Dysport® and Botox® are both FDA approved neuromodulators for cosmetic and medical indications. Both products are derived from the same neurotoxin (Botulinum Toxin Type A). Botox® has become the brand name for cosmetic treatment of wrinkles by neurotoxin and has been available for over 12 years. Dysport®, previously referred to as Reloxin, has been available […]
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), which is used in face wash in a 2% form for oily and acne prone skin. BHAs are soluble in oil which make them different to alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic acid, which is only water soluble. Salicylic acid is used in a 14% strength
Chemical peels have been applied to improve the appearance of the skin since ancient Egypt. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are a group of organic acids, some of which are derived from fruits and are sometimes referred to as fruit acids. List of AHAs and their natural derivatives: Glycolic Acid- sugar cane Lactic Acid- sour milk
The topic of sunscreens and ultraviolet (UV) radiation protection can be very confusing. The bottom line is we should all be using some sort of topical protection from UV radiation exposure. Skin cancer accounts for over 50 % of cancers annually in the US, and there has been startling increases in skin cancers such as
Skin care can be an overwhelming and confusing process. Finding the right skin care products to fit you, your skin, and your lifestyle is challenging; let alone finding a simple yet effective regimen that works. Skin care has be around since ancient Egypt and most products do have roots in botanicals and naturally occurring substances.
Botox® is an injectable neuromodulator which blocks the nerve receptors that connect to muscles. When injected in the location of muscles, it temporarily paralyzes them for about 3 months. Botox® has been utilized for almost 20 years, but the neurotoxin has been studied for longer. It does have both cosmetic and medical indications, but usually