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Hair Botox and Cosmetic Botox Similarities and Differences

Hair Botox is a conditioning treatment. The topical preparation is meant to rejuvenate hair by filling individual fibers of hair with a filler like collagen or keratin. Hair Botox treatment is different from Cosmetic Botox®, containing botulinum toxin.    Cosmetic Botox Botox®, the commercial preparation of OnabotulinumtoxinA (botulinum toxin type A), is a neurotoxin that prevents the release of neurotransmitters in muscles. This results in paralysis of any muscles that ar ... READ MORE

Botulinum Toxin Type A vs Type B Differences and Similarities Summary

Botulinum toxin type A and type B are the only two serotypes approved for cosmetic purposes. As you may know, botulinum toxin is a biological agent that has been isolated from the Hall strain of Clostridium bacterium and adapted for cosmetic and clinical use. In addition to their composition, botulinum toxin type A and B differ in the way they are prepared for use thus dilution, injection procedure, their particular mechanism of action, results duration treatment cost and other factors. This a ... READ MORE

What Is Viscosupplementation And How Does It Help With Osteoarthritis

Viscosupplementation is an effective non-surgical treatment. In this treatment, the patient receives a course of injections into the joint to reduce pain. Orthopedic injectables, also known as viscosupplements, are usually made from hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in synovial fluid. The treatment aims to mimic synovial fluid to effectively stop the joint bones from grinding against each other. These injectables are suitable for patients at any stage and can even help to prevent furth ... READ MORE

What Is Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)? Causes and Treatment Quick Refresher

Osteoarthritis, more commonly known as arthritis, is a common condition where the natural cushioning between the joints wears away. Synovial fluid stops the bones of the joints from rubbing against each other. When this natural substance wears away, the rubbing of the bones of the joints starts to wear the cartilage out and can result in swelling, stiffness, pain, decreased range of movement, and sometimes even the formation of bone spurs.   What causes osteoarthritis? Numerous factors ... READ MORE

Treat Cervical Dystonia With Botox And Other Botulinums

Botulinum Toxin (BT) Therapy The first study demonstrating the efficacy of BT type A in cervical dystonia was published in 1986. Subsequent studies have confirmed its efficacy and safety for multiple forms of dystonia, apart from CD. Denervation of the affected muscle using botulinum toxin injectables has become the treatment of choice for cervical dystonia. It has dramatically improved the prognosis and quality of life of patients with CD. Botulinum toxin prevents neuromuscular transmission ... READ MORE

What Is Cervical Dystonia, A Quick Refresher

What is Cervical Dystonia? Dystonia refers to a sustained, involuntary muscle contraction that causes abnormal movements. Cervical dystonia (CD), also known as spasmodic torticollis, is the most common form of focal dystonia. Patients may exhibit sustained or jerky movements of the cervical musculature and awkward posturing of the head, neck, and shoulders. CD is more prevalent in women and more than 70% of known cases occurs between the fourth and sixth decades of life, peaking in the fifth ... READ MORE

Treat Various Types Of Acne Scars With Dermal Fillers

Acne is a dreaded cosmetic defect that can cause low self esteem, not only among teens, but also among adults with or without underlying medical condition such as hormonal imbalances. Even if a number of treatment modalities can totally cure acne in some fortunate individuals, acne scars can be a challenge to treat. None of the available options can eradicate deep acne scars, but physicians are showing increasing interest in using dermal fillers for these facial defects. Dermal fillers or soft ... READ MORE

Younger Weight Loss Surgery Better for Knee Pain, Research Suggests.

Since excess weight can wreak havoc on the knees, it is not surprising to discover weight loss surgery can help reduce knee pain. Now researchers have learned that when it comes to knee osteoarthritis, weight loss is better earlier than later. Obesity's Impact on Knee Health Obesity is the top preventable risk factor for osteoarthritis, partly from the physical impact of this extra load on the joints but also from fat cells triggering inflammation, scientists have demonstrated. Strain on ... READ MORE

Crespine Gel Plus Side Effects

Crespine Gel Plus is a viscosupplement used to treat osteoarthritis. It is often used on the knee and hip in order to improve joint function and relieve pain. Reports on side effects resulting from treatment with Crespine are rare. In fact, a recent study published on the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health by Khaldoon Bashaireh (See study), concluded side effects from therapy with Crespine were of a minor nature and short lived. Common side effects   Temporary e ... READ MORE

Is Sensory Deprivation the Key to Stroke Recovery?

A stroke can be devastating and patients may face a long road to recovery. Gradually, rehabilitation can help patients recover some or all of their movement, but anything that can help speed up the process would be an improvement to patient wellbeing. The brain's plasticity allows recovery, and as stroke research continues, scientists may have just discovered the key to improving recovery time: sensory deprivation. The Stroke Sensory Deprivation Study For their study, researchers at Was ... READ MORE

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