April 22, 2019 | Desert Holistic Health

Month: August 2017

Why when I go in for Botox do they want to upsell me? I want to look natural.

Botox is on label for 20 units in the glabella (in between the eyes) and 24 units in the crow’s feet.  Many people think that if they go lighter then it will look more natural…then come 6 weeks they think wow I just metabolize this product quickly. Well, the studies show that when participants were injected with a half dose of Botox (10 units in the glabella), it only lasted 6-8 weeks.  I’ve had patients tell me it never even kicked in- that can happen too.  So in the on-label areas used for Botox (crow’s feet and glabella) I usually am going to recommend the full dose recommended by the manufacturer because if you did a half dose you are going to need to be injected again at 6-8 weeks if you want to keep up with it.  Being injected too often with Botox is going to increase your resistance to the product and down the road you will need more and more product.  Talk about a slippery slope, not exactly what you were hoping for!

What kind of skin care regime should I be on at home?

Your at home skin care regime should not be a “one size fits all”; it should be catered to your skin care concerns and needs.  Products that are important for anti-aging include a retinol and vitamin c.  If your skin is oily, dry, or prone to breakouts, these are all factors to consider when choosing the proper regime.  Personally, I have combination skin.  Products I use at home are the PCA skin facial wash, nutrient toner, rejuvenating serum, and weightless sunscreen.  If you are not really familiar with face care ingredients I recommend talking to someone who has experience in skin care.  At our practice, we are all PCA skin certified and know about products for specific conditions.

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