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Botox injections are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Despite it being a common procedure, many people have questions about what exactly Botox is and how it works. Below, you’ll find common questions and answers to everything related to Botox treatment. What is Botox? Botox is a cosmetic treatment done to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines (crow’s feet, frown lines) around the mouth, forehead and between the eyebrows. Botox is administered via injections and is made up of small amounts of botulinum toxin protein. The toxin has been purified and refined in order to make it safe for use. Botox corrects the repeated muscle contractions caused by frowning and squinting. When administered, Botox injections temporarily reduce muscle activity, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Do Botox injections hurt? Usually, they…


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With summer on its way, preparing your skin is a must. Spring provides the perfect opportunity to reverse the harsh effects winter has on our skin. There are various treatments you can undergo to restore your skin and even get a youthful glow. The following treatments are effective, safe and will give you fresh, summer-ready skin. Chemical peel treatments Chemical peels are done to improve the texture of our skin. These treatments involve removing the outermost layers of skin to reveal the fresh, smoother layers underneath. After undergoing this process, the old skin peels off, the skin underneath heals and new tissues are regenerated, resulting in youthful-looking skin. Chemical peel treatments can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, rejuvenating our skin. There are different types of chemical peel treatments available, such as: AFA Clay Peel – uses acidified…


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Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne. It generally affects men more than women and most people develop it in their teens. However, it can start as young as eight years old or can even show up when you’re in your 50s. Cystic acne is more prevalent on the face, but it can occur on the chest, back, upper arms and shoulders. It is generally combatted with blue and red light therapy. What is cystic acne? When you have a breakout and a pimple forms it is due to your pores getting clogged with debris, dirt and dead skin cells. The pores can also trap in bacteria, which is what causes the area to become red and swollen. For most people, pimples are the worst of it and simple over-the-counter acne medication is enough to treat breakouts. However,…


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Sweat is how our body cools down. When we exercise, eat spicy food or go outside on a hot day, it’s normal to sweat. However, some people find themselves perspiring all the time. Excessive sweating treatment does exist but first let’s explore the major causes of extreme perspiration. Hyperhidrosis This is a condition in which the nerves in charge of triggering the sweat glands become overactive, causing excessive sweating. When you suffer from hyperhidrosis you will sweat through your clothing and perspire so much that it even drips off your hands. Besides inordinate amounts of perspiration people who are plagued by hyperhidrosis sometimes have chills, chest pain, nausea and lightheadedness. Hyperthyroidism When there are too many thyroid hormones moving throughout the body it causes a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Because of the excess of thyroid hormones, the body tries to…


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