Skin lightening or whitening is a controversial topic, as it is closely intertwined with the detrimental effects on health, identity, self-image, racial supremacy and colonial mentality. There is evidence to suggest that some active ingredients used in publicly available skin-whitening products can be harmful. The demand for skin lightening/ skin whitening products refuses to die down and in fact, keeps witnessing an exponential year-on-year increase. Celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and Angelina Jolie also promote these skin care cosmetic products, used to make darker skin fairer or whiter. Icons like Michael Jackson have been part of this race to become whiter. Does everyone who uses these skin products even know what goes into them? Read on, get informed about the side-effects and potential complications from using skin whitening creams and treatments and then use them only if you must. Dr. Debraj Shome is one of the top / best facial plastic surgeons in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India.
Botulinum toxin (Botox Treatment) is a material that has been known for over a century and used for medical purposes for more than 50 years. Botox Injections initial uses were for strabismus (commonly known as a squinting eye), blepharospasm (inability to open the eyes), hemifacial spasm and cervical dystonia (wry neck). In 2002, it was approved for improving and relaxing frown lines/ wrinkles in the area between the eyes on the forehead (glabella) and has been used successfully in more than half a million patients since that time. Currently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved botulinum toxin A (Botox) for the aesthetic/ cosmetic improvement of glabellar (brow) rhytides (frown wrinkles & lines) and forehead frown lines/ wrinkles. BOTOX is now a household name for anti-aging procedures, for creating beauty and for removing lines and wrinkles on the face in both men and women, in India and world over. Is Botox really good and safe? Is Botox beneficial? Is it a cure for all face aging? What is the cost of Botox treatments? What are the risks and the complications of Botox treatments? Who is the best doctor to inject Botox treatments? The details on getting BOTOXed!