What is Botox?

Frown lines and wrinkles are common, irrespective of gender, but women seem to be bothered by them the most. Botox is effective at reducing wrinkles, fine line and puffy eyes. Botox targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crows feet- the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Botox fills in deep lines and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Although Botox generally lasts three to six months, with continued and consistent use, you could see an increase in longevity. That's because repeated use could cause a gradual relaxing of the muscles. The less active they are, the less they work to create wrinkles.  Botox is made from a bacteria that causes botulism. It is also known as botulinum toxin type A  and can block the nerve movement in muscles causing a short-term paralysis in muscle activity. Botox is also used for muscle spasms in the hands and arms, rigorous spasms in the neck muscles, severe underarm sweating ( hyperhidrosis), cervical dystonia, and also helps in prevention of chronic migraine headaches.  Various studies also show that Botox can be effective for the treatment of incontinence and bladder problems. As a gynecologist who treats stress and urge incontinence, Botox is an option, at Total Women's  Health of Baltimore for specific women who meet criteria for treatment. Book an appointment today for a free consultation.

 

 

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What are Dermal Fillers? 

As we age, our faces naturally loose subcutaneous fat and the skin starts to stretch. Add volume and definition. Injectables dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.  Dermal fillers have a different focus then Botox by filling in spaces that make a women look older when depletion of fat and collagen occur as a part of the natural aging process. Dermal fillers do not have a permanent affect and usually last six months to one year. These injectables are designed to eliminate or reduce the appearance of fine lines, folds and wrinkles. With age, your skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic  acid (HA) by producing these substances at slower rates. Many dermal fillers feature natural ingredients to replenish the skin's supply and restore a youthful look.
 

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found throughout your body, and it provides skin elasticity, volume and hydration. As you age, and your body produces less HA, you may notice wrinkles, folds and a "tired" appearance. At Total Women's Health of Baltimore, we offer fillers  with a stabilized form of HA, which is biocompatible with your skin. Dr. Oliver has been trained to inject small quantities of filler into wrinkles to smooth it out and to reduce its appearance. Dermal fillers also improve definition and hydrate your skin. Book appointment for free consultation today

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