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Botox in Oregon -The First Step In Fighting Aging

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Botox in Oregon -The First Step In Fighting Aging

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Using Botox® as the First Line of Defense

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Facial plastic surgeries such as facelifts and eyelid surgery are very common in the United States. Men and women from their 40s to 60s opt for these procedures to turn back the hands of time for a youthful look. However, millions of people are taking action much earlier in order to slow and prevent these visible signs of aging. With the wrinkle-fighting results that Botox® provides without incisions, people are becoming much more proactive in the fight against visible signs of aging.


Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Just over a decade ago, Botox® was FDA-approved and since then its popularity has consistently grown. Learn more about the historic rise of this facial injection.

Thumbs Up for Cheek Filler

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Juvederm could be FDA approved for cheek augmentation later this year.

girl in bushesA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel has recommended that the agency approve Juvéderm Voluma XC for cheek augmentation. Approval would make Juvederm the first injectable dermal filler with FDA indications for mid-face volume restoration.

A gel composed of hyaluronic acid suspended in phosphate buffered saline with 0.3 percent Lidocaine, Juvéderm Voluma helps restore deep volume loss and smooths the mid-face, rejuvenating sunken areas around the cheeks, re-creating youthful contour and fullness. The results are instant, natural looking and can last up to 18 months. There’s little if any downtime – most people resume normal activities immediately.

Based on the clinical trial data presented, the FDA’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel agreed that the product is effective and safe and the benefits outweigh the risks. The most frequent common treatment site responses (CTRs) reported in the trial were tenderness, swelling, and firmness.

FDA reviewers noted that the incidence of CTRs decreased for subjects receiving touch-up and repeat treatments. More than half (52.8 percent) of subjects received the optional retreatment at the end of the extended follow-up period “suggesting these subjects perceived an acceptable benefit/risk profile for [its] continued use,” the reviewers said.

An additional consensus was that Juvéderm Voluma XC fills more than cheeks, meeting the needs of what people want in plastic surgery. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), in 2012 nearly 2 million people had soft tissue filler augmentation, representing a 205 percent increase since 2000.

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Smile More Youthfully With Lip Augmentation

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

If you are interested in reducing the appearance of your age, but are unwilling to consider face lifts, consider lip augmentation. Lip augmentation is a quick, non-surgical, cosmetic procedure that uses injectables to add volume to a patient’s lips and reduce signs of aging around the mouth.

Signs of aging around the lips and mouth include decreased lip volume and lip lines which extend on to the skin above and below the mouth. A decrease in the structural components of the lips, around the corner of the mouth lead to these signs. Time, smoking, and exposure to the sun accelerate the signs of aging in and around the lips.

Materials And Procedure

In order to create the look of fuller, plumper lips, or to reduce wrinkles around the mouth, lips may be injected with a natural or a biocompatible, synthetic material.

The natural options are transferring fat from another site on the patient’s body or injecting liquid collagen. The synthetic filler is known as hyaluronic acid. In addition to filling in the depressions around the lip area, hyaluronic acid has been found to stimulate the collagen production in the area injected with it.

Some of the brand names of the synthetic options include:

It is recommended that a conservative amount of filler is used in the procedure so the results will have a more natural appearance. In some cases a second injection may be needed to achieve the optimal results.

The average results from the lip augmentation procedure typically last six months or longer.

Patients with very thin lips, deep wrinkles, or severe sun damage should be realistic with the results of the procedure. Results for these types of patients would be less dramatic than those with fuller lips and subtler signs of aging.

If you’re interested in exploring or learning more about your lip augmentation options, contact Dr. Elisa Burgess online, or at her Lake Oswego location.

Sources: Science Daily and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Botox Injections May Treat Night Time Teeth Grinding

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Are you a teeth grinder? You’re not alone. Night time teeth grinding is one of the most common sleep disorders – affecting approximately 30 to 40 million Americans.

Botox InjectionsUnfortunately, many people are completely unaware of their condition. Unresolved teeth grinding, otherwise known as nocturnal bruxism, can lead to a myriad of health problems. Teeth or jaw damage, along with headaches and chronic pain are all associated with teeth grinding.

Most current treatment recommendations revolve around behavioural changes such as exercising, diet modifications and stress counselling.  Additionally, a custom made mouth guard can be worn during sleep to protect the teeth.

Research shows Botox injections may treat nocturnal bruxism

Experts are currently researching new methods of treatment, and according to a pair of new studies, Botox injections may serve as an effective solution. Botox – a common cosmetic treatment for facial wrinkles – works by blocking signals from the nerves that stimulate muscle contractions.

The first study examined 23 men and women suffering from nocturnal bruxism. Participants were randomly assigned to receive Botox or placebo injections over the course of four weeks.

The results showed a significant improvement in night time grinding for those who received Botox injections. It is important to note that those who received Botox also experienced a slight change in the appearance of their smile.

In the second study, men and women suffering from severe bruxism following a severe head injury were treated with Botox. The results of this study showed significant improvement without noticeable side effects.

More Research is needed to confirm results

Most experts agree that Botox injections may be a promising new treatment alternative. However, more research is needed to confirm its overall effectiveness.

If you’re interested in Botox injections, it’s essential that you speak with a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist to ensure safe, reliable results.

Sources: WebMD and ASAPS

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