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Category Archives: BOTOX®

Before and After Gallery: Injectables (Fillers and Neurotoxins)

Are you interested in injectables? Fillers and neurotoxins, known in our industry as “injectables,” are often the easiest way to rejuvenate and refresh your face. The neurotoxins we offer at our San Francisco practice (like BOTOX® Cosmetic, and Dysport®) work to temporarily freeze muscles that are causing the skin to wrinkle in certain spots. By freezing the muscle, the overlaying skin is…

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When It Comes to Appearance, Men Give Up First

A recent study from Benenden Health, a healthcare company in the UK, found that men give up on their health and appearance by the age of 46, while women work to improve their appearance and general fitness until at least 59. The study surveyed 2,000 men and women and found that 7 out of 10 men don’t worry about the…

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Is It Ever Too Early to Start Fighting Wrinkles?

Recently, some friends of mine were asking if I thought that getting BOTOX® Cosmetic in your 30’s was premature. They teased me for giving them a “sales line” when I told them that actually, BOTOX is a wrinkle preventative. It’s not just a sales pitch. It turns out the science backs up my claim: it is highly effective to fight…

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While You Were Sleeping

You’ve probably heard the advice to “get your beauty sleep.” But did you know that sleep can also cause wrinkles? Regular wrinkles form when your expressions cause your skin to fold repeatedly in the same place; “Sleep wrinkles” are the result of consistent pressure on the face and body while you’re at rest. Because expression lines form as a result of…

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The ASDS “It” List for 2012…

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) released the breakdown of the nearly 8 million total procedures performed in 2012. The top medically necessary and cosmetic procedures performed were: Skin Cancer Treatments 2.69 million total procedures, of which 2.54 million were for non-melanomas. Dr. Welsh recommends annual skin cancer screenings to ensure the health of your skin. Wrinkle-Relaxing Injections 1.5…

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What’s the “Buzz” all About? Bee Venom Masks! Notes from a San Francisco Bay Area Dermatologist

The “bee venom” face mask has gained a lot of media attention recently. Its celebrity endorsements and its claims of being an alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic certainly have my San Francisco patients talking. But does it really work? Let’s investigate. Melittin, the active compound in bee venom (apitoxin), does have antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties, but its anaphylactic properties are what all…

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The Emotions of BOTOX® — Notes From a San Francisco Bay Area Dermatologist

BOTOX® Cosmetic may smooth your wrinkles, but it can dull your ability to understand the emotions of others, a new study suggests. BOTOX, used in cosmetic and medical procedures for 20 years, paralyzes muscles, hindering certain facial movements, such as frowns, that over time can cause wrinkles. Therein lies the problem, says David Neal, a psychology professor at the University…

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Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology
2299 Post Street #312
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 292-6350

Monday, Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is a cosmetic dermatology clinic serving the San Francisco metro area. The board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh, Dr. Andrea M. Hui, and their staff perform BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, CoolSculpting®, vascular laser treatments, and intense pulsed light (IPL) for San Francisco, Bay Area, Belvedere, Greenbrae, Mill Valley, and Oakland-area men and women.