Botox® – Fast and effective but the big question

Written by Sher Matsen

Women are constantly seeking products to look younger and often they are digging deep into their pocket books to try new products. Some have had laser treatments, some have spend exorbitant amounts on new face creams, some have tried holistic or natural approaches. Woman and I might add men are always onrepparttar quest for a more youthful appearance. Many have turned to Botox® .

What we know for certain isrepparttar 148436 Botox® anti-aging treatment works. In 2003 inrepparttar 148437 US 8.3 million cosmetic procedures where done. Of that 8.3 million 78% ofrepparttar 148438 procedures did not involve surgery such as injectables to ease wrinkles.

Botox® ® isrepparttar 148439 trade name for botulinum toxin A.What Botox® does is “paralyze muscles and soft tissue fillers” which are derived from natural collagen and restore plumpness. Originally Botox® was used to treat uncontrollable blinking. Doctors soon discoveredrepparttar 148440 patients being treated for blinking were obtaining a more youthful appearance – thusrepparttar 148441 future of Botox® took a turn downrepparttar 148442 cosmetic road.

The protein compound of Botox® actually causes botulism which can result in paralysis. When it is injected intorepparttar 148443 skinrepparttar 148444 muscle stops contracting it causesrepparttar 148445 skin to relax andrepparttar 148446 wrinkle to soften. Botox® works best on individuals who have deep set highly visible wrinkles. It is mostly used onrepparttar 148447 forehead, betweenrepparttar 148448 eyes, and on crow feet. It takes 3-5 days afterrepparttar 148449 injection forrepparttar 148450 effects to occur which last 3-4 months.

Some people are having “Botox® Parties” where everyone gets together for cocktails and their Botox® injection. We strongly recommend you do not partake in these parties. Seek medical advise if your are considering a Botox® treatment. If you are thinking about a Botox® treatment make certain your Doctor uses FDA approved Botox® and only get treatments form a licensed Doctor. Dermatologists or Plastic Surgeons arerepparttar 148451 most expert in administering Botox® so if either of these are an option I would recommend taking that route. Get a few recommendations for doctors and check each one out thoroughly. Check if they are board certified, get references if at all possible, schedule an appointment for a consultation which will give you a better indication if you are comfortable with your choice. Ask your doctor to show you before and after pictures of procedures he has done.

Best Beauty Buys For 2005 Summer

Written by Sher Matsen

So many beauty products, which to buy? Each of us is different so our suggestions may not work for all but they are a good place to start. We’ve had 20 staff members test each product and then compiled their opinions to give you our 25 best beauty buys.

1. Sue Devitt Pencil Liner is nice and creamy with a velvety texture and is available in 10 shades 2. Mac Eye Shadow has a wide selection of colors. Ifrepparttar color is available from mother nature than Mac has it. Rich texture and blends easily 3. Revlon Eye Shadow is expensive and has a huge selection of shades. The colors are up todate and apply easily 4. Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara is dependable and affordable. Comes with a nice fine brush that grabs every eyelash andrepparttar 148435 formula is nice and rich and doesn’t flake 5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Filler has a great color selection and applies easily with a brush 6. Stila Convertible Color Blush creates natural looking rosy cheeks. Creamy formula blends well producing a very natural look. 7. Revlon Skinlights Bronzer is inexpensive. It’s rich and smooth texture is easy to apply and it is enriched with vitamins A, C, and E. Available in 6 shades and has a SPF15. 8. Tarte Cheek Stain is an oil free push up blush available in 5 natural tones. 9. Max Factor Erace Concealer is inexpensive with a sheer texture so it can be used aroundrepparttar 148436 eyes, but covers well enough to hide those more prominent imperfections. 10. Mac Pressed Powder is ultra translucent and you can be sure no shine will creep through. 11. Mac Lipstick is available in over 200 shades. They won’t bleed and have a good lasting power. 12. Mario Badescu Lip wax is soothing and not waxy. It is enriched with Vitamins C & E and has a SPF15. 13. Lancome Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss can be worn by itself or layered over your lipstick, resulting in luscious glistening lips

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