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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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What is Botulinum Toxin? Type A and B Refresher

Botulinum toxin is a biological agent that has been isolated from the Hall strain of Clostridium bacterium and adapted for cosmetic and clinical use. The most popular cosmetic product is Botox, a drug containing purified botulinum toxin. The toxin has been used for decades in treating various medical conditions including neck spasms, muscle hyperactivity, cranial nerve disorders, excessive sweating, and eye spasms. In the cosmetic industry, it is the most popular procedure for temporarily redu ... READ MORE
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Juvederm Is Better Than Restylane For Nasolabial Folds In The Chinese - Study Finds

About The Study Since a previous study had found coarse wrinkles to be among the strongest signals of perceived age in Chinese women, a group of researchers tested the popular filler, along with Restylane for comparison, in 124 Chinese women and men. For the study, the researchers assessed the severity of each participant's nasolabial folds on a scale of 1 to 5. Doctors treated each participant with Juvederm Ultra Plus on one side and Restylane on the other side, then followed up after one mo ... READ MORE
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