow surgery is around 2 weeks, but the process can either speed up or decline depending on your body’s natural healing mechanisms and any unforeseen complications. In order to speed up the healing process your doctor might recommend that you sleep in an upright position by using a recliner or other similar chair.

 

What results can I expect?

The results that you will obtain with a brow lift, are undeniable, and will give you a more youthful appearance. Imagine eliminating the excess and droopy skin around your eyes and replacing it with a more taut appearance, and that’s what you can expect.

 

Just because your body is aging, it doesn’t mean your appearance has to. If you’ve noticed that they skin around your eyes is getting saggier with every year that passes by, it might be time to schedule an appointment for a brow lift.

 

To learn more, contact our office today!

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Botox Not Just for Wrinkles: 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Botox

botox-frownlines-300x1991As the figurative fountain of youth for many middle-aged men and women, Botox is a filler used to help reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. However, this anti-aging solution isn’t just used for beauty. From helping with migraines to upper limb spasticity, Botox injections can be used to help with an array of medical issues and conditions.

 

  1. Migraines

If you suffer from debilitating migraines that leave you in bed with the lights off for the rest of the day, it might be time to consider Botox injections. Approved by the FDA, Botox for migraines is injected 31 times throughout 7 different parts of the head and neck in order to help reduce the symptoms of migraines. However, the results only last up to 3 months.

  1. Sweating

It’s not something that really anybody likes to talk about, let alone have to deal with. However, if you suffer from an excessive amount of underarm sweat and it doesn’t seem like deodorant ever fully does the trick, Botox might be the solution for you. How does it work to help target sweating? Several injections of Botox will be given in the underarm area and will help to reduce excessive sweating in just 4 weeks. However, it does not cure sweating and will have to be done every 6.7 months.

  1. ULS (Upper Limb Spasticity)

ULS is a disorder that causes your elbows, wrists, and fingers become stiff or tight. However, with Botox injections, the muscles will become increasingly relaxed, causing more comfort to the surrounding joints.

  1. 4. Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Suffering with an overactive bladder is beyond embarrassing. Frequent trips to the restroom and the constant urge to urinate, can sometimes leave you feeling frustrated and not like yourself. If you suffer from OAB, you might be the perfect candidate for Botox injection treatment. Botox for OAB treats the strong urgency to urinate right away and reduces the frequency of having to relieve your bladder.

 

Botox isn’t just a miracle worker for your face, in fact it can help with more medical related issues as well. To learn more, talk to your doctor today.

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