Consumer Aesthetic Medicine

All You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

All You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

Facial fillers are used to reduce the appearance of unwanted facial lines, to restore fullness to the face and to fill in scars. As our skin ages, the face naturally loses most of the subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles have to work much closer to the surface of the skin which is why frown lines […]

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Tips on Laser Hair Removal

Tips on Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic procedure performed all over the U.S. and other parts of the world. It involves directing a beam of highly concentrated light onto the hair follicles. The pigment present in the follicles absorbs the light to destroy the hair. The hair follicle is damaged by the intense heat emanating […]

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What is the Difference between Botox® and Dermal Filler Injections?

What is the Difference between Botox® and Dermal Filler Injections?

Cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists and Botox® administrators are often asked the difference between dermal fillers and Botox®. Because of the lack of awareness and information available to the general population there is common misconception that they both are more or less the same. However, the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM) aims to eliminate […]

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Botox® Pre and Post Treatment Tips

Botox® Pre and Post Treatment Tips

Botox® is an effective treatment for reducing wrinkles and fine lines to achieve a younger looking face. Botox® is a quick fix for those worried about appearance and the results can last up to six months. However, to get the most out of the treatment there are certain before and after Botox® instructions patients should […]

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The Facts on “How Do Botox® Injections Work?”

The Facts on “How Do Botox® Injections Work?”

The Facts on “How Do Botox® Injections Work?” Botox® is a very recognizable term, with stories about Hollywood celebrities using it to erase their wrinkles coming out almost daily. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox® was the #1 minimally-invasive procedure, with 6.7 million procedures being done in the most recent […]

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How Long Does Botox® Last?

How Long Does Botox® Last?

How Long Does Botox® Last? Botox® is one of the most popular treatments against aging and wrinkles, and it has been used by doctors for many years now. The reasons behind its popularity are not difficult to understand: Botox® is very efficient, delivers quick results and is relatively inexpensive. But how does it work and […]

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Can NPs (Nurse Practitioners) Inject Botox®?

Can NPs (Nurse Practitioners) Inject Botox®?

Can NPs (Nurse Practitioners) Inject Botox®? Yes, NPs can certainly inject Botox®. However, since Botox® is a controlled substance, your State may require that you work with a physician. First, you should consult with your State nursing board as they will know the latest rules (they do change!). Basically, if you can currently prescribe (controlled) […]

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Botox® for Depression?

Botox® for Depression?

Botox® for Depression? The aesthetic industry is currently taking a wait-and-see approach about the startling claims that Botox® not only helps keep you looking younger, but can also alleviate symptoms of depression. It’s not a a huge stretch for anyone to acknowledge that if they improve their appearance, they generally will have a positive association […]

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How to Treat Obesity

How to Treat Obesity

“Obesity is a well recognized public health problem that affects millions of Americans. It is accompanied by a number of different clinical illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pains and stroke, to name but a few conditions.” The Obesity Problem in America The American obesity problem is huge, with over 34% […]

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The Botox® Brow Lift

The Botox® Brow Lift

The Botox® Brow Lift Explained The Botox® Brow lift is a procedure that can improve the position and shape of the eyebrow and forehead areas and can reverse the signs of aging. Naturally, as we age, the tightness in our appearance begins to fade. Brows are no exception to that. They begin to sag. Unfortunately, […]

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