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By Ashlee G 06 Nov, 2017

In 1978, the world's most potent neurotoxin, Botulinum, was used in its first clinical trial.

Botox has come a long way from its origin as a corrective treatment for crossed eyes. Early on, few physicians knew that Botox's treatment of muscle hyperactivity could have multiple uses.

In the late 1990s, Botox gained fame as the great wrinkle reducer. To this day, Botox is best known for its cosmetic applications.

However, researchers and physicians continue to find new uses for this peculiar treatment. New treatments range from migraine relief to controlling vaginal spasms.

You will be surprised to discover five hidden benefits of Botox. Let's explore some of them!


1. Chronic Migraine Relief


In the United States more than 37 million people suffer  from chronic migraines. It is a debilitating ailment that keeps people away from their jobs and family.

There are many different types of migraines and the triggers can be different for everyone.

Typically Caucasian Females, aged 35 -55 years old, suffer most frequently.

As symptoms arise it's important to document possible triggers. Recognizing patterns can be a useful way to prevent future migraines.

In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for intramuscular injection as a preventative treatment of migraines.

Benefits of Botox include providing migraine relief by inducing muscle relaxation.

Treatment

Typically physicians recommend treatments once every three months. They will inject small doses in several locations on the face and neck:

Typical injection sites for migraines:

  • The bridge of the nose
  • Temples
  • Forehead
  • Back of the head
  • Neck
  • Upper Back

Inducing muscular paralysis in these key areas has proven effective. The use of Botox has also relieved many migraine sufferers' dependence on pain medication. After injection, it can take 10 days to two weeks to experience relief.


2. Sweating


For those that suffer from Hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, Botox can be a welcome treatment. Excessive sweating is an embarrassing disorder that even extra strength antiperspirants cannot control.

In 2004, the FDA approved Botox for use as a treatment for underarm sweating.

Botox has the ability to temporarily block the chemical that activates our sweat glands. Treatments are effective almost immediately with repeat visits are needed every seven to 16 months.

But how do you know the difference between common sweatiness and Hyperhidrosis?

Diagnosing Hyperhidrosis  is an important first step to seeking treatment.

How many times per day do you worry about sweating?

Does excessive sweating affect your work or social life?

Have you tried every OTC treatment with no results?

If you find that your answers align you with this diagnosis, you should consider Botox treatment. The benefits of Botox are time-proven and show little to no long-term side effects.

Before any procedure, it's important to know the q uestions to ask . You should make sure the practitioner is licensed and experienced. In addition, ask to see "before and after" pictures of actual patients they have treated.


3. Incontinence (Overactive Bladder)


For women with bladder incontinence, Botox has prove more effective than implanted nerve stimulation devices.

Sudden urges to go to the bathroom and frequent leaks keep many women from living their best life. Both Botox and InterStim are effective in decreasing incontinent episodes. However, in a head-to-head comparison , Botox decreased four daily urges on average versus InterStim's three.

The neurotoxin is injected into the bladder and directly relaxes the overactive muscles.

Issues with incontinence can stem from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.

During pregnancy, the expanding uterus puts added pressure on the bladder. The bladder sphincter is a valve at the base of the bladder that controls the release of urine into the urethra. The added pressure on the bladder makes it hard to hold your urine inside and causes episodes of urge incontinence.

After childbirth, muscular support in the internal body weakens. The pelvic floor muscles are fatigued and stressed. As well, the process of childbirth can actually damage the nerves in the bladder.

An injection of Botox helps to desensitize an over-active bladder, all with the goal of retraining the bladder to control the urinary output.


4. Vaginal Spasms


For many women, sex can be a painful process. Many claiming that their vagina is too tight, or too small. In many cases, a vaginal spasm condition called Vaginismus might be the cause.

Vaginismus is an abnormal condition that causes severe cramping of the vaginal muscles.

This condition can make it very painful to have sexual intercourse or impossible for penetration. During intercourse, some women's vaginal walls spasm, preventing entry.

Botox injection into the muscle tissue relaxes the overactive muscles. This treatment has proven effective at intervals of every two to six months.

For many women, vaginal spasms have affected their personal relationships. Just two consecutive treatments can afford relief for normal penetration.

There are many Botox myths  that can keep you from helpful treatments. Knowing the facts is the only way to feel confident in treatments.


5. Crossed Eyes


Strabismus is the medical name for having crossed eyes. Treating this condition was the original use of Botox, but very few know these origins.

After numbing eye drops are placed in the eye, the specialist will place a special needle into the eye muscle directly. When the correct location is targeted, a dose of .1 ml is administered. The expert will wait 30 seconds before removing the needle to reduce the spread of the toxin within the eye.

Botox can also help to reduce chronic eyelid spasms. Each eye has six muscles, with two moving the eye laterally by pulling in opposite directions. If one muscle becomes weakened, the eye can be pulled out of alignment. This causes the eye to appear lazy.

These amazing benefits of Botox are still used today and continue to develop.

The Amazing Benefits of Botox

Who knew this lethal neurotoxin could have so many wonderful benefits when administered safely?

Botox's unique ability to relax muscles has treated so many conditions. Its cosmetic uses are just the beginning.

Research continues to find new treatments. Many proven treatments are waiting in line for FDA approval.

Botox Services  at Radiance Spa are performed in a serene environment under the supervision of licensed and experienced experts. Contact us  today to schedule your appointment!

By Ashlee G 03 Nov, 2017

One of the newest trends taking America by storm is Botox.

In 2016, over 4 million women  were walking into clinics for fewer wrinkles and/or bigger lips. Not to mention the couple hundred thousand men that got Botox, too.

Beauty standards are changing, and many more patients want in on the action.

As common as it is becoming, Botox is still a medical enhancement . You should take your time finding the right Botox clinic and the best treatment for you.

The process doesn't have to be difficult, though.

Here's everything you need to know to make the right choice.

1. Know What You Want

You may think you're looking for Botox, but there are actually other terms to be aware of. Your makeover may be as simple as a facial or peel.

To give your face a fuller look, consider dermal fillers.

Fillers help lift the cheeks and smoothen deep creases. They can help preserve your youthful glow with more ease than Botox.

Fillers cost less and are administered with fewer visits, needing only one follow up per year.

Common Uses for Botox

As great as these treatments are, no one knows your face like you. Botox might be a bit more of an investment, but feeling like the best version of you is priceless.

Botox is most commonly used to treat laugh lines. You can also fight other wrinkles like those above the brows or under the eyes.

Fun fact: Botox isn't just for aesthetics!

This simple injection can fight migraines, writer's cramps, and even multiple sclerosis. If you suffer from any of these , ask your doctor about your Botox options.

2. Ask Around

With the rise of these amazing treatments, it may feel like there is a Botox clinic on every corner.

Start your search by talking to your gal pals  and family members.

Does mom's smile look a little more youthful these days? Is your little sister obsessed with treating her skin?

A few simple questions can point you in the right direction to your future Botox clinic.

Don't be shy about getting too personal. Many women love their treatments so much they can't wait to talk about it.

Remember, aging happens! Everyone gets wrinkles. Yet, not everyone has to live with them being as bold as they first appear.

Trust the lovely ladies in your life to help you out.

3. Check Reviews

Take your conversations into serious consideration, but do some solo searching, too.

Get online and see what your Botox clinic options are really about.

Reading client reviews will tell you the ins and outs of each spa and service.

This is where you can get a feel for what to really expect. Reviews may lead you further than the right clinic. They may also tell you the person you need to ask for to get the best service.

Speaking of the staff, double check you are looking at a clinic with certified nurses. As popular as Botox has become, it is still a medical injection.

Reviews also give you a better idea of what to do before and after your treatment. Every person has a different level of recovery, but it's good to see if someone posted a little advice.

Don't forget to take a peek at social media for more information.

Systems like Facebook and Instagram can give you a tour of a Botox clinic from the comfort of your couch.

See if you can imagine yourself in one of the waiting rooms or consultation areas. Who knows? One account may even call out to you stronger than you think and help you make a decision.

4. Consider Your Budget

Before you fall in love with a beautiful spa, look at the price tag.

You shouldn't have to spend a fortune to get rid of fine lines. Be wary of going for the cheapest choice though, because you get what you pay for.

The right price will offer the treatment you want and the value you need. Most clinics include a follow-up since Botox takes a few days to kick in.

Some will even offer special rates  and product purchases. These help keep your skin glowing long after your appointment, and who doesn't love that?

5. Set Up a Consultation

Set up a consultation with your top choices of Botox clinics. Most clinics now offer free meetings, so you can add these to your calendar with ease.

This is the best way to see who really has your best interest in mind.

Make a point to talk to the person who would be administering your treatment. Try to establish a relationship with them and see how you connect.

The specialist should be friendly yet professional. He or she should be able to answer all your questions with ease and simplify complex terms.

Some people may even bring up other options than you expect. They want to treat what's really going on with your skin, which might mean a treatment of lesser strength or a long-term Botox plan.

6. Get All the Details

Your consultation is a time to talk about the small details. Actually, these can sometimes be the most important.

Ask how long a Botox clinic has been in business and talk about past successes. A clinic should have before and after photos to back up its claims.

Take a moment to discuss your concerns, too.

Disclose your fears and a current health status that may apply to the treatment. Talk about your regular levels of activity and how the treatment could affect this.

You should leave a consultation fully confident in what you've talked about.

Out of all the meetings you set up, one will definitely stand out.

Discover the Botox Clinic Waiting for You

Is your inner beauty hiding behind a few wrinkles?

Let the world see the best version of you with the help of a Botox clinic.

The ladies at Radiance Wellness and Beauty are waiting to administer the makeover you're dreaming of.

Contact us  today to talk about your Botox treatment and other beauty options!


By Ashlee G 28 Jun, 2017
You may have scheduled mole removal for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you are at risk of melanoma, which affects about 40,000 Americans each year, or maybe you are doing it for cosmetic or preventative care. Either way, it is always better to recover from the treatment with smooth skin rather than a scar. Fortunately, you can prevent unsightly scars with the right aftercare methods. Follow these tips to keep your skin looking as healthy as possible in the weeks following your treatment. 

  • Clean The Area: As with any beauty spa treatment, it is important to keep the area free of bacteria. Any type of infection can cause the wound to get worse and potentially leave you with an ugly scar. Ask your doctor for specific instructions, but water or some hydrogen peroxide usually does the trick.

  • Stay Hydrated: What you put in your body directly impacts your skin. By drinking plenty of water, you can keep your skin hydrated and healthy. If the area seems to be drying out, apply a small amount of gentle moisturizer to supplement.

  • Avoid Vigorous Exercise: When you work out, friction from your clothes, sweating, and quick movements can irritate and potentially reopen the treated area. Take it easy for a few weeks to let your skin heal, and ask your clinician when you can get back to your normal activities.

  • Cover Up In The Sun: The sun's harmful rays can do some serious damage to vulnerable skin. This aftercare is similar to treatments like laser hair removal and botox. Keep out of the sun if possible, but always wear protective layers and sunscreen.

  • Keep Your Hands Off: Even if the treated area hurts or itches, do your best to keep your hands away. Picking and scratching can cause a scar, since it slows down your skin's natural healing process.
In the days and weeks following your mole removal treatment, be sure to call your clinician if you notice any problems. They will either give you advice or have you come in for a follow up appointment. The bottom line is to be gentle with your skin and pay attention to any issues. This will let your skin regenerate itself for the most healthy result possible.
By Ashlee G 20 Jun, 2017
Taking care of your skin is more than just chemical peels and facials -- it also involves checking for signs of skin cancer. While you may love the sweet spots on your skin, the beauty mark you so adore may turn out to be problematic. If you have moles on your body, it is important to keep an eye on them, as they can turn cancerous. In fact, an estimated 5 to 10% of the U.S. population has atypical moles. While these types of spots are more common in immunosuppressed adults, it is important for everyone to be aware. 

Fortunately, you can check your moles for irregularity right at home. Use this guide to inspect your skin, and make an appointment with a dermatologist if you suspect a problem. They may encourage you to schedule mole removal. 

The 'ABCDE' Method

The best way to inspect your moles is to follow this method. Stand in front of a mirror in a well-lit room. Make sure to check all of your skin, including your scalp. As you scan your skin, check for the following mole features.

  • Asymmetry: Moles should be symmetrical, so check if one half looks different than the other.
  • Border: Healthy moles have a even border. If it has a jagged or poorly defined border, it could be problematic.
  • Color: Moles should also be uniform in color. If you are noticing multiple shades of brown and black, call your skin professional.
  • Diameter: Generally, moles should not be larger than a pencil eraser. Larger moles could be a sign of skin cancer.
  • Evolving: Your moles should stay the same over time. If you notice that one is growing, or changes in shape or color, it's time to get it checked out.

Other Signs To Look For

In addition to performing the ABCDE method to check yourself regularly, also watch out for more general signs of an unhealthy mole. If a mole is bleeding, itchy, or painful in any way, you should call your specialist for a checkup. It is also important to schedule checkups for any moles that appear during adulthood.

If your skin specialist recommends mole removal , the process is generally quite simple and painless. You can also have a mole removed amongst your other cosmetic procedures, even if it does not appear to be problematic.

Radiance Wellness And Beauty performs the mole removal San Diego trusts. Schedule your appointment to achieve your ideal skin today.
By Ashlee G 31 May, 2017
Radiant, clear, smooth skin is a highly desirable feature. However, it is hard to avoid acne scars, wrinkles, or sun damage discoloration as we get older. Luckily, there are some amazing services out there to rejuvenate the skin and help get rid of these pesky skin problems. All the skin product commercials out there stress how important exfoliation is, but your skin cleanser at home can only do so much. If you have some skin imperfections that you can't get rid of on your own, or are just hoping for younger looking skin, it is easy to find a beauty spa that offers microdermabrasion or chemical peels. They are both popular options but how do you know which exfoliation option is right for you?

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels involve applying gentle skin enhancing chemicals on your face which dissolves the upper layers of skin. The chemicals also clear away dead skin cells and help to reveal healthy, smooth skin underneath. Chemical peels are a great treatment option for acne and acne scarring, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and it improves the texture of sun damaged skin. Chemical peels are most effective for serious skin problems such as deep wrinkles and scars. 


A series of peels is usually required to obtain the best results and is also dependent on how serious the skin issues are. Chemical peels are available in 3 different strengths: light, medium and deep. The strength chosen will ultimately determine how long the recovery time (you may need up to three months). As peels essentially burn the top layer of skin away, mild skin irritation is to be expected as well as dryness, redness, and flaky skin. Your skin might also be more sensitive to the sun and outdoor elements because you have temporarily removed the skin's protective outer layer.

Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion polishes away the upper layers of skin with a vacuum like machine that exfoliates sucks away the dead skin. The suction also stimulates collagen production and blood flow. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that microdermabrasion "helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging." This procedure offers the skin a 'rosy glow' but will not significantly change the appearance of the skin surface. This procedure does not improve wrinkles or skin discoloration. Sometimes, microdermabrasion is recommended before a chemical peel to prepare the skin for the chemicals used in the facial peels. It is the milder exfoliation option for sure. Skin peeling is a normal occurrence after a microdermabrasion treatment but, this does not mean there is a problem. It will resolve on its own after 24-48 hours. Patients may also experience mild redness, minor irritation and dryness. 


Whether you choose chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or both treatments is entirely up to you. If you are feeling uncertain you may want to consult with your dermatologist or physician first. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, both microdermabrasion and chemical peels treat age spots, dull complexion and uneven skin tone. But, as stated before, chemical peels are best suited for more serious skin conditions and microdermabrasion will help with skin rejuvenation and give you that rosy glow again! Make sure you find a beauty spa that has licensed and experienced estheticians. Either procedure can be done multiple times (with required recovery time in between) throughout your life and might become a welcome addition to your skin care routine.
By Ashlee G 25 May, 2017
Considering Botox injections for the first time? Cosmetic procedures are a great way to pamper yourself, leaving a beautiful result. While searching for a clinic to perform your Botox procedure, be sure to gather all possible information. Start by asking the clinic these simple questions: 

  • What certifications do your clinicians have? Be sure to schedule an appointment with a licensed clinician. This will ensure your safety and the success of the procedure. Those with the proper training will also be able to provide proper care instructions for Botox before and after injection.

  • Does your facility often perform injections? It is best to book your appointment at a clinic that has vast experience performing this type of treatment. If the clinicians are performing injections every day, they are likely more precise and efficient. If you are having any doubts about a certain clinic, look for one with a better portfolio.

  • What treatment to you recommend? Once you select a clinic or professional beauty spa, make a consultation appointment to assess your treatment options. Your clinician will recommend what areas to treat. They will also be able to tell you about all possible Botox benefits and risks, as well as what other treatments you might enjoy.

  • How much Botox will you be injecting? Every client is different, so your clinician will tell you how much Botox they will need to inject to achieve your desired result. Don't be afraid to ask questions about why they are choosing a certain quantity and how it will affect your aftercare.

  • What should we do for aftercare? When your treatment is complete, be sure to ask about how to prevent bruising and damage to the area. Your clinician will be able to give you specific limitations and a timeline for recovery.
As most Botox before and after photos suggest, about  82% of Botox patients  experience improvement within one week. If you are noticing any pain, bruising, or other issues, be sure to call your clinician right away. They will be able to reassess the area and figure out the problem. Remember that taking the time to choose the best possible Botox injection clinic will reduce the chances of bruising altogether, so be sure to gather plenty of information.
By Ashlee G 12 May, 2017
Professional laser hair removal benefits your confidence, making you feel flawless. To make sure that the treatment is as effective as possible, it is important to follow all aftercare instructions. This will prevent damage to your skin and prep the hair follicles for your next treatment. In addition to your specialist's specific instructions, be sure to follow these care tips after the laser hair removal process .

  • Avoid sunlight.After your hair removal appointment, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun. Cover up your skin when possible and always wear sunscreen. The same guidelines apply for other treatments like facials and chemical peels.

  • Sooth your skin.You might experience some pain and irritation for about 24 hours after the treatment. Apply ice to the area to reduce any swelling. The pain should go away within a few days, but be sure to call your spa if you see any sores.

  • Expect some itching.The treated area will likely itch for at least the first day. Buy a bottle of aloe vera or itch cream ahead of time to apply to your skin post-appointment. While it might be tempting, do your best not to scratch the area.
    This will just lead to more irritation.

  • Be careful with products.Try to avoid makeup or other cosmetic products right after treatment. If you must use something, opt for a mineral or chemical-free option. Your skin will be sensitive and you could irritate it more by caking chemicals onto it. Be as gentle as possible.

  • Call about any problems.If pain, irritation, or itching doesn't go away after about a day, call your specialist as soon as possible. They will tell you if anything is wrong or if you need to come in for a follow up appointment.

Taking care of your skin and hair follicles is essential to prep your body for your next hair removal session. Most industry professionals recommend the patients come in for follow-up treatments about every 4 to 8 weeks. Depending on your skin tone and hair texture, your hair removal specialist may have more specific instructions. The laser hair removal process takes time, so be sure to be patient. The results will be worth the wait.
By Ashlee G 01 May, 2017
Cosmetic procedures are terrific for individuals who want to not only improve the look and feel of their skin, face, or body, but also feel better about themselves. Despite the fact that these procedures are so wonderful and help so many people, many individuals are still unsure about going through with some of them. If you're skeptical at all about these procedures, simply do a little online research about the procedure you're thinking about. 

Here are some of the best cosmetic procedures that you should consider this year and a few of the advantages that make them so great. 

Chemical Peels
This procedure is great for people who are struggling with serious skin issues. Chemical peels can give you a dramatic lift to your face and appearance without invasive and expensive surgery. One of the advantages of chemical peels is that any serious skin conditions like severe acne, blotchy patches or sun damaged skin, this procedure can easily alienate these symptoms. Age spots can be difficult to hide on your face as well, but chemical peels can assist you in reducing pigmentation and can give your skin a much more balanced and evened out look. 

Facials
Facials can do wonders for your skin's physical appearance as well, but the greatest benefit these procedures can provide is complete and total relaxation. Work, relationships, kids, and life can seriously stress you out, so don't let your skin pay the price. Get a facial done and reach your complete state of relaxation. 

Botox
The annual revenue generated from the Botox industry is approximately $2.4 million. Although the obvious benefits of Botox involve a youthful, more smooth looking skin, as well as lifted eyebrows, there are also plenty of health benefits as well. For people who experience severe migraines or frequent headaches, Botox actually significantly decreases and sometimes even completely prevents these irritating head issues. In addition to headache prevention, Botox also alleviates excess sweating underneath arms. Don't let wrinkles cause you stress.

If you want to learn more about facials, chemical peels, or Botox benefits, or any other benefits of cosmetic procedures , contact Radiance Beauty and Wellness today. 

By Ashlee G 31 Mar, 2017
Moles are pesky clusters of dark skin pigmentation that may or more not indicate another medical condition. Most moles are benign and pose no risk to the people who have them. However between 5 and 10% of people have atypical moles, with that number only growing in immunosuppressed adults. So, whether it's to give yourself a bit of a beauty spa treatment and remove an annoying bump on your skin or to rid yourself of a potentially dangerous health hazard, here are three mole removal treatments you can expect from your doctor.

  1. Natural
    Not as common as the other two and not recommended to use for moles that may be cancerous, there are many topical creams you may use to safely get rid of the mole that is bothering you. It can be used at home and is a less invasive procedure than the other two, though if you suspect you mole might be cancerous, it's recommended you consult your dermatologist about getting it surgically removed and bypass the natural method.

  2. Laser
    Similar to laser hair removal, this method is best used for flat, brown or black moles that exist on the skin. Cosmetic procedures like this usually take between one and three trips to work effectively. Laser mole removal is not usually used for moles that are large or protrude from the skin.

  3. Surgery
    Surgical mole removal is actually split up into three categories, shave excision, punch biopsy, and excisional surgery. The first is used for moles raised above the skin. The second is used for smaller, less protruding moles. And the third is typically used for flat and malignant moles and is a little more invasive. Depending on which type of mole you have will depend on which procedure your dermatologist recommends to you.
Mole removal procedures may sound rather complicated and intense, but in reality they are not that big of a deal. Most procedures are painless and do not require that large amount of surgery time or recovery. If you are considering removing a mole for cosmetic or medical purposes, consult your dermatologist and see which procedure is best for you. 

For more information, please visit revealyourradiance.com
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By Ashlee G 06 Nov, 2017

In 1978, the world's most potent neurotoxin, Botulinum, was used in its first clinical trial.

Botox has come a long way from its origin as a corrective treatment for crossed eyes. Early on, few physicians knew that Botox's treatment of muscle hyperactivity could have multiple uses.

In the late 1990s, Botox gained fame as the great wrinkle reducer. To this day, Botox is best known for its cosmetic applications.

However, researchers and physicians continue to find new uses for this peculiar treatment. New treatments range from migraine relief to controlling vaginal spasms.

You will be surprised to discover five hidden benefits of Botox. Let's explore some of them!


1. Chronic Migraine Relief


In the United States more than 37 million people suffer  from chronic migraines. It is a debilitating ailment that keeps people away from their jobs and family.

There are many different types of migraines and the triggers can be different for everyone.

Typically Caucasian Females, aged 35 -55 years old, suffer most frequently.

As symptoms arise it's important to document possible triggers. Recognizing patterns can be a useful way to prevent future migraines.

In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for intramuscular injection as a preventative treatment of migraines.

Benefits of Botox include providing migraine relief by inducing muscle relaxation.

Treatment

Typically physicians recommend treatments once every three months. They will inject small doses in several locations on the face and neck:

Typical injection sites for migraines:

  • The bridge of the nose
  • Temples
  • Forehead
  • Back of the head
  • Neck
  • Upper Back

Inducing muscular paralysis in these key areas has proven effective. The use of Botox has also relieved many migraine sufferers' dependence on pain medication. After injection, it can take 10 days to two weeks to experience relief.


2. Sweating


For those that suffer from Hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, Botox can be a welcome treatment. Excessive sweating is an embarrassing disorder that even extra strength antiperspirants cannot control.

In 2004, the FDA approved Botox for use as a treatment for underarm sweating.

Botox has the ability to temporarily block the chemical that activates our sweat glands. Treatments are effective almost immediately with repeat visits are needed every seven to 16 months.

But how do you know the difference between common sweatiness and Hyperhidrosis?

Diagnosing Hyperhidrosis  is an important first step to seeking treatment.

How many times per day do you worry about sweating?

Does excessive sweating affect your work or social life?

Have you tried every OTC treatment with no results?

If you find that your answers align you with this diagnosis, you should consider Botox treatment. The benefits of Botox are time-proven and show little to no long-term side effects.

Before any procedure, it's important to know the q uestions to ask . You should make sure the practitioner is licensed and experienced. In addition, ask to see "before and after" pictures of actual patients they have treated.


3. Incontinence (Overactive Bladder)


For women with bladder incontinence, Botox has prove more effective than implanted nerve stimulation devices.

Sudden urges to go to the bathroom and frequent leaks keep many women from living their best life. Both Botox and InterStim are effective in decreasing incontinent episodes. However, in a head-to-head comparison , Botox decreased four daily urges on average versus InterStim's three.

The neurotoxin is injected into the bladder and directly relaxes the overactive muscles.

Issues with incontinence can stem from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.

During pregnancy, the expanding uterus puts added pressure on the bladder. The bladder sphincter is a valve at the base of the bladder that controls the release of urine into the urethra. The added pressure on the bladder makes it hard to hold your urine inside and causes episodes of urge incontinence.

After childbirth, muscular support in the internal body weakens. The pelvic floor muscles are fatigued and stressed. As well, the process of childbirth can actually damage the nerves in the bladder.

An injection of Botox helps to desensitize an over-active bladder, all with the goal of retraining the bladder to control the urinary output.


4. Vaginal Spasms


For many women, sex can be a painful process. Many claiming that their vagina is too tight, or too small. In many cases, a vaginal spasm condition called Vaginismus might be the cause.

Vaginismus is an abnormal condition that causes severe cramping of the vaginal muscles.

This condition can make it very painful to have sexual intercourse or impossible for penetration. During intercourse, some women's vaginal walls spasm, preventing entry.

Botox injection into the muscle tissue relaxes the overactive muscles. This treatment has proven effective at intervals of every two to six months.

For many women, vaginal spasms have affected their personal relationships. Just two consecutive treatments can afford relief for normal penetration.

There are many Botox myths  that can keep you from helpful treatments. Knowing the facts is the only way to feel confident in treatments.


5. Crossed Eyes


Strabismus is the medical name for having crossed eyes. Treating this condition was the original use of Botox, but very few know these origins.

After numbing eye drops are placed in the eye, the specialist will place a special needle into the eye muscle directly. When the correct location is targeted, a dose of .1 ml is administered. The expert will wait 30 seconds before removing the needle to reduce the spread of the toxin within the eye.

Botox can also help to reduce chronic eyelid spasms. Each eye has six muscles, with two moving the eye laterally by pulling in opposite directions. If one muscle becomes weakened, the eye can be pulled out of alignment. This causes the eye to appear lazy.

These amazing benefits of Botox are still used today and continue to develop.

The Amazing Benefits of Botox

Who knew this lethal neurotoxin could have so many wonderful benefits when administered safely?

Botox's unique ability to relax muscles has treated so many conditions. Its cosmetic uses are just the beginning.

Research continues to find new treatments. Many proven treatments are waiting in line for FDA approval.

Botox Services  at Radiance Spa are performed in a serene environment under the supervision of licensed and experienced experts. Contact us  today to schedule your appointment!

By Ashlee G 03 Nov, 2017

One of the newest trends taking America by storm is Botox.

In 2016, over 4 million women  were walking into clinics for fewer wrinkles and/or bigger lips. Not to mention the couple hundred thousand men that got Botox, too.

Beauty standards are changing, and many more patients want in on the action.

As common as it is becoming, Botox is still a medical enhancement . You should take your time finding the right Botox clinic and the best treatment for you.

The process doesn't have to be difficult, though.

Here's everything you need to know to make the right choice.

1. Know What You Want

You may think you're looking for Botox, but there are actually other terms to be aware of. Your makeover may be as simple as a facial or peel.

To give your face a fuller look, consider dermal fillers.

Fillers help lift the cheeks and smoothen deep creases. They can help preserve your youthful glow with more ease than Botox.

Fillers cost less and are administered with fewer visits, needing only one follow up per year.

Common Uses for Botox

As great as these treatments are, no one knows your face like you. Botox might be a bit more of an investment, but feeling like the best version of you is priceless.

Botox is most commonly used to treat laugh lines. You can also fight other wrinkles like those above the brows or under the eyes.

Fun fact: Botox isn't just for aesthetics!

This simple injection can fight migraines, writer's cramps, and even multiple sclerosis. If you suffer from any of these , ask your doctor about your Botox options.

2. Ask Around

With the rise of these amazing treatments, it may feel like there is a Botox clinic on every corner.

Start your search by talking to your gal pals  and family members.

Does mom's smile look a little more youthful these days? Is your little sister obsessed with treating her skin?

A few simple questions can point you in the right direction to your future Botox clinic.

Don't be shy about getting too personal. Many women love their treatments so much they can't wait to talk about it.

Remember, aging happens! Everyone gets wrinkles. Yet, not everyone has to live with them being as bold as they first appear.

Trust the lovely ladies in your life to help you out.

3. Check Reviews

Take your conversations into serious consideration, but do some solo searching, too.

Get online and see what your Botox clinic options are really about.

Reading client reviews will tell you the ins and outs of each spa and service.

This is where you can get a feel for what to really expect. Reviews may lead you further than the right clinic. They may also tell you the person you need to ask for to get the best service.

Speaking of the staff, double check you are looking at a clinic with certified nurses. As popular as Botox has become, it is still a medical injection.

Reviews also give you a better idea of what to do before and after your treatment. Every person has a different level of recovery, but it's good to see if someone posted a little advice.

Don't forget to take a peek at social media for more information.

Systems like Facebook and Instagram can give you a tour of a Botox clinic from the comfort of your couch.

See if you can imagine yourself in one of the waiting rooms or consultation areas. Who knows? One account may even call out to you stronger than you think and help you make a decision.

4. Consider Your Budget

Before you fall in love with a beautiful spa, look at the price tag.

You shouldn't have to spend a fortune to get rid of fine lines. Be wary of going for the cheapest choice though, because you get what you pay for.

The right price will offer the treatment you want and the value you need. Most clinics include a follow-up since Botox takes a few days to kick in.

Some will even offer special rates  and product purchases. These help keep your skin glowing long after your appointment, and who doesn't love that?

5. Set Up a Consultation

Set up a consultation with your top choices of Botox clinics. Most clinics now offer free meetings, so you can add these to your calendar with ease.

This is the best way to see who really has your best interest in mind.

Make a point to talk to the person who would be administering your treatment. Try to establish a relationship with them and see how you connect.

The specialist should be friendly yet professional. He or she should be able to answer all your questions with ease and simplify complex terms.

Some people may even bring up other options than you expect. They want to treat what's really going on with your skin, which might mean a treatment of lesser strength or a long-term Botox plan.

6. Get All the Details

Your consultation is a time to talk about the small details. Actually, these can sometimes be the most important.

Ask how long a Botox clinic has been in business and talk about past successes. A clinic should have before and after photos to back up its claims.

Take a moment to discuss your concerns, too.

Disclose your fears and a current health status that may apply to the treatment. Talk about your regular levels of activity and how the treatment could affect this.

You should leave a consultation fully confident in what you've talked about.

Out of all the meetings you set up, one will definitely stand out.

Discover the Botox Clinic Waiting for You

Is your inner beauty hiding behind a few wrinkles?

Let the world see the best version of you with the help of a Botox clinic.

The ladies at Radiance Wellness and Beauty are waiting to administer the makeover you're dreaming of.

Contact us  today to talk about your Botox treatment and other beauty options!


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