LOOK GOOD, DO GOOD: Schedule a Botox Injection with Dr. Karempelis on Friday May 14 2010 and 100% of Proceeds will Help Cure Blindness in Africa
We know you have been considering a Botox® injection… so, why not give yourself another reason: Helping to cure blindness in Africa!
Dr. Karempelis of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta was the only doctor in Georgia chosen to represent his state and participate in “Vanity for Vision”, a campaign of the One World Sight Project and the makers of Botox® to help support cataract surgery and diabetic eye care in Africa.
Currently, there are 25 million people in the world that are needlessly blind. All it would take to cure these people is a $50, 15 minute operation that, without help from organizations such as this, they would be unable to afford.
On May 14th only, patients can receive a Botox® injection in their brow area, giving them a smoother and younger look for only $250. ALL off that $250 goes directly to support blindness in Africa. Specifically, your money will go towards purchasing equipment that would serve an area of 1 to 2 million people in the country of Tanzania.
For more information about the cause, visit: http://www.endblindness.org/.
Popular facial filler injectables are making the move toward painless injections by adding lidocaine into their products. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic, which works to numb the injection site and ultimately provide patients with a more comfortable experience.
The facial fillers now FDA approved for use with lidocaine are Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvederm®. These products work by injecting collagen or a collagen-like substance into the face to smooth out wrinkles and folds or to plump up lips and correct scarring. With the addition of a local anesthetic into these injections, the actual procedure will be more comfortable for patients without affecting results.
At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, our experienced staff is well seasoned in performing every type of injection – whether it is a facial filler or Botox®/ Dysport®. Our in-house PA Delmer Henderson PA-C for example, had over 300 Botox®/Dysport® and 135 facial filler patients in 2009 alone! To develop a treatment plan specific to you, or to try a filler FDA approved with lidocaine, contact our office.
***Dysport® Love it or Leave it Challenge!! ***
Dysport® is currently running an up to $150 rebate special, challenging patients to try Dysport®! Patients can receive a $75 rebate if they try Dysport® – then after 15-30 days, if they love it, they can receive another $75 off an additional Dysport® injection. If they decide you go with another product (Botox®), patients can still receive a $75 rebate off that procedure.
You have often heard aging woman complain that as they age, they are deemed “old”, but as men age they become more “distinguished.” The findings from a recent study about facial wrinkles can be added to the list of complaints…
A recent article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or ASAPS) published a study that found women to develop more wrinkles around the mouth area than men do with advancing age.
While dermatologists (and aging woman) have long suspected this was the case, this new study points to the differences in facial anatomy as the root of this discrepancy. For example, women have fewer sweat (also known as sebaceous) glands in that region of the face. These glands are oil producing and work to keep the skin smooth and wrinkle-free. Facial muscles are also closer to the surface of the skin in women than the muscles found in men, which may cause the skin to pull tighter and eventually be an additional cause for more wrinkles. Additionally, women have fewer blood vessels resulting in less blood flow, which may contribute to the problem.
Even though these factors may contribute to wrinkling in women, the best way to prevent wrinkles is to practice good skin health. That means practicing safe sun exposure, avoid smoking, and keeping your skin moisturized.
For women who wish to correct some of these facial wrinkles, injections like Botox®, Dysport® or facial fillers, laser treatments, or microdermabrasion can be the solution. Contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta for more information or to schedule a consultation.
While Botox® is more commonly known as a wrinkle remover, scientists and physicians are figuring out more and more new ways to effectively utilize this injectable. Most recently, a study was introduced that links Botox® treatments with relief from chronic pain. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the study presented at their 2009 Plastic Surgery Conference involved eight chronic pain suffers, who all received one injection a month for nine months. The results showed a 31 percent improvement in daily pain control, with results lasting up to 17 months.
While scientists will have to do more research on the effects of Botox® on those with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in order to gain FDA approval for this use, the potential for chronic pain relief through injections is promising. Similar studies also link Botox® to relief from chronic migraines.
Other FDA approved uses of Botox® beyond the traditional wrinkle removal include injections in the armpits for excessive sweating, bladder spasms, and relief from neck, back, and eye muscle spasms. With more that 5 million injections of Botox® performed last year alone, wrinkle removal is still the number one usage of this injectable. In the future, Dysport®, the cosmetic injectable competitor to Botox®, may also be FDA approved for these uses – but because it is new to the market, more testing will need to be done.
The staff at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta have a wealth of experience performing injections of both Botox® and Dysport® to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles of the face. Dr. Karempelis, for example, has performed over 14,000 injections alone! To find out more, or to schedule a consultation contact our office.
According to study by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the Laser and Skin Cancer Center of Indiana, the number of non-cosmetic and cosmetic procedures performed by dermatologists is on the rise. Data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) showed an estimated 7.6 million procedures performed in 2007 – a 120 percent increase from 2001. The procedures that attributed to this rise the most were soft tissue augmentation which increased 405 percent, Botox® injections which increased 324 percent, non-ablative skin rejuvenation using lasers and light which increased 330 percent, and skin cancer surgeries which increased 85 percent.
While some of this can be attributed to the baby boomer generation advancing into their 40’s and 50’s – researchers also attribute this rise to advances in dermatological specialties. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), for example, has eight specialty centers including the Laser Institute of Georgia, the Atlanta Center for Veins, and Skin Medics™ Medical Spa.
The rise in demand for dermatological surgeries, as well as their commitment to patient care, is one of the reasons why DAA has also added an on-site surgical suite with state-of-the-art equipment and the highest level of quality and maintenance for optimized patient safety and comfort.
As dermatological technology and medical specialties continue to advance, it is unlikely that this growth will slow down anytime soon. For more information on the specialty centers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, visit our website or contact DAA today.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is at the front of bringing a new wrinkle removing solution to its patients – it is called Dysport ®. Dysport® was recently approved by the FDA as another botulinum-A treatment proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Results from Dysport® last around 4 – 6 months and it is setting out to differentiate from its competitor, Botox ®, by boasting faster results, meaning even less downtime than the already minimal downtime demanded of Botox®.
Both Botox® and Dysport® are muscle relaxants and wrinkle removers, but the FDA has approved Dysport® for other uses as well. For those suffering from cervical dystonia, which is severe neck pain and/or abnormal head position, Dysport® is proven to help ease their suffering and relax the muscles causing the distorted position of the head or diminish the strain felt on the neck.
No matter which fine line/wrinkle removing product you come in to receive at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, rest assured you will be treated by the finest and most skilled doctors in the Atlanta area, who perform on average over 5,000 cosmetic injections each year.