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Why Scrunchies Work Wonders for Thick Hair

  Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels Thick hair comes with its fair share of challenges, especially when it's time to look for the right hair accessory that not only conforms to the width of the strands, but also maintains its durability. For those with luscious locks, the struggle to find a reliable and comfortable hair tie is real. Read on to discover why scrunchies are not just a fashion statement but a practical and effective solution for those with thick hair.  Gentle Hold One of the primary concerns for those with thick hair is the likeliness of damage and breakage caused by hair ties that are either too thin or too tight. Likewise, traditional elastics, such as the classic rubber band, can be incredibly harsh, leading to stress on the hair shaft and the possibility of extensive damage from pulling and tugging on the band. Scrunchies, with their soft and elastic fabric, provide a gentler hold. The larger surface area distributes the pressure more evenly, reducing the risk o

Where Should I Start? Botox or Filler?


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Navigating through the world of aesthetic treatments can be a fascinating yet perplexing journey. With a myriad of options available, many find themselves pondering a common question: "Should I start with Botox or a filler?" Both treatments, often utilized for their wrinkle-smoothing capabilities, have distinct applications and results. Let’s delve into the specifics to help you make an informed decision tailored to your aesthetic desires.

Understanding Botox

Botox, derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles, thereby reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Commonly utilized to treat frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines, Botox can also be a remedy for non-cosmetic issues such as migraines, excessive underarm sweating, and certain muscular conditions. The effects of Botox typically manifest within a week or two and sustain for approximately 3-6 months.

Exploring Fillers

Conversely, fillers, with hyaluronic acid variants like Restylane and Juvedérm being prevalent, serve to add volume and smooth out static wrinkles, which are visible even without facial movement. Fillers can enhance lips, elevate cheeks, and diminish the prominence of deep-set wrinkles, particularly around the nose and mouth. The effects of fillers can be observed immediately and depending on the type used, can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months.

Botox and Fillers: A Harmonious Duo

Luckily, you may not need to choose as Botox and fillers can work synergistically. Botox may be employed to mitigate dynamic wrinkles while fillers address volume loss and static wrinkles, providing a comprehensive facial rejuvenation. This combination, often referred to as a “liquid facelift,” offers a non-surgical alternative to a more youthful appearance.

Factors to Consider

When deciding between Botox and fillers, consider the following aspects:

Treatment Area: Botox is often preferred for the upper face, while fillers are popular for the mid to lower face.
Desired Outcome: Botox relaxes muscles, whereas fillers add volume.
Duration of Results: Botox generally requires more frequent treatments than fillers.
Budget: Costs can vary, and it’s crucial to balance your aesthetic goals with your financial comfort.

Consulting with a Professional

Your journey should commence with a thorough consultation with a trained plastic surgeon. Discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and any concerns to formulate a treatment plan that aligns with your objectives and ensures safety and efficacy.

Whether you opt for Botox, fillers, or a combination of both, the key is to embark on your aesthetic journey with clarity and confidence. At Gilson Plastic Surgery, we prioritize your well-being and aesthetic aspirations, ensuring that your journey is not only transformative but also safe and enjoyable.

-Dr. Aaron Gilson
Gilson Plastic Surgery
Portland, Oregon


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