Dr. Jegasothy explains to Jenn Sinrich the do’s and don’ts of the popular anti-wrinkle injection, Botox! Below are Dr. Jegasothy’s top 3 Botox ready signs from the Reader’s Digest online article.
If one eyebrow sits lower than the other, or one side of your mouth raises when you smile or speak, Botox can be used to relax one of the sides and create a more symmetric appearance, temporarily. “The exact anatomy of this procedure is complex, but if done correctly, can last for much longer than Botox for wrinkles,” says S. Manjula Jegasothy, MD, board-certified dermatologist and CEO and Founder of Miami Skin Institute. It’s important to note that this is a very advanced procedure and should only be undertaken by a board-certified dermatologist who is very proficient in Botox injections in the lower face.
While by no means something that “needs” treatment, a gummy smile is a term used to describe a person whose upper teeth and gums show prominently when they smile and laugh. Botox can be used to lower the lip so that it covers more of the gum area. “Most of the time this simply requires one or two injections right below the nose in a very carefully designated location, depending on the individual patient’s anatomy,” explains Dr. Jegasothy. “This is another procedure where effects can last months to years.”
The masseter muscle, which is used for chewing and grinding of the teeth, can be more full in some people than others and even enlarged in patients who grind their teeth. Botox can be performed in this area to soften the jawline. In fact, using Botox for the masseter to soften a square jaw in women is the number one use of Botox in Asia, particularly in South Korea. “It is very effective when done properly in softening the muscle, elongating the lower face and making a square jaw or square face more heart-shaped or oval,” says Dr. Jegasothy. “It involves a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the lower face and should be undertaken only by board-certified dermatologists very proficient in treating the lower face with Botox.”
If you’re looking to improve facial symmetry, reduce the appearance of a “gummy smile”, or shrink/soften your jawline according to Dr. Jegasothy you’re ready for Botox injections! Click on the link to read more on when you should get Botox.
In this InStyle article by Marianne Mychaskiw, Dr. Jegasothy explains why there is no medical evidence on “base tan” which is why she does not recommend it. Due to the crazy summer sun just the minimal amount of sun exposure can activate sunburn cells leading to unwanted skin conditions. Dr. Jegasothy gives expert advice on how to protect your skin and more information about the truth of base tanning. Read the article below to find out!
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