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What is Botox?

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

Botox and Dysport (neurotoxins) are the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States today with millions of injections performed yearly. Despite this, many patients like you remain confused or misinformed about what it is and what it does. We’ve put together this at-a-glance page to help you better understand

What Is The Difference Between Botox and Restylane?

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

What’s the difference between Botox and fillers? Patients ask us often about the difference between Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Consumers hear these names all the time but aren’t sure how the types of products are used or related. Botox Cosmetic and Restylane are brand names of injection products. Botox

Lip and Mouth Enhancement with Botox, Restylane and Juvederm

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

We spend a lot of time talking every day, but have you ever wondered what your mouth says about you? We’re not taking about actual words of course, but rather the appearance of your mouth and lips. The lower third of the face often gets overlooked in terms of age-related

How to Get Rid of Red Stretch Marks?

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

We know that red stretch marks can cause much distress for patients like you. Red stretch marks often occur at the beginning, when new stretch marks are first being formed. They also occur more often in light or medium skin types. Red stretch marks are caused when new blood vessels

Does Grinding My Teeth Cause Migraines?

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

When I meet an injection (Dysport, Botox, filler) patient for the first time, I take note of any signs of muscle tension.  We all recognize how this looks on the upper face with a furrowed brow. However, it’s more common to observe chronic stress of the lower face muscles.  This

What Is The Botox Black Box Warning?

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

In 2009, the FDA issued a “Black Box” warning for Botox that has now carried over to all neuromodulators such as Dysport and Xeomin. A Black Box warning is the most serious warning that the FDA may issue for drugs/medications that have potentially dangerous side effects. Because of the potential

What Can I Do To Improve My Chin?

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

As patients, and even as injection practitioners, we sometimes overlook the importance of the “south” end of our faces. Specifically, that little muscle that works overtime but gets little attention…the chin. The chin muscle, also known as the mentalis, can become quite a challenge when exercised too much. For those

What Is The Difference Between Botox and Dysport?

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are both classified as botulinum type A products that are used for not only cosmetic purposes but medicinal as well. Botox is manufactured by Allergan, and Dysport is produced by Medicis. Both are well-known companies with an excellent reputation for products. Both products have FDA approval

Are we being VAIN with Botox?

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

It’s not unusual for patients, both men, to voice concern about their motivation for seeking out aesthetic treatments. Some curious men will ask, “Do many men get these treatments?” Women, on the other hand, will say, “No one knows that I do these treatments. I’m treating myself today.” A more

What About Our Hands? Options for Hand Rejuvenation

Lori Haney, RN, MEPC, LSO no comments

Us ladies generally know there are many options for our faces, we complain about our necks, but we seldom give attention to our hands beyond a manicure. If we do notice the increasing changes, we rely on expensive and ineffective hand creams. So, what’s changing? As time marches on, the

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