Why you look old

Why you look old

Aesthetic Medicine, anti-aging, Uncategorized
There are so many reasons we start to look old, many of them physiological changes that are completely out of our control and wholly unstoppable, however there are also a whole host of things that we do every day that contribute to the visible signs of aging that make us feel haggard.  Here are a few of them and how to minimize them. THE SUN:  Yes, I know we need Vitamin D, but do you really think you’re at risk of Rickets?  Living in South Africa you are getting more UV exposure on the 22nd of June (mid-winter) than the Europeans are getting on that same day (mid-summer for them).  What that means is that when you walk from your house to your car or from the train to your…
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What is Botox®?

What is Botox®?

Aesthetic Medicine, anti-aging, Uncategorized
We hear about “Botox®” constantly these days.  Whether someone in our office got it, or someone’s mom has had too much, or whether people are blaming your friend’s “trout pout” on it, we have all heard of it, or maybe even tried it.  If you haven’t yet tried it but are considering it there are probably a few things you should know about it before you take the plunge(r). Botox® is a trade name.  The word “Botox” should only be used when describing the Allergan Botulinum Toxin Type A.  Having said that, Botox® does seem like the easiest and shortest way to describe the neurotoxin used for cosmetic purposes, and so we can all understand why people who are actually using Dysport or Bocoture or another brand of Botulinum Toxin…
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