Celebrity Botox Before and After

Botox, Fillers, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening, Peels has allowed some of our favorite celebrities keep their youthful appearance over the years..

We think Cindy Crawford falls right into that category, ageless and beautiful!

And while the lovely model hasn’t undergone any major plastic surgery procedures, she has confessed to regular trips to the doctor for Botox, Dermal fillers and vitamin injections, since the ripe age of 29.

Cindy Crawford: “I’m not going to lie to myself, past a certain age, creams work on the texture of your skin but, in order to restore elasticity, all I can really count on is vitamin injections, Botox and Dermal Fillers“.

Cindy Crawford shown in the left in her early 20′s, and on the right now in her late 40′s after botox and dermal fillers.

Cindy Crawford - Celebrity Botox & Fillers Before and After

Angelina Jolie Botox treatments has helped her appearance stay looking as young in her late 30′s as she did in her early 20′s..

Angelina Jolie Botox & Fillers Before and After

Victoria Beckham – the photo on the left is of the singer when she in her late teen’s. She looks just as young in her late 30′s as you can see on the photo on the right with the help of some Botox and Fillers

Victoria Beckham Botox & Fillers

US Senator Hilary Clinton – got some obvious rejuvenation after a little help from some Botox, Fillers and probably laser skin resurfacing combined with laser skin tightening and IPL Photo Facial

US Senator Hilary Clinton

Demi Moore – has had some help from Botox, Fillers and probably Peels, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening and IPL Photofacial to help keep her youthfulness over the years

Demi Moore Botox Before and After

Jennifer Aniston has had help from Botox, Fillers, probably peels, laser skin resurfacing and laser skin tightening to help her keep looking this young with every passing year

Jennifer Aniston Before and After Botox

Goldie Hawn – Botox, Fillers and definitely IPL PhotoFacial to fade away of sun damage, freckles, age spots, and rosacea.

Goldie Hawn Botox & Fillers Before and After

Madonna – Botox, Fillers, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tighteningand IPL Photofacial

Madonna Celebrity Botox & Fillers Before and After

Want to get these treatments too?  It’s easy, just call us at: 718-531-4353  Ageless, beautiful, sexy!

http://www.suddenlyslimmer.com/blog/index.php/celebrity-botox-before-and-after/

Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacteriumClostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.

Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under the names:

  • Botox, Vistabel, Botox cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
  • Dysport (AbobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
  • Bocouture, Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
  • Myobloc (RimabotulinumtoxinB or botulinum toxin type B).

Contents of this article:

  1. The origin of botox
  2. How does it work?
  3. Medical and cosmetic uses
  4. How is the procedure performed?
  5. Risks and side effects

The origin of botox

The inactive instance of botulinum toxin, Clostridium botulinum organism and its spores, are located in nature worldwide in both forest and cultivated soils, sediments of lakes, streams, coastal and untreated waters. The bacterium can also be found in the intestinal tracts of mammals and fish and in the gills and viscera of crabs and other shellfish. In nature these bacteria are relatively harmless. Issues occur when the spores transform into vegetive or actively growing cells. As the cells grow and overpopulate they begin to die, producing the deadly neurotoxin that causes botulism.

Neurotoxins are toxins that target the nervous system and disrupt the signaling that allows neurons to communicate effectively. The neurotoxin involved in producing Botox, botulinum toxin (abbreviated either as BTX or BoNT), is subdivided into eight types A, B, C [C1, C2], D, E, F, G 18 and H.19 A, B, E and rarely F cause human botulism and types C and D cause illness in other mammals, birds and fish.14 Although type G has been isolated from soil in Argentina, no outbreaks involving the toxin have been recognized.21 Type H has recently been discovered in the feces of a child suffering from botulism, the DNA sequence behind it has been withheld from public databases as an antidote has not yet been found.19

How does it work?

Botulinum toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known to man. Scientists have estimated that a single gram could kill as many as one million people and a couple of kilos could kill every human on earth.22 In high concentrations botulinum toxin can result in botulism, a severe, life-threatening illness. Botulism, left untreated, may result in respiratory failure and death.16 Yet despite being so toxic and so costly, it is in huge demand.

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Botulinum toxin is injected to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.

Botulinum toxin has proven to be a successful and valuable therapeutic protein when dosage, frequency of treatment and variety of treated clinical conditions are considered.23

“Only the dose makes a remedy poisonous”20

Botulinum toxin can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, effectively leaving the muscles without instructions to contract, therefore paralyzing them.24

In order for muscles to contract, nerves release a chemical messenger, acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), at the junction where the nerve endings meet muscle cells. The acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the muscle cells to contract or shorten. Injected botulinum toxin prevents the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells. The effect of botulinum toxin causes a reduction in abnormal muscle contraction allowing the muscles to become less stiff.

Medical and cosmetic uses

Botulinum toxin’s main claim to fame is that it will appear to iron out wrinkles and lines in aging faces. More than just a vanity product, it can be useful for treating a variety of medical conditions ranging from eye squints to migraines, excess sweating to leaky bladders. There are currently over 20 different medical conditions that botulinum toxin is being used to treat with more being discovered regularly.

Approved therapeutic uses for botulinum toxin:

  • Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)1
  • Idiopathic Rotational Cervical Dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms) 1
  • Chronic Migraine3
  • Severe Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)1
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)1
  • Post-Stroke Upper Limb Spasticity4
  • Detrusor Overactivity Urinary Incontinence6
  • Overactive Bladder5
  • Hemifacial Spasm1
  • Glabellar Lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)2
  • Canthal Lines7
  • Crow’s Feet Lines.7

Off-label uses:

  • Achalasia8
  • Anal Fissure and Anismus8
  • Sialorrhea9
  • Allergic Rhinitis10
  • Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction11
  • Cerebral Palsy1
  • Oromandibular Dystonias12
  • Laryngeal Dystonia.13

How is the procedure performed?

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Botuilinum toxin takes up to 72 hours to take effect and make a noticeable difference.

The botulinum toxin is administered by diluting the powder in saline (sodium chloride) and injecting directly into neuromuscular tissue, The toxin requires 24-72 hours to take effect, reflecting the time necessary to disrupt the synaptosomal process. In very rare circumstances, some individuals may require as many as five days for the full effect to be observed.14

Botulinum toxin should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, as well as people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients.

Risks and side effects

Injections with botulinum toxin are generally well tolerated and side effects are few. Uncommon responses to a drug because of a genetic predisposition are uncommon, generally mild, and transient.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/158647.php

Did you know that even our beautiful Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery and some tweaks along the way?  Take a look…

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The files are said to support long reported rumours that the Hollywood star went under the knife long before it became a regular occurrence for actresses.

The documents also include X-rays of Monroe’s skull and are expected to sell for up to $30,000 when they go under the hammer at Julien’s auction house in Beverly Hills next month.

Notes from the office of Hollywood plastic surgeon Dr Michael Gurdin, who Monroe first saw in 1958, suggest that her chief complaint was “chin deformity”.

They detail that she had undergone a cartilage implant procedure in her chin in 1950 but it had slowly begun to dissolve.

A spokesman for Julien’s said: “Those with knowledge of the implant procedure have explained that this was done in association with a tip rhinoplasty, a procedure involving the tip of Marilyn Monroe’s nose only.”

Doctors used the alias “Joan Newman” on the X-rays and listed her height as 5ft 6ins, and her weight as 115lb.

The following day Monroe was fired from the film Something’s Got to Give.

She died on August 5, 1962 from an overdose of barbiturates at the age of 36.

Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s, said: “Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having plastic surgery. It was always speculation, did she or didn’t she? They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn’t want to believe.”

The medical records also show that Monroe suffered a bout of neutropenia, an abnormally low number of white blood cells that fight off infection, while in the UK in 1956. The following year she had an ectopic pregnancy in New York.

Just goes to show you that even in the 1950’s when plastic surgery and tweaks were in its infancy, it was still done, and judging by how Marilyn turned out, it was done very well at that. Naturally we are not saying that everyone should go under the knife, but in realty, today you don’t even have to.  Ahhhhh kudos for modern aesthetics!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10367541/Marilyn-Monroe-had-plastic-surgery-on-chin-and-nose.html

What You Should Know About Wrinkle Fillers

Injectable wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year. Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.wrinkle fillerWrinkle fillers can also be used as “volumizers,” plumping and lifting cheeks, jawlines, and temples; filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands.The treatment is fast and easy. But all wrinkle fillers have a downside, including the risk of allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin. In some cases, those bumps may be permanent. And sometimes, a bluish skin discoloration known as the Tyndall effect happens. The color change can last for several months, but there are treatments available. In very rare cases, skin cells may die if the wrinkle fillers are not used properly. There have also been a few reported cases of blindness and nerve paralysis. Typically, the wrinkle fillers that last longer are the ones more likely to cause side effects.Not every wrinkle-filler is right for every type of wrinkle. The least risks and best results come from using the right one correctly. That’s why you should only have fillers injected by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with ongoing, special training.
Here is a breakdown of available wrinkle fillers. It includes their basic ingredients, how they work, their pros and cons, and the best areas for treatment. Your doctor can help you choose the right one for you.

Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers

The most popular category of wrinkle fillers is hyaluronic acid. Each type works in a slightly different way with varying results.

Side effects are rare but can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. The filler may also show up under the skin as tiny bumps. This is a problem that often improves over time.

How long the results last varies from several months to over a year or two. Some research shows that repeated injections may help stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. That will help reduce the number of lines and wrinkles. There is also some evidence that less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look.

Hyaluronic wrinkle fillers include:

  • Belotero Balance
  • Captique
  • Elevess
  • HylaForm
  • Juvederm 24HV
  • Juvederm 30
  • Juvederm 30HV
  • Juvederm Ultra
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus
  • Juvederm Voluma XC
  • Perlane
  • Perlane-L
  • Prevelle Silk
  • Restylane
  • Restylane-L
  • Restylane Silk

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/facial-fillers/wrinkle-fillers-what-you-should-know