Category Archives: Botox®

Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Botox Cosmetic: Visual Complications

Botox Cosmetic is a great and simple treatment for facial wrinkles, and restoring a youthful appearance in men and women. However, Botox Cosmetic does have potential complications. Botox Cosmetic migrates a little bit away from the injection site, like a drop of water in the pool. As a result, Botox may affect facial muscles not …

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Botox Cosmetic: Long-term benefit?

No one really knows the long-term cosmetic benefit of continuous Botox use. There have not been any good research studies to show a cumulative benefit. There is some evidence, however, that redosing Botox before it has completely worn off will lead to longer term, more effective wrinkle reduction. But does getting Botox continuously for 20 …

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Treatment for Tired, Puffy Eyes?

Tired, droopy, puffy eyelids are a common complaint of many seeking plastic surgery. However, before proceeding with any cosmetic procedure, a medical evaluation is required. Puffy eyelids are common with thyroid disorders. It is important that your thyroid hormones are stable before considering any plastic surgery. Allergies are another medical condition which contributes to the …

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Skin Care: The Basics

Skin care product companies generally do not promote the basics of skin care. They want you to purchase their products instead. But what good is their products without the basics in-place first? Don't jump to Botox Cosmetic or a TCA chemical peel before starting with the skin basics. Patients in DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia …

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Botox Cosmetic: Myth #3

Time to debunk another myth regarding Botox® Cosmetic. Myth 3: "I am afraid of painful injections" Fact: Botox® Cosmetic injections may be essentially painless. Treatment involves a few tiny injections with a very small needle, which usually require no anesthesia. However, your doctor may provide a topical anesthetic cream or ice pack to the treatment …

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Botox Cosmetic: Myth #2

Time to debunk another myth about . Many patients confuse the Botox and injectible fillers, such collagen, , , Sculptra, Radiesse, and . Myth #2: Botox is a filler Fact: Botox is not a filler. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles which cause wrinkles. The relaxation is not immediate, and is seen a few days after …

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Botox Cosmetic: Myth #1

I'll be debunking myths of the various cosmetic procedures. Today, we'll start with the most common non-surgical aesthetic procedure, Botox Cosmetic. Myth #1: Botox is a poison and causes botulism Fact: Botox is not a poison. Botulism is from a foodborne bacteria. Botox cosmetic is a medically purified protein, which can only be prescribed by …

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