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DYSPORT
Dysport is an FDA approved injection for treating facial lines. Like Botox, Dysport is derived from botulinum toxin, and is used to treat so-called “dynamic” wrinkles, which occur as a result of facial movement, such as frowning or squinting. These wrinkles can be much more difficult to treat than “static” wrinkles, which occur when skin begins to sag with age. Common examples of dynamic wrinkles are crow’s feet and frown lines, also called “glabellar” lines. Dysport acts to block the nerve impulses that direct the muscles to contract, and therefore prevent the facial lines from forming.

YOUR MOTHER WAS RIGHT
Call it nagging, call it scolding, call it...correct? It's time to take a second look at all the beauty advice that came from your mother-and get better skin.
* STOP EATING THAT JUNK FOOD; IT WILL RUIN YOUR SKIN
Conventional wisdom used to be that diet didn't affect the complexion. Now it seems that steering clear of candy, sweetened cereal, and sugary drinks could benefit your face as much as your waist. A diet high in refined sugar or flour may be linked to acne. People who replaced processed carbohydrates, such as white bread and sugary cereals, with foods high in protein and whole grains developed fewer breakouts. The reason? High glycemic foods cause your blood sugar to rise, triggering a surge of insulin. The insulin stimulates oil-producing hormones called androgens, leaving you with pimples. Most patients that cut out junk food se a vast improvement in their acne in about six weeks.
* IF YOU KEEP MAKING THAT FACE, IT'LL FREEZE THAT WAY
Your expression won't actually be paralyzed in an instant- and these days, you probably don't have your tongue sticking out at your little brother/sister. But in a twist on your mother's weirdly prescient complaint, consistent movements do etch lines into your skin over time. Muscle contractions in the face cause the skin lying over them to be pushed, pulled and scrunched. Many lines in the upper part of the face are caused by these multiple repetitive movements and, to a larger degree, sun damage. Try to relax, wear sunglasses, and don't read in low light, since squinting contributes to wrinkles and crow's feet.
OUR FAVORITE TREATMENT: DYSPORT INJECTIONS
* GET YOUR HAIR OUT OF YOUR FACE
There's a good reason to keep your hair from constantly hanging over your skin- it can carry oil from the scalp. Add styling products to the mix, and breakouts are more likely. If you do wear bangs (which, by the way, can also hide breakouts), shampoo them daily or every other day, and keep any styling products oil- and silicone- free. And "sometimes just growing out bangs will get rid of bad acne confined to the forehead.
* STOP PICKING YOUR SKIN
Walking around with a full blown pimple is a recipe for self-consciousness. But you must keep your hands off. Squeezing moves the contents of the pimple laterally, which increases inflammation, redness, and swelling, and can cause scarring. Plus, once you start aggravating the area-and this is key- the zit will take longer to heal.
* IT'S PAST YOUR BEDTIME
Early to bed, early to rise may not make you wealthy, as the saying goes- but it certainly is wise. Sleep deprivation causes stress, which can aggravate all skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Sleep is also the time when your body repairs the damage from the day, and interrupting that process will slow down cell turnover. In the short term, this can interfere with proper blood flow to the skin, making the complexion sallow.
* GET OFF THE PHONE
Resting your chin or cheek against a phone-cell or old school- can lead to breakouts, whether or not the phone is clean and bacteria free. Just leaning your face against it can cause friction, occlusion, and heat, all of which can make you break-out.
* ALWAYS WASH YOUR FACE BEFORE YOU GO TO BED
Letting skin marinate in makeup- not to mention a day's worth of oil buildup- can lead to clogged pores and zits, especially if you're prone to acne. Your body temperature increases slightly when you sleep, which can enhance absorption of whatever's on the surface. So you really want only beneficial ingredients on your face when you sleep. Ideally, that means anti-aging retinol, as well as hydrating powerhouses like glycerin.
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