BOTOX® and Xeomin are purified proteins that smooth out animated lines that are only visible when facial expressions take place by relaxing the muscles that cause them to contract. The active ingredient in the treatment is derived from bacteria and is manufactured in sterile laboratory conditions.
BOTOX® and Xeomin are a prescription-only medicines administered by a qualified medical professional. The main uses for the treatments include the relaxation of forehead lines (horizontal lines that form raising your eyebrows) crow’s feet (lines that form at the corner of your eye when you smile), and glabellar lines (vertical lines between your eyebrows when you frown). Other uses can include jaw slimming, dimpling chins, gummy smiles, nasal wrinkle, and excessive under arm perspiration.
The protein is administered into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle, by multiple injection sites within a concentrated area, over span of about 5-10 minutes. Patients can expect minimal discomfort during the administration process and can expect post-treatment effects to settle within 3-5 days. A week after administration, patients can expect to realize maximum effects of the procedure.
Results will vary slightly depending on each patient’s muscularity, but most experience that the procedure can last 4-6 months. Repeat treatments tend to work shorter amounts of time due to the body forming a residence to the product.
Lifestyle Medicine According to Dr. Ivan…
I believe that one’s lifestyle invariably dictates their overall health. Those who are confident about their appearance, energy levels, sexual prowess, fitness ability, and mental fortitude will demonstrate improvements in life sustaining metabolic process throughout the body. With a strong adherence to the ideology of the connection between mind and body, helping one feel as if they were 25 years old again, will lead to both a lifestyle enhancement and life rejuvenating experience.
I developed this model of medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, early on in my educational experience in medical school. I came to find that with traditional medicine the prolongation of death was more important than the augmentation of life. A philosophy I didn’t agree with.
Lifestyle Medicine holds fast to the idea that aging is a choice we all make unknowingly every day. Every cigarette we smoke, every drink we drink, every extra serving of starchy and fatty food we indulge in, and every extended night out we decide to take weighs heavily on our body’s health and in turn ages us.