BOTOX® Cosmetic

Men & Cosmetic Dermatology

Age is just a number but let’s face it, looking younger feels pretty good! Neurotoxins and dermal fillers aren’t just for women. In fact, almost 500,000 men received Botox injections last year alone. “Men are turning to different cosmetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers to help achieve a stronger, more defined and overall rejuvenated appearance,” says Sanova Dermatology physician assistant Continue reading

Botox + Fillers | A Rejuvenation Duo

The Beauty of Botox Botox is a paralyzing agent consisting of botulinum toxin A and is FDA approved to treat areas between the brows, around the eyes and lip areas. “Botox works by preventing the muscle contraction that leads to hide wrinkles you don’t want,” explains Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Results from a Botox treatment Continue reading

When Should I Start Botox Treatments?

Starting the anti-aging process and maintenance with Botox cosmetic treatments is a very personal decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. “Being informed as much as possible on the treatment itself is one of the best ways to ensure you are making a correct decision for yourself,” shares Selina Santos, certified physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About Botox

Botulinum toxin (Botox) has a long and winding history.  The “the little neurotoxin that could,” as USA Today once proclaimed it, wasn’t always sought after for a smooth and youthful appearance.  Instead, its usefulness among physicians originated within ophthalmology, when Dr. Alan B. Scott discovered it to be a viable treatment option for patients with strabismus, or crossed eyes.  Gradually, the scope of Continue reading

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

Why Do Botox Injections Cause Headaches for Some Patients?

For nearly a decade and a half, Botox injections have provided a safe, effective treatment for facial wrinkles and creases such as those in the brow line and around the eyes. For many patients, Botox can dramatically improve the appearance of crow’s feet, horizontal lines on the forehead, and creases between the eyebrows. Botox does this by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses that stimulate those muscles, which Continue reading

What Is Botox & How Is It Used?

Botox is the brand name given to botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxic protein which is widely used in medicine, cosmetics, and research. “The toxin is generally considered to be safe and can be carefully injected into the body in specific areas based on the issue it is being used to treat,” notes Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert Continue reading

The 4 Best Cosmetic Procedures For The Summer

Your comfort and overall satisfaction with a cosmetic skin procedure can sometimes be related to the timing of the procedure. “Unfortunately, many people who pursue cosmetic procedures ignore their schedule and the time of year, sometimes enduring more discomfort as a result,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Believe it or not, weather Continue reading

Competitors to Botox? Do They Really Work?

Botox is quite possibly one of the most revolutionary anti-aging procedures to happen since the facelift was invented. While there are plenty of other procedures out there, Botox is probably the most talked about. One reason for its popularity is that it’s inexpensive and minimally invasive. There is no downtime and for so many people, it’s an accessible, entry-level procedure Continue reading

Skin Changes in your 40’s and What To Do About Them

All skin is different. Each person ages differently and at a different rate. There are different factors that determine how skin behaves over time. “Sun exposure, environmental pollutants, genetics and habits, even things like a healthy diet and exercise can have an impact on skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert at Sanova Dermatology. Common Changes Continue reading

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