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Botox & Dysport
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More than 2.5 million people receive Botox
or Dysport injections every year, making
this the most popular non-surgical cosmetic
procedure done today. These products are both
a type of botulinum toxin type A, and are
used to paralyze the facial muscles responsible
for the creation of lines and wrinkles. By
relaxing the muscle, the wrinkles will soften
and become less pronounced. They are used
in the upper part of the face, to help smooth
out the frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead
lines. The injections will slowly wear off after
about 3-4 months, at which time they can be
repeated. Botox has been used in the U.S. for
many years, for both cosmetic purposes and
for therapeutic cases such as facial spasms.
Dysport has been used in Europe for many
years, and received FDA approval for use in
the U.S. about two years ago. Although similar
medications, Dysport has a more rapid onset of
action than Botox, with results seen in as little
as 24 hours. Recent studies have also reported
a slightly longer duration with Dysport. There
are few reported complications with the
injections, most being related to poor injection
technique. For this reason, it’s important that
you only see a trained physician or specialist
for your botulinum injections!
› Dr. John J. Martin, MD, specializes in eye,
facial and neck rejuvenation, as well as
laser and other non-surgical treatments.
He received his medical degree at Harvard
Medical School, and is a member of the
American Academy of Facial Plastic &
Reconstructive Surgery. For a consultation,
call 305.444.5950 or visit DrJohnMartin.com.
“I asked my doctors if I’d be
able to play singles tennis and
they said I could. That made
me very happy since I haven’t
played in 5 years.”
— Walter Cronkite
26 Nice Spice
potatoes: Watching TV actually
burns calories, at a rate of
120 per hour! The bad news?
Walking burns over 300. Guess
watching The Biggest Loser is
the slow road to getting skinny.
Beans, beans — they’re good for
your heart. They’re not necessarily
so great for your digestive system
— or your social life. Next time,
add some espazote, a traditional
Mexican herb that cuts back those
nasty side effects.
Avoid heating acidic foods like
tomato sauce in aluminum pans
or bowls. The acid draws the
mineral into the food, and too
much aluminum has been linked
to a variety of health disorders,
including Alzheimer’s Disease.