Poison me…feel better…??? journal August 7,2010
Poison me…feel better…???
Mirror…mirror on the wall…Why do I have all this lines in my face? Well, my dear…this is the sign of aging process either within the norm or under stress. Every line represents your daily stresses in life…work…family…Husband/wife…children and money.
I have a patient today, her glabella (the space between eyebrows on the front) has a deep crease (wrinkle) that even she doesn’t make an effort to squint, it is still visible. Her husband is not happy that I will inject poison(?) on her face to erase that mark. The wife argues that she got her wrinkle from him and she claimed he is the poison in her life. Gosh!
Keep holding the mirror…I bet few would agree with her, lol!Why poison? What is Botox? • Botox® (Botulinum Toxin Type-A, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA) is supplied as a sterile, preservative-free, vacuum dried powder consisting of 100 units of Clostridium botulinum toxin, 0.5 mg human albumin, and 0.9 mg of sodium chloride.Botulinum toxin, a potent neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. Yes, the same bacterium that can cause food poisoning! Clostridium botulinum is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that produces neurotoxins known as botulinum neurotoxins types A-G, which causes flaccid muscular paralysis seen in botulism, and is also the main paralytic agent in botox.
OMG! Your frown lines would not only disappear…hahahaha you will also disappear forever…lol!Kidding aside…Is there any danger of botulism from BOTOX Cosmetic™?
No. Given by a trained Doctor in the correct amount, there is no danger of botulism from BOTOX Cosmetic™. Botulism is caused by very large amounts of the toxin in the system usually from eating contaminated food. Very high doses, often 100 times more than would normally be used, would have to be injected to cause harm.
The dose is very minimal, very superficial like mosquito bites. The effect can be seen after 3- 4 days.
Botulinum toxin type A is purified into a protein that blocks the release of acetylcholine. The effects are 100% reversible but Botox® typically lasts for a few months. The effect of Botox® is to temporarily weaken overactive muscles.
poison me…feel better! part 2 journal august 8, 2010
Now, try to move your eyebrows up and down, try to look angry, in pain, worried and sad. What do you see? Lines..lines..lines… hahahahaha …I bet you want to buy a new mirror…be cool!
Glabella line (do you see number 11 in between your eyebrow, in the middle of your nose bridge?) how about horizontal lines across your forehead (Frontal lines)..
I bet… if you can see me now..you would tell me ..jamilamimi please stop, you’re not helping.. lol! this is the reality, whether you like it or not, we will have these lines,remember, I am trying to explain this as simple as I can and as painless as I can….
next..do you really need to remove all these lines of aging?
Poison me..Feel better( Part 3) journal August 9, 2010
And some wants to have Angelina Jolie lips, Marilyn Monroe eyebrow, Mix and match! it just doesn’t work most of the time.
To put volume on your lips (don’t use too much filler) but do your teeth first. Imagine yourself, with a pouty lips but when you smile..yakksss..the teeth looks horrible..it doesn’t make sense.
Your frontal lines and glabella lines are the easiest lines to remove but you still want people to recognize whether you are mad or not, so I suggest..don’t overdo it..
And you have to be very careful, botox can lift your eyebrow, if you don’t want your eyebrow lifted, just tell your doctor and if ever you ask for it, make sure it is balance on both sides.
Summary of therapeutic and cosmetic of Botox and derma filler:
-Blepharospasm (abdnormal twitching (winking) of eyelids)
-Cervical Dystonia (painful contraction of neck muscles)
-Hyperhydrosis of the axillae ( kili-kiling palaging pawis)
-TMD (Temporomandibular disorder) clenching teeth, grinding (bruxism)
-gummy smile (too much showing of the gum when in full smile)
– Wrinkles, eyebrow lift
– add volume to lips
Well ladies, are you still holding your mirror? If you’re happy on what you see, don’t think about it..
YOU are the most important…of what you feel about yourself, not your husband, not your friends but yourself.. If you can look at the mirror everyday and be satisfied of what you see…BE HAPPY!
If you still want to rejuvenate…be a better version of yourself!