Tag Archives: botox

Fact vs Fiction: Addressing Common Concerns with Injectable Aesthetic Treatments

Woman gets botox injection
After working for almost a decade in the aesthetic field, there are very few questions that I have not heard.  However there are several concerns that I hear on an almost daily basis. Here are some of them: Read more

Enjoy Life More with…Botox?

Interesting new research from The Georgetown University Medical Center confirms what researchers Cardiff University in The UK and at The University of Basel had previously described as an interesting side effect of receiving injections of neuromodulator (like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin) - namely a significant and measurable improvement in patient’s symptoms of depression. Patients with a diagnosis of major depression were randomly assigned to receive either Botox or placebo injections (saline solution), with monitoring and self-reporting of their symptoms of depression. Six weeks after the treatments, an impressive 52% of the patients who received Botox were found to have significant improvement in their symptoms and moods, with only 15 percent of the saline solution group showing improvement (this number is consistent with the placebo effect). Read more

First Date Nerves? – Don’t Sweat it!

Woman applies deodorant so as not to sweat

Ladies, nothing kills the playful, flirty confidence that is so irresistible to guys faster than reserved self-consciousness… exactly the way most of us feel on a first date to begin with. What could make it worse? Sweaty pits.

You’re finally out on the town with some handsome mug you’ve been making goo-goo eyes at for the past 6 months- you planned your outfit, your hair, your entire look- but minutes into the date its clear that all that careful planning may be for naught if Hunky Hunkmasterson gets a peek at your perspiring pits. Read more

Tired Eyes? Wake Them Up!

Woman massages her eyes
Are you one of the many women, like myself, who is tired of looking tired?  Is there anything worse than being TOLD you look tired, even after you have gotten a solid 10 hours of sleep or come back from a relaxing week of vacation?  Okay, lets face it these days many of us ARE tired.  And how often do any of us get 10 hours of sleep or have a “relaxing” week off?  But wouldn’t it be nice to look as if that were the case. Read more

Michelle Obama doesn’t rule out plastic surgery

A healthy Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama, our first lady, recently went on the record as saying that she is not ruling out plastic surgery or Botox in the future.  She said, “Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves…I’ve also learned to never say never.” What a breath of fresh air it was for me to read this. That sentiment is really what Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Enhancement is all about- freedom! Freedom to be happy with your appearance… Freedom to be comfortable making the choices you make in order to look your best… Freedom from stigma or the opinions of others about what we “should” or “should not” be doing (provided it is safe and makes us happy).  Read more

How to Stay Young Without Going Under the Knife

A woman gets botox injections
Not ready to go under the knife? Well you’re in luck. Having plastic surgery isn’t the only option when it comes to achieving a more youthful appearance. In fact, at Aesthetic Enhancements by Dr. Armando Soto, it’s a common occurrence for a patient to come in for a surgery consultation with Dr. Soto, only to be recommended for a non-invasive procedure with yours truly, or even a skin care treatment with our medical Aesthetician. Read more