Botox Has More Uses Then You Think

Botox is well known for its powers of stopping wrinkles in their tracks. However, there are even more uses that less people know about! Botox, in addition to smoothing dynamic wrinkles, can also help prevent excessive sweating as well as help prevent migraines. For people suffering from hyperhidrosis or chronic migraines, Botox could well be the answer to their problems.

At Mi-Skin Dermatology Center, Washington DC’s best dermatologists can provide you with expert Botox treatment!


How Can Botox Help Treat Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which a person produces excessive sweat not related to the amount of activity they engage in. This condition can range from mildly problematic to socially debilitating, depending on how severe it is. However, Botox can help to curb excessive sweating. It has been proven to work, through freezing the nerve endings that control sweat production. Botox is one of the most effective treatments for hyperhidrosis. In the case of migraines, Botox can be considered for severe cases when other treatments have proved ineffective.

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Dr. Melda Isaac is a Botox expert in Washington, DC. She has years of experience using Botox for various concerns, and knows exactly where to place injections for the best and most effective results. When it comes to Botox injections, knowledge of facial anatomy is crucial in order to obtain the best results. If you visit a Botox injector who doesn’t have this knowledge, you risk ending up with the “frozen” look that people associate with too much Botox. However, Dr. Isaac knows where to inject so that you remain completely natural looking.

When done properly, people won’t even realize you had Botox done – you’ll simply look refreshed and youthful, like you just got back from a relaxing vacation. Botox is absolutely safe and proven effective for a wide variety of uses, as long as you visit a board-certified dermatologist with experience and expertise!

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Next, read our blog, Scalp Rejuvenation in San Diego.

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Scalp Rejuvenation in San Diego

Many men (and some women) suffer from hair loss resulting in full baldness, or alopecia. While there are options available to help regrow hair, many of these people choose to live with a bald head. However, baldness can come with its own set of issues. With no hair providing protection from the sun, bald men and women need to be extra careful about wearing sunscreen and hats to protect against sun damage. Brown sun spots and precancerous lesions can develop otherwise. Luckily, there are options available to treat these conditions if they arise.

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Sun Damage in San Diego

The expert San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have years of experience dealing with sun damage on all parts of the body. Precancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis can be treated with photodynamic therapy, while brown spots and other uneven pigmentation problems are often dealt with through laser skin resurfacing.

Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, is a commonly used treatment for precancerous lesions. Through using a photosensitive topical treatment combined with laser light, lesions can be targeted and destroyed precisely, without damaging surrounding skin. It’s extremely important to treat any precancerous lesion immediately, as they can further develop into full skin cancer if left untreated. A full ten percent of untreated actinic keratosis develops into squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common type of skin cancer.

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PDT can also be used to treat purely aesthetic issues such as non-cancerous brown spots, but the preferred choice for these is often laser skin resurfacing through Fraxel or another laser. This type of skin resurfacing is effective, safe, and relatively painless, and can leave your scalp looking renewed with an even, bright skin tone. Scalp rejuvenation can help any bald man or woman look their best with no hair, and allow them to be proud of their baldness and beautiful scalp.

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Next, read our blog, Don’t Be Scared of Back Surgery.

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Don’t Be Scared of Back Surgery

In the past, spine surgery was fraught with risks and involved a significant amount of pain. Surgeons had to operate by opening up the entire back to get at the spine, and needed to cut through muscle and tissue. This naturally resulted in a long and painful recovery, as the muscles and tissue, not to mention the long scar, needed to heal. Nowadays, however, back surgery has become much less of a frightening prospect. With the advent of innovative new medical technology, spine surgery has become a much less invasive procedure with less scarring and less pain involved.

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Back Surgery in Encino

Minimally invasive spine surgery has a major benefit in that it does not cut through muscle and tissue to get to the spine. Thanks to a handy device called an endoscope, a skilled surgeon is able to navigate through a small incision and, through the wonders of endoscopic imaging, bypass the muscles and tissue without needing to cut through them. The muscles are simply moved aside, rather than cut open. This leads to a much lessened recovery time along with less post-operative pain. Another great side effect is that the scars are much smaller, since a long incision is no longer needed.

Dr. Todd Gravori is an expert back doctor in Valencia who is a pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery.  At ProMed Spine, Dr. Gravori’s philosophy is to always put the patient first, and as such, he will always choose the method with the highest chance of success and lowest amount of risk first. In fact, surgery is always his last resort if possible. He prefers instead to try conservative methods first, such as physical therapy and medications such as steroid injections. However, should these methods prove inadequate, he will consider surgery as the next step.

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Many spine conditions can be treated effectively with minimally invasive surgery, and in these cases it is always the surgery of choice. Unfortunately, there are some rare and complicated conditions for which minimally invasive surgery isn’t feasible. In all cases, the best treatment for the particular condition will be recommended.

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Next, read our blog, Rhinoplasty for Improved Facial Harmony.

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Rhinoplasty for Improved Facial Harmony

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Commonly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is sought after for many reasons and is popular among both women and men. Aside from improving the overall look of the face, rhinoplasty can also help with breathing problems that can occur due to such conditions as a deviated septum.

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Rhinoplasty in San Diego

Rhinoplasty is a delicate art and requires a skilled plastic surgeon in order to achieve the best results. A difference of only a few millimeters can mean the difference between a nose that looks at home on the face and one that draws attention. An experienced surgeon will be able to craft a nose shape that fits in with the rest of the face, rather than relying on a one-size-fits-all celebrity-style nose. While many people idealize certain nose shapes, a plastic surgeon with enough expertise will be able to tell if a certain shape will be a good match for a face.

Cosmetic surgery specialist Dr. Chasan is one such surgeon who is a master in the art of rhinoplasty. Dr. Chasan holds an in-depth consultation with all of his potential rhinoplasty patients in order to determine what kind of nose shape will best suit them. Dr. Chasan places great importance on patient satisfaction and will strive to create a result which is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and satisfactory to the patient.

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Nose shape is completely unique to an individual, and no two noses are exactly alike. It is important to keep this in mind when considering rhinoplasty, as the shape of your favorite celebrity’s nose may not be the ideal shape for your nose. The important thing in a rhinoplasty procedure is to create a nose in harmony with the rest of the face.

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Next, read our blog, Should You Get a Surgery for a Meniscus Tear?

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Should You Get Surgery For A Meniscus Tear?

A meniscus tear is a very common knee injury prevalent in athletes and active people, but can also occur as a result of lifting heavy weight, bending the leg at a certain angle, or normal wear and tear associated with aging.

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Meniscus Tears in Los Angeles

In cases of a minor tear, there could be slight pain and swelling lasting anywhere from two to three weeks. With a moderate tear pain can be felt at the side or center of the knee, and swelling gets worse after two or three days. Walking with a moderate tear is possible, but the knee can feel stiff and have limited range of motion. It’s possible for symptoms to subside on their own within a week or two of injury with a moderate tear, but pain could persist for years if the tear is not treated.

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When the meniscus suffers a severe tear, a piece of the meniscus can move into the joint space and cause what patients describe as a popping or locking sensation in the knee, or the feeling that knee is giving out or buckling while walking. Along with swelling, it could be difficult to straighten the knee. An orthopedic surgeon will usually perform x-rays or an MRI to assess the degree of the tear and recommend the appropriate course of action.

In some cases the tear will heal on its own depending on the individual and how severe the tear is, but when pain, swelling, and stiffness persist a physician can recommend surgery.

Dr. Steven Meier treats numerous patients for knee injuries in Los Angeles every year at Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Learn more by visiting

Next, read our blog, The Many Uses of Laser Dentistry.

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The Many Uses of Laser Dentistry

It may seem like a strange science fiction approach to taking care of your teeth, but laser dentistry in North Carolina is real and it is effective. Not only that, but lasers can be used for a wide variety of dental care options, proving safe high quality treatment that causes far less discomfort than more conventional dental techniques. Knowing the many uses of dental lasers can help you make informed choices about what procedures you wish to undertake for the health of your teeth and who you choose to ensure the wellbeing of your mouth.

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What Processes Can Involve Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry has continued to expand in scope and usage over the years. Today, these tools are used for a vast number of unique dental procedures, including:

  • Cavity Removal – Instead of scraping out cavities, lasers can be used to remove decay and kill bacteria, all with less need for major anesthesia.
  • Hardening Fillings – After removing a cavity, the fillings placed in a tooth can be quickly hardened with a laser, reducing the drying time and shortening the procedure overall.
  • Soft Tissue Sculpting – Lasers can remove diseased gum and kill bacteria while reshaping the gum line overall. Since there is no pain or bleeding involved, recovery is much faster.
  • Tooth and Bone Sculpting – Instead of using a drill, lasers can reshape malformed teeth, prepare teeth for veneers, and shape jawbone for various procedures.

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Help from Experienced Dentists

While dental lasers have helped countless patients, truly effective treatment comes from the help of a skilled dentist. The dental team at the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry has helped countless patients restore the health and appearance of their teeth through laser dentistry. To learn more, visit for more in-depth information on a wide variety of possible procedures.

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