A topically applied botulinum toxin type A is in the third phase of clinical testing. At this point in time the initial phases of the study have been highly impressive, showing the topical botulinum has efficacy similar to injectable botulinums like Botox Cosmetic (Allergan) and Dysport (Medicis).
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What Do Antioxidants Do?
An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions. When the chain reaction occurs in a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions. They do this by being oxidized themselves, so antioxidants are often reducing agents. Antioxidants are in foods, industrial products, and skincare items.
Dr. Rueckl doesn't recommend permanent fillers or implants. He says, "I have taken out so many problem ones over the years, I probably couldn't even begin to count. It seems likebadimplants copy a good idea, until you realize that as your body ages naturally, your face, lips, etc. do change shape, even slightly, and putting something permanent in there does not allow the body to do this."
The importance of checking your skin! Skin cancer is on the rise!
It is projected that there will be nearly 4 million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed this year in the U.S., which is on the rise. Additionally the incidence of melanoma in situ continues to increase with an estimated 56,000 to be newly diagnosed in 2012.
Whether you have a surgical procedure done (like an excision, biopsy, removal, Mohs, etc.), or you have some kind of accident, the injury to your skin can result in a scar. The best way to avoid that is to do the following:
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is an injectable product, like BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport, that is used to treat glabella (frown) lines (as well as cervical dystonia and blepharospasm). It just received FDA clearance for use in the United States for glabella lines.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition usually involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and even eyelids. It can also persist on the neck and chest/decollete as well. It generally appears as redness, prominent spider-like veins or broken capillaries, swelling, or even eruptions similar to acne. It is exacerbated by sun, hot foods, exercise, stress, changes in temperatue, and alcohol. There is no "cure" for rosacea but there are skin treatments and some products that can help.
If you've recently spotted a new mole on your skin, the first rule is, don't panic. Many people develop moles, atypical or acquired, over their lifetimes and many of these are completely healthy. The medical term for a mole is a nevus; the plural is nevi. While it's great to check your skin thoroughly every-so-often, not every spot or mole that comes up is cancer, or melanoma. When you notice something new, employ the ABCDEs, because unsafe, cancerous, or melanoma sites tend to have: