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Raval Facial Aesthetics Blog

The Difference Between Botox and Dysport

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM

Botox and Dysport are both brand names of the protein that is injected underneath the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The word Botox has become something like Kleenex when it comes to tissue. It's a brand name that serves as a generic term for all brands in the category. Botox and Dysport are both botulinum toxin A products, but there are subtle differences that you'll want to know about when choosing the best fit for you.

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Non-surgical Rhinoplasty: The Liquid Nose Job

Posted by Amy Raval on Dec 19, 2019 5:59:00 PM

Unhappy with the appearance of your nose, but not convinced you want to undergo surgery? Your hesitation is warranted since any kind of surgery, especially one that alters your appearance, a serious decision. Rhinoplasty, like all surgical procedures, comes with risks and significant cost. Plus, you’ll have to set aside substantial downtime for recovery. However, if the changes you want to make are relatively minor, you may have a non-surgical alternative. Let's talk about the Liquid Nose Job.

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How Botox Works to Reduce Wrinkles

Posted by Amy Raval on Dec 10, 2019 1:36:00 PM

As the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States, Botox is used to treat wrinkles, uncontrolled blinking, facial creases and amblyopia (or lazy eye). Botox injections also treat patients who suffer from excessive underarm sweating by calming the muscle that activates sweat glands. It has also been shown to reduce  self-reported depression and chronic headaches. 

Here at Raval Facial Aesthetics and ENT, we use both Botox and Dysport, a similar product from a different manufacturer. Dermal fillers we use include Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Juvéderm, and Voluma. All of these can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, although certain products work better for deeper folds and some are formulated specifically for the lips or cheeks.

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Botox for Men

Posted by Amy Raval on Dec 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Most men want to put their best foot forward and look as young as they feel - that's not a desire unique to women. The appeal of a youthful, vibrant appearance is something that draws all types of people and there is an increasing number of men who are taking advantage of Botox to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. In 2019, more than 473,000 Botox treatments were done on men. That is a 5% increase from the previous year, but a number that rose from ZERO ten years ago. So what is Botox and why are men becoming interested in using it? And shouldn’t we be calling it Brotox?

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Botox for Non-Surgical Brow Lifts

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 22, 2019 5:53:00 PM

Do people say you look tired? Or think you’re scowling when you're not? Maybe you only scowl when you look in the mirror and see the wrinkles that are appearing on your forehead and between your eyebrows. Sounds like it’s time for a brow lift. But that doesn’t necessarily mean surgery. Botox could be all you need to smooth that brow.

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Botox and Bruxism - When you clench your jaw

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 15, 2019 5:51:00 PM

We have been exploring the medical uses for Botox, beyond its cosmetic genius for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. In a previous blog, we learned about Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine, improving the lives of many Americans suffering from that debilitating condition. Now we would like to take a closer look at Bruxism and how Botox can help with it. 

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What's the difference between Botox and fillers?

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 6, 2019 3:47:00 PM

It’s safe to say that as we age, our face will show it. Fine lines and wrinkles develop from repeated use of facial muscles. Those smile lines might indicate how happy a life you’ve had, but that doesn’t mean you love them! If you’ve begun to notice wrinkles forming on your face, particularly around your mouth, eyes, or on your forehead, you may have been looking into Botox. For areas of your face that seem to have lost volume, though, you will want to consider dermal fillers. Though these are both minimally invasive procedures that use an injected substance to make corrections, they differ in how each works its magic. Let’s have a closer look at Botox and dermal fillers.

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Botox for the Treatment of Chronic Migraine

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 1, 2019 2:34:00 PM

Botox has long been used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. As we age, the repetitive contraction of muscles around our eyes and mouth when we smile, frown, or squint can cause significant lines to develop. Millions of people turn to this quick, in-office treatment to have Botox injections done in order to slow the advancement of these signs of aging. It works by blocking the neurotransmitter that allows that muscle contraction. Quite interestingly, it has been proven that Botox can do more than restore youth. It has been shown to reduce the severity and frequency of chronic migraines, an affliction that plagues some 39 million Americans. If you’re one of them, you may have been searching for a way to ease the pain. Botox may be the solution you need. 

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Should You Get Permanent Facial Fillers

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 23, 2019 11:18:15 AM

Dermal fillers can do wonders to reduce or virtually eliminate facial lines and wrinkles, add volume to lips and contours, and help smooth the appearance of acne scars. We love these products, and not only for the results they produce. Dermal filler injections are fast, safe, not painful, require no downtime, and can be precisely custom-tailored to our own skin and aesthetic goals. But, alas, they are temporary.

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5 Things You Can Do Now About Wrinkles

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:43:00 PM

It's just not fun! We all get wrinkles as we age. However, there are multiples things we can do to combat those little pesky lines on a daily basis. Whether you want to do something simple that's a part of your daily routine or something more aggressive, we have some answers for you!

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