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More Side Effects from Restylane

Some women have complained about a darkening of the skin after using Restylane.   Although reported cases are minimal, it is also a Restylane side effect.

According to DocShop.com on thousands of clinical applications, Restylane related complications have a very low rate of occurrence. Some common, but not severe, Restylane side effects include redness, swelling, tenderness, itching, slight bruising, and other minor discomfort at the injection site, but these side effects tend to disappear within days or hours of the procedure.

Restylane Side Effects

Restylane on your laugh lines

For most women this is one of the areas they want to start with, I know it was for me.    I have since had Restylane treatments on other areas of my face that are more sensitive.    Hopefully the doctor who does your laugh lines is great but if not, at least it was not a crucial area, like under your eyes.   That’s another reason to start Restylane on your laugh lines.    The relationship with your doctor is of utmost importance.   If he or she does not listen to you, I mean really listen to you, you’ll most likely be dissapointed.    At about $600 to $700 per cc cost for Restylane treatment you want a doctor who is attentive to your requests.   My two cents.

Restylane Side Effects

According to DocShop.com on thousands of clinical applications, Restylane related complications have a very low rate of occurrence. Some common, but not severe, Restylane side effects include redness, swelling, tenderness, itching, slight bruising, and other minor discomfort at the injection site, but these side effects tend to disappear within days or hours of the procedure. Additionally, for those receiving Restylane injections in their lips, it is common to experience swelling. Because hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, there is little chance of an allergic reaction or of the body rejecting Restylane® injections. Moreover, people with allergies to animal products do not have to worry about Restylane complications due to an allergic reaction and no pre-test is required. 

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Glamoxy Snake Serum : Botox without Needles?

glamoxy snake serum

The rumor mill has been flooded lately with news of celebrities (who are always up to date with the latest beauty tips) using Glamoxy Snake Serum. Supposedly, Kate Moss, Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham and Naomi Campbell are big fans of  this hard-to-get-your-hands-on Glamoxy Snake Serum that may just give Botox a run for its money.

Does Glamoxy Snake Serum work like Botox without needles?

Is it Botox in a bottle?

It may very well be.  In the U.K., advance orders of the product have exceeded 10,000.  Consumers have a hard time buying it.  The manufacturer, Rodial, says on their website that they are SOLD OUT and are only taking advance orders.

Glamoxy Snake Serum works like Botox. It’s a muscle freezer in the form of a serum. The main ingredient is Syn-ake or Snyake, a neuropeptide that mimics the effects of the Southeast Asian Temple Viper’s venom. Trials have shown that in about 90 seconds, it relaxes the wrinkles and with continued use, results in a 52% reduction of the wrinkles. [Read more…]

EYELASH EXTENSIONS

Eyelash Extensions 
I was born without a lot of body hair.  I feel lucky; I am one of the few who have gotten away with not having to wax nor shave my legs EVER.  On the downside, my eyebrows are thin and my eyelashes short, light and sparse like my eyebrows.
I don’t wear mascara.  I found my lashes falling off along with mascara when it was time to clean off.

EYELASH EXTENSIONS:
Upon my sister’s prodding, I decided to try lash extensions.  I’ve seen other girls…. Oh, to have those long butterfly eyelashes!

The eyelash extensions came in three different lenghts:  Long, medium and natural.  Because my own eyelashes are short to begin with, I went for the natural length.  The whole procedure was long and tedious.  Each individual eyelash extension had to be glued to my own and I had to keep my eyelids closed the entire time, trying my best not to move them, as any movement caused the just-glued-but-not-quite-set eyelash to become crooked.  As far as any pain or discomfort, there was none, except for the smell of the glue, which wasn’t too bad.   I was fidgety the whole time and I couldn’t contain my anticipation.  After forty five minuets, which seemed more like two hours to me, the eyelash extension procedure was done.  I looked in the mirror… [Read more…]