What can botox be used for besides wrinkles?

Everyone knows that botox is great for furrows and deep lines, but what can botox be used for besides wrinkles. Before botox made its way into the cosmetics industry, it was used for several medical conditions, so it has wide ranging applications.This article takes a look at some of the more popular

Botox is an injection medication that has been around since the 1960’s. Although it is regularly used to smooth wrinkles,it can also be used to treat the following:

Crossed eyes (strabismus)
When botox was first developed in the 1960’s it was used to correct crossed eyes. Crossed eyes is a condition that is usually caused by weak eye muscles. Botox helps crossed eyes by interrupting the way the nerve interacts with the muscles of the eyes. The stronger muscle is injected and botox helps to relax it, giving the weaker muscle a chance to strengthen.

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating)
Botox is FDA cleared to treat severe underarm sweating. Botox works to alleviate underarm sweating, by blocking the release of the chemical responsible for stimulating the sweat glands. It is often recommended for people over the age of 18 that have not experienced success using conventional treatment options. The results last 4-5 months.

Migraine Headaches
Botox can also be used to relieve chronic migraines, as it prevents headaches before they start. Treatment typically consists of 2 treatments spaced about 12 weeks apart. The injections are made around the head and neck, and each treatment takes about 15 minutes. Botox is administered using an ultra-fine needle, so any discomfort is minimal.

Contact A Beautiful You Medical Spa, Memphis, TN to learn more about botox and its uses. Call 901-683-8220 today to set up an appointment.

How is Kybella different from Chin Liposuction?

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Excess fat under the chin, often referred to as a double chin, can be unattractive and makeyou look older than you are. Most people know that chin liposuction can be used to address fullness below the chin, but Kybella is now making its mark as a very effective alternative. How is Kybella different from chin liposuction?

Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment for submental fullness that was recently cleared by the FDA. Deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in Kybella, and it is a fat-absorbing substance that is naturally present in the body. Kybella only targets the fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. It works best for people with minimal skin laxity, because it does not tighten the skin.

  • How is Kybella different from chin liposuction?
    Kybella is a non-surgical fix for fat below the chin.  Treatment consists of a series of injections that are placed into the fat below the chin. There is no anesthesia and no incisions.
  • Kybella dissolves the fat in a series of treatments, and the fat is then cleared from the body by the natural elimination process. Chin lipo involves using a cannula to break up the fat, and it is then sucked out with a suction device.
  • The downtime with Kybella is minimal. There is generally some swelling and redness after Kybella injections, but this usually resolves within 2 days.  Chin lipo requires 2-3   weeks of recovery.
  • Kybella requires 4-6 treatment sessions, while chin lipo is done in a single treatment.

If you are ready to get rid of your double chin, give us a call here at Skin Cancer Specialists to find out which treatment would be right for you. We serve clients in and around the greater Atlanta metro area.

What is a Tummy Tuck alternative?

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If you have excess skin around the bellybutton, and you dream of having a tighter, tauter tummy, a traditional tummy tuck isn’t your only answer.  You can try a tummy tuck alternative. But what exactly is a tummy tuck alternative and how does it work.

Traditional Tummy tuck
For the traditional tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, an incision is made above the pubic area, and thescars are usually hidden in the bikini line. The excess skin is removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened to correct the spreading of the muscles. The belly button is also repositioned, and liposuction is performed as required.

Tummy tuck alternative
A tummy tuck alternative is a procedure that will get rid of excess skin and reshape the tummy, without surgery or incisions.

At Nowak Aesthetics, in Chula Vista, CA, we offer ThermaLipo as the tummy tuck alternative. In just 45 minutes you can get rid of excess, sagging skin, and reshape your body.

ThermaLipo is a completely non-invasive treatment that uses bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten the skin, and contour your tummy. It is a safe and effective tool that delivers excellent results.

How it works
The applicator transmits RF energy that heats the deep tissues of the skin. As the tissue heats up, blood circulation is improved, and this leads to the drainage of fatty deposits, which reduces the volume of the fat cells. It also stimulates the collagen fibers in the skin, which contributes to the formation of firmer skin.

Are you a good candidate?
Healthy individuals with minimal skin laxity respond better to ThermaLipo. The procedure does not tighten the abdominal muscles.

If you are ready to tighten that loose belly skin, contact Nowak Aesthetics to learn more about ThermaLipo. Call (619) 651-9651 today, to request a consultation with Dr. Eugene Nowak.

How is Laser Liposuction different from surgical Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most common surgical procedures performed throughout the world each year. There was a time when surgical liposuction was the only option, but now there are a number of laser technologies being used to eliminate undesirable fat, and contour the body. But how is laser liposuction different from surgical liposuction.


Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that targets areas of fat deposits, which are often resistant to diet and exercise. During the procedure the fatty tissue is removed.

Liposuction can be done almost anywhere on the body including the abdomen, thighs, love handles, arms, back, chin, and neck.

Laser Liposuction vs Surgical Liposuction

One of the major differences between laser lipo and surgical lipo, relates to the treatment of the fatty deposits beneath the skin.

With traditional liposuction, incisions are made through which a cannula or small tube is inserted. The cannula is moved back and forth in order to break up the fat, which is then suctioned out.

With laser lipo, the laser fibre is inserted under the skin through tiny incisions. The laser melts the fatty deposits, and the liquid is then suctioned from the body.


At Medicetics Skin Clinic, London, we offer our clients another body contouring option known as CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting reduces fat by freezing the fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body.

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective procedure that requires no anaesthesia or downtime, and it leaves no scars. It is a virtually painless treatment that can be done in one hour.

If you’d like to find out more about alternatives to traditional liposuction, contact Medicetics Skin Clinic, London. Why not give us a call today at 44 (0) 207 402 2033 and book an appointment.

How Long aftermale breast reductiondoes it take for Nipple Swelling to go down and Return to Normal Size?

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Nowadays, more men are choosing to undergo breast reduction to deal with the embarrassing problem of gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia may be due to several factors including hormonal imbalances, and certain medications.  Breast reduction is a simple procedure, but there is some post-op swelling to deal with. How long after male breast reduction does it take for nipple swelling to go down and return to normal size?

Male breast reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure that may involve liposuction,direct excision, or a combination of both. If the enlarged male breasts are the result of too much fatty tissue, liposuction is done to remove the excess fat. However, if the problem is largely due to surplus glandular tissue then the surplus tissue is excised. Patients should be at a stable weight before considering breast reduction surgery.

How long does nipple swelling take to go down?
Bruising and swelling is normal after male breast reduction surgery, and the nipples may lookeven bigger after the stitches are removed. The bruising can take 3-4 weeks to resolve, but the swelling may take longer. A compression garment is usually worn after surgery to help minimize the swelling. Despite this, it can take up to 6 months before the swelling of the nipples goes down completely.

Clients in Santa Clara County can contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery, Palo Alto, CA, for more information on male breast reduction.

Call 650-433-8621 today to set up a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault. Dr. Boudreault will conduct a physical examination and discuss the procedures with you, and then determine which would be more suitable for your specific situation.

What happens to your body during Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is fast gaining popularity in the cosmetic industry as an effective body contouring alternative. Unlike other minimally invasive body shaping options that use heat, Coolsculpting is unique because it freezes fat cells. But how does it work, and what happens to your body during Coolsculpting. Let’s take a look.

What is Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that works by selectively freezing the fat cells. It is used to eliminate localized fat deposits safely and effectively. CoolSculpting is FDA approved to target stubborn fat deposits on the abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, and also beneath the chin.

Treatment only takes 60 minutes on average, and most patients only require a single treatment to see results. There is no pain or downtime, and risks are minimal.

What happens to your body during CoolSculpting?

During CoolSculpting Cyrolipolysis takes place, this simply means the fat cells are frozen at a controlled temperature. The fat cells are much more sensitive to lower temperature, and that’s why they are destroyed, but the surrounding tissues are not affected in any way.

The fat cells that are frozen don’t get absorbed by any other area of the body. The cells eventuallydie and over time they are filtered and eliminated naturally,by way of the lymphatic system.

CoolSculpting is a fat reduction procedure, so the fat cells that are treated are gone for good. Most patients experience between 20-25% reduction in fat after treatment.

The results of CoolSculpting treatment have been overwhelmingly positive. Most patients are happy with the fat reduction and body contouring achieved.

Contact Medicetics Skin Clinic, London, to learn more about CoolSculpting. Call us today at 44 (0) 207 402 2033 to book an appointment.