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Is Stress Prematurely Aging Your Skin?

Anti-Aging Facial Wrinkle Injections Del MarHave you ever wondered how people who are similar ages don’t always look as if they’re the same age? One person may show the effects of aging more noticeably while another person who is the same age might have fewer wrinkles and more radiant skin.

While a variety of aspects factor into it – genetics and lifestyle, for example – stress is thought to be among the most critical; even the way you deal with your stress can be crucial. The effects of stress on skin can vary but there seems to be a tangible link between the amount of stress you have and the number of wrinkles you see on your face.

You can protect yourself from prematurely aging skin by eating right, keeping hydrated, staying fit, and getting plenty of rest but if you don’t protect yourself from stress (or at least find ways to handle it), you could be at risk of developing noticeable wrinkles.

The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology may have a minimally invasive solution that can also help – treatments with injections of neuromodulators, such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin. In fact, our dermatologists are considered leading experts in injectable treatments and can customize a treatment plan that suits your lifestyle, skin condition, and aesthetic goals. Read more

Self-Conscious About a Gummy Smile? Botox, Dysport or Xeomin Can Help

La Jolla Excess Gingival Show CorrectionIf grinning ear to ear or flashing your best smile causes you angst because too much of your gums are exposed, you may be feeling self-conscious about your excessive gingival exposure. Commonly called a gummy smile, this condition can cause you to be so embarrassed about smiling that you hide your pearly whites by not smiling so widely or by covering your mouth with your hand.

However, it’s often confusing as to what exactly constitutes a gummy smile, as exposure of the gums when you smile is common. Sometimes, it takes nothing more than a look in the mirror to gauge. As such, it’s not easy to determine the best way to correct this. Should you undergo surgery or indulge in a less invasive procedure, such injections of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin? In fact, many people are not even sure that there are specific treatments for a gummy smile.

To be sure, you should schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist, such as the experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. They have the experience, skill, and training to determine not just whether or not you should have treatment but also what type of treatment best suits you. Read more

Your Body is a Canvas – Which is Why You Should Never Cut Corners on Wrinkle Injections

San Diego Anti-Aging Facial TreatmentPerhaps you’ve heard the following true story (or one similar to it):

A Florida woman in her 30s had Botox injected into her face, initially to reduce or correct glabellar lines (“11” or vertical frown lines) between her eyes. After experiencing great results and feeling satisfied with her treatment, she later had Botox injected in her forehead to minimize the horizontal skin creases that had developed.

To her surprise and dismay, the injections caused her forehead to collapse, shutting her left eye completely and causing years of pain and distress. It was not until a series of corrective surgeries that she felt comfortable enough to go out in public without wearing shades, scarves, and hats.

Unfortunately, such stories are not uncommon. As with all medical and cosmetic procedures, there are risks involved with any type of wrinkle injection, whether it be Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin. These treatments can cause unwanted side effects, but they are normally mild like a bruise and dissipate within 7-10 days. Read more

For Millennials, Botox is Becoming Part of the Normal Beauty Regimen

Del Mar Neuromodulator Alternative UsesIf you’ve been keeping track of all the industries that millennials are being credited with (or blamed for, depending on your perspective) having a major impact on, then you may have noticed their influence on the cosmetic dermatology industry.

For two decades now, cosmetic wrinkle treatments (such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin) have been considered the exclusive domain of women and men in the middle of their lives (i.e., starting in their 40s). Traditionally, it was unusual when someone in her or his 30s was considering Botox injections. For a 20-something to be thinking about it, it was considered outrageous.

Times are changing. Read more

How Botox Became Popular with 20-Somethings

Injectable Anti-Wrinkle Treatment La JollaLast year, well more than four million Botox treatments were performed, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. More telling, though, is that Botox was the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure for women in their 20s and 30s, an increase of nearly 50% since 2010, in San Diego and throughout the U.S. This is somewhat surprising, as Botox treatment has traditionally been the realm of people in their 40s, 50s, and beyond. So, why are younger people increasingly choosing Botox when, on the surface, people that young don’t need Botox? Read more

5 Common Botox Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Botox Injectable Anti-Aging Del MarLet’s cut to the chase – Botox and other neuromodulators sometimes get a bad rap. Even though they’re some of the safest cosmetic wrinkle treatments available, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport have unnecessarily bad reputations. The idea that these treatments can “freeze” the face is a widespread idea, but it’s easy to understand why: good results from happy, satisfied patients don’t stir widespread controversy or sell newspapers. When injected appropriately, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are amazingly safe, effective wrinkle treatment for a wide variety of cosmetic and medical conditions and produce NATURAL results that enhance your appearance.

Of course, when injected inappropriately, adverse side effects can occur. Let’s take a look at some common injectable mistakes – and how you can avoid them. Thankfully, no injectable wrinkle treatment is permanent, meaning that ANY unwanted effects will wear off in a few weeks. Read more

Wrinkles on Your Nose? What Bunny Lines are Doing to Your Appearance

Del Mar Botox Nose Wrinkle InjectionsWhen you were younger, your elders probably warned you about the complications of aging – mysterious aches and pains, wrinkles and sagging skin, and graying hair (that is, if you didn’t lose it first). They most likely recommended that you eat a proper diet, exercise regularly, avoid stress, and get rest.

Once you left your 20s, though, you began realizing that your elders had held out on you! Now you have to deal with things like frown lines and crow’s feet. As depressing as those terms sound, it’s not much better when you develop things with happy names, like smile lines, or even cute ones, like bunny lines.

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, we get it. It’s hard to find out that smile lines are becoming more and more noticeable on your face and giving away your age. Fortunately, our staff of board-certified cosmetic dermatology experts is proud to offer bunny lines treatments to help turn back the clock and prevent lines and wrinkles from becoming a permanent feature of your face so soon. Read more

5 Types of Wrinkles and What Botox Can Do for You

xeomin for wrinkles treatment san diegoWrinkles and gray hair are the two most common signs of aging. Gray hair can be quickly remedied with some artfully-used hair dye, while wrinkles are a little more complicated to conceal. The truth is, there is a common misconception that wrinkles are all the same. However, there are different types of wrinkles that need unique anti-wrinkle treatments in order to see improvement.

Prevention is usually on everyone’s mind when it comes to wrinkles. Preventative measures include a careful mix of genetics combined with great skin care, moisturizing, proper diet, hydration, sun protection and cutting-edge anti-aging treatments. When it comes to wrinkles that have already formed, having up-to-date information about the best anti-aging treatments is key. Read more

Freshen Up Your Look with These 3 Lesser Known Botox Treatments

Everyone knows Botox as an effective wrinkle treatment, especially on the forehead or around the mouth, yet it seems with each passing year that Botox treatments are approved for several different medical or cosmetic conditions.

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, Botox treatments are one of our specialties. To get the optimal results that our patients want, it takes experience, training, and skill to administer the right amount of Botox. Our staff of cosmetic and medical dermatologists has the knowledge and delicate touch necessary to provide Botox treatments for a variety of conditions, including three lesser known ones.

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3 Easy Ways to Prevent Frown Lines (aka 11 Lines)

SD Neuromodulator Facial Wrinkle DermatologistsHave you ever been asked why you look angry or stressed? If so, did you wonder how you could possibly look angry when you were feeling so happy? However, if you take a look in a mirror and, without making an expression, find that you do indeed look unhappy, you might have frown lines, also known as 11 lines.

Perhaps you can deal with looking angry or stressed, but can you deal with looking older than you are? You may not realize that these frown lines add years to your appearance, but they can do so considerably. Read more