November is right around the corner. You are looking forward to spending time with your friends and family around the holidays this season. Since you’ve been devoting so much time to your career, there’s been no time to visit all those family gatherings on the west coast. New York City is freezing and sunny Los Angeles, California is calling your name. You glance into the window as you exit your office and see an unrecognizable, grumpy, tired face in the reflection. Late nights on the laptop are really doing a number on you. The phone rings as you step into your cozy apartment. Your sister is calling to inform you she booked Oxygen Facials for the two of you in Beverly Hills at Leif Rogers, MD, FACS the day after you arrive. Botox is the next topic of conversation. You hang up the phone and ponder, if it can really work for you?
The History of Botox
The discovery of botox has been around for over 100 years, no wonder it’s the most talked about injection amongst beauty critics and magazines across the globe. The bacterium was discovered in 1895, and over time been used for health remedies and cosmetic purposes. Botulinum toxin A is used in Botox and Dysport. It’s is a protein derivative of the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum that has been purified to relax muscle contractions, helping crows feet, furrowed brows, lines on the forehead, neck or around the mouth. Botox is a prescription drug and should only be administered by highly trained professionals.
Here is a list of other remedies that botox has been used for (Allergan data on file; Global Literature & Information Services 2010)
• To treat increased muscle stiffness in elbow, wrist, and finger muscles with upper limb spasticity in people 18 years and older.
• To treat the abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia (CD) in people 16 years and older.
• To treat certain types of eye muscle problems
(strabismus) or abnormal spasms of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in people 12 years and older.
The latest in Botox
Botox has recently been cited on October 20th, 2015 in Time Magazine by Alice Park. “Researchers report in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology that shots of botox into the heart can keep its beating more regular and lower the risk of serious post- surgery complications like stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. Anywhere from 10% to 50% of patients who receive heart bypass surgery to circumvent blocked vessels in the hea
rt can develop abnormal heart rhythms.” Botox has been cited for treating excessive armpit perspiration, (primary axillary hyperhidrosis) depression and migraines. With all this research it’s safe to say visiting a certified Plastic Surgeon for a little help with lines is well worth it!
Botox at Leif Rogers, MD, FACS
You’ve landed in LA and spent your entire flight reviewing Botox and treatments. Since it’s October Halloween “bootox specials”, are all over the internet, and without choosing a properly trained practitioner it can be a bit scary! Luckily, your sister has brought you to the best, Leif Rogers, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills. Highly trained practitioners will give you a clinical evaluation to determine what best suits your needs. Feel free to relax and ask questions, the skilled team is there to ensure comfort and knowledge while administering treatments that will help turn that frown upside down. Whether you are in Beverly Hills or live closer to Pasadena book your consult today, get pampered and indulge in the luxury, Leif Rogers, MD, FACS experience.
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