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BOTOX – SAFETY FIRST

Botox has a long and well established safety record – the injection itself is safe, but the risks lie in how it’s given. So beware of Botox parties, people offering home visits, self-injecting and going to untrained staff in unregulated … Continue reading

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WHEN BOTOX GOES WRONG

Seen some celebs with a startled expression? That surprised look isn’t normal, and happens when doctors over-inject. Complications from too much Botox can include drooping eyelids, when injections are too low on the brow, or a frozen forehead, from excess … Continue reading

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THE BOTOX PEN

Traditionally, Botox is administered via a needle, but Juvapen is the newest way to get a jab of the wrinkle-smoother. In the shape of a pen, the instrument is a mini-motorised syringe, which means injections are more accurate than ever … Continue reading

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MORE BESIDES WRINKLES

Although Botox is best known as an anti-wrinkle jab, in 2015, half of its sales were for non-cosmetic uses, including excessive sweating, where it blocks the nerves that supply sweat glands. It’s also good for controlling incontinence and easing migraines. … Continue reading

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LOOK FAB, NOT FROZEN

An experienced practitioner will know how much Botox to inject, so you look natural. The key is to use smaller amounts spread over the skin’s surface, commonly known as Babytox or Microtox. This way, you’re relaxing muscles rather than paralysing … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOTOX!

AS BOTOX CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY, I AM SHARING MY ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE YOUTH-BOOSTING TREATMENT… Most famous for its wrinkle- smoothing abilities, the cosmetic treatment was first approved back in 2002 to help eradicate frown lines between the brows. Since … Continue reading

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Shapeless Lips

As we get older, the edge of the lips becomes less shapely. Collagen and elastin, which give lips their pouty shape, break down over time, and lines around the lips settle in. Once these lines become etched into the skin, … Continue reading

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Don’t Settle for Dry, Flakey Lips…

Your lips are more susceptible to sun damage than any other part of your body and lip gloss magnifies UV rays, making lips even more likely to burn. Always wear a lip balm with SPF 30, daily. And if you … Continue reading

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Thin Lips? Thank Me Later…

You can get fuller lips without the dreaded trout pout. There are many different injectable options for temporarily boosting lips and the areas surrounding them but always use a non-permanent filler based on hyaluronic acid, found naturally in the body, … Continue reading

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A Lovely Lip Lift

A popular Hollywood is the lip lift procedure, where the upper lip is shortened by making an incision in the crease under the nose and repositioning the tissue to create a shorter, poutier mouth with turned-up corners and less skin … Continue reading

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